Tag Archives: Videogames

Achievements in Campaigning

With a great deal of dismay, I learned last week that our local Smoothie King is discontinuing their customer loyalty program and replacing it with something to be determined at a later date. It was a simple and standard program – buy … Continue reading

Posted in DM Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Game Night Blog Carnival: Kingdom Rush

In the past, my entries in Roving Band of Misfits’ Game Night Blog Carnival series have featured multiplayer games. However, this month I wanted to focus on a single-play experience that recently rocked my world. During my trip to New Zealand last month, … Continue reading

Posted in Game Night Blog Carnival | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Disposable Heroes: What Does Save Or Die Really Kill?

Earlier this month, a spotlight was shone on the save or die game mechanic by members of the development team for Dungeons & Dragons Next. The vast majority of my experience with D&D is through 4th Edition, which is built with less lethality … Continue reading

Posted in D&D Next, PC Behavior, Research, Wizards of the Coast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Sound of Silence

DMs have a variety of tools at their disposal to set a scene for players. First, there are the core rulebooks and other resources featuring campaign settings, story hooks, NPCs and monsters. The core books set the stage for the DM and … Continue reading

Posted in DM Advice | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

Ego Check: Anna Kreider of Go Make Me A Sandwich

I have been an observer of numerous discussions about sexism in gaming in recent months. My plan was to write a post about the subject, but I could not decide on a specific theme for an article. I did not … Continue reading

Posted in Ego Check | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Ego Check: Lyndsay Peters, Owner of Dragon Chow Dice Bags

I have five sets of dice for gaming, and four of them are currently crammed into a small bag, which is now bursting at the seams. Thankfully, someone else out there has solved the unwieldy dice-bag problem – Lyndsay Peters, Owner of … Continue reading

Posted in Ego Check | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Brainstorming Solo Monsters: Bayonetta

“I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is more dead angels!” Solo monsters and the way they play in D&D 4e have been on my mind lately. First, I ran a small set of encounters that culminated in the party … Continue reading

Posted in DM Advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments