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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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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Stand with Ukraine

The central theme of the Muckrakerverse is displaced people gathering the courage to confront tyranny, a theme that is common in much sci-fi and fantasy. What we fantasize about in comics & RPGs about has become a grim reality for many families. I encourage everyone who can to make some show of support for this […]

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On Arthur, Faith & RPGs

This may be at first seem an odd topic, but one I think is very important. Many older RPG players (happens to us all) remember the “satanic panic.” I myself have never faced any real oppressions from religion for my love of playing RPGs. I myself am a Latin Mass loving Catholic and my mother […]

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