Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Faerie Dragon to Fungi – F is for Funky

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I read every word of the Monster Manual, dreaming and opining about what we find. Week three, or is it four(?), of homeschooling. Now that it's clear that we're not going back until the Fall, we've got more distance learning to … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Faerie Dragon to Fungi – F is for Funky

My First Online GMing, by Crom, with Simon Carryer’s On Mighty Thews

My current game group is far too wonderful to let something like a global health crisis stop us from playing. But even if caution didn't dictate social distancing, we'd still be under a shelter in place order. So, online we go into the sometimes bewildering forest of apps to help us chat, roll dice, manage … Continue reading My First Online GMing, by Crom, with Simon Carryer’s On Mighty Thews

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Dragon (Turtle) to Ettin – The Drow Problem

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I absorb every word of the Monster Manual, opining and dreaming about what we find... This was week two of homeschooling and the Bay Area quarantine. Very thankful at this point that we were one of the first places to shut … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Dragon (Turtle) to Ettin – The Drow Problem

Playing Atlas Games’ Once Upon a Time with the Kid + embracing online gaming

Greetings Dear Reader! Picture me shivering slightly in the outside office I mentioned last week. I'm very much regretting having lost my fingerless gloves. Didn't realize they'd become a mission-critical accoutrement! My thoughts are with our gaming brethren in NYC. I hope you are all safe, sane, and healthy. Fingers crossed when I say this, … Continue reading Playing Atlas Games’ Once Upon a Time with the Kid + embracing online gaming

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Dragon (Brass) to Dragon (Silver) – The Treasure Eaters?

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I read every word of the Monster Manual digging for nuggets, looking for oddities, and musing on possibilities. It's our first week of school at home and we are feeling the burn of reading so many Dragon listings in a row. … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Dragon (Brass) to Dragon (Silver) – The Treasure Eaters?

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Dragon (Blue) to Dragon (White) – All the Chromatics

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where we turn the Monster Manual upside down and give it good shake to see what falls out. Sometimes it's actual pages. Yes... as you can see with your own eyes, we are literally reading the cover off! An incredible amount has happened in the … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Dragon (Blue) to Dragon (White) – All the Chromatics

Gameable Fiction – The Spider vs. The Empire State

This is the first in my occasional "Gameable" series where I'll look at a work of fiction or non-fiction and talk about how to shape the content for interesting and exciting RPG play... Content advisory: lurid violence, torture, guns and more guns, also… racism and sexism, but perhaps less than you might think. In the … Continue reading Gameable Fiction – The Spider vs. The Empire State

CANCELED – I’m GMing Tales from The Loop at Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Mar. 21 at 6pm)

Sadly, this is event is canceled due to Pandemic.  Event Details: Black Diamond Games 1950 Market St., Concord, CA 94520 Sat., Mar. 21 @ 6pm [Health Advisory: Wash hands often. Err on the side of caution if you aren't feeling well. You can always play on another Indie night!] ... given the current climate, please … Continue reading CANCELED – I’m GMing Tales from The Loop at Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Mar. 21 at 6pm)

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Devil to Dragon (Black) – Fear the Beard!!!

Thanks for dropping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I turn the Monster Manual upside down and give it good shake to see what falls out. This week we travel through all the Nine Halls and up back up to where dragons soar. For sure my boy Xander, has been … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from Devil to Dragon (Black) – Fear the Beard!!!