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What We Can Learn from Platforming Video Games

The video game industry has many classic platforming franchises under its belt: everything from Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog to Castlevania and Jak and Daxter. Adapting the concepts and style of play of these games can be a ...
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New Artifact: Destroyer of Hope

(Author’s note: The Destroyer of Hope is an artifact that can be put into any high magic campaign for a mid-level challenge. I hope you enjoy! Also, please note that I give example spells from various versions of D&D as ...
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A look at character attributes and race

Part 1: Disabilities In most games in order to create a character you need to possess certain levels of various character attributes. But instead of saying that “due to X race (or monster) not having an attribute level of Y, ...
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Using Security More Effectively in Your Games P3

In the first part of the series we covered the distinction between security officers and the police, and why the distinction is necessary in a game, how security officer’s professionalism, technology/ magic, and crowd control and monitoring can make a ...
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Using Real World Locations in Your Games

You probably know your hometown well – and probably the surrounding areas as well. You know its streets, landmarks, people, the places where people gather, etc. So why not use these things in your adventures to make your gaming world ...
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Using Art in Your Game P4

Last time we covered what we’re able to do with the art terminology, what the art is, where and how it was done. This time we’ll talk about the art market itself and patronage. To begin, let’s define an art ...
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Top Ways to Incorporate a Fighting Video Game Feel Into ...

Fighting video games are set up for flying fists, feet and fireballs, all of which make for quick action and resolution. Such games seem to come in three varieties. The first type is the tournament style where you have two ...
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Playing in a Prepper & Survivalist Campaign P2

What happens in the case of the collapse of society? Such things have happened in the past and are sure to happen again. Last time we compared and contrasted preppers and survivalists, talked about societal collapse, preparations made, skills the ...
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Using Art in your Games, P3

Last time we talked about some art vocabulary that you can use in your games. Because this author isn’t going to turn this series of articles into a dictionary of art terminology, this article will be picking up with how ...
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Playing a Prepper & Survivalist Campaign

What happens in the case of the collapse of society? Such things have happened in the past due to a hurricane, massive earthquake, or widespread wildfire in the past. However, these are only the beginning of the types of disasters ...