RPG Special Sauce: The Humble Epilogue

It's not hip... It's not sexy... It's not cool... But few things I've added to my GMing toolkit have brought my players more at the table satisfaction than the humble epilogue. Epilogue vs. Denouement As most of you know, an epilogue is a section at the end of a story that serves as a comment … Continue reading RPG Special Sauce: The Humble Epilogue

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from C to Demon – The problem with eating Halfling is you’re just hungry again an hour later…

Thanks for dropping by for my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading. (By the time the series is done I'm hoping I'll know how to spell Irreverent!) This is the time in the week when we let our hair down and have some fun. It's where my son Xander and I record some of our thoughts from … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from C to Demon – The problem with eating Halfling is you’re just hungry again an hour later…

Hope Inhumanity session: Brief Recap

Last Saturday night a few regulars, a newcomer, and I convened to play Hope Inhumanity at Black Diamond Games' Indie Night. It's a taut story-telling RPG that unlike many post-apocalyptic games focuses on the tough, heart-breaking choices of survival. With every new situation it asks you to balance altruism against self-interest. If you feed the … Continue reading Hope Inhumanity session: Brief Recap

Untold: Adventures Await – a Review for Indie Gamers

If you're an Indie Gamer, Untold: Adventures Await is what you breeze past on your way to the RPG rack when the new IPR order comes in. With its reassuring palette of blues, and its cute little Adventure Time-like creatures, it practically screams "fun for the whole family!" But you're in luck, dear Reader. I … Continue reading Untold: Adventures Await – a Review for Indie Gamers

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from A to B – Banshees can kill anything…

Hello, and welcome to my new feature Irreverent Reading. I'm excited because this is a collaboration between me and my son, Xander. He's just about 7 and he really, really, really wants me to read the 5th Edition Monster Manual aloud to him. So, we are going to go cover to cover, hitting every word … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual from A to B – Banshees can kill anything…

I’m GMing Hope Inhumanity at Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat. Feb 29th @ 6:30pm)

Event Details: Black Diamond Games 1950 Market St., Concord, CA 94520 Sat., Feb. 29th @ 6:30pm What will you do to survive? Hope Inhumanity is a card-driven story game. Play ordinary people surviving the extraordinary journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape. Fight off hunger, sickness, and other desperate survivors who want what you want: to find … Continue reading I’m GMing Hope Inhumanity at Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat. Feb 29th @ 6:30pm)

I’m GMing Untold: Adventures Await @ Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Feb. 22 at 7pm)

Event Details: Black Diamond Games 1950 Market St., Concord, CA 94520 Sat., Feb. 22nd @ 7pm I’ve been running lots of heavier games lately, so I though it would be fun to switch things up with something lighter. Also, one of the cool things about Untold is that all of the story content comes from … Continue reading I’m GMing Untold: Adventures Await @ Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Feb. 22 at 7pm)

Zombie World: Tips and Approaches from Actual Play

Content Advisory: Zombie Stuff; a bad word or two. Reading time: not much. First of all, thanks everyone for coming out to my run at DunDraCon 44, and a special thanks to Michele Picard (no relation) for agreeing to run the exceptionally large number of NPCs for that session! So, I want to mention right … Continue reading Zombie World: Tips and Approaches from Actual Play