Citing Sources for World-Builders

Hopefully, most of you have gotten The Talk About Plagiarism, and know that thou shalt not pass another’s words off as your own. It’s not so easy to be clear on how it works when what you’re borrowing is ideas, though, and it’s easy to think that fiction, and moreso roleplaying, gives you a pass—but [...]

Researching Characters

We all know it’s a good idea to know, in general, what a character’s good and bad at, what she looks like, and what her personality’s like. Most games will let you get away with just that (all right, plus or minus a little backstory); most writing gives you a chance to fill in details [...]