So I just realized that there was a little bell in the upper, right-hand corner of the screen that lets me know when someone has left a comment to approve it to be on the blog. Sorry about that. I've got through everyone and the comments are all up.
For the last 29ish years I've been using the Eleventh Edition of the Hodges' Harbrace College Handbook. This has kept me in safe ground as far as citations go but it doesn't reflect any of the newer media - like websites and whatnot. A few years ago I found the MLA STYLE GUIDE online and… Continue reading Upgrading the Harbrace After Nearly 30 Years of Use
A "metaplot" is an overarching story within a role-playing game that spans across several modules, or supplements, or across multiple media formats which collectively tells a story within the context of the game world. Examples of metaplots from the early days of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D 1e) include such adventures as the super module… Continue reading What Constitutes a Metaplot in Role-Playing Games?
As some of you reading this will remember, and those of you new to me will soon find out, I read a lot of role-playing blogs. My goal in doing so is to energize my imagination so that I can become a more creative Game Master (GM). About 75% of the blogs I read are… Continue reading Blogging Tip: Make It Easy On Your Readers
Just a quick, little post to help keep my goals in mind so that I can look back here at the end of 2019 and see how far I've come along. 2019 Goals Cut my physical library down by at least half. A lot of these books are just taking up space and it's time… Continue reading 2019 is Here and I Barely Remember 2018
If you're new to this blog, and if you're reading this you almost certainly are, then I suppose introductions are in order. What you're looking at is an eclectic mix of all the things that I find fascinating about role-playing games. You'll find discussions of esoteric rules; polemics about my favorite aspects of various games;… Continue reading Welcome to Dragons Never Forget
Anonymous asked: So I've been writing frequently for a few years now and I really think I've got some cool things to share with the world, a story inside of me that I love telling. The problem is, whenever I write, all I get are complicated science fiction gimmicks and plots driven by plot devices.… Continue reading Awesome Writing Advice from Brian Micheal Bendis