Tag: Reading Around

May 14

Reading Around: NPCs at The Mandragora

  The previous Reading Around looked at The Norse Mythology Blog.   Today I shall direct your attention to Bill Heron’s article “The Other Guys – Supporting Cast (N)PCs in RPGS” at his blog The Mandragora.   The article explains the benefits of running a one-shot RPG featuring the supporting cast as the protagonists. For …

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Mar 12

Reading Around: The Norse Mythology Blog

  The Reading Around posts are my attempt to help you follow Ken Hite’s advice and cross-pollinate your game with some clever ideas from history, science and elsewhere.   My previous Reading Around post reviewed the Low-tech Magazine. Myth and Religion Today I want to bring to your attention the excellent Norse Mythology Blog.   …

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Dec 11

Dragonmeet Report, Part 2, The Swag

Yesterday I published some thoughts on Dragonmeet, and as promised, here is a short review of my purchases. A Real Book The only downside of favouring pdfs is that they are not as tactile as a physical book. Thus, when I went to Dragonmeet I was determined to buy at least one physical book. The …

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Dec 07

Player Learning

  The Reading Around entries on Tales of a GM usually focus upon websites and blogs that I want to bring to your attention. However, today I am writing about the book Children’s Learning in Primary Schools: A Guide for Teaching Assistants by Mike Cowdrey, published by Routledge.   As GMs, we usually have to …

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Oct 02

Reading Around: Low-tech Magazine

  The Reading Around posts are my attempt to help you follow Ken Hite’s advice and cross-pollinate your game with some clever ideas from history, science and elsewhere. A Low-Tech World Today I have another magazine-style website for you, with the usual email subscription option. Low-tech Magazine talks about the potential of past and often …

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