Fabletop: Role Play In Games

To be fair, most players act as if they have 6 Intelligence anyway.


WWYCD: What Would Your Character Do?

D&D and other tabletop RPGs can be boiled down to two things: The rules, and the writing. The crunch, and the fluff. The dice rolls, and the player roles.

Alright, that was multiple examples, but they all amount to the same pair! And today, I’ll be talking about the soul of the game: Roleplaying.

In other words, your old childhood games of playing pretend, only now with more MATH!

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Just Write: Month 2

Happiness feels GOOD. Anyone saying otherwise is either lying, deluded, or tragically broken.

Well, it’s that time of the month again! …Uh, for the second time.

When I, an aspiring writer, instead of blogging about assorted nerd stuff, actually WRITE for MY OWN STUFF!

…And then report about it to complete strangers on the internet!

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Batman: A Study In Being Batly Written

But the simple truth is that in the real world, we want very little to do with people who are horribly flawed with no intention to fix themselves.

So I found Logan a brilliant-but-joyless-watch-once movie. I thought Bloodborne had no emotional resonance or coherent storytelling (or rather, had a hidden coherent story which it did not tell in a way that made you care). And I thought that Batman: White Knight was a hamfisted political agenda which required the universe to be warped in its “hero’s” favour. All of the above are widely held as masterpieces of fictional works.

What is the next opinion heresy I will commit as a nerd?

Captain America: Hail Hydra.

Simple: Flat out state that, handled poorly, Batman is a boring and unlikable character.

Now that my CLICKBAIT has your attention, proceed if you wish to hear one nerd’s opinion which is entirely personal and in no way represents objective fact!

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Fabletop Classes: It’s A Bard Knock Life

This character puts the “role” and “play” in “roleplaying”.

Come hither my friends and lo, hear my story,

Of the minstrel who went in search of his glory,

A jolly rapscallion who lived for such fun,

With rapier wit always on the run,

He’d ridicule others for their looks or their stench,

Then o’er at yon tavern he’d hit on a w…oman as a respected equal with her own goals and dreams.

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Just Write: Month 1

I don’t HAVE to reach the average, but it feels good to do so.

Well, I said I’d do it, and here I am, doing it! I’m actually working on my story…world!

And I’ll show those fools. I’LL SHOW THEM ALL!

…What do you mean nobody was actually challenging my claims?

…What do you mean nobody CARED ENOUGH to challenge my claims?

REGARDLESS! Here’s a report on my writing!

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Writing Blogs: Behind The Screen

Find the balance which makes YOUR life meaningful.

So, my readership which can be counted on one hand (maybe two!) is used to me posting week after week, talking about writing and stuff.

But do people actually know how I write stuff? How the blog sausage is made?

…People don’t want to know how sausages are made?

…And nobody is actually interested in my production process?

…Whatever, I’m still talking about it!

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The Write Stuff: Year Two

And in all that, I didn’t stop writing in my blog week after week.

So here we are, 2 years or so since I first started out.

2018 draws to a close. We’ve had a democratic victory in my home country, the passing of Stan Lee, and if I am to believe what I hear, the first genuinely good live-action Transformers movie, and Aquaman of all heroes representing the first fun DCEU movie. What a time to be alive.

So…How am I doing?

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