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Category: Roleplaying Games

HIntPlays updates

HIntPlays have settled into a 3-week rotation on Sunday evenings, with HIntFishy, Druttercup and Nitebytes sharing GMing duties. Currently the games stack up like this:

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Roleplaying investigations Part 1

Anyone who has played in or watched one of my games knows that I love investigations. I thrive on making characters interact with their environment and with creating NPCs who register as people to talk to, get to know, love and hate.

This will be an introduction in using investigative tactics in your game, whether you just want to dabble or to leap in with both feet. In later posts I’ll show you how I build clue trees, populate the environment with useful (or unhelpful but memorable) NPCs and how to adapt when it all goes sideways. For starters, let’s have a look at what investigations can bring to your game.

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How Do I Want To Do This?

Narrative Vs Simulationist Systems & How To Run Them.

There are many ways to differentiate between and to group the many tabletop RPG systems out there. Often, this is done by genre (Epic Fantasy, Cyberpunk, Urban Fantasy, etc.) or by the origins of the system, whether mechanically or inspirationally  (OSR, OGL, Tolkienian). One way of grouping systems is according to an important, underlying aspect which shapes the whole experience : is the game Narrative or Simulationist?

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D&D and the myth of Party Balance

Let me tell you about my character

“We’ve got a Tank, a DPS, a Bard and a Cleric so you’ve got to play an Arcane spellcaster of some kind, right?”

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Episode 6 of Galasweyn Investigations is now on YouTube

For those following the misadventures of Heamus and Dagread, lost and confused in the world of The Witcher TRPG from R Talsorian, episode 6 is now available.

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