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A New Way to Roll: Alternatives to D&D

After nearly 9(!!!) years of life—and capturing the attention of an audience unlike the TTRPG industry has ever seen—D&D 5e has become a staple of dice-throwing nerds everywhere. Its ubiquitous, it’s what the biggest streamers are playing, it’s what...

Turn Order: Ironsworn and the Concept of Solo RPGs

A few weeks ago, I talked about Apocalypse World and its impact on RPGs, particularly about the way AW is paradigmatically different from more "traditional" RPGs and how many of its "Powered by the Apocalypse" successors unfortunately missed the...

The Brindlewood Bay RPG and the Mystery of Cozy – Turn Order

To be cozy is to enjoy feelings of comfort, warmth, or contentment. Words synonymous with cozy: snug, homey, relaxed, cheerful, welcoming, pleasant, soothing. We may not always know what we need when craving cozy but we know it when...

Turn Order: Apocalypse World and its Impact on RPGs

First released in 2010 (and with a revised second edition released in 2016), D. Vincent Baker's Apocalypse World took the world of role-playing games by storm. In many ways, it was the culmination of years of discussions by Baker...