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Encounters: Twin Guardians

March 24, 2013


They stand on either side of the door, two monstrous statues, carved with the skill of a master craftsman and enchanted by the greatest of mages.  Their faces are serene, unmoving, but as the heroes approach the door their eyes begin to glow a radiant blue.  As they stop away from the portal that they […]

Lights, Camera, Action Point!

March 14, 2013


In order to really appreciate 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, a certain suspension of disbelief is required, a talent for rationalization if you will.  Healing surges represent just how much magical healing a person’s body can physically handle before it exhausts itself, encounter and daily powers are just things too cool for your character to […]

The Origin System, A Closer Look

December 29, 2012


What’s that?  You thought that we were done talking about the Origin system?  You believed even for a short moment that I would miss an opportunity to flesh out the Origin system to an unnecessary degree?  While this new class system may never see the light of day, I nevertheless want to share it with all of […]

Outclassed: Escaping the Class System

December 29, 2012


I’ve been thinking a lot about Next recently, and about some of the decisions they’ve been making regarding classes.  I won’t go into my thoughts on those in this post, but the whole thing has gotten me wondering; do we really want the next generation of Dungeons and Dragons to have classes at all? I […]

Legacies, Part II

December 22, 2012


Okay, so I’ll be the first to admit that this has been a pretty long hiatus on my part, taken for reasons that don’t need going into.  But what to talk about after such an absence?  I’ve decided it’s time for the most often requested post of this blog, a continued discussion of the Legacy […]

The Scramble (How to Run a Game at the Last Minute)

September 21, 2012


I’ve been busy. That’s not an explanation for my lack of blog posts, it’s just a fact.  Nobody likes being too busy to do the things that they enjoy, especially for us gamers who get into a habit of being able to sit around a table and roll some dice once or twice a week. […]

Random Encounter? A New Writer Attacks the Heroes!

September 17, 2012


While my updating has been spotty of late (a post for later), it is my pleasure to inform all of the visitors to our site that a brand new writer now swears his pen and keyboard to our cause. Tyler is one of the most dedicated player’s that I’ve ever had the pleasure of gaming […]