• Posts Tagged ‘practical info’

    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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    13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    by  • December 5, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on 13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    13 True Ways is the first supplement for 13th Age that is aimed at both GMs and players. It is filled with new classes, monsters, descriptions of places with story ideas for all of them, and if that’s all I said it’d be completely true. But the reality of the book goes much deeper...

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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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    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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    Shadowrun 5e Book Review

    by  • August 9, 2013 • Reviews • 1 Comment

    Disclaimer: This review may be most useful to people who have played the game before. I tried to make it more n00b friendly, so hopefully it is. This is only a review of the book, not actual play.   It’s the Year of Shadowrun! I’m a big fan of Shadowrun, a cyberpunk fantasy RPG...

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    Convention Season and Mental Health

    by  • July 10, 2013 • Essays • 1 Comment

    Con season is well under way, and I’m feeling overwhelmed! I’ve dealt with mental health issues (bipolar disorder and anxiety, to keep it simple) for my entire adult life, and cons present a unique challenge to maintaining my self care and stability. Even those of you who do not struggle with mental illness can...

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    The best larp advice I ever heard

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Essays • 2 Comments

    A bunch of years ago I was given the best larp advice I have heard so far. Today I’ll pass it on. ”Involve other people. Involve them, involve them, involve them.” – Henrik Thurfjäll That’s it. The best larp advice I have to offer. The advice might not look like much, and I wasn’t very...

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    Podcasting for Gamers: Part 2, At the Table

    by  • December 19, 2012 • Essays • Comments Off on Podcasting for Gamers: Part 2, At the Table

    I don’t know of a single role playing group that hasn’t at some point wished they were recording their antics. Impassioned speeches, out of control jokes, and epic battles make strong impressions, but inevitably the memory fades, and weeks or months or years later you’re going “Remember that speech you gave in character awhile...

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    Podcasting for Gamers: Part 1, the Basics

    by  • December 12, 2012 • Essays • 4 Comments

    So, you want to be a podcaster. Great! Wondering where to start? Look no further! A little about my podcasting credentials: I’ve been podcasting for about two years now, predominantly recording actual play games for the Fandible.Com Roleplaying Podcast (if you’ve read pretty much any post I’ve ever made here, you’ve heard of Fandible by...

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