Tag: history

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.

Gorogan’s Maw

Photo credit to Pelgrane Press.   Seeing how the Dragon Empire is a half-finished world, I was very pleased about this little face etched into the bottom part of the map having some shred of a story to work with. I’m frightened to imagine what…

Building a Dungeon: The Isle of Omen

Surprisingly enough, I have only built one dungeon other than last night’s dungeon, so this is actually something I have little to no experience with. Usually my quest lines take place in a city or out in the wilds and there isn’t much to…

Striking A Balance: Reality vs. Fantasy

  Photos from Deviant Art and Final FantasyXIV Hey folks! Something I see more and more every day is discussions about realism in fantasy. As someone interested in history, but is also a huge fantasy nerd, it’s something I would really enjoy talking about.  So, for…

Best Story in History?

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the best story that humankind has ever written. Okay, that’s more of an opinion than a fact, but with good reason! From inspiring Fantasy writers all over the globe to becoming adapted into one of the most…

Not-So-Improv Improv

What makes RPG characters interesting is three things; Where they are, where they come from and where they’re going. More oft than not, where they came from tends to shape where they are and going. We’re here today to talk about backgrounds, a fantastic mechanic…

Thoughts After Class

On Wednesday nights, I attend a HEMA class with a group called Forte Swordplay, which is Historical European Martial Arts. This means I train to learn how to use a longsword, sword and buckler, messer, a rondel dagger and a little bit of grappling….

Do you really want to read this…

To be honest, this post is just going to be a senseless ramble for the most part… so if you don’t like that kind of thing, now’s the time to jump ship.   Sitting here on  an unseasonably warm February morning drinking a rather…

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