Anytime someone talks about “the right way to play” a roleplaying game there is inevitably someone else who cries foul, and says things like: “there is no such thing as wrong fun!” Which is stupid, because there absolutely is such a thing as wrong fun, it’s just that different people have different opinions on what wrong fun … More Why Doing the Best Thing is The Worst Thing You Can Do – Part One
2017 is going to be a challenging year. You can take that politically, metaphorically, or however else you like, but more specifically I’m talking about my reading challenge and this new boardgame challenge that I am about to tell you about. You can also go here if you’re impatient, or if you would like to … More Reading Challenge Update and the Exciting Announcement of Yet Another Challenge!
First of all, I hope that everyone had as wonderful of a holiday season as I did. I had a great time with family and friends, which was a wonderful way to close out a year that I think most people agree wasn’t so great for various reasons. Great, now that that’s out of the … More New Year, New Games, New Challenges…New, New, New!
The title of this post, aside from just being a cool motto, is also the simple version of my answer to a question I saw in a Facebook group that was basically this: “How do I keep everyone at the table from wanting to roll a perception check when I ask one player to roll … More Everyone Should Just Roll Dice All The Time
Let’s just jump right into it. Here are some descriptive combat tips I’ve been thinking about for the last few days: Be brief: a sentence or two is all that is necessary. Even just shouting “By Crom!” before you roll to hit is more exciting that doing nothing. Be creative. Describe spell casting: Still taking … More The Rambling Roleplayer’s Handy Tips For Descriptive Combat
Previously, I have expressed my frustration with the Paranoia Kickstarter project, and the ridiculously delayed delivery schedule for the Paranoia boxed set. Basically, we were told way back in the fall of 2014 that we if we helped fund the project we could expect to receive our box sets by July 2015 – at the latest. It’s now the … More Eagerly Awaiting the Arrival of Paranoia, Like a Loyal Citizen