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Criticism

Garbage dumped in the marshes of Spring Creek in Jamaica Bay. US EPA, 1973, public domain.

Ludo-Garbologies

4 games that make you think about trash

Dice x Space

Using shiny math rocks for more than shiny math

GAME OVER

How 4 TTRPGs imagine the end of the world

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Reviews

Charity Bundle Cavalcade

18 bite-size reviews of TTRPGs from the Trans Rights and Ukraine bundles

Mage Knight Redux

Reminiscences of a collectible miniatures game

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Theory

Johannes Kepler's platonic solid model of the Solar System, from Mysterium Cosmographicum, 1596. Public domain.

Science & System

Philosophy of science as RPG theory

Dragon by Pearson Scott Foresman. Public domain. Modified using Text-Image's ASCII converter tool.

Databases & Dragons

New media’s influence on RPG design and experience

Story & 💿🐴

How narratology can clarify (and confound) discussions of story in RPGs

Table Talk

TTRPGs as communication & communication in TTRPGs

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Reference

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the sea of fog, ca. 1817

Rolling Solo

A roster of GM & player emulators, oracles, and engines for TTRPGs

Joshua Reynolds, Theory oil painting

Analyses of the Unreal

A curated reading list of TTRPG theory for designers, players, and thinkers

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Hacks & Homebrew

Arthur Rackham, How Mordred Was Slain by Arthur, 1917. Public domain.

*Lance Not Included

But you’ll wish you had one in Chris Bissette’s Freelance RPG

Gustave Doré, engraving for The Works of Rabelais

Zeitgeist in Ravenland

GM-less play and material culture in Fria Ligan’s Forbidden Lands


Random BS

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