Archives for Role-Playing Games

New horror RPG scenario

I finally had time to take all my notes for the last scenario I wrote and format them properly in a nice PDF so people can read it and enjoy it. It’s a horror scenario set in 1914 London, where the protagonists are suffragettes (the radical branch of the suffragist movement). The themes are oppression, feminism and […]

TypeScript and new pet project

Around two months ago I started a new pet project. As always, I built it partly to solve a problem, and partly to learn some new language or technology. The problem I wanted to solve was showing images and maps to players when playing table-top role-playing games (and, while at it, manage my music from the […]

Narrative games and social change

One of the reasons I like role-playing games is that they can be used to train empathy and think about the actions of others, and thus our own. I think imagining what others would do in a given situation is a healthy exercise that can make us understand people, including ourselves, a bit better. Perhaps […]

Pet projects

I’ve been writing several pet projects in the last months. I wrote them mostly to learn new languages, techniques or libraries, and I’m unsure as to how much I’ll use them at all. Not that it matters. All three are related to role-playing games. In case you’re interested: Character suite: a program to help create […]

My first Arcon

Arcon is a gaming event in Oslo with board games, card games, miniature games, role-playing games, and other activities, and I attended this festival for the first time this year. I was curious about attending such a festival, and I wanted to play some more RPGs and see how it was to play with people […]

Role-playing games and creative writing

Note: if you think RPGs = Dungeons and Dragons (or otherwise nerdy fantasy), go read “Role-Playing Games as a medium” first! I started being an RPG narrator as an adult not too long ago, and a whole world opened for me. Although I was convinced I wouldn’t have time to write my own scenarios (stories) […]

Role-playing games as a medium

Introduction Imagine if someone who had never watched films thought all films were like Fast & Furious. Or if someone who had never listened to music thought all music was like One Direction. Or the same with videogames and Call of Duty. This is similar to what happens to Role-Playing Games (from now on, “RPGs”). […]

Role-playing games and drawing

In the last couple of months I have become obsessed with role-playing games again. I used to play a lot in my teens and some in my early twenties, and then completely stopped until around one year ago. Some months ago I decided to be the narrator (as opposed to regular player) and the obsession […]