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Behind the Screen: Beneficial Friction

It’s an element of most games that players want to feel a little superhuman, so naturally many game systems, and many GMs, look for ways to give their players exactly that. The trouble is that there’s only a slim difference between a super power and the tabletop equivalent of a cheat code.  If it’s too […]

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Unreal Worlds: You Only Live Twice

It’s October, that time of the year when the Illuminerdy’s thoughts turn to monsters. We’ve talked about some very literal monsters quite recently, but it’s worth remembering that in real life there are few worse monsters than man (or woman, as in the case we’d like to draw your attention to today). In my usual […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Answered Prayers

The land in the west? They called it the New World. And it was, for them. In great ships they sailed over the sea, building new homes in an untamed land. They planted. They reaped. They raised up prayers of thanksgiving. But the land in the west? It is an old place. A place where […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Answered Prayers

The land in the west? They called it the New World. And it was, for them. In great ships they sailed over the sea, building new homes in an untamed land. They planted. They reaped. They raised up prayers of thanksgiving. But the land in the west? It is an old place. A place where […]

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Behind the Screen: Beneficial Friction

It’s an element of most games that players want to feel a little superhuman, so naturally many game systems, and many GMs, look for ways to give their players exactly that. The trouble is that there’s only a slim difference between a super power and the tabletop equivalent of a cheat code.  If it’s too […]

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Arkham Archivist: Dracula Dossier Kickstarter & Director’s Handbook Mini-Review

What if Dracula weren’t just a novel? Good news, vampire/vampire RPG fans—it’s not! In fact, it’s a censored after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Dracula Unredacted, carefully re-assembled by Ken Hite, restores deleted sections and adds the annotations of three successive generations of MI6 operatives. And that’s […]

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