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Creating Earthdawn 1e characters

I might be playing in an Earthdawn 1st Edition game soon. To help other people in that game with character creation, I'm creating a sample PC and talking about the whys and hows of it.

Feb 18 2019 - 7 min read
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D&D 5E combat musings

When building a D&D character, experience has taught me that they must be useful in combat, no matter what else they do. The game is built around combat encounters, after all, and if you I can't contr...

Jan 1 2019 - 4 min read
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JRPG protagonists as D&D 5e characters

The classic JRPG protagonist is a recognizable character. He (it's a male) is a teenager, with one surviving parent, a weakness for girls he met three seconds ago, and an outrageous hairstyle. So let'...

Oct 31 2018 - 3 min read
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Invoking For the Enemy

How to effectively run adversaries in Fate.

Oct 5 2016 - 7 min read
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Create Advantage as Combo Builder

I mentioned this to a few other people at the Fate meetup in Seattle, but I wanted to share more broadly. If there is anyone in your group…

Sep 4 2015 - 1 min read