Talking 4e: Power Sources Overview and Martial

I got this ball rolling by talking about roles available to characters in 4th Edition. I think a case could be made for reading this post first, if you’re inclined to perversity in following lists. While the previous post discussed the various broad services that a particular character might provide the party—healing, damage absorption, extreme […]

Our Golden Arches are Comprised of Faerie Fire

Just now, in the shower, I was thinking about Magic Missiles. Specifically, I was thinking about how the party for my weekly Encounters game has apparently “lost” their wand of Magic Missiles. They received one for defeating an earlier foe, a necromancer whose downfall sort of took three sessions. By this I mean it took […]

I Want to Talk About 4e

So, so much. I miss it. I love it. I bought two books for 4e this past weekend, solely to possess them–I also cancelled my recurring subscription to DnD Insider, because it was far more work finding the 4e tools than I was comfortable with. 4e feels like it’s completely vanished, and that breaks my […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Twenty-Five

What’s the longest-running campaign/gaming group you’ve been in? See, this is where my wordiness pays off (from the perspective of having 28 entries completed by the end of today, specifically)! This is how I teach classes too; come the end of the class I wave my hands and explain “We already covered this! And this! […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Sixteen

Don’t get it twisted! This is a scenario with an endpoint, and even with things like romantic weekend obligations, work, and all these Orks to put together, the posts’ll get where they need to. Other posts also crop up occasionally, through blog hop answers or other things. Anyway, Question 16! Do you remember your first […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Five

Who was your first character to go from 1st level to the highest possible level in a given edition/What’s the highest level character you’ve ever run? This is another question that’s profoundly affected by my mostly playing DnD as either a DM or in a PbP capacity. I’ve started lots, I mean lots, of characters. In […]


I’m going to start by sharing something that I’ve learned about myself in the last twelve months: constantly having new games to play drastically affects the time I devote to writing about them. Who knew? That sounds sarcastic but is actually pretty genuine, at least in the sense that I never knew. The family computer […]