There are a lot of things to love about "the world's greatest role playing game", the heroes and the villains, the treasure found and friends made along the way...but nothing so valuable as the party's evolution from humble beginnings to champions of legend. Narratively, it's fairly easy to see this change. New perspectives and growth… Continue reading Awarding Experience
So your party has rescued an adorable baby owlbear...now what? D&D gives you an avenue for exploring a lot of things that are unattainable in real life: magic, interplanar travel, defeating ancient liches...all with an animal companion by your side! Mechanically, there are only a couple of classes that come pre-structured for having a "pet",… Continue reading D&D for Kids: Party Animals
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.John Muir Have you ever looked up at a particularly old tree and just...wondered? Wondered at how long it's been there, how many things it has seen...and how much more it will see as it continues to witness the passing of the world and lives… Continue reading Sacred Trees
Role playing can be intimidating, especially when you are trying out a new character! They have a whole new backstory, personality, voice and bearing compared to your own, and if you're not accustomed to acting (like me), it can take some time to find the role. Once you do, though, the ability to explore the… Continue reading Getting into Character: Role Playing Tips
This one goes out to all the note-takers out there! The party scribes who can be counted on to record every NPC, setting description, and shiny bit of loot and lore that you're certain the group will need to reference later. You capture every detail so faithfully, your notebook is the physical manifestation of the… Continue reading D&D Note-Taking Tips
One of my favourite things about going home (aside from seeing family, of course) is sitting in my Grandmother's garden. Nestled almost secretively behind the family home and I were raised in, it's a lovely little paradise filled with flora from the Philippines to the Western United States. It's a place of sweet smells and… Continue reading In the Garden: Flower Folklore
Hello, you wonderful Scribblers! With the RPG Writer's Workshop, NaNoRiMo, and holidays right round the corner, I know it's a busy time of year for you all! I wanted to take the time to share a couple of updates as I push through my own list of projects this week: First and foremost, I want… Continue reading Update Time!!
Hey there, Scribblers! Time for a quick, between-posts update: First and foremost, a HUGE thank-you to Argon Skies Art for these beautiful portraits! Be sure to follow her on Twitter @Argonskies and Instagram @argonskiesart for more of her fantastic character art! Second, I am now officially part of The British Nerd Network, an international community of… Continue reading Update Time!