October 26th, 2016


Good News

Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently?

Handling Power Levels

Here's a thoughtful article about how to handle characters with different power levels.

A couple of my observations:

1) There is no such thing as overpowered characters, only underpowered opposition.  Superman is ludicrously powerful, but well placed in handling planetary-scale threats.  Spiderman is modestly powerful, well placed in neighborhood watch, can pinch-hit usefully at city level, and has no business in much larger conflicts.

2) It can be loads of fun to watch two mismatched characters who can't get rid of each other.  Dvorak is considerably more powerful than Qwerty in almost every way ... but Qwerty is like the annoying little sister who tattles every time her older sister sneaks out the window and won't stop following her.  That's never going to stop being funny.

Poem: "Two to Twenty"

This poem is spillover from the October 4, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "roleplaying game" square in my 10-4-16 card for the Games and Sports Bingo fest. This poem is posted as the second freebie due to new prompters.

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