Fabletop: The Death Tax

This is not a spell where you can raise a holy symbol and have your deity pay the cost for you.


Doesn’t matter how tough or swift you made your character. Doesn’t matter what sort of broken, overpowered, totally legal character builds you’ve prepared.

Eventually, bad rolls are going to catch up to you. Eventually, you will bite off more than you can chew (alright, that one is more like “immediately” for most players). Or perhaps, and this is a BIG perhaps, you might be roleplaying character development and having your character give their life for a higher cause.

But mostly you die because of failed dice rolls and overwhelming force and/or numbers.

An Aasimar paladin-druid delivers a divine smite in beast form.

So, what happens when we die? Theologians and scientists will give you all sorts of answers and criteria for considering that question, but thankfully for gamers, games have had more solid rules. Let’s look at them, shall we?

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Just Write: Month 4

I’m alright, I just need to recharge.

Well, here we are with my writing report! So how’d I do?

…Wait, is anyone on WordPress even interested in reading the blog of an aspiring writer?

…Whatevs! Let’s get into it!

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Names: Blaming Naming Conventions

Which is kind of like if Westerners introduced their kids as “Loaded Pistol” or “Brave Smartness”.

And the bard doth said, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”

And verily, I did reply “Sounds great, why don’t you pen The Tragedy of Sparkle Zappy Zappy Angel Eyes, King of Denmark?”

Maybe it does smell just as sweet, but SOUNDS is a different matter entirely. Let’s look into that, shall we?

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Just Write: Month 3.5

To me, it’s alright to just acknowledge “You know what? It was a tough week. I could use a break.”

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is indeed another report on my progress for my personal writing to make use of a month with 5 weekends. Do not feel alarmed, my regularly scheduled RPG post will return next week.

…Nobody was alarmed because nobody reads?

…And anybody who happens to be looking at this will likely have no idea of my post schedule?

…Well, whatever!

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Just Write: Month 3

Some writers go in with the entirety of things in mind, sure, but others make it up as they go along with only a few signposts to guide them.

Well, it’s that time of the month where I actually sit down to do creative writing!

And also blog about it simply, giving me a break from having to think of a topic!

So, how much progress did I make towards my dream of becoming a successful author?

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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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