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Nick Wright
Polite purveyor of peace plus purposefully precise person.
Polite purveyor of peace plus purposefully precise person.
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hook em
one of the things that stock-standard dnd is not very good at is giving guidelines for creating characters that are really a part of the world as it exists now, I personally like to sort of create the world with my group of players, when we're first startin...
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5e cultures
What if, instead of just selecting a race, you selected both a race and a culture? For example, I've decided that I want to play a  Dwarf who survived half-feral amongst the trees. Her parents were caravan guards traveling across the plains when they were s...
5e cultures
5e cultures
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5e Weapon List
Ever taken a good look at the weapon list in 5e D&D? You should. It's a great example of negative design- that is, it's a great example of what you should not do. Consider the handaxe versus the mace. The handaxe costs 5gp, does 1d6 damage, is light, and ca...
5e Weapon List
5e Weapon List
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Dragoncon 2018
My, how many things have changed. It's hard to write a blog post almost a year after my last without feeling a little bit wistful. It struck me the other day- literally everything in my life is changing. My friend Alex that I mentioned in my last post- we'r...
Dragoncon 2018
Dragoncon 2018
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Fantastic Maps: How To Design A Town
Absolutely love this style of design, and love how concise the steps are. Always remember that pre-Industrial Revolution people are living on the land and along the land's contours. Moving earth is hard and slow and won't happen without a great need, and th...
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Mundane Zen
So one of the habits I've picked up in the last couple of years is reading Zen literature. Specifically Zen literature, mind you- I'm not a religious man and I don't really intend on becoming one, so I don't particularly enjoy Buddhist literature. The main ...
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Video Games Are the Worst Take
David Shimomura's article The Game Take is the Worst Take is short and to the point. It is saying "quit shoehorning video games into other kinds of writing." In this particular article, he was talking about being able to relate to people outside of video ga...
Video Games Are the Worst Take
Video Games Are the Worst Take
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An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle . Instead of writing tabletop games or kludging together an rpg-making software system into a form that I find usable, I have been reading about philosophy. The best thing I've read today is a su...
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Dragoncon 2017!
I've lived in Atlanta for the past couple of years and I always meant to go to Dragoncon but I always manage to talk myself out of it. Not this year, though! I went with my good friend Alex, and we saw a lot of cool stuff. A couple of her friends were there...
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Imperial Quest Elements
Water conducts electricity. Fire is quenched by water. Earth is burned by fire. Thunder is grounded by earth. In gameplay terms, that means that you want to use lightning attacks on watery foes, water attacks on flaming monsters, fire attacks on earthen bea...
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