Interview With A Pro GM

Last year for my birthday, my wife bought the two of us seats in a professionally run Spelljammer campaign. Spelljammer has long been my favorite DnD setting, but one I never got to play as much as I would have liked. We didn’t know what to expect going in, having never used a professional...

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Hard City Review

The first time I heard about Osprey Publishing, it was regarding their various military history books. Fast forward a few years, and my friend was explaining to me that they had introduced some miniature wargaming rules based around various themes, that were “miniature line agnostic,” meaning they...

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100,000 Words!

 In June of 2009, I launched the Ravenous RPG site.  In June of 2009, I launched the (now defunct) Ravenous RPG site. My purpose and intent was to review RPG products, RPG posts/blogs/articles/etc. I fulfilled that purpose for a good number of years before shuttering the site due to lack of time...

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Book of Ebon Tides Review

One of my favorite developments in Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition was formalizing concepts from other editions and settings into the Shadowfell and the Feywild. The concept of these “funhouse mirror” versions of the prime material plane added several adventuring options. The Shadowfell made...

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The Loneliness Epidemic and RPGs

Somewhere around 2010, I read an article talking about how older adults are slower to make friends than young adults, teens, and children. This confounded me because I was definitely an older adult but I had a whole swath of newish friends I’d become close with around that time. And then it hit...

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Run Your Campaign Like a Romance Novel

I don’t want to talk about Luke Skywalker anymore. Great guy. Loved him for years. But folks, it’s time to move on. His hero’s journey has been the go-to framework for our Big Epic Quests™ for far too long. In fact, the Hero’s Journey itself is far too flimsy a structure to build a TTRPG campaign...

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Narrow and Broad Games

As my Night’s Black Agents game is heading into its last mission, our group has begun discussing what to play next. The decision was to play Cyberpunk Red. It was a decision I was happy about since some of my fondest early memories of gaming were playing the original Cyberpunk back in the 80s....

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Public Access with Jason Cordova Game Crush is a conversation between folks who love a game. Sometimes it’s with two people who just enjoy the game and sometimes it’s between a fan and the designer. Today Chris is talking with Jason...

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It Came From The Stew Pot

Hey you. Yeah, you. Do you know about Gnomecast 21? Why isn’t it in the archives? What are they hiding? If you value your safety… don’t go searching for Gnomecast 21…

Gnomecast 21 poster with a beared gnome and the words "I survived Gnomecast #21

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