Experience tends to be the defining metric when...Read More
Author: Don Mappin
About The Author
For nearly 30 years RPGs have been a staple of Donâ€™s life â€” so that means heâ€™s pretty old. Author of a dozen RPG books, Don has worked with companies such as ICE, Last Unicorn Games, Decipher, and AEG. He now spends his time working in IT management, enjoying his family and two children, or gaming.
An adventure name gets the blood flowing into the brain, conceptualizing what may come to pass, and helps keep me engaged. Read on for tips on why you may want to consider using â€” and sharing â€” adventure names at your gaming table.Read More
There’s a change on the horizon in an effort to monetize RPGs — in fact they’re already here, albeit in minor form: the collectible RPG. The RPG where players will need to pay-to-play for specific abilities. Collect â€˜em all! This paradigm shift brings with it some new considerations when you sit down to run a game at your table.Read More
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