Why Go To Polyhedral: Triple Crit?

With last month of 2010 rolling in, we at My Girlfriend is a DM are holding the third POLYHEDRAL, the only RPG-centric event in Metro Manila. With apologies to my friends from outside the archipelago, I must say that if you haven’t been to POLYHEDRAL then you’re totally missing out. So for today, I present … Continue reading

Dice Play God With The Universe

Dice are the necessary evil of role-playing games. Sure, there are some role-playing games that have taken a swing at dice free mechanics, but that removes the element of chance that dice infuse into the resolution of in-game actions. As a consequence, players and GMs invest much significance into how dice are handled. These habits … Continue reading

Being Gentle for Other People’s First Time

Our apologies to our readers for the lack of posts in the past few weeks. I’ve recently re-entered the world of the working, putting in long hours as an ‘emergency associate editor’ for a magazine. That, plus new responsibilities somewhat prevented me from devoting as much time as I’d like to developing new post ideas. … Continue reading

Devil in the Details: Lessons on Imagination, Mechanics and Fluff from Shadowrun

We had our first session of Shadowrun last weekend, which is a refreshing break from 4E when a change of pace from its hyper-gamist combat-prone fun is needed. The interesting thing about Shadowrun is the amount of attention it gives to detailing everyday existence for the inhabitants of its world. While it wouldn’t be the … Continue reading

Holy Weekend Break = RPG-Gasm

Just a heads up for you all: It’s Holy Weekend, which in the Philippines means more than just paying our respects to the Zombie Jesus by abstaining from meat, but indulging in long trips out of town with friends. Because the country is irreverent in its Christian devoutness like that. What that means for us … Continue reading

State of The Game: March 2010

One of the reasons why you haven’t seen many posts lately on the art of GMing or playing RPGs is that we haven’t really played much lately. That should change in a month or so, as things are settling in our group once more. Two of the players were preoccupied with opening a bar & … Continue reading

This Hobby Is Not a One-Way Relationship

With regards to WotC promotional content for 4e, most attention is given to the tease content for D&D insider, the podcasts, and recorded features of actual play sessions. However, WotC recently posted a half-hour special on the joys of DMing called D&D Dungeon Masters/Five DMs. It’s an interesting watch and the first bit of promotional … Continue reading

january 2009 for my girlfriend is a dm

My apologies for the lack of updates. We’ve been off to a slower start than expected due to scheduling hassles. Right now bits and pieces for various posts are lying in paper scraps stuffed in my wallet. Anyway, perhaps a review of the month is necessary, based on the top three posts (by hits). Our … Continue reading