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You’re Gonna Screw Up

Really, you will. No matter what you do, when you play a tabletop roleplaying game, you’ll misinterpret the rules. You’ll create a character that just doesn’t mesh with the rest of the PCs. You’ll make the wrong choice. You’ll introduce something as a gamemaster that will make your players look at you like you’re out of your mind. Read more

A New Player’s Guide to Degenesis

Guest post by Gunsmile/Angelica

So you’ve heard about Degenesis: Rebirth. You don’t know too much about it, but it sounds interesting. You’ve convinced a friend to GM — or maybe someone more familiar with the game has offered to GM for you — and you’re getting ready for your first time playing it. Whether you’re a tabletop RPG veteran or someone completely new to the hobby, this guide will help you get started on your very first character. Read more

Learn to Play Degenesis: A Primer

The Degenesis core books are deliberately written to make absorbing the game a somewhat indirect process, an exploration rather than a linear download. While I enjoy this because it feels immersive, it’s also a challenge if you aren’t used to this approach. So if you want to learn to play Degenesis and are thinking about starting a campaign but feel don’t know where to start, read on. Read more

Gamemastering Complex Published Settings

Complex published settings like the post-post apocalypse of Degenesis, the magical world of Glorantha, or the transhumanist future of Eclipse Phase can be intimidating for game masters. But running campaigns in such settings can also be tremendously rewarding. What follows are lessons learned from my own campaigns that should help you set up and run one of your own. Read more

2019 Report

Last year I didn’t write an end of the year summary, mostly because the numbers were continuing to decline and because I was pretty exhausted. I’d moved from a job that had wrung me dry to a job that required a fast ramp-up, and in 2018 Unpossible Journeys just wasn’t all that high on my priority list. However, I did resolve to give it more love in 2019. And UJ did get more love. Read more