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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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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. …

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Guest Review: B1 In Search of the Unknown

Guest Writer: Patrick Bird Back to the Beginning: Care and Use of In Search of the Unknown In the original Holmes Box Set of D&D there were two products. The first was the Holmes Blue Book rules book, which gave 48 pages of information on how new players to the worlds of fantasy role-playing could create characters, outfit them, and …

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Jim Kramer’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Kramer Growing up an introverted child, I had a very small group of friends; less than half dozen regulars who I hung with in school and after school, and only a couple of these I hung out with on weekends as well. Then, there were the satellite friends of friends and a few acquaintances of those who …