Crushing the Crunch

Let’s make this clear right up front: I’m no fan of “crunchy” tabletop roleplaying games. I have a ton of them, mostly older games in my collection, but they aren’t my favorites. In the last year or so, I have discovered “Powered by the Apocalypse”-style games, which really got me focused on “rules-lite” TTRPG systems. […]

Loot Mechanics Podcast

Halloween in May?

Episode #31 – Today we’re talking about “Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft”, and providing a correction to last week’s show regarding “Diablo Immortal”. Intro (0:50) – Our week, in brief. Main Topic (3:38) – There’s another official book for D&D coming this May! Let’s talk about it! Video Game News (18:20) – Correction for last […]


The Eternal Debate

This might get a bit contentious… As many of you may know, I’ve been playing and running (not to mention designing) tabletop roleplaying games for well over four decades now. I’m not saying I’m an expert by any means, especially when it comes to game design, but I’d like to say I know a thing […]