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 Doodling for GMs
Posted: Fri, 24 Jun 10:00:23
Category: Game Mastering, GMing Advice, doodle
Recently, I was taking this training class for my day job, and the person in the video said that we have far more neurons dedicated to visual processing than audio processing. Honestly, I tried to look this up, and there is a mountain of neurobiology about audio vs visual uptake, processing, and memory, as well […]

 Gnomecast #143 – Get to Know a New Gnome: Lori Caskey-Sigety
Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 10:00:19
Category: Gnomecast, Angela Murray, Get to Know a New Gnome
Ang is joined by newest gnome Lori for another installment of “Get to Know a New Gnome.” Get to know Lori’s gaming background, other interests, and future plans for the Stew. Download: Gnomecast #143 – Get to Know a New Gnome: Lori Caskey-Sigety Links for this episode: Check out Lori’s book Home: Selected Lyrics, Poems, […]

 Elements of Description
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 10:00:00
Category: Game Mastering, GMing Advice
Game masters are the eyeballs, earholes, fingers, noses, and tongues for the players. If a GM doesn’t describe something, it doesn’t exist. If they don’t say that something is in the room, it’s not in the room. If a GM forgets, omits, or just plain leaves out an “unimportant” detail, it can change the entire […]

 Let”s make Stranger Things S04’s BBEG into a D&D monster
Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 10:00:16
Category: General, design, dnd
So I watched Stranger Things season 4. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know of an article I did in the past, making both the monsters from S01 and S02 from Stranger Things into D&D monsters. The one from S03 was a whole different kind of entity that’s much more difficult […]

 Ironsworn: Starforged Review
Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 12:00:07
Category: General
I sat down to think about how long it’s been since I wrote my review of Ironsworn. Turns out it was December of 2019, which explains why it feels like it was almost a decade ago. Time dilation aside, now that it’s 2022, there is a new game utilizing the same general structure and means […]

 Gnomecast #142 – Extreme Survival Tips with Shawn Merwin
Posted: Wed, 08 Jun 10:00:34
Category: Gnomecast, Arora, Arora: Age of Desolation
Jared is joined by special guest Shawn Merwin for a discussion about the setting and new rules of Ghostfire Gaming’s apocalyptic fantasy D&D supplement Arora: Age of Desolation. Download: Gnomecast #142 – Extreme Survival Tips with Shawn Merwin Links for this episode: Arora: Age of Desolation from Ghostfire Gaming is on Kickstarter through Saturday, June 18th. Follow Shawn at @shawnmerwin on […]

 What Game to Run?
Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 09:00:43
Category: General
“What do you want to play?” “I don’t know, what do you want to run?” “I don’t know, what do you want to play?” Recently in one of my groups, someone offered to step up and take a turn running a game. He’d needed a break last year, so several other members of the group […]

 Marvel Multiverse Roleplaying Game Playtest Rulebook First Impression
Posted: Mon, 30 May 12:00:15
Category: Reviews
In the multiverse, there are an infinite number of roleplaying games. There are also an infinite number of roleplaying games based on the Marvel comics IP. I observe all that transpires here, but I do not, cannot, will not, interfere. For I am The Reviewer. For what it’s worth, I’ve been on board with Marvel […]

 Running An Improv Game
Posted: Fri, 27 May 10:00:49
Category: Game Mastering, GMing Advice
Something that is coming up for me (as I write this) is an “improv game.” I’ve done this a few times before to great success, and I’m really looking forward to doing it again. What I mean by an “improv game” is that I, as the GM, am not providing the storyline. Instead, I am […]

 Gnomecast #141 – Rival Parties
Posted: Wed, 25 May 10:00:17
Category: Gnomecast, Angela Murray, Jared Rascher
Join Ang, Jared, and Tomas (again!) for a discussion about ways to handle running a group of characters to rival your game’s PCs or even running two separate PC groups! Can these gnomes deal well enough with their rivals to keep themselves out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #141 – Rival Parties Links for this […]