Analysis

Five Surprisingly Successful Characters and Why They Work

Boba Fett from Star Wars
At Mythcreants we’ve previous discussed characters who were too unlikabletoo isolated, or just disappointing. Some had too much candy or too much spinachterrible motivations, or too much candy again. But believe it or not, we occasionally run into characters that impress us. Let’s go over some characters that were surprisingly well liked for their archetype and investigate how the storytellers accomplished it.

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Roleplaying

Why RPG Combat Is Broken

A painting of Viking Age warriors engaged in battle.

Gather round, all ye game masters, designers, and RPG enthusiasts: it is time for part two of this series on extended conflict-resolution rules in roleplaying games. We refer to these rules as “combat” for brevity’s sake, even though they often include rules for car chases, … read more »

Roleplaying

How RPG Combat Can Help the Story

A classical painting of two women fighting a duel.

If your RPG upbringing was anything like mine, you were taught from a young age that combat and story are eternally opposed to each other. You were raised to believe that players are either obsessed with combat to the point of ignoring the narrative or … read more »