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Pathfinder Playtest Review, Part 1

The big news from the Paizo arena is, of course, their Pathfinder Playtest. I picked up a copy of the physical rulebook at my FLGS about a month ago with the intent of writing a review. Guess what? This is that review. Normally, I have a system for my reviews of RPG products, but I’m going to set...

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Trouble for Hire Review

My brother and I had a weird ritual when I was in high school. On Easter, we would stay up until my niece fell asleep, hide eggs for her, and then watch the Blues Brothers. There was something oddly comforting about watching an obsessed pair of ex-cons on a crazy quest as they traveled cross...

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The Creative Gaming Slump

No matter how much you love gaming, inevitably there may come a point when you just don’t have the creative juices flowing to make the magic happen at the table. Sometimes it’s life — for example, you just got laid off, or you have a new baby, or there’s another major shift going on....

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The Gift My Character Gave Me: Knowing Myself

Today’s post is a very personal one addressing self exploration through role playing. This is about a positive life change discovered through roleplay that I’d like to share. One of the golden rules of great game groups is to encourage each person to bring their personality and unique ideas to the...

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LACE Quotient

Three days from the time of this article going live, I’m going to be running a one-shot adventure at my FLGS at their first attempt at running a one-day convention at the store. I honestly hope the con goes well, so that they’ll consider expanding it to a larger venue, more days, etc....

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Design Flow: It’s Your Game Now

There is a thing about designing a setting that I have come to learn as I have gone from designing and playtesting Hydro Hacker Operatives, that I did not realize. Eventually, the setting is not your own anymore. Once the game goes out into the world, everyone will read it and play it, with their...

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