Legendary 55Hp Monks

Legendary 55Hp Monks

One of the reasons I’m not generally a fan of board games is that I get too highly invested in the outcome (read: competitive). I’m less competitive with video games—I routinely play with people who are better than I could ever be—but still I loathe dying...
Concerted Madness

Concerted Madness

In previous entries about creating characters I’ve talked at length about the need for character quirks to not define the character. Someone who “has a limp” or “only opens doors with their left hand” as a primary characteristic...
Immutable (Runner Concept)

Immutable (Runner Concept)

Angela wasn’t supposed to learn about the truth behind her father’s position at the company, but sometimes rebellious teenagers can surprise even the most well-prepared of parents. She had been raised as a normal, average daughter of a mid-level wageslave,...
AFK: Piles of Diamonds

AFK: Piles of Diamonds

Of the many forms of currency available in AFK Arena—gold coins, hero’s essence, soulstones, and so forth—none is arguably more valuable than Diamonds. Primarily obtained through real-money purchases and account achievements (such as completing a difficult...
AFK: An Unlikely Superstar

AFK: An Unlikely Superstar

In most hero-collecting games, the more highly-rated or rare a hero is tends to mean they are objectively better than more common or lower-rated heroes. This is not necessarily so in AFK Arena, where today I explore the truly game-shattering character that is Saveas,...
Consequences

Consequences

In the many role-playing campaigns I’ve run—be they Shadowrun, Legend of the Five Rings, or Vampire: the Masquerade—I’m a big fan of presenting players with choice, and then exploring the consequences of that choice. For the many years I helped run a local...