Category Archives: Role Playing and War Games

Understanding the Appeal of Dungeons Amp Dragons

Why would a game of fantasy appeal to so many? The answer is simple; you can lead a life in this fantasy world that you could not otherwise live. Example, a hopeless romantic could fall madly in love with an elven princess and chase her for years before getting her attention, and then after that

Winning Characters in Dungeons and Dragons

There is no formula for creating a “winning” character in Dungeons & Dragons. After all there is no real winner at the game table; uUnless you are playing in an organized play tournament, but even then, points are awarded based on the performance of the player, not the character. The point of a role-playing game

Gm Nightmares and how to Avoid them

In every group of gamers in the entire world, you will find at least one that has a horror story about a game master, dungeon master, storyteller or whatever title that a person has chosen for themselves. Everything from nightmare players and scenarios, to power hungry, selfish game masters with a vengeance. I myself have

Christmas 2007 Gift Ideas Hottest War Games

Christmas is nearing and gifts need to be purchased. For the war gamer on your Christmas list buying one of the hottest war board games this year will certainly entertain. ~Battle Cry Battle Cry is a simple yet challenging two player game. Taking less than an hour to play, players can easily play two or

The History of Role Playing Games

Gary Gygax knew from the very beginning that he could not give the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons the attention it needed all by himself. He focused all of his attention upon these first three volumes of AD&D and codified so much information that his contribution has gone without equal. The Player’s Handbook(PHB), the Dungeon Masters

How to Choose a Race and Class in Dungeons and Dragons

When creating a Dungeons & Dragons character, race and class are usually the first decisions that need to be made by the player. Those two decisions alone greatly define the role your character plays in an adventuring group and determines a lot of basic information about her. In fact, if you are the new player

How to get the most out of Role Playing Games

First you have to ask what your group wants out of role-playing? This can be the most vital and often overlooked step. Make sure your group is conducive to a good gaming atmosphere. Make sure they want similar things out of the game. This said, there are a number of things I have come across

Women in Role Playing Games

Being a female in on-line gaming communities isn’t always easy, but at least it’s amusing. Reactions to females playing role-playing games on-line have always been a varied assortment, varying from mostly shock from other non-gaming females and mostly wariness from the males. But who can blame them? On-line role-play games are, and will be for

Experiences Playing Vampire the Masquerade

I played Vampire – The Masquerade exactly one time. I was very lucky in that the group of guys that I played with were all old time gamers with MONDO experience. I was invited to join because my husband was in the game and it was just getting started when I got off work tending

Guide to Events in Betrayal at House on the Hill

In Betrayal at House on the Hill, the primary focus of each session is on outing and beating the traitor… or killing all the heroes, depending on your standpoint. The game doesn’t begin with a traitor, however, and to fill the space between a certain number of Omens being drawn, players primarily have to deal