‘RPG’ Category Archive

June 6, 2014

J.E. Holmes and Fantasy Role Playing Games

I stumbled across an interesting find while browsing the game design section of the library yesterday. J. Eric Holmes, the writer/editor of the original 'blue ...

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April 8, 2013

“What is a role-playing game?”

An informal genre survey. Pen-and-paper roleplaying games are a fascinating genre, hovering somewhere between storytelling, board games, gambling, genre fiction, and statistics. And thanks to their ...

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August 21, 2012

Sinter RPG: Phased Combat

Combat turns are tricky. My current tabletop group plays Dungeon Crawl Classics, which borrows the standard combat sequence from D&D and its kin. Once combat ...

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August 7, 2012

Sinter RPG: Dice Mechanics

Though not all tabletop roleplaying games use dice, the majority do. And most players consider dice to be the lifeblood of the genre. Part ...

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August 2, 2012

Sinter RPG: Trade Types and Attributes

Sinter RPG features six trade types: Archinxect, Curia, Gemyltan, Kybernan, Mallei, and Smolders. Each trade is associated one of six characters attributes: Craft, Temperance, Wit, ...

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August 1, 2012

Introducing Sinter RPG

In the two-week interim between dissertation submission and defense, I've been stir crazy. For the past seven months, I wrote 6-8 hours a day, 5 ...

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