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Archives for October 2011
In which Chatty tells the story of a great 100% made up on the spot D&D 4e game he ran for new players at the New York ComicCon. Be careful, it contains zombies and wolves.
The key to my heart is, well, my heart. I need to have an emotional connection to something or I’ll get bored. That’s why it’s really not a surprise to me that the right music in something that’s otherwise mediocre can win me over, and the right music in something really great can push me into being a rabid fan. I had to watch Star Wars: Episode 1 several times before I was sure it was bad. Stupid John Williams. Read on to find out the secret link between Bejeweled 3 and my secret past! HINT: It’s secret.
New music videos for gamers: "Damage" by 3d6 http://t.co/uKBjkPJI and "Critical Hit" by MC Frontalot http://t.co/VdOFq26x # "Why roleplaying games are good for kids" interview with @newbiedm over on CNN Geekout: http://t.co/5AixHD6b # RT @mforbeck: Best wishes to all my pals at White Wolf/CCP: http://t.co/QovYFl9d # RT @MTVGeek: Mayfair Games molds THE SETTLERS OF CATAN […]
If someone asked me for a single bit of advice to improve their roleplaying games, whether as a DM or a player, I would tell them to spend as much time as they can reading the great fantasy and sci-fi books that are out there. For the first several years that I was playing RPGs I was not an avid reader and had not even heard of many of the classics, including ones that everyone should have heard of like The Lord of the Rings. At the time I thought many of my friends were insanely creative or stricken by some miraculous form of otherworldly inspiration, but as I’ve read more and more of the books out there I began to realize that most good ideas in our RPGs have been inspired by or even directly ripped from other sources. For example, in one of the first D&D games that I ever DM’d a player showed up with a character named “Muadib” and I remember thinking that it was a very unique and interesting sounding name. A year or two later I started reading Dune and groaned when I realized he’d simply lifted the name straight out of that book.
This is the year that blogging suffered a bit, but for a pretty good reason: we were actually game designing. For money, even! Also, we won some awards, so that’s pretty cool. And we had more dirty search terms. You’ll see.
I remember playing my very first game of Pac-Man when I was 4 years old. I felt like it lasted a long time, which was pretty weird considering I thought the ghosts were my friends and I was trying to chase them. I’m guessing preschool-me managed to find some loophole in the Pac-Man patterns of old, a premise which sounds awesome and shall thusly be adopted into my official records as being arcade-analogous to baby Hercules strangling the serpents in his crib. Beep beep boop.
Early Monday morning, I bid farewell to one Dave Chalker (who I had been staying with for the week, and who had risen with me to get me to the airport before the coming of the dread Day Star).I came all the way to the East coast for one specific purpose: to game my face off. More specifically, DC Gameday was this weekend, and I wanted to game my face off as close to Congress as I possibly could. Somebody’s got to show those guys how to play nice together, right?
RT @paulandstorm: Songs we did for the PAX Acquisitions Inc. D&D session are now for sale! http://t.co/1FUk1eG5 Buy: http://t.co/Tedc4Q9m # RT @Wizards_DnD: We're looking at changing rarity for some magic items. Let us know what you think needs to be changed: http://t.co/LRXWDGUr # RT @Wizards_DnD: Secrets of the Ninja by Dave Chalker has stopped hiding […]
Even if you live in a cave on a desert island, there’s likely some neck-bearded castaway next to you predicting and complaining about a 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. We’ve heard it for five years and we’ll hear it for five more, regardless of what new games are released. Most recently, 3rd edition veteran […]