Category Archives: Role-Playing Games

The Fantasy Fixer

Yesterday, I had a confounding moment—I needed a good word for the spy/cyberpunk idea of the fixer, but for a medieval fantasy setting. Anyone know a good medieval fantasy word that essentially means “fixer” a la cyberpunk? — Ryan Macklin (@RyanMacklin) January 13, 2015 I got a host of responses. Because of the very specific

Klingon Mythender

A friend sent me this image a few weeks ago, saying that it made him think of Mythender: From the Star Trek wiki: According to Klingon mythology, Kortar (also Kotar) was the first Klingon. He and his mate destroyed the gods who created them, and as punishment, Kortar was condemned to ferry the souls of the

Criticals of Majesty

Here’s a small idea that jumped into my head as I listened to the second episode of The Adventure Zone podcast—a D&D actual play podcast by the folks

Game Systems Always Have Impact

Something clicked in my head a few weeks ago regarding the impacts game systems have that we might not necessarily feel. I was talking with a friend about

Revising the Emerging Threats Unit Setting

One of the great things about having game designer friends being able to call one up and talk out a problem. And typically, that becomes a conversation involving games you’re all working on, trying to unpack parallel problems and propose solutions to individual ones. So when Kit La Touche tells me that my Emerging Threats Unit issues

Get Showdown for Epimas!

Seth Ben-Ezra has made an amazing game that many of you would like: Showdown. It’s part of one of the Epimas bundles—and you have only a day to pick