Tag: TheCalebG

Mar 29

Hacking and Reskinning Part 6 by TheCalebG and ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM) and I continue a series that should prove exciting and useful to you all. Enjoy! Movie Review Power Rangers was not a good movie, but it was a fantastic episode of the the Power Rangers TV show. It was jam-packed with love for the source material, and …

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Mar 22

Hacking and Reskinning Part 5 by TheCalebG and ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM) and I continue a series that should prove exciting and useful to you all. Enjoy! We’ve covered hacking a rules-light system like Wushu, and we’ve covered hacking a rules-heavy system like D&D 5e. Today, we’re going to cover hacking systems that focus on building narrative, and we’ll …

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Mar 15

Hacking and Reskinning Part 4 by TheCalebG and ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM) and I continue a series that should prove exciting and useful to you all. Enjoy! Last week we talked about how to use Wushu (a rules-light, genre-agnostic mechanical system) to play a Power Rangers style game. This week, we are going to talk about how to hack …

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Mar 08

Hacking and Reskinning Part 3 by TheCalebG and ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM) and I continue a series that should prove exciting and useful to you all. Enjoy!   This week, we discuss one of our favorite games here at the Academy, Wushu. Wushu is a rules-light role-playing game—designed to tell high-flying martial arts stories—that is incredibly easy to adapt …

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Mar 01

Hacking and Reskinning Part 2 by TheCalebG and ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM) and I continue a series that should prove exciting and useful to you all. Enjoy! This series of articles is all about reskinning and hacking established game systems, and they will culminate with the development of a new mechanical system. The genre that we will be focusing …

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Feb 22

Hacking and Reskinning by TheCalebG and ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM) and I start a series that should prove exciting and useful to you all. Enjoy! Unlike most board games, role-playing games thrive on the creative input of their players. Not only do players take actions and make decisions as their characters, but they also define the …

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Jan 11

A review of Volo’s Guide to Monsters

Hello students. Professor Crunch here with a review of the latest official Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition supplement book, Volo’s Guide to Monsters. We received a review copy of this book for this purpose and gave it away as a prize at AcadeCon 2016. {Yeah dude! I spent most of AcadeCon leafing through this lovely book. …

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Jul 07

Caleb Reviews the D&D Basic PDF

Ok kids, time for my take on DnD Basic…AKA Fifth Edition Lite…AKA the Cliff Notes version of DnD…AKA the first taste is free…AKA The One Where Michael and I Disagree.   Basic has only been out for a few days and already the interwebs are already aflame with opinions and arguments about this new thing …

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Apr 03

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb G. Recurring Villains part 2

Ok, so you’ve decided to work a recurring enemy into your campaign.  You’ve crated a great story to bring your players into contact with the enemy and you’ve prepared the combat encounters and dungeons for the future battles.  But, with the endless resources and options available to you for character creation, where exactly do you …

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Mar 27

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb G. Recurring Villains part 1

When planning a campaign, it is important to consider both the ultimate goal and how to get your players to that point.  Every DnD adventure is different, but we can identify certain themes that repeat themselves.  Usually games revolve around getting to a specific location, finding a specific item, or killing a specific person or …

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