Category Archives: Characters

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

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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

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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

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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

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Pregenerated Characters– The Order of the Silver Chalice

I’ve had a really diverse group of players while deployed. Enlisted Soldiers and Officers, all the way from Privates to a Major;  male and female, some fresh out of Basic Training and at least one who has been in the … Continue reading

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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

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Reducing the Suck

So I got to play Organized D&D this weekend for the second time ever– the first was the Dark Sun Game Day a couple weeks ago. I had to drive over 2 hours in both cases; I’m currently in Texarkana, … Continue reading

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Applying Theory: Onion of Doom Part II

For the record, as far as The Action Point is concerned, midi-chlorians and the entire Gungan species never existed. There. Now that’s settled, so we shall move right along. Before I reveal the 4th component of the Onion of Doom, … Continue reading

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Applying Theory: Star Wars and the Onion of Doom

George Lucas is a friggin genius. It’s really a damn shame he can’t write dialogue to save his left testicle. There, I said it. Moving on. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about villains lately, and when I do, … Continue reading

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Tales of Brittanis: Shadows Rising Story Hour

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I have taken the gameplay thus far for my Google Wave game and compiled it into a more reader-friendly format. It’s not a whole lot of text thus far, but I really feel like … Continue reading

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