The Ancients Knew How to Roll

Special thanks to Dan Sutter (who couldn’t post the article himself,) for the incontrovertible proof that the Ancients had table-top role-playing games…right after my silly sketch: “You enter the Academy of the future. Books are everywhere, but there are these, things, that are like uh-hundred books, even though they’re the size of one, and you […]

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Being a Good DM by Steve Townsend

“The other players are your team. Presumably your friends. If someone ever seems upset about your brilliant role-playing move, whether you’re a player or the DM, start with, “I’m sorry. I totally didn’t mean anything by it personally.” After that, you can discuss your choice and move on. If you have to defend yourself with, […]

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Fantasy Armor

I’ve been thinking a lot about “nerd culture,” (white) male┬áprivilege, cheesecake, and cultural norms surrounding fantasy, myth, and the way that we tell stories. Consider this the first post (repost, really) in a series on the matter. The article discusses women’s fantasy armor from the vantage of an armorer. It is especially fresh for me […]

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