Game Mechanics

Roleplaying

Five Roleplaying Mechanics That Must Go

Roleplaying design isn’t easy, as we can see from all the bad mechanics that make their way into our favorite games. Some mechanics aren’t inherently flawed but are merely implemented poorly. Other mechanics have no redeeming qualities and should be dropped completely. It’s that second category we’re talking about today. Designers use … read more »

Podcast

90 – GMing for Beginners

The Mythcreant Podcast

The game master has a lot of responsibilities. They choose the system, they stay up late planning the story, they help the players come up with character concepts. It’s intimidating to the inexperienced, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us this week as Mike … read more »

Roleplaying

The One Ring Is a Mixed Bag

Heroes in battle against orcs.

Roleplaying in Middle-earth has a long history, both in homebrew mods and in licensed games. The most recent official entry is The One Ring, by Cubicle 7. These are the same people who’ve brought us the Doctor Who and Laundry Files roleplaying games, so they … read more »