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DCC Campaign Journal #4: Rumors in a Sandbox

Editor-in-Chief | March 18, 2013

One of the main tenets I set for myself as a GM, while I was creating the Eosha DCC campaign was to try to make it as “sand-boxy” as possible.  I am not proposing missions or using adventure hooks, but I do drop rumors.  I have not planned any campaign arc or massive multi-level adventure [...]

The Feywild Codex: Archfey, Demesnes, & Other Oddities

Editor-in-Chief | May 28, 2012

Well, my Toledo Campaign is moving on into the Paragon Tier, and so my overall campaign story arc is likely to take them to new and strange locales.  It seems to me that in the Paragon Tier, the hreats have got to increase by a serious factor, the pace of the story has to go [...]

Playing with your Inner Villain

Editor-in-Chief | December 6, 2011

Just about a week or so ago, I took part in and “won” my first NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.  Winning the contest is easy: simply start a novel on any topic on November 1st and complete and complete 50,000 words on it by November 30th.  It’s only about 1700 words per day, and [...]

EN World Review – The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Editor-in-Chief | June 22, 2011

It is Wednesday once again, and I’ve posted another review on EN World News.  This time, I thought I’d take a bit of a break from all the fantasy gaming material, and offer up a review of a fantasy novel instead. Based upon my own experiences, I think that for us fantasy role-players, reading good [...]

Shades of Gray: Four Things I Learned About Evil From “The Black Company”

Editor-in-Chief | May 3, 2010

“There are no self-proclaimed villains, only regiments of self-proclaimed saints.  Victorious historians rule where good and evil lies.” ~ Croaker (Glen Cook, The Black Company)
I recently mention I had picked up and re-read Glen Cook’s The Black Company Trilogy.  The main reason I did this was due to the fact that I found out that [...]