Category Archives: Role-Playing Games

Medieval Urbanity

Looking back through Sword’s Edge, there are a lot of articles that might still be of interest. While I am not writing fiction or creating much these days – between my actual job, my Master’s program, and my family, I’m … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Gray And You Are Distressed

The Sky Is Gray And You Are Distressed is a very simple game for two people focusing on the characters’ relationship and internal lives. I see it as straddling the divide between RPGs and LARPs. It reads like a quiet, … Continue reading

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The Great Courses Listen Throughs

If you’ve been around here any length of time, you’ve likely seen me write about the Great Courses. I’m a huge fan of the courses, and different ones have influenced Kiss My Axe, Centurion, and Nefertiti Overdrive. That might be … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Cartel

I have actually never played Apocalypse World, but I’ve played Dungeon World and Urban Shadow, both of which are awesome. At Gen Con, I got the chance to play the Powered by the Apocalypse game Cartel in a session┬árun by … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Short Order Heroes

Full disclosure: I met Jesse Butler, the creator of Short Order Heroes, at Gen Con. He’s a great guy and so maybe I’m a little biased regarding his game. I don’t think so, but I just wanted to put that … Continue reading

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I Have Returned!

From Gen Con. This is not a real post, but just a quick note to mention the three things I really loved at this Gen Con. Short Order Heroes – fantastic little RPG using cards to build characters and stories … Continue reading

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On the Con

In case you didn’t know, I’m at Gen Con. You can see my schedule here. As you might have noticed, it’s a very, very busy schedule. If you happen to be in the area, come and see me to say … Continue reading

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Accidental Survivors: Starting – The Campaigninging

A new podcast episode has been released into the wild. In this one, Chris and I chat about my Gen Con plans (my Gen Con calendar is here, and you can see me at the Indie RPG Matchmaker and Historical … Continue reading

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Gen Con Social

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Ancient Inspiration and Immortals of Bronze

Immortals of Bronze was an idea that didn’t actually go anywhere. We had one, maybe two games, and then moved on to Nefertiti Overdrive. I reviewed Cities of the Ancient World, a lecture series from the Great Courses, and I … Continue reading

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