A Lesson Learned at PAX

PAX Prime took place on August 26-28 in downtown Seattle, Washington. I’d never gone before, but when my good friend and heterosexual confidant Shaun Brennan offered a weekend pass promising fun-filled nerd-joyment, I...

Musings on Our Sixth Session

Session 6 was a spectacular session! My closest friend and the best man at my wedding—Jeff Farnsworth—sat in as a guest player and portrayed the role of Artimus, an acquaintance of Rivereye’s. This was...

What are hit points? Jun19

What are hit points?

Since recently I’ve been treating hit points more and more abstractly in games, I figured it might be a good idea to hammer out exactly what they mean to me and what players in one of my games can expect. For the most...

Musings on Our Fourth Session

It’s been a busy spring for several of the players in my group and the fallout from that has been less time for War of the Burning Sky. Since I’m one of those weird DM’s that prefers every player be present...

Redesigning Encounte...

War of the Burning Sky’s conversion from 3rd Edition came at a time before...

Flashy Movement

I’ve discussed fluffing to some extent in previous posts. For my money,...

Essentials Versus Co...

Talking to the average 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons player, you would think a...

Poisoned Shadows

Poisoned Shadows is an 8th-level, three encounter “adventure” from...

A Model Way to Play,...

In 2002, a small industry made its way to the tabletop roleplaying scene:...

Combating the Golf B...

In 3rd Edition’s heyday, one major rules adjustment I’d instituted was a...

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