Masterwork

Let's see now... I started playing in 1992. I was living in the United Arab Emirates. The thing that sticks out in my mind, whenever I think back on those years, was how damn hot it was. Like, really fucking hot. Hot enough that I developed a severe dislike for cold weather. It was 45... Continue Reading →

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Quora

One of my latest activities has been to address D&D topics at Quora. Here are a few of the questions I've answered... How to play D&D on a budget What are some criticisms of D&D? and... I dread the thought of killing player characters... And of course I put this question forth - What is Meta-Gaming -... Continue Reading →

A Host of Problems

Food for thought. I think you've seen this before in our hobby. It's not just the usual d!(|{$ being a$$#*|-&$: it's also the insistence that all forms of role-playing are equal; that you don't need to work hard to be a better DM or player; that it's not possible for D&D to be "a good... Continue Reading →

Process

I can't recall exactly which book it's in - Mere Christianity or The Abolition of Man - but C.S. Lewis wrote something about human nature that struck a chord with me. To paraphrase: we all go through a cycle where our outlook waxes and wanes, and our emotions follow suit. We may ride the high... Continue Reading →

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