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Handling the Table Personality: The Glory Hound

This is the last posting on handling the table personality.  I give my sincere apologies on the length of time between the posts but my art department (my 12-year-old daughter) has been very busy lately, and I was awaiting her artistic touches.  Nevertheless let us tackle this tough table personality, The Glory Hound. What exactly is a Glory Hound you may …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Rules Lawyer

(and the lesser known counterpart the Rules Guru) Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Ahh, the indomitable Rules Lawyer!  At some point in a Gamemaster’s career, you are bound to run into this crafty table personality.  Not to be confused with the Meta-Gamer, this personalities chief purpose is safety and control for themselves.  While many of them might view every game as …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Grognard

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Our previous installment revolved around the meta-gamer.  This installment focuses on the Grognard, the veteran of many table forays.  Since the advent of tabletop roleplaying in 1974 folks have been crowding around the table to roll bones for decades now.  Some, played in high school, a little in college or the military (or all of …

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Sneak Peek: NO WORLD #1

Sneak Peek:  NO WORLD #1 Story by Scott Lobdell . . . . Art by Jordan Gunderson They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE! Enter a brand-new phase in Aspen’s growing collection of thrilling series, as characters from our most critically-acclaimed titles unite—EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS, Soulfire’s MIYA, the supernatural vigilante DELLEC, along with an exciting new cast …

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Old School Module N1 – Against the Cult of the Reptile God

Guest Writer: Shane Davis “Against the Cult of the Reptile God” is the first of the N-series, or Novice series, of modules. It is written with the new player or game master in mind. The module is designed for 4-7 characters from first to third level. Notably, it is also the first published AD&D module that relies upon investigation of …

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The GameMaster’s Tool Box, a bi weekly article on world creation, running adventures, and survival behind the screen

The Gamemaster’s Tool Box So you want to be a Gamemaster I am getting ready to help run a Dungeons and Dragons club at my kid’s school soon.  As I was prepping for how myself and my buddy Doug wanted to bring kids in, the discussion came up of eventually getting a few of the kids to take up the …

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THE LAPSED GAMER: PART 2

Guest Writer: Stonie Williams I’m always thinking of cool stories ideas and some of them I jot down and tinker with off and on. I had one in my back pocket that I thought would be perfect for this online D&D bachelor party. We had some veterans and some folks new to RPGs altogether. So I wanted to do something different. …