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Role-Playing Link Roundup, March 15th Edition 0

Role-Playing Link Roundup, March 15th Edition

Robin Laws wrote a seminal piece in 2001 on the different types of players, the psychology underlying this deserves some serious thought from a design perspective Related, “System Does Matter“, the foundational document of...

Ye Olde RPG Link Roundup 0

Ye Olde RPG Link Roundup

March 4th was the fourth anniversary of the death of Gary Gygax. It has since been designated Dungeon Master’s Day, a day to thank game masters everywhere for the hard work they put in...

Semiweekly RPG Post Roundup 0

Semiweekly RPG Post Roundup

Troll in the Corner posts at length about how to organize an effective one-shot role playing session Let’s talk non-combat encounters! A lot of great ideas for in-game events that don’t (necessarily) involve fighting...

Weekly (?) roleplaying link roundup II 0

Weekly (?) roleplaying link roundup II

Another listing of recently discovered articles and resources of interest: How to create an old-world map in Photoshop Planewalker, the official fan site for the 2nd edition AD&D plane-hopping and Sigil-centric campaign setting Planescape...

Roleplaying link roundup 0

Roleplaying link roundup

Gleaned from internet wanderings after a week of absence (largely from r/rpg), to get these links out of tabs and into storage: Apps for playing music and sound effects during tabletop play Archive of...

Gary’s Games and Hobbies 0

Gary’s Games and Hobbies

I stopped by Gary’s Games and Hobbies last Sunday in the ongoing quest to experience the local geek hubs, hives and dives of Seattle. In this case, a picture speaks a thousand words –...

Birch Boys 0

Birch Boys

A post on /r/rpg was discussing various alternatives to using expensive and time-consuming painted miniatures to represent characters in a tabletop RPG play space, and among the great ideas in the thread was using...

The Ancient Sitar 0

The Ancient Sitar

Inspired by this post, I’m currently designing an instrument for the tiefling bard I’m running in a 4th Edition D&D campaign at work. The idea is that it’s a cross between a lute and...