Category Archives: Group Dynamics

The Bagram Campaign—Characters, House Tremayne, and the Beginning

The Bagram Gaming Community, so generously supported by so many of you reading this right now, is back in full swing and several sessions into what is turning out to be an awesome campaign—and one that is going to end … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Brittanis, Characters, Group Dynamics, Maps & Mapping, Session Recap, Worldbuilding | Leave a comment

BGC: Campaign Info and Poster

Real quick post before the second session of the Bagram Gaming Community’s campaign tonight. Here’s the poster I designed, based off the graphic from the Wizards site: Also, check out theBagram AFB Gaming Community on Facebook!! Thus far, we’ve had … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Brittanis, Characters, Group Dynamics, Rules, Session Recap, Uncategorized, Worldbuilding | 1 Comment

EFF YOUR EDITION WAR!!

This guy rocks my socks. Go check out THIS POST on his blog. There’s a quote from it below. Game Fans need to learn to promote their games without dissing everyone else’s. If you dislike an edition, a rule, or … Continue reading

Posted in GM Advice, Group Dynamics, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Saying NO: Weeding Out Mouth-Breathers and Nose-Pickers

This post is inspired by Level 30 Yinzer who is, apparently, a two-timing gaming whore. In the post, she says the following: The real problem, though, is that I’m not desperate enough. How hard would it be to hang around the … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Characters, GM Advice, Group Dynamics | 1 Comment

Extended Rest Fix? ROLEPLAY YOUR CHARACTER!!– 4E, FATE, and Mouse Guard

  This post has been a long time coming. Feel like, in a way, I have been building towards it for the entire first year of The Action Point. Yes, that’s right—we’re a year old now!! Also, this post is … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Applying Theory, Brittanis, Characters, GM Advice, Group Dynamics, Rules | 6 Comments

Murdering Your NPCs: March 2011 Blog Carnival

The topic for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival is Life & Death in RPGs, hosted by one of my all-time favorite blogs, Campaign Mastery. Nevermet Press has been kind enough to archive each blog carnival going back to 2008. Here … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Applying Theory, Characters, GM Advice, Group Dynamics, RPG Blog Carnival, Rules, Tropes, Worldbuilding | 5 Comments

John Travolta is the Embodiment of D&D Evil

If you’re an action movie buff from the 90s, you already know what I’m talking about. If not, you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m talking about. Allow me to elaborate. WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK LANGUAGE IN THE LINKS … Continue reading

Posted in Applying Theory, Brittanis, Characters, GM Advice, Group Dynamics, Rules, Tropes | 2 Comments

Lessons From The Phantom Brigade: Group Fortune Cards

Last night was D&D Encounters at Tabletop Game & Hobby, my FLGS for nearly 20 years here in Kansas City. Yes, that’s right. I’ve been giving my hard-earned cash to Phil Kilgore, the proprietor there, for my entire gaming career. … Continue reading

Posted in Applying Theory, Brittanis, Characters, Gamer Schwag, GM Advice, Group Dynamics, Review, Rules | Leave a comment

Can Essentials and 4E Be Used Side-By-Side?

I’ve been debating this back and forth in my head for a good long while now. I was blessed enough to (finally) play both the Dark Sun Game Day as well as the Red Box Game Day– both with different … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Applying Theory, Brittanis, Characters, GM Advice, Group Dynamics, Rules | 7 Comments

Temporary (hopefully) Radio Silence

In case you hadn’t noticed, Faithful Reader, I’ve been rather absent of late. This is due largely to getting visitation with my son and getting ready for my next deployment to Afghanistan.   Well, it’s time. Today, I leave for … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan Gaming, Group Dynamics | Leave a comment