Dear Reader, It would seem that discourse about that same old thing has circled around again. You know, the one where some black person or other person of color said something about the thing that you thought only you had the right to speak on and that no one can ever critique because how dare… Read more The Discourse
It’s 11:12 AM Eastern US at the time of this writing, but it was much earlier when I read yet another dialogue on how Korra is better than Aang which was of course met with “No u” and I’m tired, y’all. I know that for those of us who have seen both series, we have… Read more Avatar: The Last Narrative-bender
Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. Praxis may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_(process) One of the things that I find to be true across my experiences in tabletop discourse is that while there are a lot… Read more Community Praxis
Sure, there are probably ways to create stat blocks for various lesser gods and quasi-deities and the powers they might have, the challenges they might present, and so on, but I think battle and puzzles might be a bit too narrow of a focus for an “epic level” campaign.
When it comes to the concept of alignment in D&D, there’s quite a bit of contention. Specifically about whether the system is good or useful for describing characters in the world. Let’s have a wee bit of review of what that chart generally looks like: This grid was created with the intent of describing the… Read more Of Laws & Morals
Today in, “Hm, I don’t know about this one…” Reading this on FB had me wrinkle an eyebrow. In particular, a response of “Because I haven’t seen one yet.” to which I replied “No idea if this was sarcasm, but there’s a lot of accuracy to this statement, so I’ll borrow and extend. The idea… Read more Rolls, Roles, & Roleplay
So one day I wrote: As a follow-up to: Because: A Word on Archetype Dungeons and Dragons is fantasy in a medieval time period as a default setting. There are others, but this is the general world this is set in. This same setting would also have included the times that things like the crusades… Read more Of Faith & Deity
My musings on the lore of tabletop games have led me to yet another tweet and related discourse when it comes to kobolds. According to the lore of Dungeons and Dragons, kobolds are… well, let’s have a look… I’ll start here: racial monoliths are trash. I’ve mentioned this before and I will continue to as… Read more Good Kobold Bois
I wonder when the exhaustion started to settle into my molecules, but there’s something uniquely exhausting when dealing with the same cycle of questions people tend to ask people of color, usually several times per day. The last time I was out and about on the twitters I read something ableist, something sexist, and something… Read more Time and Time again… and again
Thank you all for everything. To the tabletop folks and to Goldhart, thank you for believing that I have stories worth telling, characters worth bringing to life, worlds worth setting into motion. I’m going to make you proud this year.