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{ Monthly Archives } March 2012

Rejig RPG

Here is a story game, in its entirety, that popped into my head this morning: Each players take 3d6 and four tokens. One player begins narrating. Any player not narrating can challenge the narrator for any reason: The narrator rolls his dice; the challenger rolls hers. Whoever rolled the die with the lowest value can […]

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The Game You Want

Monte Cook wants everyone to be happy: It’s become clear to me over the last few years that game players should be able to play the game they want to play, not the game a game designer wants them to play. (That there are game players who disagree with this shows me that there are […]

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D&D Skills

Skills in D&D 4E are broken, and Wizards knows it. Here’s the challenge with skills: in 3E and 4E, skills are serving two masters. First, they serve as a customization point for players. Players want to say, “I’m good at this thing,” and write that thing down on their character sheets. They want their choice […]

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