Lewis Pulsipher

Dragon, White Dwarf, Fiend Folio
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Lewis Pulsipher

Lewis Pulsipher

Dragon, White Dwarf, Fiend Folio
What are some pros and cons of including friendly fire in RPGs?
I dislike magic item stores ("magimarts") in my games. Here's why.
As GM do you need to worry about originality in your adventures?
GMs with more experience can improvise better than those with little experience. That doesn’t help the GM shortage.
There’s been a surge of interest in GMing by improvisation rather than preparation, as in the “old days.” What are the ramifications?
What is a player’s motivation when they first play an RPG? What do they think is going to happen, what do they want to happen, what do they want to BE?
Is combat an end in itself, or is it a means to an end; and is that a worthy end?
I avoid Artifacts of Cosmic Power that are likely to destroy the world in the long run.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s work is a strong influence on RPGs, but is that bad?
What should the "spirit" of a game be?
Does it matter if you play a game “wrong”?
It’s hard out there for new RPGs. Specialized conventions can help.
Do you search (the Internet, RPGgeek, enworld?) to find a mechanic that will solve your game design problems?
In each instance of lengthy adventure fiction (and games), there’s usually a standard mode of operation.
Where's your party’s base of operations?
There was a time when finishing the mission was core to RPG play.

This Week in TTRPG


A moody game in a dark city full of spies, revolutionaries and strange magic.
Ever since Toy Story debuted, I've wanted rules to play with army men. Now we can!
Knave 2e offers great resources for any OSR style game.
A great small sandbox for old school gaming.

Dungeons & Dragons

Here are the D&D events WotC is holding at Gen Con this year.
3,000 copies available ahead of September release.
Hight previously oversaw the World of Warcraft franchise.
The sets include Ravenloft, Tomb of Horrors, Vecna Lives!, White Plume Mountain, Temple of Elemental Evil, and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.
There might even be a rescue involved—if the adventurers are fast enough.
Wolfgang Baur, Kobold Press CEO, was kind enough to talk to me about Tales of the Valiant, the setting of Midgard, and all things Kobold.

Industry News

Tabletop Mirror with integrate the chat features of Role Gate into its platform
Hight previously oversaw the World of Warcraft franchise.
Your backing helps Owen's fight against cancer and gets you a book of cartoons by Stan!
DEI grants for publishers and retailers open for applications

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