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Why Do We Insist on Playing Musical Chairs?

ShareTweet Musical chairs is a terrible game that pretty much no one over the age of 12 actually enjoys. It flies in the face of many of the things that make a game fun. It requires a large number of … Continue reading

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President Trump?

ShareTweet After a night of very bad sleep and a clinging-by-my-fingernails day at work, I stopped off at Target and picked up a random Lego set to build with William – something to do with him that wasn’t obsessively refreshing … Continue reading

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Expanded Spell List for Adepts of Fate

ShareTweet Some folks on the Onyx Path forums recently started discussing the 2nd Edition Mage: The Awakening spell Chaos Mastery. There was a lot of confusion around this spell, which I take pretty seriously, since it was my responsibility to … Continue reading

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The Five Cadet Blades of the Academy of Harmonious Jade Dragons

ShareTweet I’ve been visiting with family this week, which means I’ve had juuuust enough downtime to tinker with a random artifact for 3rd Edition Exalted. After posting it, I received some calls to write up the other four, which I’ve … Continue reading

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Expanded Socialize Rules for 3rd Edition Exalted

ShareTweet 3rd Edition Exalted has been released. I’m really digging this game and am looking forward to running it in the near-ish future. One of my favorite parts of the new mechanics is the idea of introducing facts using Lore. … Continue reading

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A Game-Designer’s Sketchpad

ShareTweet Lately I’ve been spending more time than is probably healthy poking Legendary, the homebrew fantasy tabletop RPG that I’ve been tinkering with since, oh, 2003. Initially inspired by 1st Ed. Exalted’s concept of stunts, built around problems of mechanically … Continue reading

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Dark Matter

ShareTweet My household just finished watching the first season of Dark Matter, which a geek more jaded than me nevertheless described as “the better of SyFy’s two new catwalk sci-fi shows.” I’ll try to avoid spoilers on this one, because … Continue reading

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One Demon’s Hell is Another Demon’s, um, Hell?

ShareTweet Last week was really busy as I tried to catch up from the holiday break. This week was really busy as I tried to catch my breath from last week. Why has that involved staying up past my bedtime … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers

ShareTweet As I more or less expected, the week between Christmas and New Year’s completely ate me. I try to cram so much into that one week that I’m lucky if I have two hours of free time to rub … Continue reading

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Human Privilege

ShareTweet I’m going to talk a bit more about the BBC show Humans. I’ve only seen the first three episodes, so I’m sure there’s a lot more going on as the season progresses, but I want to talk about the … Continue reading

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