Gravy Kingpin

Gravy Kingpin exists in two gaming worlds - Pen & Paper and console/PC. He's a part time guardian, part time Dungeon Master, and a full time husband and father of two.

MetaArcade: Play and Create Interactive Stories – Sneak Peek

“With MetaArcade we landed on something we believe can work in all genres of games and interactive fiction—the goal is to let people create easily and still have a robust game mechanic in it which can apply across all universes.” – David Reid, Founder & CEO, MetaArcade

My Concerns about Critical Role Realized

Despite its longevity, Dungeons and Dragons has remained a curiosity to most people.  Over the last two decades, the slow rise of geek culture has given the game some new exposure.  Popular TV shows like Community and The Big Bang Theory have used the game as a prop.  But arguably, nothing has given the Dungeons and Dragons exposure like Geek and Sundry’s Critical Role; a D&D live played...

Role-playing Flaws with Purpose

Character flaws are a great concept. They add depth to characters. Different gaming systems have different rules for applying them. In Dungeons and Dragons, flaws, bonds, ideals..etc. are used to flesh out a characters personality. They are no more than tools intended to help the player role-play their character. But you have to know how to exploit theses attributes. There is a right way and wrong...

Dungeon Master to the Rescue? When, Why and How

In most situations, it is not the Dungeon Master’s role to lead players. You set the stage. You adjudicate the rules. The players are largely the adversaries from your perspective. So, the idea of coming to their rescue would be out of character, right? Well, sometimes it’s what is required, and it’s the right thing to do. Here is when you do it, why you do it, and how you do it....

Making Time for Tabletop Games – Mastering the Short Session

Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) have an aspect that sets them apart from other types of games – we have total control of their destiny. Unfortunately, many are deterred from tabletop adventures due to the sheer amount of time required to enjoy them. I’ve had some experience in playing short-form sessions of D&D, and my tips could help you and your tabletop group make the most ...

Skyrim: Special Edition – Mods for Xbox One & PS4

Skyrim: Special Edition will be here in two days With it, console players will get a special treat that until now only PC players enjoyed – Mods! Xbox One and PS4 owners will be able to import Thomas the Tank engine followers and play headband wearing Argonians. I got my modding fix playing Skyrim on PC years ago. Five years later consoles are finally catching up. I checked out the latest li...

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