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Roleplaying has probably been around as long as mankind has had an imagination. As a child, can you remember pretending to be someone else on a school playground or in your own back yard? You might have imagined yourself as a famous sports figure, playing house, or stepping into the shoes of your favorite character…

The Fickle Nature of Dice

Alternate title: The Fitzpatrick Family Die Curse We all know there’s a bit of a superstition in the gaming community when it comes to dice. How many times have you heard that a die was cursed? How many times have you banished a cursed d20 or “punished” it by replacing it with another for the…

Class Dive: What about that Fighting Man?

Next up in this series where I take a look at the main character classes is the Fighting Man. I was going to look at the Cleric, but decided I’d spread out the spellcasters a bit. Yes, I know that “Fighting Man” a bit of a sexist term. It was a point of contention when Vince…

Class Dive: What is a wizard, exactly?

This week I have the distinct pleasure of starting a new campaign and among the players, I have two who have not ever played a tabletop role-playing game before. Not since I taught my girls how to play D&D have I had new players at my table, so I’m excited to see how they do.…

The GM’s Corner: Lessons Relearned Gaming with Kids

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the opportunity to play with not one, but two different groups of kids at the game table and it proved to be quite interesting. This is a bit of a break from the articles I’ve been writing lately, but I think it’s important. Group #1 The first group played…

Battling Complacency or Unhappiness at the Game Table

Today we’re taking a little break from the magical worlds we’ve been visiting and instead talking about the real world of the game table – which can be virtual or physical, funny enough. But what do I mean about complacency? Unease? What are you talking about Fitz? Well, let me explain. I recently had a…

Second Chances and Easter Wishes from Moebius Adventures

This past Sunday was Easter Sunday, a wandering Spring holiday celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the Christian faith. Though I’m not a religious person, I feel that it’s as much about second chances and hope for an uncertain future as anything else, which is not lost on me. (Where the bunny comes into it…

Personality Traits, Part 1 – The Lightside

Welcome again fellow adventurers! Let’s take on Personality Traits this time. In the last series of articles we discussed alignments and attitudes – views that characters have of their world. Now we get to add a few constants of character. We are working towards roleplaying in not only your first adventure with an interesting character,…

The Cost of Monsters and Magic

Each monster our characters fight. Every spell they cast. Every time they glimpse the horrors or the beauty of the mystical worlds those characters inhabit. They lose a little bit of themselves. Call it innocence or humanity, but either way they are changed by each and every moment. But how do we capture this change…

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