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My 2014 in a Word: Overwhelmed

It’s New Years Eve, a sort of a spiritual day for me, so I will briefly reflect on my 2014 in a public manner. Let’s get some Real

On Our Imperfect Fun

I’ve had a lot of fun playing Dungeon World, even when the hit point system and action economy seems to jar against what the Apocalypse World engine does. I’ve had a lot of fun playing Unknown Armies, my favorite roleplaying game, even with the whiff factor endemic to percentile systems. My group enjoyed playing Burning Empires, even when the

5 Influential Horror RPGs

I love horror RPGs—in fact, I love them more than horror movies or novels. There’s something about the communal aspects of telling or feeling a horror story that hits me at the core. This Halloween, instead of talking about running or making horror games, I’ll tell you about some of my favorite influential horror games.

Fate: Location Stunts

There are a number of design spaces in Fate that exist, but don’t appear to because of the way Core and Accelerated are written. Of course, that’s by

What I’ve Learned in Ten Years

Today marks ten years since the first time I got my writing published — an article in Pyramid Magazine that I reposted a bit ago. I feel like I should mark this occasion by sharing some of what I’ve learned so far on this journey. (Warning: some of it will not be kind words.) In

Enter the Paradigm Project

Dave Chalker and I love the hell out of Mage: the Ascension, we love Fate, and we love a bunch of other games. You’ve probably seen he and