Advice for a New DM

I recently had the pleasure of playing in a D&D game that was a friend’s first attempt at DMing. He…

Checkpoint Zulu: Drugs

More Checkpoint Zulu spoilers inbound! I actually have two more instances where I know I’ll be running this game. The…

Checkpoint Zulu: More on the Phone

Oh, I totally forgot one important detail about the phone prop.  You may remember that each player is given a…

Checkpoint Zulu: Props

As before, please be aware that this post contains many, many SPOILERS on my Checkpoint Zulu horror game.  If there’s…

Checkpoint Zulu: The Characters

OK, I’ve put off blogging about Checkpoint Zulu for about as long as I could.  I know there are still…

The Silk Guild

OK, as long as we’re talking about improv at the gaming table, let me tell you of the time the…

Improv and RPGs

I am certainly not the first person to mention how much roleplaying games benefit from the improv concept of “yes…

HelgaCon XI

HelgaCon has come and gone — it seems to go by quicker every year. This year we had a nearly…

Dice

Like most gamers, I am a bit of a dice junky. The bizarre contradiction is that while I enjoy buying…

A Touch of Insanity

I’m starting to hear some feedback from GMs using insanity cards in their games, and one of my favorites was…