Tag Archive: Written Article

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 25

Encounter Design by ThatOneGM

Hello students. This week, new faculty member Andrew Young (@ThatOneGM aka that guy with the voices on Lawful and Orderly) brings us an article about encounter design. Enjoy.   Encounter design is perhaps one of the most important aspects of being a game master, whether you prepare ahead of time or design on the fly. …

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