Category Archives: Dungeons and Dragons

Stric Evilknife, Team killing, and Violence

I don’t allow team-killing in my games, largely because of personal experience. In-Character (IC) trauma can lead to Out-of-Character (OOC) conflict, as Sarah Bowman writes about in her article on social conflict in role-playing communities I think it also comes from my … Continue reading

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Reviews from R’lyeh on Fanzines

Pookie’s blog Reviews from R’lyeh has a great feature called Fanzine Focus. With the nostalgia around classic gaming, or the Old School Renaissance as he calls it, there have been a plethora of fanzines that have erupted as well. In … Continue reading

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Role-playing (Immersion) vs. Social Gaming (Pizza & Pretzels)

I was reminded last night that there is a difference in how I play in different campaigns. When there is a deeply detailed fantasy world that I can buy into, I emphasize role-playing over social gaming. That means I enjoy … Continue reading

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Some Great Blogs to Visit

In case you haven’t seen them already, here’s two other great sites to visit. A Book of Creatures (https://abookofcreatures.com/ is a wonderful collection of creatures and monsters drawn from a wide variety of folklore. Recent additions come from the Congo, … Continue reading

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36 years ago, in Dragon Magazine

I just discovered the names of myself and other gamers from my childhood in the Dragon Magazine for May 1980.  There were few enough people gaming back then that they had a feature called, “The International DM List for 1980” … Continue reading

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Hedgehobbit on Early Roleplaying Methods

Hedgehobbit has a series of videos on YouTube talking about early games. Good stuff, but I’ve played most of those so I didn’t get much out of most of them. This discussion, however, I found really fascinating. He is very … Continue reading

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11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

Just found this blog about being a better roleplayer. It is old (June 20, 2013), but really rings true for me. Check it out. 11 Ways to be a better Roleplayer

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