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Quantum Characters and the Tabletop Role-playing Game

A consistent problem I’ve always faced in role-playing games is how to quickly introduce new characters to the game, both non-player characters and player characters. Whether the player’s hero has died, or they need…Continue readingQuantum Characters and the Tabletop Role-playing Game

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Ultraviolet Grasslands Are Kickstarted

29 hours ago the UVG kickstarter launched. If you wanted to get onto the hype wagon before it made it big … uhh … it’s too late. We hit our funding goal and the…Continue readingUltraviolet Grasslands Are Kickstarted

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Regarding Mandy’s Post

WTF Studio unreservedly condemns abuse and harassment, and wishes all victims healing and recovery.Continue readingRegarding Mandy’s Post

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Adventure, Dice, Oracles, Transparency, and Chaos

Why adventure games would be wise to use transparent and simple dice mechanics.Continue readingAdventure, Dice, Oracles, Transparency, and Chaos

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What Hook You So Long?

Chris Kutalik approached me to collaborate on What Ho, Frog Demons (Note! Links to DTRPG have affiliate codes in them) as an editor and illustrator in early 2017. It is the fourth book of…Continue readingWhat Hook You So Long?

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Why Witchburner Exists and What It Tries To Do

First, a small announcement The Witchburner funeral edition launched Sunday evening for pre-order on Exalted Funeral (they’re handling the printer and the distribution). We did a small run of 250 copies to test the…Continue readingWhy Witchburner Exists and What It Tries To Do

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A Bad Turn of Words: Fantasy Heartbreaker

In 2002 an ‘essay’ came out that brought the term ‘fantasy heartbreaker’ into popular use. The author, Ron Edwards, was one of the founders of the Forge and a proponent of the GNS theory…Continue readingA Bad Turn of Words: Fantasy Heartbreaker

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Witchburner Funeral Edition and the New Year

Witchburner is getting a limited paperback release.

I’m working with Exalted Funeral to bring these 68 pages of witch metal TRPG goodness into the world on the 18th of January 2019. This is going to be cool!Continue readingWitchburner Funeral Edition and the New Year

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Natural Language Roleplaying Games

Would it be fair to say that Gary Gygax, a founder of the modern role-playing hobby, was an accountant with a love of war-gaming? It would. As I completed the Ultraviolet Grasslands manuscript in August, finished…Continue readingNatural Language Roleplaying Games

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Diagram [Schematic] Dungeons and the Golem Warehouse

I’ve been running most of my D&D set piece locations with flowchartish diagrams schematics (thanks Redditer Mr_Venom) for at least a decade. I even do this for published adventures, breaking their maps down into diagrams that…Continue readingDiagram [Schematic] Dungeons and the Golem Warehouse