I play D&D about once a week. A friend of mine is taking on the Games Master mantle again, and I’ve been discussing game mastering with him recently. One thing we agree on: don’t be too nice to your players.Continue reading “Don’t be a nice Games Master”
Quantum Break is a near-future scifi video game about time travel. It’s also the only game I know that tries to meld a streaming television show with a video game.
I was at a neuromarketing presentation two weeks ago. When I saw some of the techniques used, I was immediately reminded of video games, specifically of a video Jim Sterling did on some of the practices in video game marketing. Then I read that the Dutch gambling authority is looking into possibly classifying loot boxes in video games as gambling, as is Belgium and Hawaii. Clearly, something is up.
I’ve been playing D&D for a long time, both as a player and as a Dungeon Master. I’ve found that creating a character that works well is harder than you might think. The game aids you with its rules, but most of the work is still up to you. Creating a good character makes the game more enjoyable for you, the other players, and the dungeon master. So, five tips for that.