Why Early Dark Is In My Board Game Shelf

Lately I’ve been reading the other RPG by Anthropos Games called Early Dark and I think I can write a short article on what it is about. This book is fleshed out, well crafted, and the product of a newbie who learned a lot in making the game. The first thing I want to talk…

Tomes and Tones.

I do not usually talk about things I do not like in the gaming community. I make a conscious decision to try and talk about the things that I like because there is a lot of good things in our community to purchase, enjoy, and write about. That being said the more that I read…

Facing an issue

When playing any RPG, it is important to remember that your table is a community. Everyone has the opportunity to input and help build the game. A big mistake that a lot of new players make is that they feel like the GM controls everything so there is no point in bringing up something that…

What Came First The Chicken Or The Egg.

What came first, the chicken or the egg? A question for the ages, or at least up to around 2003 this was just a thinly veiled attempt to discuss evolution outside of the pretext of religion, but this can have an interesting relation to the wonderful world of paper RPGs as well. The question goes…

Inspiration: The Foundation for your Campaign

One of the hardest parts if any campaign is finding a starting point. Sure, you can use the tried and true method of “you get a bounty and kill a thing” without any real thought put into the world around the players, but that can get boring pretty quickly in a long campaign unless other…

You want to play WHAT!?

In many prior articles I have mentioned that I very much prefer one shot campaigns to long campaigns. One of the major reasons for this is the freedom from consequence that a lot of players feel. It allows them to let loose and be whoever they want to be without worrying about the consequences in…

What Is Role-playing

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about role-playing in RPGs and how to get into character. Even though I’ve been playing for a while I’ve never really gotten into any character. Most of my experiences are silly characters, or people who have these extreme personalities that would be ridiculous in real life. Now don’t get…

You Can’t Cross The Same River Twice

Heraclitus is a famous Greek philosopher, and he revealed a deep truth about tabletop gaming when he coined the famous term “You can’t cross the same river twice.” In reality he was talking about how the world is in constant change, but us gamers can take a big lesson from this too! That lesson is…

Getting your players invested

Natural disasters are tragic events, no matter how they're spun. Many people have died due to tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters throughout the course of time. That being said, these events are never something to be taken lightly in our day to day lives. In fiction, however, tragic events like this go a long…