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Behind the Screen: Compelling Gaming

Build a better mousetrap, the world will build a CR12 mouse. At least, it feels that way as a GM sometimes.  You can spend an afternoon figuring out and statting up the perfect adversary or challenge for your PCs, only have it dusted in seconds right before your eyes.  So it’s really no surprise that […]

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Lost and Forgotten: The Demon Core

On July 1st 1946 a joint US Army and Navy operation detonated Gilda 518 feet above Bikini Atoll, simultaneously completing the first atomic explosion since the end of the end of WWII and destroying a malevolent and murderous entity. If Japan had not surrendered on August 15th 1945, then a third atomic bomb would have […]

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Unreal Worlds: The Magic of ISIS

Young men alternately dressed in traditional flowing bedouin robes and imported Belgian skinny jeans stand in a single line, warbling a keening hymn as their shovels bite deep into the packed soil beneath the desert. Here or there a sandstone column or eroded wall peaks out of a dune, so old that you could be […]

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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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Behind the Screen: Compelling Gaming

Build a better mousetrap, the world will build a CR12 mouse. At least, it feels that way as a GM sometimes.  You can spend an afternoon figuring out and statting up the perfect adversary or challenge for your PCs, only have it dusted in seconds right before your eyes.  So it’s really no surprise that […]

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Welcome to Table Tots!

It’s official! The Illuminerdy will be home to my new column, Table Tots, all about gaming with your kids (and your extended family). I’m really excited to launch this project – it’s a thing I’m passionate about and I’m interested in exploring all the ways that we, as gamers, work our hobby into our relationships […]

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New Columns and Administrivia!

Hello, faithful readers! It’s a big week here at The Illuminerdy! We’ve got two new columns that we’re preparing to launch in the near future and we need YOUR help to get the off the proverbial ground. The first is a question and answer column which will be written (in most cases) by the indomitable Elsa S. […]

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