Author: Paul B

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Playing for the Fun

On Free RPG Day, I bet there were people who visited there Friendly Local Game Store and walked away with tabletop roleplaying games in hand but haven’t run a session since. They’ve watched all the episodes of Critical Role and loved the idea of Dungeons & Dragons, or watched all the movies and wanted to…
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July 21, 2018 0

Free RPG Day 2018

  Behold the misbegotten and combined Free RPG Day acquisitions of the Baldowski Scavengers and associated benefits of being a Free RPG Day GM. Having started the day with a glorious pork belly and maple syrup pancakes crowned with a fried egg. (Seriously, glorious isn’t quite up to the task of describing the experience… When…
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June 17, 2018 0

minimal Explosion

For me, creating minimald6 versions of things seems to be a fine way of de-stressing and getting some creative juices running. I think it has something to do with the simplicity of the starting point and the challenge of emulation. There’s little point creating something that doesn’t feel right. Davokar came out of a desire…
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March 29, 2018 0

Year of Bookmarking Dangerously

I have a problem with reading: I cannot stick to just one book. The other night, reading in bed, my wife asked, “What are you reading? Did you finish the other book?” No, I think to myself. No, I haven’t, damn my weak will. “Oh, I’m just sort of dipping in and out,” I responded.…
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January 8, 2018 0

Lonely Road: Electric State by Simon Stålenhag

The story of Electric State – written by Simon Stålenhag and released by Free League Publishing – tells a tale of a teenage girl and a bulbous headed yellow robot travelling across America, toward the coast. Split across chapters that chart part of this journey, the landscapes are littered with ominous towers trailing webs of cables, statue-like…
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January 5, 2018 0

Gameable Discovery

I know for a fact that my voice will be one of many – too many for me to comfortably even guess a number – giving judgment upon the pilot for Star Trek: Discovery. Whether long term fans, occasional viewers or total newcomers, CBS and Netflix have done a thing, letting loose a new Trek…
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September 26, 2017 0

Maelstrom

The elevator pitch: Adventure and intrigue in the time of the Tudors, with MAGIC! In the mid-1980s the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon kicked off and caught the attention of gamers and newcomers alike. The concept meant that you could enjoy fantasy and science fiction adventures with more interaction than simply reading a book, but you didn’t…
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September 25, 2017 0

Stranger Tales

Tales from the Loops provides an odd playing experience in our group. We had our second session this week and it felt weird – not in-game weird, but play experience weird. We have made slow progress on the plot line, but at the same time the role playing experience has been fuller and richer than…
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July 19, 2017 0

Diverse Bloggery

In the past I looked to focus the content of multiple blogs under the banner of boreders. Now, I have decided that it might be better to stick with the original format. In truth, I think the idea probably stemmed from the fallow state of multiple blogs. If I have many blogs with occasional postings,…
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April 26, 2017 0

The Crown and The Anchor

I’m almost done with reading Johnstone Metzger’s entertaining Old School The Nightmares Underneath; I’m working through the section on creating the Nightmares themselves. People’s nightmares literally fuel the creation of Incursions from the outer realms into the real world, the Kingdoms of Dreams. Chaos seeps into the land of Law, nibbling away with insidious intent. Negative emotions…
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January 20, 2017 0