Journal of the Emerald Specter 58: Changing the RPG Mentality

I’m going to angle towards writing another single topic column here, I’ve got my topic and I’d like to see where this thing goes. There is possibly a little more at the end but let’s get to the meat of this thing! Specifically speaking, this one is about roleplaying and roleplaying games. I touched on […]

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The Greatest Show 139: I’m Not Giving It Seven Episodes (Audio)

A game of chess is played, drunken ramblings return to the show, we discuss a plethora of 80s movies, Underworld’s new TV series, Watchmen, I bequeath Preacher unto Jon, and a little bit of randomness. Hosts: DJ “Emerald Specter” Allen, Tricia Allen, “Metal Jesus” Kevin Lama, and Kevin Couick (with guests Jon Cabral and Steve!) […]

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The Specter Show 032: Ruiner

BuJoRPG2 is the focus, once again, and this time DJ (the Emerald Specter) doesn’t beat around the bush. The idea is to make sure that the “beta” is being done out in the open so immediate feedback is available, which you can download the initial beta release here. References to Kingdom of Loathing, Star Wars […]

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The Greatest Show 104: Aliens, Man

DJ is joined by Bob and Metal Jesus as they discuss a great many things… but keep coming back to aliens, man. We want a sponsor and we want you to watch Kevin literally start falling asleep on the air. The YouTube Page. The Chat.

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Game Specter 11 – Odds and Ends

There is something going on in the world around you, at all times, and you must really pay attention to catch the nuances that involve these things. Do you do that? I doubt that you do, on most things, but you may catch something now and then. Granted, you are not an investigator, on a […]

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Game Specter 10 – Stealing Ideas

If you were a multi-million dollar making film creator, you’d probably not need to worry about running a vampire political intrigue game for your friends. Since you aren’t, or at least if you’re reading this I suspect you aren’t, maybe you want to steal someone else’s idea and put the trappings of whatever game you’re […]

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Game Specter 9 – What Do You Want Out of a Game?

When you sit at the table and grab your dice and look at a character sheet, what is it (exactly) that you’re looking to get out of a game? I’m here to mention some of the things I see, or think I see, when I sit down at a table and hopefully I can attract […]

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Game Specter 7 – Reusing Old Ideas

How many ideas have you run through other game groups, ages ago, and were just allowing those ideas to collect dust while you toiled over coming up with something new? Tens? Hundreds? Millions? If you said millions, you have too much time on your hands, but I am about to talk about reusing old ideas! […]

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Game Specter 6 – Creating a Game

As I write this, I have had a discussion with my buddy Bob and will begin designing a game for a group of us to play together… online. So, the question then becomes (especially considering the last column’s content): what am I going to run? While the subject of this column is sort of up […]

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