Sauron and the Perigee Moon

Hope and I hauled both boys out of bed to look at the perigee Moon in eclipse. Our abode has no East- or West-facing windows, so we had to step outside to do it. After several minutes of squinting obligingly at the sky and swatting at mosquitoes (more the latter than the former), Hope and […]

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The Myth of Meta-Gaming

With each new edition of a role-playing game, the hobby gains new players, and that’s a good thing. But each new crop breathes new life into old arguments.  Since 5th edition, I’ve been seeing, in particular, a resurgence in comments about the evils of meta-gaming, often from game masters who say they won’t tolerate it, […]

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