Avoiding the Familiar

Last week, I had been actively gaming again for a whole year. Almost forty, I have played more hours of roleplaying in the last 365 days than I have in almost half of my life. Not since university have I played this much, getting by in the meantime with online games, the occasional demo, some boardgaming, and two abortive attempts to get members of my family to play something d20 flavoured. I can’t honestly account for the reason that I

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Foul Dungeons

Have I created this sense of dungeoneering somehow being wrong by aligning the act of entering a dungeon with the playing of certain games? I’m not sure I can take sole responsibility for it, but I think it bears consideration. I find myself hankering for a dungeon crawl, but somehow in my mind this equates to having a dirty thought. On the other hand, how can that be true? When I go to sites like RPGNow, online purveyors of roleplaying

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In a Dark, Dark Place

In our regular games night, we played a game of Cthulhu Dark because we suffered a couple of withdrawals from the regular gang and needed something to fill the gap. While I find these intermissions frustrating when we’re in the midst of an adventure, sometimes the outcome can be just as entertaining and fulfilling. In this instance, both the adventure and the game system made the evening very much appreciated. So, we had this one-shot, pick-up game set in an

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