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You Can’t Build Worlds by Yourself

Your world is basic as all hell. Mine is too, don’t worry about it. As a GM, I’ve been working on my own homebrew setting for several years. As GM veterans and aspirants, you all likely have one of your own or are at least thinking about the one you might make in the future. As...

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Afterlife–Wandering Souls Review

Death often defines the RPGs that we play, even when we don’t realize it. The style of gameplay of many games is determined by the frequency of character death, but even in games where that isn’t a consideration, the absence of character death is often a consideration in reinforcing...

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The Art Of Traps: Making The Rogue Cry

Traps. We all know what they are and how they work. Bait something with the proverbial carrot, the machinations whir, boom! Trap sprung, prey caught. Simple enough in theory but have you ever looked at your traps and wondered, “Gee, this isn’t a very good trap! What am I doing...

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Accessibility Tools ft.FATE

Tabletop gamers are fairly all over the place and I would argue that we’re now possibly the most diverse subculture in the world now. We have folks from all genders and backgrounds, with interests ranging from cosplay to technical programming to working out in the gym. Long gone are the days...

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Gnomecast #78 – Creepy Critters

Join Ang, Chuck, and Matt for a discussion about using monsters in games and making them…spooooky! Will these gnomes brave enough scary creatures to keep them out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #78 – Creepy Critters Check out The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game: The Zine on...

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Big Bad Con: A Lesson in Inclusion

The Best Convention…Ever It’s been almost two weeks since the end of Big Bad Con 2019, and I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what I am now calling my favourite tabletop gaming convention. Taken from their website: Big Bad Con is a tabletop and live action gaming convention...

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This Ones’s For Us

It’s a Friday night. I’ve got my backpack over my shoulder, a cold beverage in a bag, and I’m headed up a set of very familiar stairs. I’m greeted by an eight year-old who announces my arrival to the rest of the group. When we started gaming together, that kid was a double...

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