Regardless of the game you're playing, from Dungeons and Dragons to Downfall (more to say about that one in a few days), safety tools in role-playing games matter. In most cases, we don't play to work out our traumas. If you do, that should definitely be in consultation with an appropriate professional - and you'll … Continue reading Implementing the X card in Roll20
Last night's game started to see the adventure take shape in greater detail. Unfortunately, this noob streamer didn't realize that the voices of the players didn't make it through to Twitch, so the video is fairly one-sided and I've decided to keep it unpublished. Streaming is hard, y'all. As a reminder, if the setting Krevborna … Continue reading Krevborna – Session 2 Review
I recently concluded two long-running campaigns, both of which started in late 2017. After some reflection and discussion with the players, I realized that I could extract some lessons to improve my future role-playing games. This post isn't really a review of the source material, just an overview of what I learned from running this campaign. … Continue reading Out of the Abyss campaign review
For the last several months, I have had the good fortune to play about as much D&D as I can handle. The large majority of these games have occurred under the banner of the Adventurers League on Roll20 (using Discord for voice and out-of-game text chat) and, to a lesser extent, at a local gaming … Continue reading How I recruit for online AL games
Right now feels like a good time to look back at my gaming for the last few months and then ahead to what comes next. Weyward Scions (homebrew) My alternating Sundays campaign with friends has almost wrapped up. The DM and one of the other players are law students, and thus they don't have nearly … Continue reading Campaign planning: Autumn 2017
Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League Season 7 has begun! Already we have two individual adventures, DDAL07-01 City on the Edge and DDAL07-02 Over the Edge. Both of these resemble introductory adventures from earlier seasons in that they consist of five 1-hour scenarios. OtE differs a little in that it provides this type of introduction for Tier 2 … Continue reading Adventurers League Season 7: Kickoff
I only know one way to love things: throw myself into completely, maybe even obsessively. That has an obvious dark side to it: at some point, I often tire of the thing and cast it aside, at least temporarily, once I've finished devouring it intellectually. I crave that sense of newness, of exploration. (Earlier in life, I feared … Continue reading I only know one way to love things.