The game master has a lot of responsibilities.
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How RPGs prepare you for that undiscovered country—including just letting you explore it.
This Middle-Earth RPG serves its purpose, but it won't be the one to rule them all anytime soon.
These RPGs will make good homes for your favorite story settings—with a couple tweaks.
We’ve had deep and meaningful topics for long enough; it’s time to argue about roleplaying mechanics!
These RPGs rely on more than stats and skill checks to succeed.
These pitfalls prove perilous to many RPGs. Here's how to avoid them.
These RPGs required more reading than a college class to make sense.
These RPG abilities left GMs confused and players disappointed.
Oren, Mike, and Johnathan get into the weeds with roleplaying rulesets.
This anime-inspired RPG fires on all cylinders, so even when it misses, it's still a blast.
These abilities might look cool, but they'll just gather dust on your character sheets.
This mystical RPG does justice to its setting, but balancing issues make it a slog.
Mike, Oren, and Johnathan discuss systems for tracking a character’s health in roleplaying games.
Oren, Mike, and our returning guest Johnathan discuss the pros and cons of different character advancement systems.
This apocalyptic RPG has a bright spot, but unrealistic ambitions drag it down.
This new version of the world-famous RPG fails in similar ways to its predecessors.
This Lovecraftian RPG's new version won't blow any minds—just break them a bit.