Roleplaying Systems

Podcast

109 – Getting Into Character

The Mythcreant Podcast

Roll some dice, because it’s time to talk about roleplaying games – specifically, how to get into character at the table. Kristin is back to share her wisdom, which is a good thing, too, because Chris needs help dealing with Oren’s pro-GM propaganda. We talk … read more »

Roleplaying

Blue Rose Is a Neat Setting With a Boring System

A queen on the cover of Blue Rose.

Blue Rose is a roleplaying game in the romantic-fantasy genre. What is romantic fantasy you ask? Blue Rose describes it as fantasy with a more optimistic and open-minded outlook than traditional high fantasy or sword and sorcery.* Relationships are very important in this subgenre, though … read more »

Podcast

103 – Cosmic Horror in Roleplaying Games

The Mythcreant Podcast

Roll for spookiness, for this week Wes returns to discuss cosmic horror in roleplaying games. There is of course much ribbing on the old standby Call of Cthulhu, but Wes is also kind enough to introduce a number of other games for your eldritch delight. … read more »

Podcast

90 – GMing for Beginners

The Mythcreant Podcast

The game master has a lot of responsibilities. They choose the system, they stay up late planning the story, they help the players come up with character concepts. It’s intimidating to the inexperienced, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us this week as Mike … read more »

Roleplaying

Four Systems for Inexperienced Game Masters

So you’re a new game master. Maybe you’ve been a player for a while and want to take a seat behind the screen, or maybe you’ve never played at all and this whole “collaborative storytelling” thing sounds fun. What system are you going to choose? … read more »

Roleplaying

How to Evaluate a Roleplaying Game

I’ve spoken before about what makes a setting good for roleplaying, and I’ve reviewed a number of roleplaying systems here on the blog, so it’s time to lay out what makes the system itself good or bad. While each system is a unique snowflake, several factors … read more »

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