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By the Gods!

October 30, 2012 by


The gods have always featured heavily in my games; Pelor, Avandra, Bane, Moradin, and the Raven Queen have all had primary roles in the story line of the games I run. Not even just as distant ideals either: many of the gods have shown up in person to interact with the characters. Hell, the party […]

How to Torture Your PCs in 6 Easy Steps

October 25, 2012 by


“Bad news for the character is always good news for the actor’ -Declan Donnellan, The Actor and the Target In the Miranda campaign, the group spent considerable time trying to track down the realm of Shom, wiped from the memories of all living things, and impossible to map. They had to raise considerable funds to […]

Growing as a DM

October 23, 2012 by


Oh jeez, that’s the longest hiatus we’ve gone on since we started collaborating on Dungeon Remastered. Kyle, I’m sure, blames Torchlight and Guild Wars and school starting up again. As I’m unemployed and not really playing much, I have no such excuses. Tumultuous life events however, I will cite without specifics. Poor Kyle. A few […]

Dungeons and Diablo

October 23, 2012 by


As dungeon masters, most of us, I feel I can safely say, draw inspiration from a variety of sources: TV shows, books, movies, history, and, of course, video games. Computer and console RPGs have long drawn inspiration from table-top games, and vice versa. People criticized Fourth (and still do) for being TOO influenced by computer […]

The Five-Minute Workday

October 18, 2012 by


The Five-Minute Workday, where the party rests between each encounter to regain spells and HPs, has been a big focus of attention on the Wizards website recently. The supposed problem is that a party will rest when its wizard needs to recharge her spells, while the fighter will be able to continue on further, limited […]

Dungeons and Drinking

October 16, 2012 by


Summer is here. And that means DnD to me. But DnD wasn’t the only game I played during summer; two years ago, my friend Adam “ZMed” a fantastic and disturbing game of All Flesh Must be Eaten. Whenever summer comes along, I get the urge to play that game and, while playing, pour myself a […]