Tag: philosophy

Allegorical Gaming: Weighing Reason

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

Deep calleth upon Deep – Satyricon

Nay sayers will tell you that Satyricon finally went over the deep end with their self-titled album. While it was a far cry from the “black n’ roll” style of Now, Diabolical and Age of Nero, I found it to be an artistic masterpiece. It’s an…

Improvisational Gaming

You show up to the table, with a large binder of notes and plot hooks. Your adventure is fully fleshed out, you know every nook and cranny, every person and their motivations/goals. Then you sit down to play, and one of your players decides to…

Investigative Role Playing

Image credit to Wizards of the Coast   Investigative scenarios can be some of the most engaging scenarios in role playing, regardless of genre. Interestingly enough, it’s also one of the most difficult types of adventures you can attempt write. Maintaining balance between withholding…

Dust Off That Old Tome

Surely not an uncommon problem: I have a crap ton of books to read! The list just keeps growing, too. I get home from work, tell myself that I’m going to read but simply end up sitting on the couch doing nothing that truly…

Fight in Spirit

Another one of those rules in 13th Age that are easily glanced over is the Fight in Spirit rule. I’ve never seen this one anywhere else so I’ll jump the gun and say that it’s another unique rule that makes this game system shine….

Why Metal?

I feel like a lot of people don’t really understand the genre(s) of music. As a reader of this blog, perhaps you do to some extent, or maybe you’re just here for the RPG stuff. Either way is fine, but this post is to…

Fail Forward!

Why did we come here? To roll dice, damn it! Skill checks are a really important part of playing an RPG. However, sometimes, the fear of failure in a critical situation can hinder players from taking the plunge and sending that d20 cascading across…

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