• Posts Tagged ‘practical game advice’

    Gaming with toddlers

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Gaming with toddlers

    As a parent of two babies, I do not get as much “gaming time” that I might like to. In fact, it is difficult to get any time at all. When they are really small they sleep most of the time, but at this age, they are active enough to require my attention, but...

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    Playing high status characters – What can we learn from The Lion King?

    by  • May 11, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Playing high status characters – What can we learn from The Lion King?

    In this post I will address two different approaches to playing high status characters. On one hand you can play a high status character who feels secure in their position, who respects and acknowledges others. On the other hand you can play a high status characters who feels that their position is threatened and...

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    Positive Feedback Round

    by  • February 26, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Positive Feedback Round

    The positive feedback round is an exercise you can do after larps or gaming sessions. The exercise gives everyone an opportunity to both give and receive positive feedback. The purpose of the exercise is both to improve your gaming skills, build a culture of communication and trust, and learn how to give and receive...

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    Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    by  • December 31, 2014 • People & Events • Comments Off on Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    A golden eagle decided to grace us with it's present and Ola Jentzsch tool a photo of us admiring it.

    In this article I will address how to organize a small gaming convention that combines gaming with hiking, why it is awesome and how the experience differs from regular gaming conventions. The text is based in my experience organizing FjällCon 2014. It all started with me missing GothCon, which is the time of  year when...

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    Dear Gaming As Women: NPC Diversity

    by and  • August 4, 2014 • Dear GAW • 1 Comment

    Welcome to the latest installment of Dear Gaming As Women! We invite our readers to asks us anything – and we’ll do our best to offer informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining answers. In today’s letter, a reader wonders about NPC diversity: Dear GAW, I recently GM’d my first campaign, a short little Savage Worlds one-shot. It...

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    Game Design Brunches

    by  • November 20, 2013 • Design & Art • 1 Comment

    A friend of mine, Stras, had this great idea to start getting together and have game design brunches. What’s a game design brunch, you ask? Well, we get together and eat brunch and talk about game design. So far, we’ve had two. It’s such an excellent idea, though, because it gets us together and...

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    Healthy Larp Culture Requires Conscious Cultivation

    by  • September 6, 2013 • Essays • Comments Off on Healthy Larp Culture Requires Conscious Cultivation

    When the conversation turns to harassment or exclusionary behavior in a gaming community, my first thought is always “where are the community stewards? Who is responding and reacting to reeducate, redirect and flat out censure such behavior?” It comes up all the time in connection to larps – I hear a lot of larp...

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    What do I need? – First Tabletop Session

    by  • August 16, 2013 • Essays • 1 Comment

    It’s your first tabletop session! You’ve picked a game and you’re ready to get your friends together to play. But, wait – what kind of supplies do you need to play a tabletop game? Here’s a quick guide to the basic tools for tabletop play. Some of it is dependent on the game, so...

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