It seems to be a tradition of editorials to give some background on the editor. The quick summary: I have been involved in rôle-playing for over half of my life, and have been running games for most of that time. I have had a few short articles published in various gaming magazines (and will be happy to autograph them for a modest fee). I am currently (in my copious free time) working on various gaming projects.
As for editorial attitudes, I find rôle-playing itself to be one of the most rewarding things about the games. While not a fan of specifically "story-telling" games, I find the development of a believable, non-self character to be a very great pleasure.
What I aim to achieve in this journal is something beyond Dragon magazine's periodic "advice to the GM" articles; more sophisticated advice, going beyond the very basic GM techniques they favour. In this issue, we have articles on running small-scale PBM games; using real-world religions in RPGs; combat lethality; and why powergamers do what they do, and how to stop them.
The alert reader will notice that large parts of this issue have been written by the editor. I have no intention of repeating this feat; if a second issue appears, it will be because you have written it!
Article submissions are welcome.
Disclaimer (just in case): the views of authors of articles are not necessarily the views of the editor; the editor accepts no responsibility for any perceived libels or offences. Most names of games and other products mentioned herein are trademarks owned by the companies publishing those products. Use of the name of any product without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.
|A Family Affair||Bill Edge|
|A Locked Room Mystery||Bill Edge|
|Anglo-Saxon RPG: 01 Introduction||John Hawcock|
|Bang! You're dead!||Sean Desmond|
|Bang! You're dead! (comment)||Roger Burton West|
|Chromebook 2: In-Character Review||Roger Burton West|
|Convention vs Campaign||Roger Burton West|
|Cybergeneration||Roger Burton West|
|Cyberpunk V3||Roger Burton West|
|Distributed Gaming||Roger Burton West|
|Fatwas and how to avoid them||John Hawcock|
|Fatwas: Response to Paul Mason's comments||John Hawcock|
|H'Trae, PBM games, Fatwas and Powergaming (comment)||Paul Mason|
|I definitely learnt about GM-ing from that!||Ingvar Mattsson|
|I learned about GMing from that||Roger Burton West|
|Life on Trauma Team||Roger Burton West|
|PBMs for fun and ||Roger Burton West|
|Powergaming||Roger Burton West|
|Religions, Theologies and setting design||Bill Edge|
|Skill formulae in GDW's House System||Roger Burton West|
|The AV-4: why it's a bad idea||Roger Burton West|
|Watching the Detectives: GMing Investigative Adventures||Bill Edge|
|Where do all the spells come from?||John Hawcock|
|Wigs and Gowns and Honour: Law, Legal Systems and Role Playing Games||Bill Edge|