14
Feb
I saw an interesting question on a tabletop rpg forum I look at occasionally.  What do you do, as the DM, when the game slows down and your players are milling about without anything to do? How do you avoid saying, "What do you want to do now?" Personally, I never have to say this to my players since I always give them more than enough...
11
Aug
This is something my players often ask me.  Where do you get your campaign inspiration? While I don't have a simple answer, I can say that I borrow and steal from nearly everything I experience in life. I know some DMs who pick up a book for a table-top gaming system and never waiver off the railroad that is the setting's campaign.  Never do they...
9
Aug
I've been writing articles for a few weeks now and if you've been reading them, I think it gives you a little insight into my likes and dislikes.  For example, I think by now you've come to realize I like Vampire: The Masquerade and I'm an official stalker of The Cruxshadows.  You know that I've started running Savaged Freeport and that I like Cosplay Girls. ...
7
Aug
Two weeks ago, I finally was able to dig into my gaming books and pull out a setting that I've been dying to play for ages! Freeport by Green Ronin. For those of you that are brand new to role-play lingo, a setting is where a game is, well, set! While a system is the mechanics behind the role-playing game itself.  For example, Dungeons and...
6
Aug
If you're not part of the table-top roleplaying world, then you may not know what the ENnie Awards are.  They're a really huge deal for the publishers of the great games that we play, the authors and illustrators.  Really, it's like the Academy Awards of the role-playing world only it's the fan base that gets to vote! The whole shindig is hosted by the leading...
3
Aug
Vampire: The Masquerade is a table-top roleplaying game that was first published in 1991 by White Wolf and was created to be a part of the World of Darkness.  This world includes vampires, werewolves, faeries, mages, mummies, and anything else you fancy from the horror genre. There's a few things that makes V:TM different from say, Dungeons and Dragons.  For one, you're probably not going...
29
Jul
Recently on a message board that I frequent, someone posted this really awesome picture.  In one column, there was a photo of what an adult sees.  The other was a photo of what a kid sees. For example, an adult sees a bed.  A kid sees a trampoline.  Kids are able to use their imaginations to create fantastical situations and play.  That's what adults do...