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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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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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Let Us In: The Lastlands Metasetting

Warning. This is a long post. It covers the following topics: It announces Let Us In. A new 16-page horror adventure I wrote recently, coming out just in time for Helloween ’21. I introduce…Continue readingLet Us In: The Lastlands Metasetting

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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