Category: Reading

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Hardcover, Softcover, Digital

RPGaDay Day #8 asks: Hardcover, softcover, digital? What is your preference? If you look for the most significant impact on my gaming habits this year, you need to look no further than Symbaroum. A beautiful hardcover book filled with glorious illustrations with a dark and brooding cover image. The internal presentation of this book simply…
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August 17, 2016 0

S is for Speed Reading

If I could acquire one realistically achievable skill, that would be effective speed reading. By effective, I mean the ability to not only read faster but to retain and comprehend the material on a level that fits with what I’m doing. In speed reading challenges, I imagine that speed reading works because of a combination…
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April 27, 2016 2

Reading Shadow of the Demon Lord: Part 1

OK. So I picked Shadow of the Demon Lord up at Conception last weekend. Actually, I won it in the raffle at the end, which I appreciated a lot. I had my eye on the game for a while and picked up a bit of the electronic stuff, but the book I had on a sort…
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February 7, 2016 0

Dracula Dossier: The Enigmatic

What I love most about writing is the research. I love the process. I enjoy digging. This isn’t about a Wikipedia article or two. This is articles in journals, studies, biographies, videos and more. For the Director’s Handbook of the Dracula Dossier, I had two assignments: the Enigmatic Monsignor and Italy. Aside from a couple…
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September 22, 2015 0

The 20/80 Rule of RPGs

I think I have found that a good RPG book needs to consider the concentration and focus of the reader when presenting information. As much as it might make sense to dollop a pile of background exposition up front or dwell on endless mechanics for a full-bodied chapter, I really suffer from terrible study fatigue.…
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August 8, 2015 0