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Five Campaign Lessons from the Hobbit Films

My article for the new D&D magazine EN5IDER is up as a free sample to entice lovers of dungeons, dragons, hobbits, and roleplaying. Have a look, would you kindly? Did I mention it’s FREE? (It’s a link, click for the

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My Character Type

After years of playing computer RPGs, I’ve come to realize there is a character ‘type’ that I am always drawn toward playing: burly men of a helpful disposition, wielding the kind of swords that require two hands and rippling biceps.

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6 Things I Am Excited About Right Now

A grab-bag of geeky stuff that I am spending too many cycles thinking about right now, in reverse order. #6 Godzilla I grew up watching the old Godzilla flicks that played on Saturday afternoons. The badly dubbed English was just part of the charm.

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Numenera With My Kids – Embracing the Weird

Previously: Part 1, Part 2 By way of quick reminder, our heroes: Junior, playing an Intelligent Jack who Carries a Quiver (Programming Note – prior to this session, Junior elected to change his focus to Controls Gravity.) The Princess, playing

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Numenera with my Kids. Again.

By way of quick reminder, our heroes:  Junior, playing an Intelligent Jack who Carries a Quiver The Princess, playing a Strong Glaive who Employs Magnetism We picked up the 2nd session right where the last one left off. They slept

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Numenera Actual Plays and Reviews

My first instinct after seeing a movie or reading a book is to jump online and look for reviews. Did someone else like it or hate it? Do they have insights that I missed? Etc. Is this a thing or am I

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I Played Numenera With My Kids

As I mentioned before, I am trying to play more tabletop RPGs this year. Numenera was the first game in the queue, and after reading through most of the book, my first opportunity to play was with my kids. We

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Numenera – Initial Impressions

Numenera is the new game out from Monte Cook. I backed the Kickstarter and have had the book since August, but as I mentioned previously, I have a habit of buying games and then ignoring them. No longer. I’m about

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