Author Archives: Matt Wedel

Spoileriffic first thoughts on The Last Jedi

WARNING: SPOILERS In the same way that “This will begin to set things right” was the synecdoche line for The Force Awakens, “This is not going to go the way you think” encapsulates The Last Jedi almost too perfectly. I’m … Continue reading

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High attribute bonuses for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Since the last post I’ve been thinking more about having little in-game bonuses available to characters that have an attribute at 4D or higher. The reasoning being that at that point, they have so many dice invested in that one … Continue reading

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3 simple rules hacks for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Stashing these here so I don’t forget them. 1. Preparation Points I’ve been running WEG Star Wars for a little over 25 years now, and for the vast majority of players I’ve encountered, the Knowledge attribute has been a dump … Continue reading

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Home-Museum.com, specimen boxes, Joseph Cornell

Some posts have a lot going on. This one doesn’t. For now, it’s just a dumping ground for links I don’t want to lose, but don’t necessarily want on the sidebar (at least not yet). If anyone knows of good … Continue reading

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RPG combat as a carrot

This is a follow-on to the last post, about RPG rulesets. Here I’m pondering why some rulesets are better for some kinds of games than others. A lot of ink has been spilled over the argument that “the game is … Continue reading

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Why do I have so many RPGs?

Copied verbatim, and with permission, from an email exchange with Mike Taylor, with some relevant links added in post. Mike and I have been talking a lot lately about how seemingly random the hit counts are for our posts at … Continue reading

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Fiction: Lying Low

Let’s start with mountain lions. Maybe that will make the next part easier. Here’s the thing: there are more mountain lions around than most folks know about. People see them, from time to time. But usually not a good look. … Continue reading

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