Which Activity is Nerdier LARPing or Tabletop RPG?

Which Activity is Nerdier LARPing or Tabletop RPG? So I saw this question come up on Reddit recently. My first response was LARPing, almost without hesitation. Then I began to think about it a little more. Was that truly accurate or did I came to that conclusion based on my own bias against LARPing? I…

Support Rolling Boxcars on Patreon

Good morning and Happy fourth of July! Just a quick note about our Patreon. Supporting us and the things we write is easier than ever through the Patreon. Every supporter puts a little closer to reaching our goals and bringing everyone new content and new forms of media. One of the advantages of Patreon is…

Aftershock Comics Provides Inspiration for Horror Games

I have begun a new geeky journey, sort of. The reality is after fifteen years of not reading comic books, I have returned to their warm embrace. Thanks to Free Comic Book Day for sucking me back in with the release of a new Strangers in Paradise story arc. Since May I have gotten sucked…

Game Table Observations – Being Better GMs and Players

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to the idea of what constitutes a good gaming group and how members of that group can be better and more connected. We can all stand to be better people and more connected with those around us. And no I don’t mean through technology, but honest…

Star Wars Franchise Leaves A Diehard Fan Out in the Cold

I am not and have never been a huge fan of Star Wars, but I respect folks and their passion for franchises like Star Wars. So, when a friend, whose opinion I value, posted the following on Facebook, I found it enlightening. I have copied his post in full (with permission). The opinions expressed below…

GM’s Toolbox – Tarot Cards Can Give NPCs Depth

Using tarot cards as the source of inspiration and giving characters depth was the recent topic of conversation with some fellow gamers. Although I wrote this a little over two years ago, it is still relevant. In fact, I use the tarot cards regularly to help flesh out NPCs, give a little extra depth to…

My Journey to Fantasy Grounds

Sometimes my mouth costs me money but in a good way this time, I swear. It all started back in January while I was out to dinner with an out-of-town friend, one of gamers (Scott) in fact. We were chatting about playing D&D and how he was getting back into it after an almost 30-year…

Mysterious Monday Temporarily Paused

Here is it Monday and I have no Mysterious Monday post for your reading pleasure. Why is that? Well, this is a good news, bad news story. The story itself is relatively short. The good news is I have been contracted to write an article for a new OSR magazine that will debut later this…

Merry Christmas

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Forming A Social Contract With Your Gaming Group

I wrote the following more than three years ago, but it is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. Having just spent my time reading the new Harlem Unbound and what it’s going to bring to the table has me wondering how I will need to adjust my social contract with my…