On this episode of Crit or Miss, after suffering a psychotic break, Tanner has to suffer through reviewing the D20 version of Call of Cthulhu created by the Darth Vader of RPGs, Monte Cook.
So, with a new year comes new ambitions or a reignition of old ambitions. I have always wanted my website to be a mixed content of written and visual medium. But I have not been able to find the time to truly get into the work. This year I am making an effort to release more video content as well as written content!
THUS, this is the first episode in an entertainment web series known as Crit or Botch. On Crit or Botch, I will be discussing pen and paper roleplaying games and roleplaying games of all kinds. There are thousands out there just waiting to be torn fifteen new assholes by your’s truly. We start off this run with an obscure RPG based on a 1993 television show called Wetsuit. Described as Baywatch meets Mad Max, this game is just as terrible sounding as the premise.
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On this episode of NTSOE, Nick Uroseva of Derailed Games and I get together to have some good ole fashion DM Pillow Talk. We give advice, stories, and warnings for prospective DM and GMs out there who are thinking of starting up a game!
As many of you may know, I am a huge fan of tabletop roleplaying games! As a person who loves to write stories and be apart of stories that has a true feeling of control, these games are right up my alley. As a player, I love interacting with a world, playing in it, and molding it through my actions. Unlike video games, there is no preset path that you need to remain on and the levels of imagination in the game are only limited to the Dungeon Master’s imagination. When it comes to being a DM, I love creating entire worlds, settings, and characters for my friends to talk to and influence. I create a grand story as I guide these players through this world that I have built for them and see how they react to new and complex challenges.
For those of you who have been following me since the VERY beginning, I wrote an article on general advice for DMs to follow way back in 2013. Boy does that feel long ago since I am fastly approaching my third year running this site. But, in either case, I have not done much with RPGs since that time, so I think it is high time we revisit this.
Over the years of playing and DMing games, I have noticed a set of patterns emerge between my friends and associates who play RPGs with me. Certain people tend to be drawn more to certain classes when they are presented to them and it tends to be that you can match a person’s personality to the corresponding class. Now granted, many people play many different things. I myself always love bringing variety when I come to a game and different parts of my personality come out in different versions of characters. But there always seems to be one that just screams ‘YOU’! So today I decided to have a little fun and put aside the movies and video games for a day and psychoanalyze all of you who take part in these games.
For the sake of time, I have decided to focus only on Dungeons and Dragons classes. Even though World of Darkness is my personal favorite and there is a whole slew of articles I can write on that, I will keep with the traditional game that got the cogs turning in this wonderful past time. Continue reading “What Your D&D Class Says About You”