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Gnomecast #81 – Group Ch-ch-changes

Join Ang, John, and Phil for a discussion about how to manage games and groups with variable membership. Can these gnomes handle personnel changes well enough to keep them out of the stew? Will Mr. Abrazado agree?! Download: Gnomecast #81 – Group Ch-ch-changes Follow John at...

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How Infinitas DM Saved My Digital Mapping

Around 9 or 10 months ago I built myself a portable, digital map solution. A TV that was on sale, a wooden frame, a piece of glare-resistant plexiglass and an HDMI cable later and I was able to stop making illegible scribbles on vinyl and hope my players understood that this scribble was an epic...

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It’s Retcon Time!

A long time ago… No. Even longer ago than that. Yes. That far back. We’re going to change reality for that long ago, and that change is going to ripple forward into the current time. I’m not talking about going back in time to kill someone we all consider the epitome of evil....

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Headspace: Dystopian Dreams Review

There has been a lot of discussion in the past year about cyberpunk as a genre, and the core purpose of the genre. Much of this discussion has focused on the comparison of cyberpunk as an aesthetic versus cyberpunk as a parable. Is it about looking cool as the world burns down around you, or is it...

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Unusual Resources

For starters, I’d like to thank the fine folks over at Writing Excuses for sparking this idea in my head with one of their recent podcasts. If you want to hear what they have to say about unusual resources and how it can impact a world or economy, head over to...

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Gnomecast #80 – Niche Protection

Join Ang, Jared, and J.T. for a discussion about the meaning of niche protection and how to implement it in your games. Will these gnomes’ niches be protected enough to keep them out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #80 – Niche Protection Follow Jared at @KnightErrant_JR on Twitter and...

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Roles for Social Encounters

When I was talking with Ang and J.T. on a recent Gnomecast, we were discussing niche protection with characters. The discussion turned to the 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons concept of character roles. Those roles, if you are unfamiliar, are as follows: Controller–Spreads damage or...

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First Time Larp

As a long time table top gamer, I’ve played a pretty wide gamut of games. I spent years in crunchy Pathfinder and 3rd edition D&D before my tastes in gaming changed and sent me on the hunt for games that give me the feels. My fun has shifted away from the joy of mechanical mastery to the...

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