A Word on WotC

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

Tabletop System Exodus Advocate OR Say What You Want, but Don’t Be Ableist…

With events at Wizards and Hasbro being what they are, more than a few people have opted to move away from Dungeons & Dragons as their primary material for creating games and are looking to other systems. This is a good thing and means more options for experiences in the space. They are also asking… Read more Tabletop System Exodus Advocate OR Say What You Want, but Don’t Be Ableist…

Community Praxis

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

At Higher Levels

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.

Of Laws & Morals

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

Of Faith & Deity

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

Good Kobold Bois

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