Every week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) I post a gaming advice article on one of the following subjects:
I hope you find the articles enjoyable, but more importantly I hope they help enhance your gaming experience.
Suggested Article Topics
If you have any suggested subject for a future article, please leave a comment below.
General Gaming Articles
Here is an index of all the general Gaming Advice articles I have published.
- 2 More Overlooked Classic TSR Modules You Should Run
- 3 Ways to Help Your Fellow Gamers Have More Fun
- 4 Easy Ways to Learn a New Game
- 4 Overlooked Classic TSR Modules You Should Run
- 6 Characteristics of a Great Gaming Space
- A Peak Inside My Toolbox
- Are You Ready for the Session?
- Horror on the Hill is a Criminally Underrated Module
- How We Use Alea Tokens to Make Our Games Better
- The Good Gaming Habits You Should Have
- My First Game
- My Gaming Ritual (and How it Helps Run our Sessions)
- How to Build Your Perfect Gaming Kit
- The Best Gaming Book of All Time?
- The Main Causes of Gaming Arguments
- The Surprising Habit that Makes Me a Better Gamer, Publisher and Designer
- The Top 10 Pathfinder Arguments
- What Gaming Has Done For Me
- What Old School Means to Me
- What to Do When It’s Not Fun
- What’s the Point (in Gaming)?
- Gygax On…A Player’s Most Important Ability
- Gygax On…Cleric Spells
- Gygax On…Duties, Excises, Fees, Tariffs, Taxes, Tithes and Tolls
- Gygax On…Henchmen & Hirelings
- Gygax On…How Players Play Skilfully
- Gygax On…Preparing Modules
- Gygax On…Rules Lawyers
- Gygax On…Saving Characters
- Gygax On…The Nature and Variety of Challenge
- Gygax On…Tracking Time in the Campaign
- Gygax On…Treasure
- 5 Things I Like (and 5 Things I Don’t Like) About D&D Next
- 5 Things I Like (and 5 Things I Don’t) About the 5e Monster Manual
- Are You Suffering From Option Fatigue?
- Down with Point Buy and Dump Stats
- Sometimes More Is Not Better
- The Rise of Point Buy and the Joy of Min/Maxing (a guest post by Stephen Radney-MacFarland)
- The Paradox of Choice
- When Everyone is Special, No One is Special
- Why a GM Should KISS as Much as Possible
- 4 Reasons Evernote is a Great Gamer Tool
- 5 More Reasons Evernote is an Amazing Gamer Tool
- Evernote’s Crime-Fighting Powers
- How I Use Evernote to Organise My Campaign
- Player Advice: How to Use Evernote as a Player
- GM Advice: How to Use Evernote to Help Run Your Session
Cool Words for Gamers
Looking for an odd, or bizarre, word? Look no further!
- Abnormous – Autarchy
- Baetyl – Bulse
- Cache – Cyclopean
- Daedal – Dyad
- Edacious – Eyethurl
- Faffle – Fustian
- Gadzookery – Gwenders
- Ha-Ha – Horripilation
- Icchen – Jugulation
- Kakistocracy – Killcow
- Labile – Lustration
- Magniloque – Mystagogue
- Nascent – Ossify
- Pact – Quixotic
- Rake – Rutterkin
- Sacerdotal – Sybaritic
- Tablinghouse – Tutmouth
- Ug – Vulnerary
- Waghalter – Wurp
- Xanthous – Zounds
Sources for Cool Words
Compiling the above lists, I consult several excellent books:
- The Superior Person’s Book of Words: Peter Bowler
- The Superior Person’s Second Book of Words: Peter Bowler
- More Weird and Wonderful Words: Erin McKean
- Poplollies & Bellibones: Susan Kelz Sperling
10 thoughts on “Gaming Advice”
I have a question. Where would you place the 3e modules in grey hawk? Sunless citadel, forge of fury, etc. I know a DM can place them anywhere but I wanted advice on where they would be best suited in the flanaess.
I’m not familiar with all the modules as I’m more of a low – mid level gamer. My personal campaign is set in Ratik (hit the Borderland of Adventure link above for session summaries). I’ve used Sunless Citadel and Forge of Fury in my campaign and they worked very well in the campaign.
(I like Ratik because not a lot has been written about it, which means making it your own is so much easier!)
Hope that helps.
I love the articles and Raging Swans products are ridiculously helpful (and the modules fit easily into Golarian!)
I do have one request; put the most recent articles at the top or just under the main headline. If you don’t it won’t change my habitual reading of the articles, but I have to scroll through everything I have already read each and every time.
Again, it is a small complaint and I am a big fan of the products and articles, keep em coming!
Thanks for the idea, Chuck. I have a section of the sidebar dedicated to Most Recent Posts, but it’s quite close to the bottom. I’l move it further up towards the top. Hopefully, that will sort your problem!
How about an article on NPC processes. e.g. The PC’s have,deservedly or not, murdered a townsfolk. How does a village investigate that, how does a large city? How are taxes collected? How is the bureaucracy run. If players empty out the haunted orphanage, can they take it over? Etc.