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Metacognition: Burnout

Originally posted on AmbiGaming:
We’re back with our “thinking about thinking” series! If you’re interested in our previous deep thoughts, check out the Metacognition series.  Join us for some deep thoughts (and maybe the occasional not-so-deep thought) about gaming. If you find…

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Death penalties in MMOs

Originally posted on GamingSF:
The recent discussion around changing gaming tastes among MMORPG gamers has segued into some interesting related topics. I read since Roger’s post and Bhagpuss’ post about Death penalties. Relating to my own thoughts on gaming tastes…

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I Hate Cash Shops

Originally posted on VIRTUAL BASTION:
I’ve tried tolerating them. I’ve tried rationalizing them, and I’ve tried to ignore them. You know what though? I just plain hate cash shops in full-priced video games. I hate the effect the presence of…

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D&D5e and the Inspiration Economy

Originally posted on Dyson's Dodecahedron:
Inspiration is a KEY component to encouraging roleplaying in 5e. It is one of the elements that really changes up the game by directly rewarding roleplaying without using XP as the reward. The assumption…

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Dungeons and Dragons: TSW Campaign Complete + EVEN MORE CHARACTERS

Originally posted on Superior Realities:
After a few delays due to illness, my homebrew D&D mini-campaign based on The Secret World setting has wrapped up. Over the course of four sessions, my friends embarked on a twisted journey from a…

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Knowing When to Move On

Originally posted on VIRTUAL BASTION:
Several years ago, when this site was under a different name, I offered a post about that moment when you and a game click. I looked at the subject from two different angles: “love at…

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Changing gaming tastes (or not)

Originally posted on GamingSF:
A few bloggers have been discussing changes in online gaming tastes in the broadest generalised sense (e.g. Bhagpuss, Endgame Viable). If developers follow such trends in terms of the games they create, then apparently we’ve become…

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Street Fighting Man

Originally posted on Return to House of Grouse:
Today I want to talk about Grousemot the Monk leader of Clan Grouse. He was at cap for several years and had to step up each cap change to stay there. He…

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Metacognition: Missing You

Originally posted on AmbiGaming:
We’re back with our “thinking about thinking” series! If you’re interested in our previous deep thoughts, check out the Metacognition series.  Join us for some deep thoughts (and maybe the occasional not-so-deep thought) about gaming. If you find…

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5e Skill Challenges

Originally posted on Boccob's Blessed Blog:
While I disliked many aspects of D&D fourth edition, I did like skill challenges. The following article outlines my conversion of that system to fifth edition. Credit where credit is due-this article draws…

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