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How We Won the War on Dungeons & Dragons

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Politics and Activism

Thirty years ago, a war raged between the dorks who played Dungeons & Dragons, and the conservative parent groups who believed that gaming was debauched at best and Satanic at worst. Lives were ruined. People died. And now that war is over. I still can’t believe we won. Source: How We Won the War on […]

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How much Power Attack?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Math and Science

If you don’t play Pathfinder (or D&D), you might as well skip this post, unless you’re really interested in some math.  It’s a post for novice math geeks, and RPG players. How much Power Attack should a fighter use when pimp-slapping the Monster of the Day? It’s a good question worthy of thought. If you’re […]

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Role playing versus Roll playing

Entertainment, Games and gaming

This discussion comes up fairly often in my gaming group, many of whom read this blog. I’ve never really posted in our fora what I think role playing is or should be, so I thought I’d cast my thoughts in stone (or at least in the magical ether of the internet). Role playing games take […]

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