Category Archives: Rules

5 Issues from 4E to NOT Include in D&D Next

This is my second  (and last) post about D&D Next before we get more information about the playtests, etc. I am by no means a “4E iz teh best D&D EVAR!!” junike– no system is perfect, and the vast majority … Continue reading

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The Action Point’s 5E Wishlist

I’m sure the gaming interwebs are ridiculously full of shrieking and howling regarding the announced D&D 5e, but I want put up, for posterity, the things about 4E that I like and the things I hope WotC either goes back … Continue reading

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Having Players Roll the Dice

Last night I ran an experiment. I think it turned out remarkably well. I have another test group on tap for tonight, and we’ll see how that goes. About a month ago, Greywulf posted a theory over on his blog … Continue reading

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The Elusive One-Page Character Sheet

So I was recently inspired by this post over at one of my favorite gaming sites, Critical Hits. Mr. Dixon Trimline and I have some similar thoughts when it comes to character sheets, and when he posted a super-simple character … Continue reading

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Colony Spider and Spiderling

I picked up some easy inspiration today from THIS POST at Temple of Demogorgon. He’s one of those OSR kinda folks, but I shamelessly stalk those guys as well as everybody else for great ideas. His post struck me as … Continue reading

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KID-spiration: The Emerald Dragon Knights, Part One

The draft of this post was written over a year ago. I really need to get around to finishing  stuff a bit quicker. My son inspires me. His imagination, his energy, his enthusiasm. And, as far as my gaming goes, … Continue reading

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GM Merit Badges–An Open Letter to My Players– Past, Present, and Future

A few days ago I started to see a bunch of posts about “GM Merit Badges“, and when I followed the links back to their progenitor, I found a post by Strange Magic  where he is talking about a means … Continue reading

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