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What Constitutes a Metaplot in Role-Playing Games?

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?

D&D 3.5e, D&D 5e, Dungeons & Dragons

The Best Villains Money can Buy

I own seventeen monster manuals, tombs, and guides across a variety of systems and editions that now clutter up my gaming shelf - the vast majority of which haven't been opened in years. The monsters that fill these volumes range from the common flesh and blood variety, so gauche, to clockwork creations that move about… Continue reading The Best Villains Money can Buy