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Roleplay Letters is a tabletop roleplaying blog covering the games
we’re currently playing, working on, and thinking about.

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Candlekeep Mysteries

    Dungeons & Dragons: Candlekeep Mysteries

    We’re playing through Candlekeep Mysteries, in order, taking characters through levels 1-17. Here’s how I’m doing it. My core group has been asking for more D&D for some time (years) now, and I haven’t had the drive to run any. I do like 5E, but a lot about D&D doesn’t really work for me –…

  • Alien RPG: Chariot of the Gods

    Alien RPG: Chariot of the Gods

    I ran Free League’s Alien roleplaying game’s starter set “cinematic adventure” Chariot Of The Gods over three sessions in early winter 2023. This is a report of how it went down, what worked, and what I would advise other Game Mothers to do or be wary of. The short of it: this is a great…

  • What A GM should learn from Baldur’s Gate 3

    What A GM should learn from Baldur’s Gate 3

    Like a lot of people, I’ve played a lot of Baldur’s Gate 3 this winter. We also play a lot of Dungeons & Dragons, and while it’s a different medium, there’s a lot to consider in the digital game that can have direct use at the tabletop. Starting with something hands on: Players are more…

  • 2024 Game plan

    2024 Game plan

    While these plans never work out as designed, I want to inspire others to plan their gaming year. Let’s go! My ideal pace is running a game every other week, so up to 26 sessions a year. Holidays can be more frequent (or less, if out of country), and business travel eats into the weekends…