November RPG Blog Carnival: Writing the Game

November RPG Blog Carnival: Writing the Game Triple Crit is proud to be hosting the November 2012 Role-playing Game Blog Carnival on a topic well-suited to the blog: Writing in RPGs. National Novel Writing Month is well underway by now, and National Game Design Month will be running alongside it, so writing is seemingly on everyone’s mind for the rest of the month. We gamers know that it’s a yearlong curse, and we struggle with it weekly if not daily. Whether it’s prep, history, flavor, descriptions, notes, or logs, writing is an essential tool in the arsenal of the GM. So too for players, who...

Arbitrating Diceless Role-play

For about a week I was working on a Play by Post Houses of the Blooded game set in Rome called “Blood & Wine,” which I’ll either have to move to Email or scrap entirely since asking after the Open Game License and getting a response from John Wick that basically amounted to a “No.” Although I’m disappointed that it’ll never come to anything–having spent a good chuck of time on setup (and some money, for hosting)–at least it gives me liberty to discuss my own stab at game design, and the philosophy behind it,...

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