Here’s a great list of online resources that can help out aspiring GMs. They include Random Generators, Map Creators, Character Creators, Art databases, campaign hosts, virtual tabletops, forums, and player finders. Enjoy! If you’re just getting started and want some general advice on ‘How to be the best DM?’ Read my free guide here. With […]
Replay value is the amount of enjoyment a player could glean from a game that he or she had already finished. The notion of replaying a game is one that's seemingly lost to time. Here are the ways games have changed direction away from replay value.
How much of a role do our expectations play in horror games? And do they unfairly benefit from them? The expectations we take into a horror game define our experience with it. Does this mean the games are working as hard as they should?
PAX, like any convention, is busy and involves a lot of waiting. Here’s a small trick I’ve found helps keep me calm during the longer waits. Anyone who’s read anything about therapy or psychology in the last five years will have heard about mindfulness. It’s currently in vogue with regards to the treatment of anxiety […]
Despite reading guides from more experienced attendees, I walked away feeling as though I didn't get as much out of PAX as I could have done.Since then, I found my way to this year's EB Expo in Sydney and gained a few insights into the best practice for attending these events. So from one expo noob to another, here are some of my basic tips for attending PAX this year.
VR opens up exciting new possibilities in the realm of horror. We examine some of the success found by demo titles available at EB Expo. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror will benefit the most from the early shift to VR. These games showcase two new approaches to the genre that make great use of the technology.
Cult classic FNAF provides an interesting insight into longevity in horror games. The eternal struggle to keep players under the game’s influence; to keep them playing but not want to win. Five Nights at Freddy’s, FNAF, has been a horror cult classic. We’ve sung its praises here at Non-Fiction Gaming for the longest time. Like […]
Always being asked what my favourite game is, I’m putting together a list of games to play before you die. Our gaming bucket list grows today with an entry from a series I’m sure everyone expected: Mario. We go back in time a bit here. The Mario game to play before you die has to […]