Author: Paco G. Jaen

Let’s Play: Dungeons and Dragons Behind Bars: The RPG interview room

Let’s Play: Dungeons and Dragons Behind Bars is a documentary by filmmaker Elisabeth de Kleer that takes a look at the inside of some jails in the USA and the effect that playing D&D has on some of the inmates. It’s well know and spoken about how playing Dungeons & Dragons has many potential benefits on people. Playing behind bars can be the difference between someone having hope for a future and a chance to establish healthy relationships inside a system that has been designed for punishment and not rehabilitation. In Let’s Play: Dungeons & Dragons Behind Bars, the...

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RPG a Day 2019: First

The RPG a Day 2019 initiative starts like every August and this year comes with some differences. Like this year is just a word as a prompt, and the first one is… well… First. This year, the RPG a Day 2019 initiative has changed and instead of asking a bunch of questions, it is just giving a word for inspiration. The first word is First and I thought it would be a good time to talk about my first experiences with RPGs and how they weren’t all that good. Below is a transcript of the video (with some creative...

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Necronomnomnom review

Necronomnomnom is a Lovecraftian cookery book that was released last year thanks to a very successful Kickstarter. But, does it cut it as a cookery book? Borrowing from the Lovecraft mythology, the Necronomnomnom brings a cofetable size book in padded hardcover with some truly, insanely gorgeous art inside and the promise of some recipes out of this world. I must admit one thing: I was seriously stung by the postage from the USA and I feel that more could have been done to make this book a lot cheaper to deliver. Still, getting the book for 30$ at the...

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Adventure creation: Endings are beginnings

Adventure creation can be tremendous fun, but sometimes we find ourselves without inspiration to get our mojo flowing and starting from the end can give us that little bit of spark to get our adventures going. In this video I want to explore adventure creation starting at the end, and how to make that end even more interesting and unpredictable for your players by twisting some aspect of the story. By starting at the end of the adventure, you give yourself a goal and thus, the only thing you have to do is to find a means to obtain...

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Marlowe House: The RPG Interview Room Podcast

The Marlowe House and its creators, Monica and Andrew Marlowe, have been in my radar for a very long time  now. I have known them for years and their involvement in the world of RPGs has interested me. But who are they? Well… we are about to find out. From their involvement in RPG Superstar and the Marlowe House games in Twitch, they have been doing a fair amount of work to get RPGs a good name and create content. In this episode, I just wanted to talk to them because they are good people and I thought they...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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