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Where do Gamemasters Get Their Fun?

Where do Gamemasters Get Their Fun?
Every single RPG with a GM has a motivation to run the game, an agenda, for the GM. Most of those games would be better if they stated that agenda explicitly. Because beyond telling the GM what to aim for, these motivations tell the GM where their fun is coming from in the game—they tell the GM why they should want to play. I don’t often think too much about the enjoyment I get from GMing, exac...
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Masks At Large

Masks At Large March 9 2017
I have some exciting Masks news, from awards to materials from a LongCon at Dreamation, to a plug for some awesome fans. Thanks, everyone! Golden Geeks Masks was a runner up for the Board Game Geek’s RPG of the Year! Thank you to everyone who voted for us for either of the categories we were up for! We were very proud and grateful to be up for nomination, and thrilled to be alongside the win...
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Games of 2016: Pandemic Legacy

Pandemic Legacy Zman Games 2015
It’s the end of the year! And that means it’s time to talk about end of year assessments of the most important piece of culture: GAMES! I might come back to this, so I’m not going to cap myself at “TOP 5” anything. But I might not come back to this, so I’m going to start off at the top. I want to talk about one of the most important board games for my 2016: Pandemic Legacy. In particular, I wan...
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Bluebeard’s Bride Has Launched!

“The day has come,” he says, taking your hand in his. His fingers are gnarled. Strange to the touch, like wood or scaled flesh. But his smile looks so warm behind his azure bristles. So you take his hand, and let him lead you on. Into his manor. Bluebeard’s Bride has launched! The Kickstarter for this investigative horror game by Whitney Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson is live a...
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Bluebeard’s Bride Is Coming To Kickstarter!

We’re incredibly excited to announce that the Bluebeard’s Bride Kickstarter goes live on Tuesday, October 18th! Bluebeard’s Bride is an investigatory horror tabletop roleplaying game, written and designed by Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson, and based on the Bluebeard fairy tale. In this game you and your friends explore Bluebeard’s home as the Bride, creating...
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