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Defeating the Invulnerable

In a lot of media, we see heroes that are striving against someone or something invincible. There is one narrow band of vulnerability to exploit to ensure success. The problem is, many roleplaying games don’t create this same...

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Bizarre Traditions

Different societies and cultures have wildly differing traditions. Some of them are fairly mundane when you look at them from inside the culture that follows a tradition, but if you take a step back – maybe several steps back – you’ll see things from a fresh perspective. This new...

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Hit the Streets: Defend the Block Review

Superhero media contains multitudes. There are tactical, military-themed super-agent teams. There are magical heroes that fight off demons and vampires. Some heroes travel into the depths of space and deal with alien fleets and cosmic criminal syndicates. But for many people, their first...

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Playing Favorites

I originally discussed this topic in an older article on Rogue Princess Squadron but thought it might be worth discussing again. Let’s face it. Every GM has played favorites. Maybe it was a subconscious thing, maybe it was on purpose to please someone. Sometimes it’s awful and insidious and can...

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Gnomecast #111 – Paid GMing (Part 1)

Join Chuck, Di, and John for a discussion about paid GMing and its impact on the hobby. Can these gnomes get enough GMing gigs to avoid being thrown in the stew? Download: Gnomecast #111 – Paid GMing (Part 1) Follow Di at @DiceQueenDi on Twitter, dicequeenDi on Twitch, and DiceQueen Di on...

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Are You Using Your Game Night Checklist?

  A move to virtual has had me running many more games than usual. I’ve been refining and honing a few techniques to keep everything moving smoothly and keep track of everything for every game. One simple tool I have come to rely on is my “Game Night Checklist”. It helps me...

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