July 4th Gaming

It’s independence Day in the United States and as a national holiday, it’s the sort of thing that leaves one with time to go gaming! I don’t really do any historical miniature gaming (it’s really only a matter of time though…) and the Revolutionary War isn’t one of my favorite periods from a wargaming perspective….

NPC Hook: The Betrayed Priest

I’ve just finished The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and it really hit me that there’s a great NPC archetype that doesn’t get enough attention. Warning, looking at this archetype is an unavoidable spoiler! The priest in TBatN, Father Konstantin, is a very typical vainglorious, priest full of his own glory as a…

Family Campaigns

Family structures provide rich narrative opportunities for any game. So many problems with the traditional party strucuare immediately resolved! How do the players know each other? Why are they together? Why do they stay together? What shared experiences do they have? All solved! While making the players all part of the same family can “fix”…