Category Archives: Role-Playing Games

Nilthene and the Blue Dragon

I wrote this for The Hoard of the Dragon Queen Campaign for Dungeons and Dragons. As such, there be SPOILERS here. You have been warned. This is the full speech that my Dragonborn sorceress Nilthene Silvermine delivered to the Blue … Continue reading

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Shadow

I kriffing hate those clankers, Nora. Footage from Praadost II: Encrypted Location: River outside of Nembasa City Sewer System. A tarnished white figure, with a pack, and a black T-visor Mandalorian helmet swims through the water. Through the grainy lens … Continue reading

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My Creation, My Past, My Challenge

It’s a strange thing to encounter your past, even when it is a fictionalized past. Especially when it’s a fictionalized past. In about 2001, I started playing a homemade table-top role-playing game with some friends of mine. Before that, I … Continue reading

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Lucky 1s

Every year, at every Game Con, there is this one guy. He usually stands outside in the hallways, but sometimes you find him sitting by himself in the designer panels lost in his own funk. But more often than not, … Continue reading

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Imagination Is Thicker Than Blood

In a post that Vampire Maman wrote, You Transfix Me Quite, she talks about how the character of Jane Eyre would have made an excellent vampire. Vampire Maman has a lot of very interesting and entertaining creative writing, but it … Continue reading

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I Wanna Cast Magic Missile: Art, Science, Spellcasting, and Making Things

The Dead Alewives comedy skit reference aside, there are two classes of spell-caster in Dungeons and Dragons that have always interested me. I would imagine that most people who are familiar with the fantasy genre know what mages are. Mages … Continue reading

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Fate, Fortune, and Freewill: The Challenges of Table-Top Role-Playing

So during my last game session with my friends, one of my characters seems to have died. This would actually be the first time I had a character that died in a table-top role-playing game. Sir Vaeric Aedrin of the … Continue reading

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