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Book Review: Spider from the Well

My good friend Tim Reed asked for my thoughts on his latest book, Spider from the Well, and I was happy to oblige! Tim is a young author of fantasy novels and short stories. You can get most of his content on Amazon. Spider from the well is a short horror story by Tim Reed about […]

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Interview with me at Play to find out!

This afternoon I had the pleasure of chatting with Matt Smith (not the eleventh doctor, sadly) about all things Dungeon World, gaming and my creative process. I had a lot of fun! Check out the link here: Play to find out! Joe Banner Remix Interview A few other people and links mentioned in the interview: […]

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“Sell me this pen”: Sales techniques in RPGs

I finally got around to watching The Wolf of Wall Street a couple of days ago, and as expected, I loved it. A big part of my job is selling, so I have a soft spot when sales techniques are portrayed in modern media. Anyway, I was pondering the movie this morning and I got […]

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Some Dungeon World Questions, answered

Last weekend I got an email from Pierre in Quebec. As a new player and GM, he had some excellent questions about gameplay. We had a good chat by email and, as I think I’ve seen similar questions pop up at the Dungeon World Tavern before, he very kindly agreed to my request to post the conversation online. […]

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One land, three options: Diversity of settings in Dungeon World

Something that’s been bugging me recently is how many times can I rewrite the same old fantasy tropes? I do dabble in writing standalone games (see No Sleep Bad, for example) but basically since I discovered Dungeon World I’ve focused my energy on making stuff within a tried-and-tested system. The problem with that, I’m feeling […]

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Dungeon World Review!

OK, I know what you’re thinking. This blog is crazy for Dungeon World, surely this post is a foregone conclusion! Well… yes. But I’m writing this review for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I want in to the Adventurers’ Guild. Secondly, on this, the 40th birthday of Dungeons and Dragons, it’s a good opportunity to write about […]

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Wealth (2) – Shopping in town

Continuing from my last post on player money in Dungeon World… Shopping I touched on this last time but based on feedback and further thought, here’s my revised moves regarding shopping: When you spend a few hours getting mundane supplies (rations, adventuring gear, ammo) you get d6+CHA of them. You can split the result between different […]