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Roleplay Is Folk Art

Adapted from the original I wrote for the fantasy audio magazine CANDLE. Under the Ogl’s Gaze Recently there’s been plenty of turmoil in the roleplaying hobby, especially among publishers, about the rumored moves by…Continue readingRoleplay Is Folk Art

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Roll First Characters

Being a bit of theory musing on the invention of characters. Most players have to worry about one, at most a couple of characters. The so-called player character and their pets and sidekicks (henchmen,…Continue readingRoll First Characters

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Monochrome Rainbow: Dekapolis

What is this world if not an invention of our imagination? —Pater Prester Ioannes, Apocalypsis of Prester Ioannes (1:16). In the Ultraviolet Grasslands the civilised regions of the Circle Sea, the Rainbowlands, are only…Continue readingMonochrome Rainbow: Dekapolis

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ARC Discord Bot

For a while now I’ve been building a Discord Bot as a stretch goal to the ARC TTRPG kickstarter. Discord bots are a relatively new frontier in the TTRPG space, and I want to…Continue readingARC Discord Bot

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Never As Written

Why roleplaying never works as written and why this is a good thing and how this excerpt is clickbait.Continue readingNever As Written

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Empathy Engines

Roleplaying games are many things. One thing they can do particularly well is let us put on the shoes of other humans*1 (<-that’s an asterisk) in other situations.  We can try to imagine what…Continue readingEmpathy Engines

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Tales from the Gastro Zone

… and the joyful play of collaborative creativity. Before we go further, the first Hexer’s Guide to the Anti-canons: Tales from the Gastro Zone, is available for free on itch.io. A baker’s dozen of…Continue readingTales from the Gastro Zone

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Very Promotional: UVG Softcovers, Reflecting on Ennies, Future Projects

First, the promotional stuff. In about a month we’re doing a second print run of the UVG, with nice, soft, bendy covers. The more preorders Exalted Funeral gets, the more gently we’ll sleep. It’s…Continue readingVery Promotional: UVG Softcovers, Reflecting on Ennies, Future Projects

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Seacat 6: Stats and Skills

In Seacat 3: Superbasics we looked at the core mechanics, including this basic bit of rpg toolkit: Test: d20 + Stat + Skill over Target. Now we’re going to look at stats and skills more closely. Stat…Continue readingSeacat 6: Stats and Skills

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Seacat 3: Superbasics

No, you didn’t get anything wrong, I just decided to start with the 3rd section for now to skip the prologue, the part with the roman numerals, the chapter that’s for those players who…Continue readingSeacat 3: Superbasics