2016, and the Future

For a blog that manages to post as little as I do, I’ve still managed to accumulate around 4000 views this year. So that’s something.   2016 5 Posts, 1 Draft The vast majority of hits have been right on the homepage. To this I attribute mostly people clicking the homepage link wherever it lies,…

Vote or Die

I’m not a fan of either candidate. It sucks choosing a lesser of two evils, and I voted in the primary election for Bernie. The DNC gave it to him raw, but at least he got a useful position at a policy making level. Some people try to stay kind of neutral when it comes…

Player Creators

As the Dungeon Master in my game, most of the world is mine. I’ve drawn up maps and dungeons, created political structures, enemies, allies, and campaigns. The challenge of a DM is really to make the entire world, every aspect of it, an interaction with players who experience it. Granted, there’s the trap of falling into making…

Saving Throws

Saving Throws in 2e have largely been based off of your class, with a general dump for save vs Magic to catch all other things that don’t apply to anything specific. When the d20 system rolled around, it deferred to a much simpler system relating to Fort, Will, and Reflex. Of course this is a…

Summer Apathy

For some reason Newsblur (my RSS reader of choice) decided to change their username method, eliminating a special character I had in mine, and effective wiping my account. This is pretty frustrating as I went to open up the glorious pile of blogs to find absolutely nothing. I’ve been adding blogs to this for quite…

Summerland: Hot And Bothered

The RPG Blog Carnival comes together each month, with a random topic, hosted by one of the member sites. This month it’s time for Summerland at Tales of a GM. Summer evokes grand emotions in most of us that were so fortunate as to take several weeks of summer vacation as kids. Some of us were dropped off at a…

Tabletop MMO Board Game Players

This one is a bit of a rant, and a reminder to myself to stay away from clickbait Reddit self-posts in /r/DnD. I can hardly believe, or rather for years have been actively conditioning myself to ignore, that people truly treat D&D like it’s some sort of content that needs to be ravaged and handed a dirty…