Adding Sound to Games

I’ve heard it so many times before. “I don’t like props. I don’t like anything in my RPGs that isn’t in my mind”.

Ok, so I’ve stopped pointing out that character sheets are actually props, as are dice, but I get it. This type of reaction usually happens because of a prior bad experience. Maybe it was a  GM who made everyone wait while he searched through a box of minis, or flipped through a 4 inch binder for the perfect image, or…and this one hurts me the most – got lost in a laptop trying to cue up …read more

Posted in Articles General RPG by [email protected] on June 24th, 2015 (4 comments)

Gaming with Kids

I’ve noticed a lot of online posts from parents, mostly former gamers,  interested in getting their kids into old school, pen and paper RPG gaming. I like this trend for a lot of reasons, but mostly, I feel like anything that gets kids engaged and doesn’t involve a screen is a major win in 2014.

There are many reasons why a parent might be motivated to start table-top gaming at home, but it usually boils down to some variation of: “I played these games as a kid, and now that I’m a parent I:

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Posted in Articles General RPG by [email protected] on February 6th, 2014 (4 comments)