Edward Turner

Roleplaying

Five RPGs That Prove That Dice Are Dull

crossed-out dice

When you think about RPGs, you usually think about rolling dice. From the humble, six-sided cube, to the iconic d20, to the absurd, hundred-sided Zocchihedron, there’s seemingly no end to the variety of dice out there. Their potential grows even further when you factor in … read more »

Roleplaying

Metrofinál Makes God Mode Interesting

Metrofinál Transantiago, by Jonathan Walton, is a story game about the apocalypse. Not a minor disaster, the complete end of days. Eight bodhisattvas—people of such unimaginable spiritual power that they are essentially gods—are wandering the world as it crumbles into ashes. Their task: pave the … read more »

Roleplaying

Five Tips for Setting Scenes in Your Game

Many story games, including big names like Fiasco or Kingdom, are built around scene framing. In these games, players take turns setting scenes, stepping into a temporary Game Master role in an otherwise GM-less game. When you’re the scene-setter, you decide where the next scene … read more »