Dungeoneering: Bark at the Moon

If I wasn’t bound by time, space and money, I’d probably run every single published adventure I could get my hands on. Now I understand that there’s some pride to be taken from making your own stuff, and there are definitely a great many campaign and adventure ideas I’d like to develop myself. Still, I … Continue reading

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

Review: Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Part 4: Welcome to Athas

Now, after three posts devoted to player content from the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, we finally get to the DM content. And there is no shortage of stuff for DMs despite the decision to cram it all in the same 220 pages. None of it is insignificant in any way, and it comprises about half … Continue reading

Review: Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Part 2: More Player Options

In the first installment of my look at the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, I dug into the new builds provided by the book  for existing classes and the two new races introduced. They’re all pretty cool, but one of the best things about this book is that it expands on the flavor possibilities of characters … Continue reading

Oops: Too Much Gaming, Too Little Posting

If you’ve been wondering where we’ve been this month, then rest assured that it was because we were gaming. My Girlfriend is a DM was missing post dates was because the Girlfriend was busy. Being a DM. I too, was busy being a DM. We’re all being DMs here. We’ve even got some Shadowrun and Star … Continue reading

Review: Monster Manual 3

Girlfriend DM loves the Monster Manuals. Every night, she comes home to her ‘folio of friends’ and flips through each page one by one, asking me how high level a monster we can take. While soft cackling can be heard as she trolls through the Monster Builder, true evil begins when her eyes rest upon … Continue reading

Review: HS1 The Slaying Stone

Although I’m relentlessly supportive of what Wizards of the Coast is doing with the 4th Edition product cycle of Dungeons and Dragons, one of the things I’ve always been disappointed with is their adventures. Even after Keep on the Shadowfell had become infamous for being completely dead-boring, Wizards has released loads of adventures that are … Continue reading

Dusk: A Penny Arcade 4E Mini-Adventure

Those of you who have read my spotlight post on Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik know that I religiously follow his exploits in DMing – to the point that I’ve created a massive index of all his D&D related posts. Over the past few months, Mike has begun to recognize the level of interest that has … Continue reading

Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik and His Approach to DMing

In recent news, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins have made TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List. Two Seattle-based nerds that produce a profanity-laden comic strip – Penny Arcade – focused squarely on videogames, seen exclusively through the Web rank right below the likes of Conan O’Brien and somewhere above U.S President Barack Obama in terms … 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