TPKtalk for Nov 30
It’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday and all manner of other things that we don’t have here in Canada. It’s a busy weekend. However, all of our links are free and contain no calories or trans fats, so take a look around and I’m sure you’ll find something you can take home with you.
Gaming in a crowd
As one of those reclusive gamers who games pretty much entirely either from the privacy of my own home or the semi-privacy of my local pub, I don’t spend nearly enough time in my FLGS playing games. But Mike from Campaign Mastery has written some great tips for gaming abroad (and inadvertantly a reminder of why I do spend so much time in my gamer-cave).
I wish I could play
Mark at Dustpan Games discusses some games his players wish they could play. I think that’s one of the biggest issues with reading so much about games but having a finite mortal lifespan. I want to run 13th Age, Savage Worlds, Dungeon World. Spirit of the Century, Dread, and Burning Wheel, and that’s just off the top of my head.
The power of the reskin
A lesson learned keenly by games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, reskinning can be a powerful tool for GMs. I used it pretty heavily when running my D&D Next playtest, Cody at Dungeons Deep and Caverns Old discusses some of the virtues and some of the pitfalls this week. What was the last creature or item you reskinned?
I hate Scrabble
I do. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. Apparently it’s one of the many things I have in common with Wil Wheaton, like having a beard and living on the planet Earth. this week on Table Top, he plays a different kind of word game, one I like better and that has Elder Gods. these facts are not unrelated.