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Rediscovering Cortex Plus Dramatic Roleplaying

I’ve played a lot of games over the years. A LOT. As a podcaster and game designer, I felt it was my duty to play as many games as I could, and experiment with as many rules as I could … Continue reading

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Being Inspired by American Gods

Story inspiration is everywhere. I love pulling story ideas from the things I see, the movies I watch, songs I listen to and books I read. The first iteration of the Shark Bone Podcast was all about pulling story inspiration … Continue reading

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The State & Future of The ‘Bone

It has been close to nine months since I stopped making regular podcast content. I don’t regret stopping. I do regret tying so much of my own self-worth and identity into the podcast that I created. It’s been an interesting … Continue reading

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Fate Dice Threats & Advantages

Earlier today, I was listening to the first episode of the Excess Advantage Podcast (which I was a guest on) and I was struck by an idea. It’s probably not a new idea; after all, there are no new ideas … Continue reading

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Why #soloRPG?

A number of people (that number being 0) have asked me why I play role-playing games by myself. They are a social activity! Something to do with friends! Yes, you’re right. They are. But, they are more than that. They … Continue reading

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Why Player Narrative Control is Good for You and Your Group

This is a companion piece to one written by Michael of The RPG Academy. Michael just explained to those who don’t allow for Player Narrative Control (PNC) how to get your feet wet and try it. I, however, am going … Continue reading

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