Category Archives: RPG

Genre Consensus

One of the most crucial and least visible pieces of a successful tabletop roleplaying game is genre consensus. This has nothing to do with mechanics as written, balance, or meta-gaming. Genre consensus is an implicit agreement on the fundamental nature … Continue reading

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Convenience Rotes

Convenience Rotes Modern occult as a genre is doing well right now – just look at the number of slutty vampire hunters with werewolf boyfriends on the bookshelves right now. This is neither good nor bad. I just finished reading … Continue reading

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Why I Dislike Steampunk

I realized today during my work out why I dislike steampunk. Novels are escapism, by and large, and steampunk is escapism to a world choked with smog, where women are objects, blacks are invisible, and the oppressively stiff rules of … Continue reading

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Setting of the Day: Actuary Prison

Setting of the Day: Actuary Prison (The Actuaries are a New World of Darkness: Mage take on the Technocracy drawn up by my friend Aaron.  They carry over the control-obsessed and clandestine nature of the Technocracy, but are smaller in … Continue reading

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World of Insufficient Lighting

The World of Insufficient Lighting The World of Darkness is a horrible and grim place, full of vampires browbeating police chiefs with Dominate and mages traveling to other dimensions for fun and profit. Changelings are enjoying a delicious snack of … Continue reading

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