Beat the Band

“We all know the standard tropes of stories, with the hero being, as Dennis Leary sings in his song Asshole: These are the sort of heroes we see,” Drraagh says and slowly moves to pick up a book from a shelf. The Hero With a Thousand Faces. “These stories have been around forever, where the […]

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On The Case

“You ever wonder how to be a detective? I used to enjoy that as a kid. The idea of taking clues and figure things out from them. There are so many great detective stories, so people want to be in those sort of stories. I remember movies and books making me feel like I was […]

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Silence the Inner Critic

“I was thinking of talking about a few different topics of my interest today, but this morning I caught a flatvid that got me focused on a new topic today, one that I would like to share with you,” Drraagh says as he sits back in his chair, feet up on the desk, hat tilted […]

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Shall We Play A Game?

When you talk about Game Theory, most people may not always understand what you mean by that. For example, the Beautiful Mind scene about picking a girl gives us a prime example of this. People don’t grasp the mathematics that makes up problems around the world, much like when we look at how Sherlock Holmes deduces […]

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How To Lead Players By The Nose

Many players say they hate railroads because they hate being on the track and having no choice in the matter of where the story goes. However, when done right, players will hardly notice the fact that the choices they make are playing right into the story. Putting the decisions in front of the player and […]

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The Tide Has Turned: Combat in Waves

In a video from AnimeMilwaukee 2017, Matt Mercer and Marisha Ray, as well as a brief virtual visit from Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham, did a panel answering questions about their roleplaying experience as they have been sensations on Geek & Sundry’s series of live tabletop broadcasts in the Critical Role series. What inspired this post […]

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