Fabletop: Role Play In Games

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

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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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Final Week Fables: Love On The Mind

I UNDERSTAND TIMING IS IMPORTANT IN THE COURTSHIP RITUALS OF SURFACE-DWELLERS.

ONCE AGAIN, THE MONTH APPROACHES ITS LAST WEEKEND. AND THIS PATHETIC, SIMPERING BLOG SHALL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE FORM OF A PIECE OF HASTILY PRODUCED FICTION.

AND THIS WEEK’S VISUAL CREATION ON WHICH IT IS BASED IS:

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Love is love.

CLEARLY, THIS WILL BE A MOST TENDER AND INTIMATE ACCOUNT. IT IS MOST ASSUREDLY NOT WRITTEN UNDER DURESS OR MIND CONTROL. THE ELDER BRAIN WOULD NEVER DO SUCH A THING TO INFERIOR LIFEFORMS NO MATTER HOW MUCH THE INSECTS DESERVED IT FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO FIGHT IT.

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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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Fabletop: The Loot Of All Evil

That being said, you probably shouldn’t troll your players by making “friendship” the final reward.

What moves adventurers?

A rich backstory?

A thirst to prove themselves, to explore?

A righteous cause?

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It’s loot.

Or…something shiny that will either buy them many nice things or help them kill stuff better.

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Final Week Fables: Where The Road Leads

“I have…questions…about the gods.”
“Don’t we all.”

Welcome to this month’s story!

So for the past month or so, I’ve been playing in an online D&D group with a friend, finally fulfilling my dream of being a paladin. With that in mind, this month’s story will be based on that. Made more for the players of the game, but hopefully it’ll be good enough for anybody who happens across this!

So, what, pray tell, is the image I am using to frame my character’s story? What IS my character’s story?

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‘TIS HAMMER TIME.

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Fabletop: Beast Encounters Of The Nerd Kind

We Don’t Have To Fight. Let’s Do, Though!

Welcome to the very first level, young adventurers! To get you started, let’s pit you against a monster perfect for learning the basics: TIAMAT!

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Oh, it’s one of THOSE campaigns.

Because the first thing you need to learn is that you are all DOOMED!

…What do you mean this isn’t appropriate for your levels?

…Well, how would YOU suggest we plan this encounter, then?

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Fabletop Classes: Going Rouge

What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Also Mine

Yes, I know that it’s Rogue and that rouge is a red-tinted cosmetic.

I’ve been at this for nearly two years, and living out the nerd life for far longer. Surely I wouldn’t make such a rookie mistake!

Unless…a wild rouge successfully snuck in and switched the letters ar-

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It’s not like we like you or anything…!

…ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGUES!

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