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A life less ordinary: November 2016 Blog Carnival Wrap-up

I wasn’t going to write and publish this until later in the week, but a mis-remembered schedule means that there will otherwise be no article today, so this seemed the practical solution. After all, the odds of a late entry coming in grow vanishingly smaller with each passing day; the carnival itself has well-and-truly moved […]

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The Spoor Of Darkness: Dealing with Spam

An article that is only indirectly gaming-related today. Most of that relationship is narcissist in nature, because this is an article about Campaign Mastery itself, and about the environment – the internet – in which it resides. But I thought it sufficiently important, in light of recent events, to publish anyway. The recent DDoS (Distributed […]

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Blog Carnival Anchor – Ordinary Life (Nov 2016) plus, How Long Should Potions Last?

In addition to everything else I have going on here at Campaign Mastery, next month we are scheduled to host the Blog Carnival. The current carnival over at of Dice and Dragons is all about potions, and – despite having covered that subject in depth in the first part of the Spell Storage Solutions series […]

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The Essential Reference Library for Pulp GMs (and others) Pt 0: The Front Desk

This entry is part 1 in the series The Essential Reference Library for Pulp GMs (and others) It started with a very simple idea. I had, some years previously, published a list of my top-twenty 3.x supplements (Part 1, Parts 2, 3 and 4, Part 5) – why not do the same thing for pulp […]

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The Best Of 2014 Pt 2: July-December

This entry is part 7 in the series The Best

This entry is part 7 in the series The Best This is Campaign Mastery’s 800th post! But it didn’t feel right to make a big celebration out of that milestone after touting the 750th-post anniversary so prominently last year. Instead, it’s business as usual – except that this particular article is, of course, a celebration […]

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The Best Of 2014 Pt 1: January-June

This entry is part 6 in the series The Best

This entry is part 6 in the series The Best It gets harder and harder to cull these lists down to something reasonable. This problem is exacerbated this time around because there were a lot of standalone articles in this period, and not many series. Which actually placed me on the horns of a dilemma […]

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An AcadeCon For Your Consideration

The Backstory Michael (aka @TheRPGAcademy on Twitter) has been a supporter of Campaign Mastery and an occasional conversationalist on the subject of gaming for several years now. He is also one of the people behind the RPG Academy podcasts. Several months ago, he flattered me outrageously with an offer to be interviewed for the show […]

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Morgalad In Reflection

I was recently invited to review the Morgalad Starter Book by John McNabb, available through DrivethruRPG. Publication of Morgalad is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign which, like the result, is an interesting mixture of flawed ambition and success. The initial attempt at funding Morgalad sought to raise $20,000 and was a dismal failure; […]

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The Best Of 2013

This entry is part 5 in the series The Best

This entry is part 5 in the series The Best A large part of 2013 was given over to expanding the background of my Fumanor campaign by telling the story of the origins of Elves and Orcs. But there was quite a lot of other great stuff along the way! Milestones within the year include […]

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No Article Today

Just a quick heads-up: Due to a lengthy doctor’s appointment, I am left without enough time to get today’s article finished. I’ll try to get it finished tomorrow, but have another appointment then, so that might not happen, either. Apologies are tendered, and I’ll try not to let it happen again – though I’m a […]

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Happy New Year! from Campaign Mastery

And so another year has either come to an end, or that end is nigh, depending on just where in the world you happen to be located at this precise moment. I’m posting this earlier than usual to catch as many people in the middle of celebrating the changeover as possible – It’s been 2015 […]

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The Thinking Man’s Guide to Intelligence for Players and GMs

A Message from the Writer/Publisher: As I write, a hostage situation continues to unfold in Sydney, as it has for almost 15 hours, capturing world attention for all the worst reasons. For those who may be concerned, I am completely fine. But I must share my contempt for those who have attempted to politicize events […]

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