February 25th, 2004

catku

[Gaming Essay] What I find fun and appealing about gamemastering (Rough Draft)

Having written on what might drive a prospective player away, now I'm writing on what might draw the prospective player /in/. This is part one. Part two will be reasons why /I/ think people might want to join my games. Again, a work in progress, will be edited as time goes on, posted mainly as inspiration for others, these are my opinions and only my opinions, I do not assume to speak for anyone but myself :)

[This time, I'm just providing a link back to the essay itself, so that when I do make edits I can just edit /one/ post instead of two.]

Click to view "Part 1: What do I find fun and appealing about gamemastering?
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catku

[Gaming Essay] Why should you game with me? (Rough Draft)

Having written on what might drive a prospective player away, now I'm writing on what might draw the prospective player in. This is part two . Part one was reasons I enjoy gamemastering. You know the drill: a work in progress, will be edited as time goes on, posted mainly as inspiration for others, these are my opinions and only my opinions, I do not assume to speak for anyone but myself :)

[And yes, again, I link back to my journal]

Three solid reasons to select me as your gamemaster

[pant pant] I just hope you guys don't get sick of seeing my posts. There's only a few more essays in me, I think...
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Does anybody remember an old gaming product called the Dragonbone?

It was basically the a black tube (the size of a small flashlight) that was used as electric version of all the standard gamer dice. It had a switch that allowed you to set it from D4 all the away through D100.

You'd pushed the button and the little red LED lights would display the given dice result.

I normally frown upon the use of electronic dice in an RPG game, but a friend of mine had one back in the day. We'd make newbies use it whenever they joined the group. It became another one of those things that reminds me of the "good old days" of gaming. For some reason I thought about it, while doing a search for stuff on ebay.

I sometimes see it referred to as the "Dragonbone Dice Wand".

Did anybody else have one of these? I've never seen another one ever again. This guy used to have everything.
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Books I'm looking for...

cross-posted: My Journal and roleplayers:

Does anyone have or know someone who has books for Wraith the Obilivion they'd like to part with. I distinctly need the core book (2nd Ed) and I'm looking for others. Plenty on Ebay EXCEPT for the core rules (one copy in the UK and one in a huge $200 opening bid lot).