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At the Feet of Giants

This weekend I ran the first session of an ongoing campaign-in-miniature set in Middle-earth, using the game rules from Francesco Nepitello’s The One Ring¬†(TOR). In the parlance of play, I’m hacking and drifting this game in bits and bobs to get a certain...

RPGs as Missed Connections

I want to write a missed-connection piece for those beautiful RPGs that have passed me on the train or gone unmet at the coffeehouse. Different kinds of game texts connect with different kinds of audiences. Naturally an audience may tend to prefer and admire the text...

Gunpoint

This post has been sitting unfinished in the drafts folder for years, waiting for a breakthrough to finish it. You are that breakthrough. You know that overused moment in film and television where someone levels a gun on someone else and issues an ultimatum? “Do...