Category Archives: Gaming

Magic: the Gathering – Tiny Leaders

My group is in the process of preparing for our Gathering the Magic tournament, which is the main way we celebrate each new release – a fatpack draft event where we create 60-card decks from our boxes and smash them … Continue reading

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You gotta have faith…

When I started creating my first character for Dungeons & Dragons I quickly settled on a dwarven fighter. For some reason dwarves were my favourite, images of warhammers, armour and quaffing copious amounts of ale just seemed right up my … Continue reading

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Running a Roleplaying Game at Work

I’ve been talked into running roleplaying games at work. It is a very different type of gaming environment to what I’m used to. I’ve learnt a lot about how to change the usual RPG experience to suit a more corporate environment. Continue reading

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Help us build our next Campaign World

Help us crowd source our next campaign setting. Leave us one or two lines that expresses something about a place, an NPC, an event or a feature of the world. Continue reading

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My First Dungeon Mastering Mistake, Or, The Unexpected Virtue of Backgrounds

I am new to tabletop roleplaying games. Despite a lifelong love of games of all kinds, I only just picked up playing D&D with the release of 5e. Dungeons and Dragons always interested me, and I was looking for an … Continue reading

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Magic: the Gathering weekend at the beach

We’re away at the beach and we invited friends to join us for a weekend of gaming and beach shenanigans. I won’t talk about the beach, since this blog is about gaming, but I will talk about what my group … Continue reading

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On Identity in Roleplaying: A Rumination on the Self, the Other and Socially Mediated Ethics

How much does one play oneself in a roleplaying game? In my experience I have come to understand that the answer is “quite a lot.” For the majority of characters, there are identifiable bits of your inner self which you … Continue reading

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D&D: Shaking bad habits out of new players

I’ve been running a game where all the players are D&D noobs. But most of them have played MMOs, other computer RPGs, or even have read D&D novels, and some of this comes with some bad habits that need shaking once they play the real thing. So what are some of the more problematic bad habits that you will encounter? Continue reading

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[Modern] Budget Boros (~$40 Magic: the Gathering deck)

Woah, there, wooooooah. Slow down. That’s better. Much better. Lately, I’ve been playing against a lot of fairly quick decks filled with enchantments/instants/sorceries and getting swarmed with 4/4 angels (Luminarch Ascension). While I would normally just exile or destroy the … Continue reading

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10 Fates worse than Death in D&D

Death in D&D is pretty cheap. Literally. The cost of diamonds for a Revivify or Raise Dead spell is nothing to high level adventurers. But there are so many fates a character can suffer that are worse than death, and, I dare say, even worse than having to read and understand the grapple rules… Continue reading

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