Puzzling Out Good Design

“So, I’ve been away for a while,” Drraagh offers as he sets his coat and hat on the coatrack by the door. “Life sometimes takes us on unexpected journeys and we follow them as we must, but I am back and here to talk about the world and everything in it, as it pertains to Read more about Puzzling Out Good Design[…]

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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 Read more about Shall We Play A Game?[…]

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Law and Order: RPG Players Unit

One thing I haven’t seen very much of in RPGs is actual ‘legal’ fallout from actions. I play in a Shadowrun game where police are regularly called in as response to player actions, but the gamemasters will just cut a deal with the PCs as the corporations that run the police only care about the Read more about Law and Order: RPG Players Unit[…]

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Do Unto Others To Improve Your RP

When we sit down to roleplay, we are usually concerned about our character, our goals over those of the other characters. Sure, we want to work with the party and make sure they stay alive, but that usually boils down to ‘I need them alive because they support me’. However, roleplaying is a group activity Read more about Do Unto Others To Improve Your RP[…]

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Odd John, Ubermensch, and the Sci-Fi Tragedy: Part II

In my last post, I tried to in some way show you, the reader, the connection between Friedrich Nietzsche’s Ubermensch and John Wainwright, the “super-normal” human boy from Olaf Stapledon’s Odd John. If you still find yourself in the dark (as I often do) about what on earth Nietzsche is talking about, there is a Read more about Odd John, Ubermensch, and the Sci-Fi Tragedy: Part II[…]

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Encountering Wednesday 6: The Doktor’s Plan

Encountering Wednesday Chapter 6: The Doktor’s Plan   I rejoined the party in the middle of their battle planning. Doktor was waving his arms around and announcing how their siege was going to work. Everyone seemed to be paying attention except for Noctys who seemed to be arguing with the Orphan. “Andz First we zhall Read more about Encountering Wednesday 6: The Doktor’s Plan[…]

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Encountering Wednesday 5: Legend of Rollo

Encountering Wednesday Chapter 5: Legend of Rollo The party has decided to rest for the night by setting up camp inside the tower that they have claimed from the giant horde. I have elected to share one of the more interesting legends surrounding this party of adventurers while they rest. There was once a member, Read more about Encountering Wednesday 5: Legend of Rollo[…]

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