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Puzzles and Points of Failure

Post Views: 621 How not to stall your game with stuff other than hitting monsters I was asked recently on my Discord server how I handle puzzles in my games.  Do I use them, how do I make sure they aren’t too hard, and what do I do if they party gets stumped?  A fellow Game Master (GM) dropped the following snark: “You want to put a puzzle for your players to solve?  Easy, just look up ‘puzzles for toddlers’ on the Internet, and then spend the evening tearing your hair out as they fail to solve it.” — Annon GM This perception, while funny, is at the heart of why so many GMs do not use puzzles or tricks in their table-top role-playing game (TTRPG) sessions.  The…

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Game Review: Blizzard Entertainment’s “Heroes Of the Storm”

Post Views: 746 Game Review: Blizzard Entertainment’s “Heroes Of the Storm” Guest Post by Jean-Michel Vaillancourt I’ve been playing Heroes of The Storm for the past week and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. It’s already a part of my daily routine to get up in the morning, have breakfast, and play a couple rounds of Heroes Of The Storm (Commonly abbreviated as HOTS). I’m also an ex-League of Legends (also known as LoL ) player, having played solo queue, duo queue, and a full team — both with and without Skype — for about two years before I quit. However, in spite of enjoying that game, never once in two years was it really part of my daily routine. It was more of a game I…

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