Survivalist Gaming

Writer and former survivalist J.M. Perkins writes weekly (on Wednesday) about the intersection of real world survival skills and tabletop role playing games.

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Interesting types of pollution Part 1

Pollution is a real world occurrence that has serious consequences, both in terms of exposure to it, but in its effects on the air, land, water, and even magic of the world. Last time we discussed how to use pollution ...
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Survivalist Gaming Ending, System Agnostic Irregularity, and the Future of ...

Hey there gentle tribality reader. J.M. Perkins here, proud to have been able to write my two weekly columns for Tribality for the last three months. The time has come for me to make a couple changes with my writing ...
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The End of the World RPG Line

Fearless commander Shawn actually suggested I add this to last week’s list of 5 Post Apocalyptic Role Playing Games, but I thought it was interesting enough to warrant its own post. Fantasy Flight Games is in the process of releasing ...
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5 Post-Apocalyptic Tabletop RPGs

Apocalypse World    Apocalypse World is a game that focuses on the themes of ‘survival’ and ‘relationships.’ It’s also an extremely lethal game which is my personal preference for post-apocalyptic story telling. Another unique feature of Apocalypse World is that the setting ...
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4 Unlikely Apocalypses for Your Game

Many tabletop roleplaying games heavily feature an apocalypse to great effect; either one threatened, one that happened in the past, or one that it currently happening. But there are apocalypses beyond the return of the titans, beyond zombies, and beyond ...
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Terrify Your Players in all the Right Ways!

Award-Winning author and Tribality.com contributor, J.M. Perkins, guests on the Dungeon Master’s Block this week talking about survivalism and horror in gaming. One of J.M.’s incredible strengths is taking the simplest items or creatures most gamers ignore, and creating a horrific ...
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Food, Iron Rations & Starvation

Adventuring is hungry work. A normal, sedentary lifestyle runs you around 2000 calories a day. Athletes (which would probably be more akin to adventurers) do around 3800 healthily. In addition to calories, there’s also a idiosyncratic set of nutritional needs ...
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Survivalist Gaming: Carry the Weight

Depending on your rules system, carry weight may or may not be a big issue. And frankly, even in systems wherein carry weight is a factor (most Dungeons and Dragons variants) it is an aspect of the game that will ...
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Survivalist Gaming – What Does Survivalist Gaming Feel Like?

A survivalist game should feel dangerous, hazardous, and one wherein basic necessities (food, water, shelter) are things to be coveted and worked for; that there are more than monsters to be afraid of and that starvation, dying of thirst, or ...
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Survivalist Gaming – The End of the World

This is the way the world ends, the world ends, the world ends. This is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper. T.S. Elliott – The Hollow Men ‘When the sh*t hits the fan’ or ...