Fear, Flames, Dead Wizards, Doppelgangers, and the Greatest Adventure I Never Made

On more than one occasion I’ve talked about how much I love the Eye of Fear and Flame, a classic monster from the 1E Fiend Folio, so much so that I even tried my hand at creating some 5E stats for this old school baddie. And yet despite all this love, I’ve never actually used … More Fear, Flames, Dead Wizards, Doppelgangers, and the Greatest Adventure I Never Made

Why You Have Yet To Read Any Hilarious Session Notes From The New Version of Paranoia

If you’re reading this, then maybe you recall hearing about the Kickstarter project that Mongoose Publishing launched to fund a new version of the classic eighties game Paranoia, and now you’re wondering how that turned out. Or maybe you didn’t even know about the Mongoose version of Paranoia and you’re wondering why you haven’t seen … More Why You Have Yet To Read Any Hilarious Session Notes From The New Version of Paranoia

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.”

Plot Hooks Gleaned From Watching Cartoons With A Toddler

Just a short update today, even though I’ve fallen behind schedule again. There are a lot of things going on now and over the next several months that are going to take precedence over blogging, but I’m really going to try to keep the site updated with some measure of consistency. Wish me luck. Today I … More Plot Hooks Gleaned From Watching Cartoons With A Toddler

Monsterous Monday – Where I Ramble About Things Like Dungeon Design

What do you get when the half-formed ideas you’ve been bouncing around in your head collide with your self-imposed timetable-blog-post-deadline-thing? I’m not sure, but we’re about to find out! Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how Dungeons and Dragons has evolved over its long history into its current iteration. I’m well aware that this … More Monsterous Monday – Where I Ramble About Things Like Dungeon Design