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Month: June 2019

Handy Haversack: The Importance of Loose Ends (For PCs & GMs)

Loose ends give agency to players and the GM, without sacrificing satisfaction!

The more I invest in Third Party Pathfinder, the most I’ve been itching to run a homebrew campaign. And yet after a few years of Society Play, I’m beginning to see how many of my GM skills have helped me play more fulfilling characters. And the more time I’m spending analyzing my past successes and failures, the more I’m learning to appreciate all the loose-ends I was so afraid of earlier in my career. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

A loose end is defined as: “a story-element that hasn’t been fully explained”. Now for the sake of future article material I’m going to append this definition with: “…but could be“.… Read the rest

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Don’t be Afraid of Paizo-Con!

Special Thanks toTonya Woldridge for the tour and Steven Coling for the amazing convention experience!

After dozens of conventions across the world I can’t help but admit Paizocon 2019 was easily my most successful. And now that I’m 100% recovered from my experience, I’d love to share what I learned.

1. Don’t be Afraid of Imposter Syndrome

If your looking to break into the industry, there is no better place than Paizocon. But it can feel overwhelming standing in the reach of so many giants. And while I was able to swallow my fear, even sitting in the lobby amidst titans like Owen K.C. Stephens, Mark Seifter & Alex Augunas, it wasn’t until days after the convention when an anonymous writer I’d played with managed to take a nagging feeling I had and sculpt it succinctly into a shiny nugget of truth.… Read the rest

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