Now’s the Time for Solo Gaming!

While gamers have a lot of superpowers compared to the Muggles around us (“you’re bored? just make a new character!”) we still have our mental health to consider and having the outlet of roleplaying games is a big part of that. I’ve read a lot about how to organize games online (the best article I’ve seen is this one by Mike Shea) but today I want to talk a little about gaming by yourself.

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Cats and Dogs

One question that I have about the currently-Kickstarting Monarchies of Mau is how the game compares to Pugmire. They are the same world so you should be able to have a joint campaign with both games, but how feasible is this? How do cat characters and dog characters compare? Are they too different to be at the same table? Are they different enough that players can feel the divide? How do they cooperate in-game? Come along and we’ll figure it out together!

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Expanding Pugmire

The Pugmire game is a great example of a light-hearted concept that still leads to dramatic game play. While I’m still waiting to run a full campaign of it (despite having Molly ready and waiting), I’ve been enjoying the actual play videos from No Survivors over at Geek & Sundry. I’m also excited about the Monarchies of Mau Kickstarter, even though it’s about freakin’ cats. I thought I’d look through the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters to see what other options are out there for Pugmire GMs.

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Character Creation: Pugmire

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I’m pretty excited about Onyx Path’s latest Kickstarter, the family-friendly game of Pugmire. As a recent dad, I’m already collecting up games to play with my son when he’s old enough, and this definitely makes the list. Besides, the setting is just fun and works for adult games in the same way that Mouse Guard and Dinotopia are rife with adventure for all ages. Onyx Path has already put out an early access edition for people to try out so today I’m going to do just that.

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