Category: General

The Most Important Word In Your Game Is Why

There is one word you should pay particular attention to as a Game Master whenever you are running your game. It sounds dramatic, but this one word is often going to be the key to a mediocre game or a good game. It applies in the game world and in the meta of the game and keeping it front and...

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Ironsworn: Starforged Review

I sat down to think about how long it’s been since I wrote my review of Ironsworn. Turns out it was December of 2019, which explains why it feels like it was almost a decade ago. Time dilation aside, now that it’s 2022, there is a new game utilizing the same general structure and means of...

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What Game to Run?

“What do you want to play?” “I don’t know, what do you want to run?” “I don’t know, what do you want to play?” Recently in one of my groups, someone offered to step up and take a turn running a game. He’d needed a break last year, so several other members of the group took turns running. Now he’s...

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Languages and Worldbuilding

I imagine you must have noticed that in most fantasy realms from stories people all talk one same language. This does happen in science fiction as well at times, but depending on the setting, sometimes other languages are included as well to give the impression of a more advanced world....

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GM Mentoring

Everyone that runs games took their own route to becoming a gamemaster. While some folks (grognards back in the day but also new gamers even today) read the books and dive right in to run games, most of us had to see how games were run by starting out as players. It can be intimidating to take...

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