Game Chef 2017

So Game Chef 2017 has come and gone and I am without an entry. I really gave it a fair amount of thought, but at the end of the day, time escaped me. So, rather than continue to finish the work I was doing, I’m going to share some of the concepts and ideas I…

Physical Mechanisms in Gaming

I’ve been thinking about how GMs and systems can enhance the gaming experience by introducing physical elements. While some of the most unique and celebrated games of the last several years have added physical elements, the idea hasn’t really caught on with game designers. Games like Dread and 10 Candles introduce physical mechanisms into game…

Rules Hacking for Setting

I’m a pretty easy-going, rules light GM.  At the end of the day, I really don’t like a lot of crunch in my games (my undying love for Rolemaster not withstanding).  A recent conversation on Fear the Boot discussed the necessity of rules adherence – when the rules drive the story.  This resonates with me…