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Q&A Were V:tM rules intentionally badly designed?

Rumours tell that Vampire: the masquarade was designed with purpose to be a trainwreck when it comes to the mechanics, so that people would not use them. Was this really the case and what evidence...

0 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by tommi‭

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Q&A Did Mentzer and Gygax play together?

Did Gary Gygax and Frank Mentzer play together in one more sessions of D&amp;D (or some other roleplaying game)? They worked at TSR and co-authored D&amp;D products. One would expect one of them t...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Strider‭

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Q&A What does «GM mystery cult» mean and where does it come from?

As far as I understand, the term is sporadically used in the indie community or former Forge diaspora. I searched for it in the Forge archives, but got no hits. What is the source of the term and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by dsr‭

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Q&A When did "sandbox" come to prominence as a piece of jargon?

When did "sandbox" become a popular term in rpg discourse? It has been suggested to me that it came from computer games to roleplaying. Was this the case and when did this happen? This thread at ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by James McLellan‭

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Q&A History of Wizards of the coast's forums

The first online rpg community I found, after Johnn Four's gamemastering tips email newsletter, was the forum hosted by Wizards of the coast. This was certainly after the publication of D&amp;D 3 a...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by tommi‭

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