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Fairness in Play: A Series?

“That wasn’t fair!” It’s the ur critique. It’s when your childhood broke, if only a little bit. It’s the moment your budding theory of mind burst through into a terrible reality, and you realized that the game you’re playing might … Continue reading

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Press the Red Button for More Red Button

A while ago, I decided to do a full play-through of the Mass Effect series. I’m not a big fan of the games overall, but my roommate was playing Mass Effect 3, and I found myself inescapably enticed by that … Continue reading

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I Have a d12 in “Four-sided Triangles”

Question: how do you represent luck in a role-playing game? Let’s assume this is a fairly typical role-playing game. You roll dice to determine the outcome of certain events in the fiction. Rolling high gets you the result you want, … Continue reading

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Green People are People & Murderers are Murderers

So, murder hobos. You know what they look like. There’s this big, bad adventuring party, and, man, they just don’t give a fuck. There’s no threat too small to be met with unrelenting violence. There’s no enemy who can’t be … Continue reading

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