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Making the Mark

Editor-in-Chief | October 18, 2010

“Get away from her, you bi*ch!” ~ Ripley (Aliens, 1986)
Not too long ago, I was engaged in a “debate” on a blog site regarding the various merits of 4E versus those of 3.5.  Unlike my opponents, I tried not to disparage the other edition, as I had experienced many happy hours of play during my [...]

What’s Wrong With Rituals?

Editor-in-Chief | February 5, 2010

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” ~ Shakespeare (That Scottish Play)
For those of you that don’t know, it’s bad luck to name a certain play of Shakespeare’s by name, and I don’t feel like cursing my blogsite. Yes, I know the line was also in a Hairy Potter movie, but [...]

D&D 4e Skill Challenge: Assassination!

Editor-in-Chief | October 29, 2009

“… can turn a Murder into Art.”
Spying the watchman standing by the gate, she dropped into a crouch, masking herself among the shadows of the overhanging trees.  She crept slowly toward the quarry, unsheathing her blade, and hiding it inside the edge of her dark cloak to make sure that its razor-sharp edge could not [...]

Static vs. Dynamic Encounters: A Design Problem in 4e?

Editor-in-Chief | October 21, 2009

“Set Phasers to… Torture…”
One of the best things about a buddy of mine, who has played in many of my D&D games since we were in college together, is that he’s a rabid Rules Lawyer.
Now I’m not suggesting that my friend is frothing at the mouth and biting people in a frenzy of Rules Lawyer [...]

Fight Vs. Flight in D&D 4e

Editor-in-Chief | October 20, 2009

Coming In on a Wing and a…
I saw an issue brought up twice in the same week, once by one of my 4e players, and once on a board I was reading on a 4e fan site:
Why are there so few ways for a Character to fly in 4e?
And given the lack of flying, how [...]