Agency and the Amusement Park

Introduction There have been many discussions about Player Agency and the differences between Sandbox and Railroading. I believe these topics are intertwined and it is nearly impossible to discuss one without the other. My blog has been silent for far too long and its high time I get my fingers going again. I’m going to […]

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25 on 6 d4 (Song Parody)

25 on 6 d4 (Parody lyrics by W. Scott Grant/To the tune of 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago) Waiting for late Saturday Got my dice, we’re gonna play In the dungeon, I cast my spell Magic Missile, I know it well Splattered orcs across the floor Twenty-Five on Six D Four Marching boldly […]

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Culture in RPG

While vacationing in Maui, Hawai’i, I spent an afternoon at a local game store and participated in that group’s D&D session. Swan, the DM, created a homebrew world that I believe to be somewhat unique and clever. Basically, in a post-apocalyptic Earth, an alien force has “gathered together” many of the Pacific Islands, including Hawai’i, […]

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Through a Cat’s Eyes: 16.2

Summer Growing, Shader’s Day 10, Year of the Lion number 428; August 5, 1739 Agathon; Linne 182 My original plan was to write this sweeping journal entry about the glory and splendor that is Featherscar, Mirascai. I set out this morning to find one of the highest points to look out over the city and […]

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My Take on Session Zero

There are a lot of discussions about Session Zero and what should be discussed. You can find numerous blogs, articles, and pages. I did a quick Google search on “Session Zero RPG” and it says there are about 172,000 results. And I’m going to add one more? How is mine going to be any different […]

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Through a Cat’s Eyes – 15.2

Spring Planting, Planter’s Day 5, Year of the Lion number 428; March 8, 1739 Agathon; Linne 182 I stayed with Aurore a few days before moving on. I tried to get her to talk more about her family – not her children, but the elves. She wasn’t very forthcoming, though. I suppose I could see […]

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Through a Cat’s Eyes – 15.1

Spring Planting, Mother’s Day 17, Year of the Lion number 428; February 28, 1739 Agathon; Linne 182 I’m finally on the road again. Yes, it’s been a while since I wrote in my journal, but today was quite the day and I wanted to get it all down. After leaving Hiltmar two days ago, I […]

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Through a Cat’s Eyes – 14.3

Spring Planting, Mother’s Day 7, Year of the Lion number 428; February 18, 1739 Agathon; Linne 182 Work is progressing. Tomorrow, the wall will be finished except for the final, artistic touches. The merchants and shopkeepers have started rebuilding as well. Most of their wares were lost in the flood, so many are starting over […]

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