Food for Thought – Articles, Posts, and Other Things Around The Net

As we approach the end of 2010, I’m left wondering where it went as far as my gaming went. However, I look forward to 2011 being a series of new beginnings with my gaming. Will it work out? Who knows? But I won’t know until I try… But in the meantime, here are some things…

PC Therapy?

A concept came up in discussion a couple of weeks ago about how to resolve inter-party issues. We’re not going to try it ourselves, but I wanted to write about it a bit to share it and ponder the idea a bit. It’s simple really… For each other character in the group, a player will…

RPG Review: Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots To Inspire Game Masters

Have you ever found a sandwich that’s so big, juicy, messy, and full of sandwichy goodness that you can’t figure out where to start eating it? That’s kind of what happened when I grabbed a copy of Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots To Inspire Game Masters by the authors of GnomeStew.com. This book should be like…

The Edge of Sanity…

Hey all… In my career as a gamer, at least since college, I’ve had a thing for playing insane characters. I thought I’d share some of those characters and how I dealt with their crazy behaviors. The first time it happened, my character in a Call of Cthulhu game went crazy with a Tommy Gun…

Who has the power in a game?

Odd topic, but power is a funny thing. In real life, those who have it typically want more. Those without want some. And it’s not always what you think. In a roleplaying game, you’d think the GM held most of the power. And to a point, you’re right. But without players, what good is a…

How do you make module-driven games seem less railroaded?

Hi all… Yes, it seems that nearly every time I post anything these days, it’s asking a question. But before I ask, let me provide some context… We have a very small group (currently 2 or 3 players depending on the week and a GM) playing a D&D 3.5e adventure set in one of the…

RPG Blog Carnival: NPC Show and Tell…

I’m coming late to the RPG Blog Carnival this month, but better late than never, right? Image via Wikipedia NPCs are an area where I either go very deep or very shallow. For example, a common theme I have in running a game is putting an Inn/Tavern in every town and there always happens to…

Starting Over…

Just like the rest of life, sometimes it’s time for a do-over. Thus begins a new chapter in the life of Moebius Adventures (MARPG) games. Image via Wikipedia Here’s the scoop. We have a streamlined system. It needs to be tested seriously. So who better to take a look at some of the mechanics than……

Religion in Fantasy Worlds

This post was inspired by a post at the KORE rpg blog about the topic. And it got me thinking, which is sometimes not a good thing… Religion is definitely one of those hot buttons in the real world, like sex, money, politics, and many other hot buttons. As soon as you breach the subject…

Friday Links, December 4, 2009

Another week of awesome posts in the gaming blog community means I’m back with a new list of links for Friday! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (if they celebrated) and is looking forward to some happy holidays. Winter has finally arrived in Colorado (with most of this week spent near zero degrees fahrenheit), so…

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