Author: Jennifer Kathleen

Rose and Thorn: Session 24

“Wanna do something fun with (insert NPC here)?” one of my players messages me before the game. “Yesssss,” I respond, always eager to incorporate my players’ ideas. And that’s how this session came about, with that 30 second conversation my…

50 Fathoms: Session 36

There’s a venn diagram in my head of “Good Plans”, “Bad Plans”, “Complicated Plans”, and “Simple Plans”. At the center of that diagram is a small bubble labeled “The Best Plan”. I don’t know that anyone really ever actually gets…

Rose and Thorn: Session 23

Sometimes you have to break your party down a little bit in order to make their eventual triumph that much greater. If they don’t lose anything, their gains mean less. If they never fail, their successes become a matter of…

Aside

Hey guys, the panel I was on recently at Queen City Conquest has been recorded and posted for your listening pleasure! I spoke with Angela Murray, Senda Linaugh, and Kate Bullock on the subject of Diversity in Gaming, our discussion moderated by Chris Sniezak, one of the hosts of the Misdirected Mark podcast.

Listen here!

The Witch’s Brew

Golden Sky Stories is a game that I backed on Kickstarter… probably five or six years ago? And, uh, then never played. I decided that I wanted to change that, so I put an event out there for QCC. I…

A Fairy Tale Fiasco

I think I’d mentioned previously that I was planning to do blog posts for my con games from this year’s Queen City Conquest… of which there were seven. Here’s the first one, a game of Fiasco that used my own…

Rose and Thorn: Session 22

Don’t you just love it when a couple of characters who get the party into some kind of shenanigans end up missing the session where you deal with the consequences of those shenanigans? Hahaha, yeah. “Wait a minute, why are…

Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks

This book might have given me an existential crisis. I’m just saying that as a forewarning; it wasn’t a bad book by any means. But the whole time I was reading it, I felt slightly ill-at-ease, especially about the possibly-real…