What is a “Session 0?”, Part 1

First off we need to give a definition for those who do not know what a session 0 is. Session 0 is the session in which you build characters and figure out how the group will fit together before you actually play. These sessions help set everything up so everyone will want to play in…

Don’t Fence Me In

Last month we had a chunk of fence blow down in our back yard and we’re finally working on getting it repaired/replaced. Unfortunately it is going to take a couple of months because we’re not alone in needing a new fence, and our contractor is a good one so he’s overwhelmed with work. Sigh. (No,…

An Opening Salvo on Accessibility (March 2016 RPG Blog Carnival)

When I first saw that “Accessibility in Games” was going to be the March 2016 RPG Blog Carnival topic from Jacob Wood at Accessible Games, I knew I’d have to come up with some things to say. Why? Because I suspect I may come at it from a slightly different direction than other folks… And…

What are dimensions of character?

Welcome all again to the Scrolls of the Studious Sage! This time let’s take on creating characters. What are dimensions regarding character? Statistics can provide a base for character development but to get real depth or layers you need nuances, personality, mannerisms, and even flaws. All these things make a person unique and give characters…

What’s in the box?

Seems a simple question, right? “What’s in the box?” And yet, it can have so many answers – just ask Schrödinger’s cat! This post continues the strange vein I’ve been exploring for James Introcaso’s RPG Blog Carnival topic this month –“Homebrew Holiday Gifts”. Let’s take a simple three step process like I’ve used with the Little Spaces…

The Lands Beyond… (January 2015 RPG Blog Carnival -New Year, New World)

Nils over at Enderra has taken on the January 2015 RPG Blog Carnival with a great topic… A New Year, A New World. How do you run an exploratory campaign? What techniques do you use to create your worlds? Who is doing the exploring? Tons of great open-ended questions to inspire writers like yours truly…

Favorite RPG of All Time – #RPGaDay, Day 31

I’ve once again fallen way behind on the #RPGaDay effort, so am just going to happily write about the last topic in the list. I do have to thank  Dave Chapman of Autocratik for starting this fantastic project. I’ve seen great articles across the web all month and it’s been amazing. So hopefully we can do something similar…

Most “Intellectual” RPG owned – #RPGaDAY, day 7

So for #RPGaDay on day 7, we get to talk about the most “intellectual” RPG we own… A good amount of my gaming career has been spent focused less on “intellectual” gaming and more on just having fun. And no, I don’t think the two are necessarily separate. But in my experience, games that require more work…

Favorite RPG never get to play – #RPGaDAY 2014, Day 6

So for #RPGaDay on day 6, I get to talk about my favorite RPG I never get to play. And it’s kind of like Pringles – I can’t pick just one. You get two. 🙂 First, there’s TOON. I have only played this game twice. Ever. The first time was in college when we had…

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