BTTD #14: Terra Mystica, Cults and Writing..

Alright. Fall has arrived. Let’s get started. In Tabletop world, I recently played a game Terra Mystica and I really enjoyed it. You control a faction and you earn points by area control as well as buying the favor of the “element cults.” There are a ton of ways to earn points and I came in 3rd

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BTTD #13:This is What We are Here For

I had a request to talk about problem gamers. And I started doing some legwork and research on problem gamers and I have to say wow there is a lot of content out there. One thing I found missing is a nice Session Zero about the expectations of the game. During a Session Zero, I not only help

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BTTD #12: Oh the Weather. .

  Alright friends, Fall has officially arrived in Chicagoland! Using Weather in Your Game Alright. I have rarely played in a game where weather played an important part of the story. (Exception: Mouse Guard. Great game.) But weather can be a major, major issue when it comes to your game. It played a major part of in Game of

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BTTD #11: Whoooooo are you. . . .who who, who who.

Hey friends, Let’s get to it. Backstories for Your Character A lot of people ask me about when they should provide the backstory for their character. Many people—and I am the guiltiest—show up with their starting character and oh the backstory they have. Pages on pages. And then they take a bullet or arrow and

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BTTD #10: Orphans. Make them your business.

TL;DR. An Article of Justice. Something I like. Your Tavern Is Boring. There are Always Orphans. Oh—I would hate for you to miss out on the Ultimate D&D Dice Giveaway—it’s almost over. Click this big link! Alright, let’s get to it. An Article of Justice As a 40+ something kind of fella, when I was playing

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BTTD #9: Wandering and Joining in.

TL;DR. Be inside the story. Sleepwalkers. FOODIES. Before We Get into All That You don’t want to miss out on this sweet, sweet giveaway of all things gaming. Inside Where It’s Warm One of the main reasons I love RPGs is that I can alter the story. When I read a book, I’m just receiving the story.

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BTTD #8: Why so dark? Why?

TLDR: How Does One Play D&D? Time’s up. No Candles in the Wind. Rey Just Wrote Your Adventure. Featured on what? Also I’m giving away some dice. We All Start Somewhere I’ve been flipping through the Player’s Handbook for D&D and I’m delighted by it. Just the layout and the kinds of characters you can

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BTTD #7

TL;DR. A welcome and thank you. My Netflix obsession. I have ideas! My dice giveaway. Shout out to my Reddit Family Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has joined me due to some Reddit posts. I mentioned my newsletter and everyone was super kind and encouraging. I was really touched.

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BTTD #6

TL;DR. A comic worth getting today. When something just appears. Why, Mr. Orc, are you on fire? Best Comic in 5 years. I used to be big into comics. Collector’s boxes and all of that. I never made a dime off of it, but I just liked the hoard— I mean, collectingaspect of it. But now I simply

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