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It’s All in the Name

At times I fine I am realizing something slowly. I find a clear problem or a slight imperfection. This is usually followed by few days of trying to figure out an answer, or a way to fix this nagging issue without too much difficulty. However, when I find myself mulling these things over, I am […]

42 Reasons Why The Hobbit Would Make A Miserable D&D Campaign

With the imminent release of The Hobbit, I have been re-reading Tolkien`s classic, and for some reason, I tend to have tabletop RPGs on my mind. Cannot imagine why that is. However, the result is the following, 42 reasons why The Hobbit would make a miserable D&D campaign. Hopefully it provides you with a few […]

The GM: Window to the World

In my first article for this blog I ruminated on what I see the GM as being. I suggested the GM is a storyteller born out of the ancient storytelling tradition that adapts more modern methods of conveying narrative to this ancient style. However, I finished by voicing the opinion that possibly the most important, […]

That Human Element

Once in a while, you read, see, or hear something that sticks with you. At the moment, the particular instance of this that concerns me is out of the pages of the March 2011 edition of White Dwarf. It is Jervis Johnson’s column on dice. I had found the article discussing dice and their relationship […]

My First Time

…playing D&D. Seriously, it’s a GMing blog, what did you expect? Now that I have misled you into reading this first line, why not come a little further with me. For many who enjoy table top gaming, D&D is where it began, and I find what one remembers about that first experience with friends or […]

The GM: Lost Between Campfire and the Screen

After any amount of time as a Games Master you begin to form a definition of what it is you do. For myself, I have come to see a GM as a figure caught between historical means of storytelling. On the one hand, a GM sits about with a group of rapt (or more likely […]