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Jeannette came to gaming late in life thanks to the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop application. She's taken some time to tell us why she likes Fantasy Grounds so much, and to let us know about the games she's running at the upcoming FG-Con!
Darcy interviews game designer Caitlynn Belle about her new transhuman analog dating game, Singularity (currently on Kickstarter!), in addition to her inspirations, aspirations, and mad mixology skills.
Gen Con 2016 is shaping up to be one monster convention for ConTessa! It's not too late to participate! Find out how you can join us at the big one in Indy!
Stacy talks about using a set of Rock-Paper-Scissors dice to make decisions at the table.
For nearly every one of our online conventions, Meguey Baker has run a text-based game via a Google+ post. The following is the transcript of her most recent game, ‘The Doomed Pilgrim’, run for ConTessa’s 11/21/2015 event.
Stacy sits down for a candid chat about all things cosplay with Elle est Forte.
Whatever goals you might have for 2016 (whether you call them ‘resolutions’ or not is unimportant), you’ll need a boatload of confidence to pull them off. Here are some tricks I've learned to tell the confidence monster where to stick it.
In this series of articles I’ll be describing how I prepare and run Dungeon World campaigns. That doesn’t mean this is the only or right way to do this, and you should do what works for you. However, I do hope you can find something useful to take away for your own games, and please feel free to share your own experience, as I love to steal- I mean learn- from other GMs. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Hannah Shaffer wrote up a fantastic guide to playtesting, and included a printer-friendly version so you can hand it out at your next playtest!
Where's all the cool stuff??? Right here in the Treasure Hoard! Every now and again, ConTessa brings you a summary of gaming things from the interwebs, from Kickstarters and Patreons, to games, gear, and crafts.
Ari got to talk to a group dedicated to helping survivors of sexual trauma through the use of therapeutic gaming. Save Against Fear just finished their annual event that benefits The Bodhana Group, and were gracious enough to tell us about their work.
In this series of articles, Ethel takes us through adapting an existing adventure into an Old West setting. Next up is adapting weapons to your chosen system.
Liz interviews Darcy Ross! Find out all about our newest staff member, from her ongoing struggle to reproduce a particular cocktail to the threats her players suffer/enjoy