Getting Dirty with MUDs – Again.

It was late in the summer of 2004 when I closed down the Greek mythology adventure MUD, Athens.  Even though I had very rudimentary programming skills, I had extensively altered the code base (Dawn of Time) to give the game a customized and very thematic feel.  Two years of my…

Melissa’s Customized Session Cheat Sheet for Game Masters

In my experience, having a 1 page cheat sheet for each session has benefits that far outweigh the time that it takes to build it.  I recommend creating a unique sheet for each session, a new cheat sheet for that specific game. Plot Hooks – You should create hooks for…

5 Things Every GM Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

My most recently played game was a Call of Cthulhu boxed adventure being run for a large group of eight players, most of whom I was meeting for the first time. We had a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable Game Master but the game was disappointing. There was one player whose…

A Tribute to My Father

My father was so gregarious! He loved people and made friends wherever he went. Dad loved the companionship and conversations he shared with others. He always greeted folks with a big smile. His upbeat sense of humor was contagious. Today I want you to remember him at his happiest, when…

Morgan – Werewolf & Deadly Assassin

Obsidian Portal Character Sheet Blood: The Fox Bone: Lone Wolf Auspice: Irraka Tribe: Hunter in the Darkness Attributes Intelligence 2 Wits 3 Resolve 2 Strength 3 Dexterity 3 Stamina 2 Presence 2 Manipulation 2 Composure 2 Skills Medicine 2 Occult (The Hosts) 2 Athletics 3 Brawl (Bite) 3 Larceny 1…