2021 is the year of the generic RPG here at POCGamer, and it’s long past time to kick this series of posts off. And where better to start than by examining what exactly a Generic RPG is, and what strengths and challenges they can bring to your gaming experience. So it’s time to go Generic!Read more
Over the last few decades, fantasy anime has been taking huge strides in both traditional and creatively fresh takes on western fantasy. And while many still look to novels for inspiration, there’s a lot of great anime out there that might inspire a system, a setting, and/or a campaign. So in this post, I’ve selected a variety of fantasy anime shows that are currently available to watch that I think offer some great inspirational ideas and material. So let’s look at four anime series that really bring it home.
For the last few days, something has been gnawing at me. “What is a short adventure?” So, in this post I’m going to explore what a short adventure is to me, and give an example from the home archives.Read more
The last post explored the stages of the writing process for work-for-hire freelancers at Wizards, based on my experience with it in 2020. This post is going to delve into my specific experiences and the differences between the Book of Cylinders that was submitted in the final draft and the Book of Cylinders that was released on March 16th. Bear in mind, this entire post is no-names, no-packdrill.Read more
As you may have noticed, I did not get the “good ending” in terms of writing for the latest release from Wizards, Candlekeep Mysteries. In fact, things went so sideways that I respectfully requested my name be removed from future printings because what went in as a final draft and what came out in release were so wildly different that I do not want my name associated with the product. So consider this post and the next as a PSA for people aspiring to write for Wizards.Read more