Ready for the full on geek? I’ve been a Game Master of roleplaying games since the term GM related specifically being a Dungeon Master. From old school dungeon crawls to post-modern Storytelling, I’ve done it all and have roleplaying game books from more game systems than I can remember. I took a decade break from roleplaying but recently have gotten back into it and have had opportunity to speak with a few beginning GMs. In those conversations I realized I have specific knowledge that isn’t kept in those tomes of rules, er, I mean rulebooks.
Here are 17 tips you won’t find in any single roleplaying game rulebook.DM, Dungeon Master, game master, GM, management tips, roleplaying games, RPGs, Storyteller | Comments Off
Newsjacking is not new when it comes to marketing. Companies often link up with holidays or other significant events. Everyone knows about President Day sales or Memorial Day BBQ promotions. Nothing new. The only new thing is newsjacking sends out an immediate marketing message as an event occurs.
Popularized by David Meerman Scott’s book Newsjacking: How to Inject Your Ideas into a Breaking News Story and Generate Tons of Media Coverage, newsjacking is about getting your thoughts and ideas tacked onto current events. Attempting to do real-time marketing is dangerous to say the least. It requires speed, creativity, and tact.newsjacking, real time marketing | Comments Off
I’m always looking for a way to make myself more creative. Breaking out of ruts, trying to make creativity a habit, and studying new skills are all things I’ve tried and continue to try to keep my creativity flowing. The number of ways to spark creativity, eliminate writer’s block, or shift one’s creative perspective are innumerable and some will work for us and others won’t. There isn’t any one set formula for something as abstract as creativity, so it is important to have a complete tool set available to us to rely on when we find the need for a creative boost.
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For eleven hours a day, six days a week, over the course of three years Gerris mastered the Scylla Console. He knew every strength and flaw of this elite piece of technology. He knew the optimal temperature of the processor was 72.3 degrees Fahrenheit. He knew that in most of the Scylla Console’s constructed, the third memory module would short out if there was an electrical feedback over 14 milliamps. Most importantly and the easiest thing to learn about the Console, megacorporations security feared it.
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St. Patrick’s Day. Where everyone is Irish. Even Batman.
The streets of Gotham were littered with the remains of the festivities. Green plastic hats, ‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ buttons, and so much green beer. One hero brave enough to cut through the clutter stood at the end of the block. All who saw him gaped in awe. He stepped confidently over pools of green beer and prone bodies. On this day, at this moment, he was the hero he deserved to be: Irish Batman!
Batman, St. Patrick's Day, Warner Brother's Sale | Comments Off
Instead of my standard diatribe against Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to embrace the spirit of the holiday and offer the following selection of pop culture Valentine’s day messages to all my readers. Enjoy!Battlestar Galactica Valentine, Doctor Who Valentine, Farscape Valentine, Firefly Valentine, valentine's day | Comments Off ← Older posts