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Behind the Screen: Staring Literal Daggers

They say love is a battleground.  I say “then why not stat up love-tanks?” I’ve talked before about alternatives to standard combat to break up the monotony.  At the same time, I know that few things bore my combat-monkey players faster than a lengthy negotiation with a semi-hostile NPC, or a complicated infiltration run that […]

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Unreal Worlds: Hidden History

Our own Lucky Duke has recently expounded on the fun to be had when you bring conspiracy theories into your game, and I have to admit that the topic is close to my heart, as well. One of the reasons that conspiracy theories make such a good basis for a game is that — on […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Trick or Treat

“Trick or treat!” it says, with a false enthusiasm that never reaches its face. Its hand – only three fingers, which no one ever notices – hovers near the doorbell, ready to ring again. It struggles to pull unfamiliar muscles into an imitation smile as it holds out the tattered shopping bag. Two miniature Snickers […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: Trick or Treat

“Trick or treat!” it says, with a false enthusiasm that never reaches its face. Its hand – only three fingers, which no one ever notices – hovers near the doorbell, ready to ring again. It struggles to pull unfamiliar muscles into an imitation smile as it holds out the tattered shopping bag. Two miniature Snickers […]

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Behind the Screen: Staring Literal Daggers

They say love is a battleground.  I say “then why not stat up love-tanks?” I’ve talked before about alternatives to standard combat to break up the monotony.  At the same time, I know that few things bore my combat-monkey players faster than a lengthy negotiation with a semi-hostile NPC, or a complicated infiltration run that […]

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100 Word RPG Hook: TOP SECRET//MAJIC//EYES ONLY, SERIAL 9/TI/00676-14

DATE: 20141016 0604Z SUBJECT/CRITIC: RESUMPTION OF CONTACT WITH OTV-3/X-37B “PENDRAGON” EXECSUM: STRATCOM/OFFUT AFB/GOG RECEIVED A NEW TRANSMISSION FROM PENDRAGON AT O558Z ON 16 OCTOBER 2014, AT WHICH TIME IT SIGNALED INTENT TO LAND AT VANDENBERG AFB/MAGOG. THIS REPRESENTS THE FIRST CONTACT WITH PENDRAGON SINCE ITS DISAPPEARANCE FROM RADIO AND SENSOR CONTACT AT 0558Z ON 19 […]

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