Table Notes: The Anti-RPG, Human Occupied Landfill

There are many table-top games out there that are supposed to be more silly than anything—goofy games that are probably best as a one shot rather than a whole campaign. Often, they are poking fun at the classic table-top conventions rather than trying to write a well=defined balanced rule set. There is one game that[…]

Table Notes 8: Genres of Role-play

This week’s Table Notes will be fairly brief, but it’s leading up to something bigger that I want to talk about next time. We’ll be exploring how genre, setting, and systems intersect For right now let’s talk about genre and setting. Genre and Setting Variations One of the reasons role-playing is my favorite hobby is[…]

Table Notes: Tips on Character Development

After a lovely holiday break, it’s time we all got back into our favorite hobby—Tabletop Role-playing Games! (Both analyzing them here on Table Notes, and actually playing them.) I haven’t had a session in a while and it felt great to get started up again this past weekend! I hope everyone had a good holiday, now let’s get back into it, shall we? […]

Table Notes: A Quick Lesson in Tabletop Role-Playing

I first started tabletop role-playing over 10 years ago (I started with Dungeons and Dragons, of course). Since then I’ve explored many different systems and styles, and have truly come to love the experience. In Table Notes, I’m going to teach you how to participate in and enjoy this awesome style of gaming. […]