Aural Encounters, Part I

I’ve been asked a few times over the years to explain how I run music during game sessions. A large part of the mystery is that players don’t even realize the music is being switched between encounters; scene...

The Questionnaire

In the past, I generally required players submit story backgrounds for my perusal. They didn’t have to be extremely detailed, nor did they have to be totally complete. The backgrounds just had to give me a good feel...

The Player From Hell

In September of 2006, I had the privilege and horror of meeting someone who would change the way I look at inviting new people into my home and gaming life… forever. Be warned: this is a very long story. Go to the...

The Golden Rule

With the exception of my four-year stint in the Navy, every job I’ve ever had was a customer service job. As many in the field know, it’s a tireless job, filled with demanding people and unreasonable goals....

Good times; Old Pictures Jan06

Good times; Old Pict...

I’ve been posting pictures to my Flickr account over the past five years....

Bonus Action Points Jan02

Bonus Action Points

Midway through 3rd Edition, I added a new system of rewards to my games. This...

Rule Zero

Players of 3rd Edition will recognize the term “Rule Zero.” It just...

Experience and Leveling Jan01

Experience and Level...

In my opinion, any DM worth his salt will welcome the occasional combat-less,...

Player Death and Conditions Jan01

Player Death and Con...

Does death or unconsciousness clear conditions, like ongoing acid 5 or slowed? As...

Friendly Fire Jan01

Friendly Fire

Do monster powers target their allies? Many of the creatures in the Monster Manual...

Rules Obfuscation? Jan01

Rules Obfuscation?

Soon, I plan on posting the first in what will surely become a reoccurring series of...

I’m back, nerd...

It’s kind of a long story as to what’s happened between then and...

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