Impractical Applications (So Many Mountains)

I talked earlier this week about dropping mountains on characters. As I mentioned, I’m exceedingly prone to this, particularly with my own characters—if it isn’t trying to mess with the heads of PCs and NPCs alike in the games I run, it’s cheerfully telling my GMs about how to mess with my PCs’ heads in [...]

On the Dropping of Mountains

Is there any writer—GM—creator of any sort who has not at some point dropped a metaphorical mountain on at least one member of her cast? I don’t think so. Tragedy and trauma may not be quite as ubiquitous as ants in San Diego, but they come pretty close. It’s pretty easy to tell why mountain-hurling [...]