AI As Teacher

As anyone who has been anywhere near the internet knows, there is currently a huge internet war being fought over AI. The timing of this right after OGL-gate is interesting. As The Open Game movement is about (ethical, reasonable, initiated by the creator) sharing. Whereas fears around AI run the risk of making people scared […]

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Stranded GM

I am stuck on the side of the road for 150 minutes. Long story. (And getting 150 minutes longer) So experimenting with my RPG and tarot-gming. Because well… I have 150 minutes on my hands. Despite good card draws my poor explorer rolled badly and burned through his Stamina. He did save the trapped expedition […]

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The Value of Unmonetized Culture

Many have made the case that this new “OGL” is an attempt to ensure the maximum profitability of WotC’s tabletop being developed. This helped me realize that this OGL problem is a symptom of a much larger problem, one bigger than WotC or even the ttRPG industry. In a monetized world, unmonetized culture can be […]

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Cogent RPG by Shad and Jazza

Some exciting news – Shad (of Shadiversity and giant sword making extraordinaire) and Jazza of the famed art Youtube channel have released an open game system – the Cogent RPG. The ruleset can be found for free online. My players at the East Bay Martian Society have not yet been able to playtest but we […]

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Open for who?

The week has brought several bits of good news. Nonetheless I am very concerned about the future of the tabletop community, both in ways that are being discussed and in ways that, at least as I have encountered so far, are not. Particularly around one of WotC’s excuses. WotC already has recourse One of the […]

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