Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Recent Projects

I've got a number of things available for purchase or download-with-subscription at this point, and I haven't really promoted them in this blog as I should. Sure, some of them are linked over in the "Published Work and Reviews" page in the right-side column, but I think a lot of visitors haven't even noticed it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

D&D 5e: The Protection Fighting Style



My gaming schedule has given me a lot more chances to see people create new 5e characters lately, including more than a few fighters and paladins. Some of those players set out to be the tankiest tanks that ever tanked, so they pick up the Protection fighting style, and... it kinda works, but the more I see it, the less I like it. Specifically, I think it comes in well behind all of the other fighting styles of the Player's Handbook, to say nothing of the much more egregious ones proposed in Unearthed Arcana articles. Let's break it down.

Friday, March 4, 2016

LARP Event Postmortem: Artemis

Yeah, it felt about like this.

The LARP that I play, Eclipse, recently staged an event that genuinely surprised me and did things I had never before seen in the whole medium of boffer LARPing. I had a phenomenal time, and I want to break down what they did and talk about all the different elements that made it work. I've talked before about common event formats, which is a useful baseline and contrast to this event.