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Ryan Macklin on GMs Listening and Celebrating

A very good post on RPG GMs applying some improv comedy skills to listen to the players and also to celebrate their achievements.  Excellent stuff that all GM should use.

http://ryanmacklin.com/2014/06/listening-celebrating/

(see, I can actually post things that aren’t Kickstarter!) ūüėČ

Daniel Solis has a couple of interesting posts on card game balance

This is a constant struggle when it comes to card game designs, and I’m always trying to balance card power versus rarity.¬† Daniel applies the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, or basically not having perfect balance or distribution in something, that asymmetry has value.¬† For fairness, I prefer balanced positions where players are equal and the outcome is based upon skill or luck, not drawing the ‘mega-sword of death’ card and being able to wipe other players off the board.¬† I’ve tried to balance powerful cards with play restrictions, such as ‘remove from game after use’ so it’s a one-shot advantage.

Anyway, interesting reading.

Daniel’s Blog:
Balancing power and rarity

Wabi-sabi in card game design

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