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Troy’s Crock Pot: Assembling a player’s dice box

A goal for the new year was to assemble a portable player’s dice box, with the conceit that it look like a tome or spellbook. While I do enjoy crafting and painting—and I still have the option of decorating it with a design of my own—I am content, for now,  to use what I found. (I had several...

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Trello For Campaign Management

I’m fairly surprised that Phil isn’t writing this article. He’s my go-to person for organizational and project management tools to use for gaming, since he does it in his day job and project manages many gaming books and projects that I’ve been involved with. He knows his...

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Review and Giveaway: Harlem Unbound

I recently came across Chris Spivey’s  Harlem Unbound and reached out to see if Chris wanted to provide a digital review copy. He sent us a copy from DriveThruRPG and I dug through it over the weekend. Check out the full review below and drop a comment below (on the blog comments) to be...

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Troy’s Crock Pot: Goblins are hopeless coin collectors

It’s winter break. The temperature outside is a minus 12 degrees below zero. Don’t blame me if my gaming thoughts are a tad disjointed. I’ve got cabin fever. What’s in your pocket? I keep waiting for an adventuring player character to ask the  question of the next goblin (i.e. game master) they...

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Game Pieces from Garbage: Crafting Basics

Crafting is one of the easiest and cheapest hobbies to get into. Most of the prolific youtubers who have way more talent than me make a point of using found materials and dollar store supplies. The most I’ve spent on crafting for anything was about $10. That was for a hair dryer. Because I...

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Role Playing Group Styles

Since 2007 I have been an organizer for the Denver RPG group, a Meetup.com group of over 2,200 role players across the Colorado Front Range. When each member joins, they are asked a seemingly simple question: Why do you want to join our group? It took me years to be able to articulate what I want...

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Proactive and Reactive Gaming – The Dance

Sometimes skimming twitter the strangest things can start my gears turning. Several weeks ago, I scrolled past a completely non-gaming tweet that mentioned how people like to get reactions. Suddenly I realized, as I quickly tabulated many comments by folks at whose tables I have sat, that when I...

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