Month: January 2021

DM / GM Prep and Game Aids

DM / GM Prep and Game Aids

DM / GM Prep and Game Aids

This article is about being a DM/GM and some basic prep/game aids that will make your life easier and more organized when running the game. We all have busy schedules with work, family, and other obligations so having some basic tools and systems in place will help you enjoy gaming vs. spending time during game doing prep work or looking for basic info. For many folks with busy schedules, game time is their only personal time and time to escape. Maximizing that time is important.

If you play online with like Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds, those platforms already have many things prepped for you like dice, character sheets, maps, managing combat initiative, monster/enemy stats etc. which is great. There are still things that you need to manage or if you play pencil/paper, you’ll need to manage yourself. Continue reading →

Posted by Leonidas, 0 comments
New Year of Gaming in 2021

New Year of Gaming in 2021

It’s a New Year, 2020 is finally over, and we are moving on to 2021. None of the problems that led to all the horrors of 2020 have been really fixed so I expect to see the world to be heading in the same direction until we can make real changes. Then there is my Role Playing Games. This is my escape from the every day horrors of our shared capitalist imperialist police state dystopia here in the USA. It is no secret that my blog before this one was a political blog, so my political leanings are no secret. I am happy to see the Silver Spoon Spoilt Brat on his way out of the White House. On the other hand, I am not thrilled with the election of Biden. I am frustrated with Democrats selecting such a far right politician. So, while I feel positive for the new year, I also have a great deal of doubt the year will be a great improvement over 2020. My personal life was amazing over 2020, and I am hopeful that will continue into 2021.

I am looking forward to the games I plan on playing over the new year. Continue reading →

Posted by Logar The Barbarian in 5th Edition, Books, Open Gaming, OSR, Year Zero System, 0 comments