Roleplaying

How Metagaming Can Improve Your Campaign

One of the more frustrating habits a roleplayer can have is metagaming too much. The frequent metagamer can alienate the game master and other players if they start to feel that the metagamer is so concerned with winning that they are no longer playing in … read more »

Roleplaying

Leaving the Dungeon Crawl Behind

When an uninitiated friend or relative asks what I do on Saturday nights, I will sometimes tell them that I play Dungeons & Dragons to save time and explanations, even if the actual game in question is Vampire: The Sparkling. Read more »

Commentary

SFWA Pisses off Teh Womenz

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America was a very credible organization… until recently. It seems that like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it’s been growing out of touch with present day. Read more »

Commentary

Spec Fic Movies Punished at the Oscars

Ralph steals a metal

I used to love watching the Oscars. The high point for me was 2002, after the Fellowship of the Ring came out. Whoopi Goldberg was the host that year, and she was kind enough to tally the score between Fellowship and A Beautiful Mind, which … read more »

Commentary

A Review of Reviews of a Review

The writing blogosphere is entangled so deep in reviewception, I think it’s at risk of being lost forever in a limbo of pointless discussion and debate. The debate goes something like this: Flatterers: Why are writers so mean to other writers they review? They should … read more »

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