Tag Archives: Game Play

Why do we play video games?

Originally posted on Create and Inspire:
As usual, I think too much. Lately, I’ve been thinking about why I play video games and why certain games resonate with me more than others. Yes, I’m about to write about how those…

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Egg Moves

Originally posted on ThinkDM:
I often draw tabletop RPG inspiration from playing totally unrelated games. In the Pokemon game series, you can breed your Pokemon together for a variety of reasons. Breeders like cosmetics such as “shiny” alternative colored monsters…

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I’m becoming less bothered by mobile game shenanigans

Originally posted on Occasional Hero:
I remember a time, when smartphones were new and novel, that I thought that the original Angry Birds, specifically the free version, was the absolute worst. It had the audacity to show ads between levels.…

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Casual, hardcore and everything in between

Originally posted on Later Levels:
Although I don’t watch every year, I made a point of sitting through Microsoft’s Xbox briefing at last month’s E3 event. The potential for news about Fable 4 lured me in but I was sadly…

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White Plume Mountain for 5e: A reflection.

Originally posted on Return of the Dungeon Master:
Recently, I’ve been playing more than writing about D&D, hence the long gap between posts. My long running (almost a year and a half) campaign had reached the point where my ability…

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A Return To The Table

Originally posted on Return of the Dungeon Master:
As regular readers of this blog will be aware, I am predominantly a digital DM. However, in recent months I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to playing in person at a physical table.…

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The MMORPGs I have been playing

Originally posted on GamingSF:
Although I took a break from posting about MMORPGs for a couple of months, I have been playing them nonetheless. I continue to play a couple of different games to fill different needs and play schedules.…

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Originally posted on ThinkDM:
Various skills, tools, spells, and abilities in 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons enable characters to hide in plain sight. Employing techniques to guise a character’s voice, change their appearance, or create writings can be invaluable to…

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Building a Homebrew Spellcaster

Originally posted on ThinkDM:
Homebrew Spellcaster Template Click the link for a spellcaster template prefilled with spell progression, spell known ranges, cantrip known ranges, ability score improvements, “dead levels”  for new spell level access, and the full Class Features and…

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Delving into Dungeon Crawl Classics

Originally posted on Return of the Dungeon Master:
It’s been a while kids. To my eternal shame, I’ve been neglecting this blog for far too long. I seem to spend more time playing games and prepping for them than I…

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