When I was growing up, My grandmother was always telling me "Look where you're going, not where you've been!" I'm endlessly curious, and my short-term attention span frequently has my eyes wandering around. Unfortunately, I have a short-term memory too so I don't always remember what I've seen...but that's a story for another blog post. What … Continue reading DM Basics: Above and Beyond!
There are a lot of things that make you... you. Things that make you different or special. When building a character to play in an RPG, it is just as important to think of those little things to also to help bring that character to life. Your character is more than stats on a page. … Continue reading Character Basics – Nitty Gritty
Creating a world where your players can strut their stuff, find adventure, and generally wreak havoc can be challenging. There is a lot that goes into making a world where your campaign comes to life. One of the first questions you have to ask yourself is where and when in time do you want to … Continue reading GM Tips – A Whole New World
Call of Cthulhu is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft's story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium and it uses Chaosium's Basic Role-Playing (BRP) system, with special rules for Sanity. The newest edition is the 7th edition, published in … Continue reading Call Me Maybe?
You haven't played in two weeks but you're ready to go. You've got your wild cherry Dr. Pepper, your dice, and your character sheet. Or maybe you've got your computer booted up and the windows opened that you need. If you were smart, you kept notes on what was going on as you played. You … Continue reading Player Basics – Notes to Self
One of the biggest draws to roleplaying games is the ability to be someone other than yourself. But that can also be one of the biggest challenges for some players. After all, you have tons of experience being yourself. Not many people get the opportunity to be someone else. One of the most helpful ways … Continue reading Character Basics – WWYD
You appear, magically, in a world that is already populated with tons of other characters, including the ones that you are going to be joining on a great adventure. You probably already have all your stats, weapons, class, and abilities firmly drawn up. But one of the biggest things people neglect to do or even … Continue reading Character Basics – Background