Reflection is an important part of playing tabletop games well whether you play them offline or on and the last few days have found me orbiting my thoughts on experiencing me as a player and how that informs the ways I behave as a DM.
My enjoyment of the transformations and powers aside, Sailor Moon changed how I felt about villains, heroes, and my view on animated media and the stories it could tell as a whole; suddenly, I had stories that had just as much depth and substance as the things that were “for the grown-ups”.
Last night I was talking to a good birb friend (not a mistype) about project work, perfectionism, and trying to reign in project scope. As we talked over many things, the one thing that came up is a point of consent. The convo was something like, “I’ll start working on a thing, have an idea,… Read more Choosing Your Success: Accountability
So it happened again that a company did the problematic thing. This week it was Twitch with problems ™. The fallout after the article went out was immediate and the comments, scathing. Among them, people were critical of people who would remain content creators on the platform. Others left and were understanding of those who… Read more Where Do We Go From Here
It was another day inside and on twitter. That day, I popped into a thread on magic in tabletop games and related mechanics with Dee Pennyway. After a pretty solid exchange of ideas, we decided to continue the convo via DM when this happened: I’ve read your blog posts and I like everything I’ve seen… Read more Look, Ma! I’m a Writer!
This entry is going to be heavy in stream-of-consciousness writing. I will try as hard as I can to get keep this readable. The recent revelations of long-standing issues and their impact at Wizards have left us all a bit of a wreck. Partly because we treat companies like people but also because of nostalgia… Read more A Word on WotC
I was reading this thread the last night and among the things that stuck out for me was this particular point: I started to think about an answer to this question and the first thing I ran into was this thing I already wrote about accountability. In some of my calls for accountability, I’ve been… Read more On Things Redemption Looks Like
It’s a wee bit after 1PM Eastern time and I’m listening to Friskk in the background as they recount the pain of the last few days. It’s heart-wrenching. In particular, the way in which over a few days, years of trust and relationships lay shattered and the grieving that entails. In the sounds of her… Read more Grieving for Friends Never Made
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
This isn’t hard. Learn to listen to people and their lived experiences and consider that you don’t need to walk into every discussion as if you’re the only one with a valid opinion.