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Because Zombies…and LARPs

The folks at LARPCraft, who have created several LARP game tracking systems, have a new game: LARPCraft: The Risen If you’re not into the whole LARP scene but still want your zombie RPG fix, Square Enix Unleashes Zombie-Themed Card Battle FPS RPG Deadman’s Cross. Or if you’re down with LARPs but don’t care much for zombies you […]

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The South Park RPG Game Intro

South Park Studios, responsible for one of the best television episodes ever, “Make Love Not Warcraft,” has released its highly-anticipated role-playing game South Park: The Stick of Truth. You can watch the game’s introduction: And while you’re in the role-playing mood, don’t forget to check out our book.

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Just Give Me A D6

I just posted several videos for cool Kickstarter projects, but I know most of you aren’t going to click through to each one. (You should, but I know that you won’t.) However, the folks at Saving Throw have really captured my attention, and so I had to share one more element of their project. No […]

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RPGs on Kickstarter that I’ve enjoyed

I’m a big fan of small, independent publishing ventures. We’ve gone that way with the Second Edition of our book (shameless plug: buy it now), and I’ve chosen that path for my next project, So Far Appalachia, a book funded by backers through Kickstarter. (A project I’m about 6 months behind starting because of D&D […]

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Love and the Time of RPGs

Thankfully I have a wife who values my life as a writer. She doesn’t mind when I lock myself in my office for hours (or days) writing about topics like role-playing games even when that falls on Valentine’s Day. While we’re a few days removed, here are some funny posts about D&D, Valentine’s Day, and […]

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Critical Hit!, a short film about role playing

I’ve become a bit obsessed with short films about role playing this week after watching the feature film The Knights of Badassdom. I’m still in my own post-production high from finishing our book Dungeons & Dreamers (which you can buy now!) so instead of working, I’ve spent this weekend watching and reading what others have created. […]

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Ultima Online Goes to Reddit

The downside to writing and promoting a book is this: It’s easy to forget the joyful part of what you were writing about. John and I chased down stories for so many years that even the idea of talking about Richard Garriott, the Ultima series, or computer games in general strained our relationship. (When you […]

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The Next, Next Gen

One of the ideas John and I discussed throughout the writing process was how to illustrate just how impactful Dungeons & Dragons has become. More than a few people have said the game, which once served as shorthand for “geek” in the popular culture, was an creative influence early in life. As geek culture moved […]

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D&D: The Book…an update

The last few days have been a flurry of activity related to the book, and I wanted to give everyone a quick update as to what’s happening. Production While John and I are lucky to have control over the production and distribution process this time, we’ve been even luckier to hire some talented to folks […]

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