G.I. Joe Roleplaying Game Review

It’s going to be really hard for me not to share some of my thoughts on G.I. Joe as a property in this review, because in a lot of ways, G.I. Joe was as central to my geeky interests as Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Batman. I received a Snake Eyes action figure almost as soon as the line hit shelves,...

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GM Mentoring

Everyone that runs games took their own route to becoming a gamemaster. While some folks (grognards back in the day but also new gamers even today) read the books and dive right in to run games, most of us had to see how games were run by starting out as players. It can be intimidating to take...

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Gaming and Sobriety

In many gaming circles, especially if participants are underage, alcohol is not served or imbibed, so it is a non-issue.(Coffee, Cherry Coke Zero, Mountain Dew, tea, or water will work just fine.) However, there are other gaming circles that meet in bars, cons, darkened basements, or restaurants...

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Engagement Force & Inertia

I have for the past few months been running a one-on-one game with my co-host, and all-around lovely human, Senda, and recently our gaming session got disrupted for a few weeks in a row due to life, kids, etc. These things happen. At first, we were both nervous about missing sessions but realized...

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Death in Space Review

I love optimistic science fiction. I love being able to envision a future where the world is full of wonder and advancements for the betterment of all. I would argue that Star Trek has been instrumental in maintaining my mental health over the last couple of years. Despite that yearning for an...

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Gnomecast #138 – Helping Magic Happen

Join Ang, Jared, and Senda for a discussion about those magical gaming moments that keep you coming back for more, and how as a GM you can help those moments along. Can these gnomes have enough magic moments to keep them out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #138 – Helping Magic Happen Links...

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