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Gary Gygax–Gone but not forgotten

Gary Con is a unique convention completely devoted to table top gaming. Their website header boasts of being “one of the best kept secrets in gaming.” And it really is when you think of the fact that most Wisconsin residents don’t even know that Lake Geneva is where the magic that is Dungeons & Dragons began. Gary Con is aptly named for the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax. What began as a humble gathering of family and friends to play games in his honor following his March 4, 2008 passing has become quite the pilgrimage for gamers across the globe.

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DnD 5e: Guards, Guts, and Glory

My RPG group proceeded to the next part of the campaign, the Pure City. This part of the adventure escalates and delves more into the devilish plots of the dark cult as well as raising questions about how the players had developed their characters up to this point.

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Exploring DnD 5e: Monsters, Illusions, and Zombies

Three of my players joined forces to escape a town overrun with monsters in the last Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition quest. The rules were mostly smooth sailing with only one question about elves trance. In this blog I will talk about the quest of the Burning Church and the lack of clarity on trance rules.

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Ways to Take RPGing One Step Further

Role-playing development is, you might have guessed, one of the biggest aspects of Table-Top RPGs. It is a huge reason why gamers play, but the role-playing doesn’t have to start and stop at the table. There are ways that you can get your gamers more involved with their characters outside of play.

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The Importance of d4-d20s

Most people believe that dice rolling is the biggest key to table top gaming. Without it there would be true chaos and corruption in RPGs. In order to be an informed minion player and keep your DM from going mad with power, keep informed about dice and rolling rules. I will talk about the different kinds of dice rolling and rules, and even some of the ideas behind dice rolling in this blog.

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World Creation for RPGs

Different universes and settings are one of the reasons people play RPGs. The idea that you can escape the world you are in and visit another is enthralling. In my last blog I talked about the importance of setting in Table Top role-playing and I mentioned world creation as an option.  World creation for table top role-playing games can be daunting. I have substantial experience that I will share in this blog.

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Importance of Setting

Every person out there has always had that secret dream in the back of their mind that they could live in their favorite fantasy world. The setting of any table-top RPG becomes essential to the campaign and the creative minds of you and the player.

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Closing a Campaign

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand . . . there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend, some hurts that go too deep.” These lines by Frodo in the Return of the King perfectly summarize the feelings that one gets when a loved book, movie, or campaign comes to a close.

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