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TTRPGs and Usability

A table-top role-playing game is probably one of the least usable gaming artifacts that I know of, with the possible exception of that thing PlayStation did with movement, or maybe the Kinect for non-English speakers who were women with an… Continue Reading →

The Unplayability of (some) TTRPGs

Some background before I dive into this specific opinion. I have reviewed games and more specifically TTRPGs since 2005 in the Swedish gaming magazine Fenix. To date I have written around 600 reviews, and more than half of those are… Continue Reading →

RPGs, TTRPGs, What’s in a Name?

There’s one development that I kind of resent, and that’s the fact that what we used to call RPGs have now morphed into TTRPGs. I understand that this is a development that comes from the fact that the digital version… Continue Reading →

Can you speak cultish?

This is a short primer for DM:s who want to create a cult quickly. Maybe it sounds fake to use language as a shortcut to creating a cult, and also to convey that it is a cult in TTRPGs. However,… Continue Reading →

I’m playing D&D

I started playing role-playing games of the table-top variety in the mid eighties. Since I’m from Sweden, Europe and not North America, I didn’t play Dungeons & Dragons. I played a Swedish version of Basic Role-playing called “Drakar och Demoner”…. Continue Reading →

Defiant goblins and hobgoblin porn

On rare occasions, most commonly after having read about the latest sexual harassment story or having heard about another abusive man (they’re mostly men) in table-top role-playing spaces, I ask myself why I stick around in a culture that so… Continue Reading →

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