Why Doing the Best Thing is The Worst Thing You Can Do – Part One

Anytime someone talks about “the right way to play” a roleplaying game there is inevitably someone else who cries foul, and says things like: “there is no such thing as wrong fun!” Which is stupid, because there absolutely is such a thing as wrong fun, it’s just that different people have different opinions on what wrong fun … More Why Doing the Best Thing is The Worst Thing You Can Do – Part One

The Rambling Roleplayer’s Handy Tips For Descriptive Combat

Let’s just jump right into it. Here are some descriptive combat tips I’ve been thinking about for the last few days: Be brief: a sentence or two is all that is necessary. Even just shouting “By Crom!” before you roll to hit is more exciting that doing nothing. Be creative. Describe spell casting: Still taking … More The Rambling Roleplayer’s Handy Tips For Descriptive Combat

What Some Mice Can Teach You About Your Roleplaying Game

I may only be about ten years behind many of you, but a few weeks ago I borrowed some Mouse Guard books (Fall and Winter 1152) from my local library. For those you who don’t know, Mouse Guard is a comic series about mice with swords, written and illustrated by the talented David Petersen. More specifically it is about … More What Some Mice Can Teach You About Your Roleplaying Game

What You’re Really Saying When You Say: “My Character Wouldn’t Do That.”

“My character wouldn’t do that.” We’ve all been at a game table where someone has said this. Maybe you were the game master, or another player, or even that player, but it’s happened. And it’s one of the most frustrating situations you can find yourself in no matter which of these people you happen to be. As … More What You’re Really Saying When You Say: “My Character Wouldn’t Do That.”