Tag: experiences

Gaming in a New City

Moving to a new place is tough, especially when it’s on us and not our player characters! Today, I took a look at some possible solutions for both of those situations.

Two Year Anniversary!

Image: My hilarious mug and a reader-made, 3D printed, “Heavy Metal GM” D20. Jeff, this is the most amazing thing someone I barely know has ever done for me, thank you so much!   Up early on a Sunday, that’s the kind of guy…

Allegorical Gaming: Weighing Reason

Analyze how some degree of understanding about human reason is important to build an RPG campaign as an allegory.

Campaign Prep: Trial of the Iron Bear Part 1

Image Source: Eric Belisle Hey folks! At the bottom of the article is a PDF, a piece of my reference notes for my Saturday 13th Age game. At the time of this adventure, the party was comprised of six 7th level characters, with an incremental…

Ald Sotha: A Change in Format!

Image: Legion of Urguan from Lord of the Craft. I had adopted this as the crest of Ald Sotha, years before I started this blog!   Hey everyone! So I’ve been thinking about this Ald Sotha camapaign a lot during the unintentional break my…

Campaign Building: The Snowball Effect

Image source: Comics I Don’t Understand This one is a tough subject, as no two GMs are the same. From the ground up, building a campaign is a daunting task, even more so for the more aspiring GMs that want to do this as their…

Norzul’s Marvelous Unpainted Miniatures Review

Disclaimer: WizKids did not send me these minis, I had purchased them myself of my own devices. Enjoy the review!   For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with models and figures. I hadn’t found tabletop games until I was 17,…

Gen Con 50 Experience

My vacation is over. A week at Gen Con and a week in Scotland with only a day between the two, and now, I’m back to reality. Let me tell you, those two weeks were marvelous. There’ll be a post about Scotland later for…

Grounded Feet

Photo source: Pigs With Crayons   What’s the most common thing you see in an adventurer’s background? Killed parents? Lived off the land until they decided to adventure? Refugee from a fallen city? Players are incredibly good at giving their characters nothing to latch onto….

Ald Sotha: Family Reunion

“There’s no reason for this!” Corbin screamed with fury, his voice echoing in the catacombs. Lisbeth’s mind was ablaze with fear and panic. The others looked on without idea of what to do. Silence returned to the crypt for a minute or two until the…

An Adventure: Painting Miniatures

The reason why I picked up X-wing miniatures was because everything comes pre-painted. I was always of the philosophy that war games that force you to paint your own stuff were 1). a money sink 2). a time sink and 3). way more effort…

My Gen Con 50 Schedule

Hey there everyone! So the event list is up for Gen Con 50 and I’ll be running some 13th Age games (duh). I’m not sure how fast these will fill up, in any case; If you want to play in one of my games,…

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