BTTD: #5

tl;dr: Hostages, Game Nights, A Little Pocket Notebooks, A Secret Announcment Situations Rarely Felt in RPGs: Hostages. I’ve been watching a grip of the TV show Homeland. In the show (not a spoiler, it’s been out too long—you had your chance) there is a hostage situation. It got me thinking. How do you handle a hostage situation

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BTTD #4

Here are some of my ideas about gaming, adventures, and just telling great compelling stories. Let’s get going. How an Absurd War Serves You A lot of conflicts happen because of pure stupidity. In most fantasy literature, war breaks down into a couple of themes: This thing wanted to be the boss of us and

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BTTD #3

Greetings. It’s Gen Con Weekend, the biggest gaming event in the US and I’m not there! But next year, I shall be! Let’s get to it! The Only Thing I Know About Gaming I consider board gaming and RPGs like tacos. If you don’t like them, you haven’t had the right one. If you aren’t

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BBTD #2

Mainstream  Wired offered this nugget for a person who simply wants to understand what an RPG is. Highly recommend.  Books I’m reading Recently got my addition of Your Best Game Ever by Monte Cook Games. A literal tome about how to have your best RPG; stem to stern—how to find a gaming group to create story arcs for

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BTTD #1

Just Starting Out Today, one of my co-workers asked—”Hey, I just got asked to play D&D. . . where do I start? What should I expect?” He looked a little afraid and I said, “Imagine you are invited to a poker game. But it’s going to be much more fun and whatever you saw in

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