Mark

I am a teacher of grade 11 and 12 students. I teach them Computer Science and other IT related subjects including gaming. I am an avid Tabletop RPG player and designer and hope to one day make my living in that industry. I have been playing games, mainly as the Game Master for nearly 30 years.

GM Toolkit

Last night I ran my Conan Adventures in an Age Undreamed of campaign.  It is the first time that I had my expansion books and the Games Master (GM) screen.  […]

death for Grog

The first time I played Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) I created a pretty straightforward character.  She became my most memorable character death though.  I was not an inexperienced role player […]

diceless

If you are a long-term reader you have read posts by me talking about diceless systems.  Specifically Lords of Gossamer and Shadow which is based on the Amber diceless system.  […]

Maelstrom system

I was watching a post a few days ago where people talked about science-fiction role-playing games (RPG).  Sci-fi is so broad that most people believe there is no go-to game […]

smoke and mirrors

Hi players.  I am here to let you know how to destroy every Pathfinder or D&D game ever devised by your GM.  You can thank me later by breaking one […]

breathe

You will hear and read all the time about getting your game to live and breathe.  This is obviously a metaphor, but what for?  If you are new to role-playing and […]

Combat offers story

I read a post from Fern Kali of Ballgowns and Battleskirts blog about a game of Exalted.  The game seemed heavy with combat but brilliantly that combat just added layer […]