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One Page Dungeon Contest 2014

I’m always interested in amateur game design competitions, and the One Page Dungeon Contest is one of my favourites. Submissions are now open for the 2014 iteration of the event so I thought I’d give it a mention on the ol’ blog. What’s it all about? Participants create a complete role-playing-game dungeon within the space of a single sheet of 8.5×11 paper. The...

Nonchalant Thuggery: How to Fix the Pathfinder Rogue

There’s a general consensus on the Paizo message boards that the two classes with the most problems are the monk and the rogue. While the monk has received a lot of love through the addition of various archetypes and combat style feats, the rogue has been been left out in the cold. Part of this has to do with a dilution of the rogue’s role in a group. Why play a rogue, many ask, when...

Nerd Tour Appendix: Best Prices on Pathfinder in Toronto

A good question was recently posed on the Ontario Pathfinder forums: where is the cheapest place to buy Pathfinder books in Toronto? There’s really not a straightforward answer to this one. On a normal day, the prices at most of the major gaming stores downtown are fairly equitable. You might save a dollar here or there, but there’s generally not huge difference. That being said...

WildStar Weflections: Pitfalls and Hurdles

WildStar is my most anticipated game of 2013. Although there are a number of MMOs on my radar, WildStar is the only one that seems to possess that magic combination of innovation and rock solid production value I look for. Still, I worry. WildStar isn’t special. It’s not going to be ushered down from the heavens on its launch date, heralded by a cherubic chorus of angels. The game is...

Stealing is Wrong

I’m an admitted thief. I break into houses at night, burgle the valuables inside, and pawn these items for cold hard cash. It doesn’t matter if I’m wandering the Mojave Wasteland or strolling the streets of Beregost, I’ll never pass up an easy mark. Some may call my actions reprehensible, but I prefer the term chaotic neutral. Theft is a hallmark aspect of morality in western roleplaying games...