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Behind the Screen: Conventional Wisdom

(This week’s Behind the Screen is showing up on a special day because by the time Friday rolls around, it’ll be too late for this advice to do much good for my fellow GenCon GMs!) Conventions are their own particular brand of chaos, triply so when you’re GMing.  Whether it’s official games on the schedule, […]

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Prince of the Crawling Shadows (Pt. 1)

This post is in the Eldritch Icons project which will weave a narrative to supplant the 13 Icons of the Dragon Empire with more sinister icons born of Weird Fiction. When the Elf Queen departed, the heart of the Dragon Empire skipped a beat. When the blood druids took control of the Wild Wood, the […]

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Foreword to a Never Published Work of Military History, Found in a Cache of Leaked Classified Documents

I have done what I could to assemble a clear and sensible text from the scattered notes and outlines recovered from [REDACTED], adding detail where possible from [SEVERAL LINES REDACTED] Freedom of Information Act requests on the topic at hand. Every reasonable effort has been made to preserve [3-4 WORDS REDACTED] conclusions, at least insofar […]

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Dispatch Ultra: The ERR and the Looting of Europe

As the Nazi army rolled across Europe, causing untold destruction and death, they were followed by another group. A task force, led by a Nazi intellectual and ideologue of the highest order, began systematically stealing the collected cultural and artistic wealth of Europe. Focusing largely on Jewish property, this group rounded up books, paintings, jewelry, […]

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An Indy Insider’s Guide to Gen Con

With Gen Con rapidly approaching, we asked our friend and Indianapolis native Brian Dunten to give us a few tips and tricks to maximizing our (and your) fun in the city throughout the con. And wow, did he deliver! The following is a list of attractions, restaurants, and other helpful links guaranteed to make your […]

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Behind the Screen: Conventional Wisdom

(This week’s Behind the Screen is showing up on a special day because by the time Friday rolls around, it’ll be too late for this advice to do much good for my fellow GenCon GMs!) Conventions are their own particular brand of chaos, triply so when you’re GMing.  Whether it’s official games on the schedule, […]

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Behind the Screen: Fun Without Fisticuffs

So I’ve recently started GMing a game with a friend and his daughter on said daughter’s last summer before starting high school, since after this she’ll be way too busy to do this kind of gaming again for a long while.  She’s playing a hippo morph with a goofy robot companion named “5T3V3.”  It is […]

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Last Day to Vote for Us in the ENnies

Friends. Supporters. Fans. See that medal? The one attached to this post? We want one. We want one real bad. How bad do we want one? Well, we were recently interviewed by the RPG Examiner, during which we expressed our desperation in various ways. Also, there’s a sidebar immediately to the right of this post, […]

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