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November 30, 2015
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Managing Repuation    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

A proposed system for managing a party's reputation with various NPCs

October 24, 2015
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Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

August 31, 2015
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How To Make Your Orcs TRULY Horrific    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Someone complained that orcs, in the campaigns he knew, were just cannon fodder -- there was nothing horrible, or terrifying, about them. This was the answer I gave. It proved a controversial one, and some may think it takes a stronger stomach to contemplate than they appreciate. This is your content warning: if you're easily revolted, I won't mind if you give this one a miss.

August 31, 2015
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On LGBT Characters    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

I had someone ask me, recently, why I not only allowed such characters in my campaign, but didn't seem to care that anyone wanted to do so. Parts of my response seemed worth sharing.

January 19, 2015
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Armor Restrictions Apply....Of Course    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

"Let the Wookie Win"

January 2, 2015
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31 years IRL(33 ish!) of my Mysantia Campaign    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A study of my VERY long running game. A work in progress that will prob never be finished

10/81 - 1/14 RIP

December 14, 2014
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A simple start for a new dungeon    Articles  (Scenario)   (Game Mastering)

Have a dungeon that could fit anywhere? Want to get the heroes there in a hurry? Try this.

December 13, 2014
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Why is Ireland such a Hotspot for Supernatural Activity?    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

I can explain! Really! (Note: This is for my Demon Hunting Campaign set in 1640's Ireland, so here be campaign specific dragons.)

August 21, 2014
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7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

April 26, 2014
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Evolutionary Theology    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

From sticks and stones to the modern faith. (May be offensive to some readers, read with caution)

April 10, 2014
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Rage!    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

"Thandrar was seeing red, the frustration was building as he traded blow after blow with his enemy. Their blade lashed out and drew blood, but instead of weakening Thandrar, he was energized - the last straw! His pent up rage and frustration peaked and he smote his foe with such force as to bisect the fool, bathing himself, his blade and the floor in blood and gore."

January 11, 2014
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The Year of the Exile    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

The most influential event in Atheus is the Year of the Exile. It set up the division of the world into east and west, the human's side and the barbarian's side, respectively. But how did it actually happen? How did one race manage the incredible feat of the exile of four other races?

August 10, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Final Update/Autopsy    Articles  (Campaign)   (Game Mastering)

A final update on what happened to Kingmakers.

March 20, 2013
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But they're only minions...    Articles  (Character)   (Game Mastering)

A quote from my solo campaign that really got me thinking about how players perceive Npcs.
Does your players treat your precious Npcs like nothing but obstacles, exploits and cannon fodder, whether they are gelatinous cubes or humans?

And if so, what can we do to change it?

March 13, 2013
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The Kingmakers: Sessions 26, 27 and 28    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Extremely terse summary- I've had my hands full as of late, and I apologize for the lack of explanation.

March 2, 2013
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The History of Atheus    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

A basic history of the continent of Atheus.

February 25, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 23, 24 and 25    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Combat heavy sessions make for short summaries

February 11, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 22    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Sadly, the first night my Antagonistic Player is around to play, inter-player drama throws things off causing a slog of a session where almost nothing got accomplished.

February 9, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Session 21    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Woo boy. Where to even begin?

February 1, 2013
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The Kingmakers, Sessions 18, 19 and 20    Articles  (At Table)   (Game Mastering)

Multi-session summary a-go-go.

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Medieval Britons didn't write contracts. Instead, men making agreements would clap their knives onto an altar and recite the agreement three times to seal a deal. Even after the Normans introduced written contracts, British nobles would wrap the parchment around a knife to authenticate it.

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