I shoehorn politics into tabletop gaming. News junkie. Obsessed with game mechanics. Godless heathen. Sci-fi devotee. Anti-conservative. Societal disaster.
A headshot of a female storm giant. The woman is black with white cloud-like hair that wrap around her head and below her chin. She has blue luminescent eyes. She wears a black dress with a crystal-like shoulder piece. She has gold wire bracelets on both arms, from wrist to shoulder. She holds a white masquerade mask beside her face. Both faces are frowning.
Image from dnd.wizards.com.

The Real Money in Tabletop Games is in Movies and TV

When Wizards of the Coast announced their plans to “evolve” Dungeons & Dragons, fans speculated wildly about the changes in store for the game. But the game itself is quickly becoming irrelevant. WotC, like the rest of Hasbro, is now in the movie business.

Jeremy Crawford, D&D’s Lead Rules Designer…

If your luck was just a little worse, you’d be Scum too.

Conners, a Mothership character for the Character Creation Challenge.

Conners is a fairly typical Teamster. He’s not a combat monster, but he’s not a pushover. His skill set is broad. He’s kitted out to both work and survive (maybe). Everyone can rely on him to pull his weight when everything inevitably goes straight to Hell. …

With Enough Effort, Any RPG Character Can Be Politicized

‘Shiny’, for the Character Creation Challenge.

Shiny

Human Vehicle Rigger

Tags: Driver • Car Enthusiast • Poser • Cynical • Shallow

Shiny likes cars. They go fast and they make him look good because he has nice one. Anyone who doesn’t have a car is a loser in his eyes.

Shiny comes from a well-off family, a fact that he…

The portrait for the Azurite character chlass. A side-shot of a person wrapped in dark blue robes, scarves, bandages around their hands, and turban with gold jewelry around the headband. All dark blue. They seem to wear a steampunk-ish jewelers loop. Their face is hidden in shadow. They are appraising an unknown item.
The Azurite character class portrait from Spire: The City must Fall.

Spire: The City Must Fall + Spire: Strata

“The Azurites have devoted their lives to buying and selling. Clad in their trademark blue robes (and adorned with blue scarves, hats, buckles, flowers and jewelry) they make a habit of buying low and selling high, maintaining an awareness of the markets, and knowing precisely who to sell what to.”

Cover to Business Wizards.

But first, Business Wizards

“Some of the least skilled, least useful people on this planet have corner offices.”

Jamilah Lemieux

“The goal of [Business Wizards] is to tell an absurd, self-
aggrandizing story of magic and capitalism while
trying to accomplish an over-scoped, convoluted
project goal.”

— Business Wizards, page 66

Business Wizards

Oscar

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