Category Archives: Science and Culture

Anarchy in the D&D

Well, I have officially run out of questions, but instead of just skipping out on a blog this week I decided to shove my unrequested opinions in your face instead.  I’ve been thinking lately about the social/governing structure of Roleplaying … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Dew: Roleplaying’s Dark Secret

This week we examine yet another conspiracy that has remained unprobed in the world of Geek: In the last year I started and joined quite a few different groups for tabletop gaming… It had not occurred to me previously that there is a trend … Continue reading

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Magic, Physics and Inside Out Bags of Holding

This week an intrepid adventurer seeks to destroy the very fabric of spacetime: What happens when one turns a bag of holding inside out? (or how does a DM deal with bizarre uses of magical items?) – John This is … Continue reading

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Midi-Chlorians and French Canada

This Week Josh asks: I just lost my midichlorians and don’t know how to escape this sith stronghold!!!! Help! (Star Wars 2nd ed old rep) What do I do? Midi-chlorians were an invention of George Lucas that people either loved … Continue reading

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Girls in Geekdom: Dispelling the Myth

This week on Ask the Dungeon Master I’m tackling a more serious topic, and something that I think is very important:Dear DM,  I was recently reading a review about the Game of Throne’s series on HBO (adaptation of the book … Continue reading

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Chicken or Egg? You decide!

In this week’s Friday bonus blog, as promised, I answer a question that has plagued humanity for thousands of years.  Our inquisitive reader asks: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  I ask because I have heard compelling and … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Goblins

This week a reader asks: Is it true that goblinoids require privacy, like it suggests in that one D&D book I read about Drow? Dear Reader, I’m not sure which book you’re referring to, but it’s a terribly inaccurate one.  The … Continue reading

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