Tag: character

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Roman Reigns and the Perils of NPC Course Correction

A look at how the career trajectory of Roman Reigns parallels players rejecting NPCs in tabletop games.
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Rabbit Season

Rabbit-themed D&D 5e player options just in time for Easter.
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Planescape: Torment and Personal Stories in Tabletop

A look at how one of the best video games of all time used a cosmic setting to ...
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Aging Adventurers and Bubba Ho-Tep

A look at how the cult classic Bubba Ho-Tep can provide inspiration for running games with aging adventurers.
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Crazyhead, Misfits, and Glorious Incompetence

Everyone wants to be awesome, but let’s consider - if even for just a moment - that ...
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Janusian Adventures

If you ask most people, they are glad to put 2016 in the rear-view mirror. People are looking ...
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e-D&D and Parallel Experiences

In a lot of ways, I’m a curmudgeon of a luddite who is afeared of technology. I mean, ...
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Burden of Knowledge Design

One of the common usages of “burden of knowledge” is describing a situation where you need in-depth exposure ...
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The Strange Case of the Half-Orc Champion

It turns out that having a bone surgically re-broken, getting some bone graft shoved inside you, and then ...
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The Almighty Johnsons, The Power of Self, and the Reverse ...

I had a conversation the other day regarding clerics, warlocks, and the nature of other-directed character advancement. It ...