Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2009«

Why Not D&D 4e?

March 29, 2009

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Some of you have undoubtedly been wondering why I won’t be blogging about the fourth edition of the world’s most popular roleplaying game. I had initially intended not to touch the question at all, but after some consideration I’ve decided to present my reasoning. This is not an anti-4e screed. I’ve seen enough of those, […]

Microlite20 Ideas

March 28, 2009

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I’ve become quite enamored of Microlite20 and the thought of tinkering with it to make fast, easy games. Recently I compiled a conversion document for playing Dark Sun games with M20, including my take on Athasian clerics and Templars. The document converts monsters from the 3.5 Dark Sun articles in Dragon and Dungeon magazines, but […]

Developing Character Personality

March 27, 2009

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I am primarily a player. I respect GMs a great deal, but I have trouble maintaining all the various aspects necessary to run a good game. I prefer to focus on an individual character, developing that person’s story as I go along. When I design a character, I start with a vague idea of what […]

High-Speed Game Creation

March 26, 2009

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As a member of RPGnet and a regular haunter of the Tabletop Roleplaying Open forum, I have participated in a series of RPG creation contests colloquially known as "Game Fu". These contests were inspired by Game Chef, but are a bit less formal. I'll tell you a little about my experience with Game Fu and the games I have created.

Order of the d30

March 26, 2009

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A bit of a trail leads back through this post at The RPG Corner to Jeff Rients’s Gameblog: “I now declare the Order of the d30. You and Zach are both authorized to go forth and be awesome in the name of the thirty sider.” And with that, this banner was born: Here is the […]

Monsterized: Werdna Ordom

March 24, 2009

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In response to this post by Steve Nibbelink at Vulcan Stev’s Database, and drawing on a series of Twitter posts I made some time ago, here’s my go at “monsterizing” myself. I present to you Werdna Ordom, Smarter-Than-You Sorceror, a possibly amusing antagonist for Microlite20 fantasy games. Werdna Ordom Mage 18 STR 10 (+0) DEX […]

Rolling the Bones

March 24, 2009

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Welcome to the beginning of yet another of my projects.  I’ve been considering splitting off a gaming blog for some time; now seems to be the right time. This blog will focus on my favorite hobby: roleplaying games.  More specifically, this is where I will make public my thoughts about the play and design of […]