To Ascend

The greatest dungeon crawl, IMO, is Dante’s Divine Comedy.  So you can imagine that my Catholic, geeky self has been enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.  (At time of writing I have not beat all of it yet).  Shadowlands’ tale starts with a raid on “the Maw” (Hell by another name) and after a harrowing escape […]

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On Building Dungeons

For my EHS job I will be going into a large dilapidated military base to radio-survey. The safety plan accounts for falling debris, holes in the floor, unstable floors, trespassers, radioactivity and substantial areas of darkness. I have literally been hired for a dungeon crawl. All my years of gaming . . . it has […]

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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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Worldbuilding Spreads

Tarot is a most under appreciated tool in roleplaying games. If you need inspiration in a flash a quick tarot spread and give you tons of world building possibilities, devious plot twists or hidden clues. Here are some world-building tarot spreads from the most recent version of my Martian Muckraker RPG book followed by an […]

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Facing Fate Core

Many RPGs are known for their tomes and tomes of rules. The recent Pathfinder Player’s Handbook runs 600 pages (and I can’t wait to dive into my copy!) This allows the game designers to craft and simulate a detailed and fascinating world, and provide lots of meat for players to strategize with. There is a […]

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