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Tolkien on Escapism

By on Oct 9, 2014 in Game Design, Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!

— J.R.R. Tolkien

The Gossamer Guardian, First Draft

By on Oct 3, 2014 in Bestiary, Game Design, Pathfinder | 0 comments

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series: Schooled by SKR

My first monster design for the Pathfinder RPG, the Gossamer Guardian is a friend to those with true hearts but weak flesh. After death, she lingers behind to protect her charges from those that would do them harm.

Gauntlets of Redemption, First Draft

By on Sep 18, 2014 in Game Design, Magic Items, Pathfinder | 0 comments

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series: Schooled by SKR

I am taking an RPG design class with Sean K. Reynolds. As I go through the class, I’ll post my drafts and revisions so folks can watch the process.

First up, my Wondrous Item: Gauntlets of Redemption.

Selinker’s 10 Rules on Writing Rules

By on Sep 15, 2014 in Game Design | 0 comments

Selinker’s 10 Rules on Writing Rules

Gygax on Pretending

By on Jun 14, 2014 in Game Design, Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all ‘pretend’ most of the time.

— Gary Gygax

APL and Fair Fights

By on Apr 26, 2014 in Game Design, Pathfinder | 0 comments

APL and Fair Fights