Gaming Posts

Growing up with a Nintendo and friends who were into role-playing, I’ve been playing, running, or creating games and settings for nearly my entire life. The posts in this category spread the gamut from funny to sincere to horrific, depending on the setting and world explored. Also non-fiction posts about gaming in general are included. Note that long fiction sagas are not included in this specific archive.


Fish Harassment (HOTS)

Fish Harassment (HOTS)

In Heroes of the Storm, different characters have different roles and play-styles. I don’t just mean the difference between characters who soak damage and those who deal it – any two characters, even those who fall into the same general category, need to...
The Premise of Adventure

The Premise of Adventure

It’s now been four full months since my last foray of running a Legends of the Five Rings game finished, capping off no less than six years of gaming. In that chronicle the characters took on two very different enemies of the Emerald Empire – the vile...
Tournament Structure (HOTS)

Tournament Structure (HOTS)

Recently some friends have encouraged me to play Heroes of the Storm (HOTS) with them, in the eventual goal to have a well-rounded 5-person team that can compete in online tournaments. I had the idea to post updates about how the journey has been thus far, and...
With the Flow (Mage Concept)

With the Flow (Mage Concept)

So many think the world functions on competing forces – after a period of resistance, one side wins and one side loses. How unfortunate it is that they miss the sublime beauty of forces acting in harmony, even when coming from different directions. Thoughts, emotions,...
Dry Run (Runner Concept)

Dry Run (Runner Concept)

Shadowrunners in the media are always presented in one of two ways: smooth operators with nerves of steel, or wild rebels doing anything possible to tear down the status quo. Maybe it’s a good thing that truth doesn’t sell – nobody would tune in to watch...
Kicking the Tires (Run Idea)

Kicking the Tires (Run Idea)

Word has come down the pipe that the new Renraku Sabre R5 not only meets but exceeds design specs. Jammed full of sensors to feed the hyper-aware AI pilotsoft, it also boasts a supremely-rugged chassis that can handle stresses most street cars can’t, and a...