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 Back in the RPG Saddle Again
Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 11:00:16
Category: General
It’s a new year and a fresh start! It’s also time to revisit games once enjoyed but had fallen to the wayside because of adulting and life in general. After meeting up with gaming peeps over the holidays, we decided to schedule a Zoom session. It was truly a Christmas miracle that five adults managed […]

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 My First Hex Crawl
Posted: Mon, 23 Jan 11:00:45
Category: Game Mastering
My experience with hex crawls is limited, despite gaming for many years. Of course, I know the general concept, and most ‘traditional’ fantasy games have a degree of traversing the wilderness, but in most the focus was on getting from point a to b rather than actual exploration. Despite this lack of experience, I shocked […]

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 Gnomecast #156 – Games in 2023
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 11:00:26
Category: Gnomecast, 2023, games
http://misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/GC_156_Games-in-2023-Final.mp3 Welcome to the Gnomecast. This week it’s about those games we want to get to the table in 2023. So give it a listen and maybe you’ll be inspired to run a game you’ve never heard of.

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 Review of Cyberdicegames dice
Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 08:45:18
Category: Reviews, chi-square, dice
Matt reviews some dice from Cyberdicegames.

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 Blade Runner the Roleplaying Game Review
Posted: Mon, 09 Jan 13:00:18
Category: Reviews
When I was young, Harrison Ford was in almost everything I cared about. He was in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Then I saw advertisements for this new movie, Blade Runner. It was Harrison Ford, with a flying car, and I heard something about androids. I knew I […]

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 Why Google Sites Should Be Your Next Campaign Wiki / Lore Management System
Posted: Wed, 04 Jan 11:00:23
Category: General
Whenever I run a long campaign or one with in-depth information, I like to create a lore archive or wiki for all the campaign information — Rules, custom items, NPCs, locations, etc. — all the things that it is easy to forget from one bi-weekly or monthly game to the next. These aren’t the in-depth […]

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 My Gaming Year In Review – 2022
Posted: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 11:00:58
Category: Gaming Conventions, General, campaign
‘Tis the season. With this being the last weekday of the year, it only figures that this post would be some kind of 2022 retrospective. In this case, this retrospective is going to be about my gaming this past year. In addition to some summaries, I am going to add some gaming insights I learned […]

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 BE A BETTER PLAYER: Share the Spotlight
Posted: Wed, 28 Dec 2022 10:00:41
Category: Player Advice
Continuing a series discussing how to be a better player, this article is the belated third one on the subject. Most gaming advice out there is pointed at game masters, and while players can gain a fair amount of insight from those articles, it’s always a byproduct. The intention with this series is to offer […]

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 The Oracle Story Generator Review
Posted: Mon, 26 Dec 2022 14:00:50
Category: Reviews
If you show me a card-based accessory to a roleplaying game, it becomes very difficult for me to turn down that accessory. Ironically, if it’s an optional component or an add-on to the main game, which can function without the cards, I’m probably more likely to pick up the deck. I’m also an easy mark […]

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 Rules to play a Football/Soccer minigame in your RPG of choice
Posted: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 11:00:37
Category: General, dnd, football
Note: I’m going to call the sport football instead of soccer, because that’s how it should be named everywhere. When confronted with writing an article for December, I had two possibilities in my head: I could write a classical Christmas-themed article, or I could write something related to football, considering it’s only every 4 years that […]

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