Challenge Compendium: Archmage Bitwise’s Binary Trap

Background The Astral Brotherhood is a secretive order of wizards focused on furthering their discipline through sheer cogitation. Their towers are invariably trapped with deadly puzzles that take quick rational problem-solving to bypass. They believe that only a fellow in their order (or one potentially worthy of joining) will be able to bypass the trap. [...]

Playing your Character: What’s my name again?

My name is Charlie. I’m a mechanoholic. It’s true. My disease compels me to pursue the best mechanical benefit in any situation, regardless of whether my character would actually do the thing or not. I can resist mechanics-driven impulses when playing games like FATE or old-school D&D knockoffs,┬ábut when I start playing 4E, all fiddly [...]

Advice: Portraying Characterful Emotions with Method Acting

DISCLAIMER: I’m not an actor. I’ve never taken an acting class. Like any good geek, I was curious about the topic, read a book, and now like to pretend I’m an expert. Do not be fooled. You’ve been warned. Intwischa has spoken often of characterful experiences in gaming. Inspired by a recent Lifehacker article to [...]

D&D 4.5: Everyone’s an Insider!

Wizards of the Coast announced today that the first major revision of the 4th edition rules will hit the shelves in May of 2011. D&D 4.5 continues the trend introduced in 4th edition, emphasizing faster game play, offering more new character options, and reducing prep time to play. Intwischa.com will keep you informed throughout the [...]

D&D 4.5: Points of Light, Shining Together

Wizards of the Coast announced today that the first major revision of the 4th edition rules will hit the shelves in May of 2011. D&D 4.5 continues the trend introduced in 4th edition, emphasizing faster game play, offering more new character options, and reducing prep time to play. Intwischa.com will keep you informed throughout the [...]

D&D 4.5 Announced: New Player Tools

Wizards of the Coast announced today that the first major revision of the 4th edition rules will hit the shelves in May of 2011. D&D 4.5 continues the trend introduced in 4th edition, emphasizing faster game play, offering more new character options, and reducing prep time to play. Intwischa.com will keep you informed throughout the [...]