Busting Out of My Shell

“Write about your personal experiences,” the gurus say. “Speak from the heart, and your readers will listen.” That’s great advice, but I lean so far over to the “introvert” side of the continuum that busting out of my shell isn’t natural or cathartic. But that’s partly why I love roleplaying games so much. This month’s…

We are the Stitched!

They came in a deadly whirlwind of steel and spell, annihilating all within the catacombs. In the aftermath, you awoke, gaining sentience from residual magic they’d left behind. Battered and frail, you creep forth. Last week I wrote about flexing your game design muscle, which is where Stitched comes in. In Stitched, you play the…

LEGO Makes GMing Better

You have to love LEGO. The toy is infinitely reusable and loads of fun. Besides that, LEGO makes GMing better. Here’s a rotating stand I built for my Kindle out of LEGO I got when I was a kid. It even comes with its own grumpy tech support. The stand works without the rotating base…

Roleplaying on the Cheap

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival is about Roleplaying on the Cheap, which is something I’ve written about before. The thing is that roleplaying is a dirt cheap hobby, and you can get by with a handful of dice and some free rules you’ve downloaded off the web, like the basic Dungeons & Dragon rules. But…

Take on the Death Queen

No GM? No Problem! From the creator of Lunatic Labyrinth comes a new solo adventure, the first in a series of solo adventures revolving around Scarthey, the University of the Arcane. The Stone of Ashirai—said to contain power over life itself—is rumored to lie within the tomb of the goddess Ashirai, the Death Queen. Can…

Claustrophobia Cover

Claustrophobia – Book Cover Revealed!

A bunch of years ago I began writing a book—a dangerous book—about garden gnomes. Many gnomes died because of this book, and many more will die for this book in years to come. Don’t let them die in vain… In the coming months I’ll be launching the full, beautifully illustrated version of this RPG. Please…

City of the Dead Kickstarter

I’m very excited to announce the Kickstarter for City of the Dead, a brand new zombie survival game by Gaea Games. I did the video, check it out. You’ll find out more about the game itself on the Kickstarter page. Get over there quickly, because that clock is ticking.

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