“Persi Diaconis Mixes Math and Magic | Quanta Magazine” https://www.quantamagazine.org/persi-diaconis-mixes-math-and-magic-20150414/
“Dungeons & Deceptions: The First D&D Players Push Back On The Legend Of Gary Gygax;” https://kotaku.com/dungeons-deceptions-the-first-d-d-players-push-back-1837516834
We have an obsession with crediting one person as the genius, when reality is that most products are a social collaboration. And some things, well the stories become a blur and lost to time #DnD #rpg #ttrpg #tabletop
“Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering game that puts the fun in undermining democracy” https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/08/mapmaker-the-gerrymandering-game-that-puts-the-fun-in-undermining-democracy/
Scythe: Rise of the Fenaris
An enjoyable addition to Scythe all in all, some great module additions. Though I will admit being a little bitter that if you’re not a particular good player (like me) you will likely fall behind in the campaign. But it’s realistic system, like real life.
I’ve come to conquer Scythe Digital surprisingly easy. I’ve modelled the AI according to my Scythe Feneris group; 3 hard AI, 2 moderate. The AI isn’t that tough, if anything they can often just turtle rather than spread. Guess I’m going to have to up it to 5 difficult AI, or even play against humans online.. *shudder*
“Alien Is Getting a Tabletop Roleplaying Game” https://io9.gizmodo.com/alien-is-getting-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game-1834309513
Eek, sounds scary. But it’s certainly a franchise that has grown into quite an expanded universe.
I think I would like to do a Star Trek Adventure RPG in the style of Voyager, that type of lost in space scenario would help compensate for those less caught up on Star Trek canon and also it would offer a reason for crew inexperience if say they were trainees lost on a day out.
Been going through a range of emotions when looking at the Humble Bundle for Pathfinder PDFs.
Stage 1: Oooh bargain price
Stage 2: Hang on, isn’t Pathfinder being replaced with a 2nd edition?
Stage 3: I’m not that into fantasy RPGs either…
Stage 4: Ooo but it does include Starfinder, I like sci-fi 😁
Been watching Star Trek Voyager and thought that would be a good premise for a campaign board game.
You’re lost in the wrong part of the galaxy, make your way through space, visiting planets and space points of interests, make decisions, get stuck in combat, all having an effect on narrative as you gradually get closer to home.
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