In America, we’re told the Pilgrims were aided by an English speaking "Indian" named Squanto, who taught them how to best use the land and grow crops. How the heck did Squanto know English? Well, some accounts have a group of Native Americans kidnapped by a Captain Weymouth for his employer, a Sir Ferdinando Gorges.... Continue Reading →
Almost every culture has them. Ghost stories. Whether the belief in the supernatural is a mainstay of life at large or something people on the fringes base their lives upon, death affects us all and stories abound regarding those who linger on, not in body but in spirit. Many ancient cultures believed spirits of the... Continue Reading →
What did you eat today? How did you get around town? What did you wear? Did you put milk in your coffee? Eat some eggs? Maybe you had some delicious tacos. Where did you get your food? Maybe some teenager handed to you through a drive-thru window. Maybe a loving spouse cooked it for you.... Continue Reading →
If you come to read me writing about fantasy and speculative fiction for any amount of time, you will find me writing about China Mieville’s work.
Making an interesting, scene that invokes the senses of your players is the holy grail of GMing, and it can be made a bit more achievable by following what I call the "Rule of Three."
A good game introduction is paramount to setting the tone for your world. Take a look inside for the intro to Will's new Dark Sun game.
A look at the challenges of starting a new game.
Adventure logs, character sheets, wikis, maps, forums, and more, the gaming website Obsidian Portal is a fantastic storage place for all the tasty story-bits of your RPG.