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Guest Review: Imagine Games Magazine #5

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich   It’s hard to deny that we live in a wonderful age. Thanks to the Internet, we can access vast amounts of information on just about any topic with a few simple keystrokes. We can find out about upcoming books and games directly from publishers, as well as revisit classic ones, on websites and myriad …

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Guest Review Dave Arneson: True Genius

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto   I would imagine it is a safe presumption that anyone reading this website is a fan of Role-Playing Games.  Given the strong emphasis on here for original old-school and OSR products, it is also probably a good bet that readers will know of the original TSR and its stable of games, led by the well-known …

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Guest Review Dark Souls Board Game

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Dark Souls…a name synonymous with several other descriptions of woe such as brutally hard, not for the weak, or several other colorful metaphors that I will leave to your imagination. Very few video games have inspired the absolute rage and love as the Dark Souls franchise. I must admit, I have been a glutton for …

Guest Article: Encounter Building in OSRIC Part 3

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Encounter Building in OSRIC v1.4 OSRIC and 1e FRPG doesn’t need encounter-building guidelines, other than the very basic idea that the 1st level of a dungeon should have mostly 1st level monsters in it! – Anonymous In part three “Encounter Building in OSRIC” well will conclude the article with the procedure we use for building encounters. …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Bibliography]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 10 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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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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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 9 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …