Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tabletop Tales: Love and Roleplaying

Tabletop Tales is another part of my attempt to create thematically connected segments on here.  Rather than talk about mechanics, or worldbuilding, in this segment I’ll share some stories of games that I think are worth sharing with people.  This one talks, in detail, about some of my successes at introducing romance into an RPG. […]

Maddening Mechanics 1: D20 Leadership

Maddening Mechanics will hopefully be another semi-regular series that I put out (similar to Gaming Habits), where I talk about specific game mechanics in RPGs or card or board games that are bad by virtue of either being too powerful, too weak, or just not interacting well with the rest of the system. So today, […]

Gaming Habits: Weaknesses and Dump Stats in RPGs.

“Gaming Habits” will hopefully be a semi-regular series that I do from now on that talks about common habits and behaviors that I’ve seen show up in games over the years. Hopefully it will be really fun. Today we’re talking about the tendency of players to give their characters what should be crippling weaknesses, but […]