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Behind the Screen: Mind the Gap

It can be a challenge running a game with all your players at the table – it can be even more of one when you’re short a few. I’ve been over the woes of game scheduling, especially as adults, and while planning ahead is key, the reality is that, sometimes, the unpredictable happens.  When the […]

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Arkham Archivist: Gumshoe Adventure Master Class

The Gumshoe Adventure Masterclass was held at GenCon 2014, 2014-08-16 at 4pm at the Westin. These are Ruth’s notes from attending. Some are direct quotes, others are paraphrases depending on how she wrote up the note. The notes have been cleaned up and most speakers marked out. G: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan; K: Kenneth Hite; R: Robin Laws.

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Unreal Worlds: More Mayan Madness

Still hungry for information on lost cities in North America? Good. Because I wrote some more (with a lot of assistance from our own Lucky Duke) about it this week. I have previously suggested that abandoned city-scapes can be great gateways to high weirdness. That makes the city now called Chichen Itza even more interesting, […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Rainfall

“The best part is ain’t nobody out there really knows what this thing does. They think they do, but at the end of the day they’re all just creating a mess of confusion for us,” he drawled, leaning back in the government-issue office chair. “I bet you heard everything from ‘mind control’ to ‘earthquake machine’, […]

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Lost and Forgotten

Think of a place where nothing has ever happened, where it is always quiet and no one ever goes. Animals steer clear, migrating birds circumvent it. Flowers don’t grow there because the local bees will not pollinate anything growing nearby. Creepy, isn’t it? Put this place in the context of the game you’re running. The […]

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Sons of Liberty: The Frontiersman

We’ve already explored some of the adventurous possibility of hanging a game around some only slightly fictionalized exploits of famous American frontiersman Davy Crockett. His real life exploits fit nicely into the established timeline for the early 19th century adventures of the Sons of Liberty, and our previously foreshadowed suggestion that he could be easily […]

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Welcome to the New Illuminerdy!

Hi, readers! We’re so excited that you’re here looking at the brand new Illuminerdy site! We’ve spent the last several weeks selecting and tweaking a new look, streamlining our content, organizing our authors (and maybe even recruiting some NEW authors!), and finding new ways to feature some of the amazing columns and series that we’ve […]

200399911-001

Behind the Screen: Mind the Gap

It can be a challenge running a game with all your players at the table – it can be even more of one when you’re short a few. I’ve been over the woes of game scheduling, especially as adults, and while planning ahead is key, the reality is that, sometimes, the unpredictable happens.  When the […]

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