Dungeons & Dragons Game of the Month

Game of the Month: D&D Basic

While we were in college, one of my wife’s roommates learned that I played Dungeons & Dragons and as a result I ended up with her dad’s old copy of the D&D Basic Set. Other than some damage to the box it was in great shape and had all of the original contents – both […]

Game Design

Core Mechanics: Rounds, Turns, and Phases

Most role-playing games that I’ve played use a similar structure for taking turns in combat. At the beginning of a fight, each character makes an initiative roll to determine what order they act in. Then each character takes turns with a character completing most of their actions on their turn then sitting idle as other characters […]