The Rise of Point-Buy and Joys of Min-Maxing

By Stephen Radney-MacFarland (or Creighton's Sinister Nemesis)

Last week my dear friend and brilliant designer Creighton Broadhurst unleashed a diatribe against the point-buy method of generation of ability scores and min-maxing. I’m here to tell you he is dead wrong. And I believe I can prove it.

Tumbling Dice by Justin D. Russell

Whatever Happened to Wizard’s Guilds?

Whatever happened to wizard’s guilds? In the Good Old Days, every town or city seemed to have one, but these days—like wandering monsters, comprehensive rumour tables and “pointless” empty areas in dungeons—they seem to have disappeared from many adventures and supplements.

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)

Encumbrance

Everyone who plays D&D and Pathfinder loves encumbrance…While that might not be completely true, I’m a big fan of encumbrance (within reason). I love resource management and a part of resource management is managing encumbrance. (As a player said to me the other day, “Why can’t I carry 200 arrows?”) In any event, here are some of my thoughts about encumbrance: