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Josh Fox Interview – Last Fleet

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Josh Fox about his latest game currently on Kickstarter, Last Fleet. I have a few different genres that I’m drawn to like a bear to honey, and space opera and its more serious cousin, science fiction, is one of those genres I find almost...

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Apparently I’m a 40-year-old man…

…and I love it. Back in November 2019 I attended Kamcon, a budding convention in Canada in its second year of conception. While there I did one of my workshop panels, where I talked about messing with your players and how to secretly manipulate the pacing of the game to a science but...

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The Indie Game Shelf: Cabal

Welcome to The Indie Game Shelf! Each article in this series will highlight a different small press roleplaying game to showcase the wide variety of games available. Whether you’re new to the hobby and looking to see what’s out there or you’re a veteran gamer looking for...

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With the start of the new year, some folks are starting to think about processing and paying their taxes for the previous year. I’m certainly one of them since I have more complex taxes than the Average Joe. Deductions. Expenses. 1099 income. W2 income. So on and so forth…. Another...

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Rules in the Way

I have to admit something. I’m not always thrilled to hear an analysis of a game that includes the term “the rules get out of the way.” I understand the concept, but I’m not always sure that “rules can be easily dismissed” is an example of optimal game design. I...

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Two Factors for Game Mastering Success

As a long-time game master, I have pondered the reasons why some campaigns work over the long-term (and why some campaigns never get off the ground). There are the usual subjects – good game content, adequate prep, interesting players, and so on – but none of these really address how a...

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Gnomecast #82 – A Look Back at 2019

Join a whole potful of gnomes as they each look back on their 2019 gaming year. Will all these gnomes be able to close out the year without getting tossed in the stew? Download: Gnomecast #82 – A Look Back at 2019 Thanks to everyone for another great year! Follow the gnomes appearing on...

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