Category: Editorials

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D&D Live 2019: A Retrospective

I’m back from D&D Live 2019 (May 17-19) and full of inspiration. Not just from the content, but from the overwhelmingly positive interactions I had with influencers and fans alike. So this is what went down. I traveled to Los Angeles to play in a live-streamed podcast GM’d by...

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The GM and the Chef

It’s International Tabletop Game Day and I am lucky enough to be at a friend’s house to run a rousing game of Pasión de las Pasiones. I walk in to the smell of something delicious and the sizzle of a hot pan on the stove. Fellow gnome Camdon is standing in the kitchen and...

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Reviewing Safety In Games

The discussion on table culture in roleplaying games often turns to safety tools. This was not always the case, and it is a welcome and needed development. The discussion about safety tools, however, is often had outside of any discussion that is presented within the text of a game. If you have...

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Romance Is In The Dice

I love relationships in games. I’ve always been of the opinion that having relationships in your games adds depth, motivation, and to me, fun. I love playing family, friends, parents, children — and definitely romantic and ex-romantic partners. Adding romantic relationships to games...

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Running A Game Against Your Grain

When you run a lot of games for a lot of different people, it’s easy to develop a reputation for running the kinds of games that come most easily to you. At cons, I’ve always run a lot of light-hearted story forward games, like Love and Justice, Heroine, and All Outta Bubblegum. Even...

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