Profile overview for rangergames.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

46 submissions to RPG

45 submissions to gaming

28 submissions to tavern

26 submissions to tabletop

20 submissions to fantasy

This user has so far shared a total of 170 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 6 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 10 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 7 and downvoted 0 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

Building Tabletop Myths, submitted: 1/8/2016 12:58:17 AM, 10 points (+10|-0)

Weird Races #5: The Stryx, submitted: 6/10/2016 6:38:24 PM, 7 points (+7|-0)

Tabletop Meditations #13 - Dwarves, submitted: 5/26/2016 4:48:37 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

Tabletop Meditations #9: Campaign Structure, submitted: 12/4/2015 8:46:33 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

Tabletop Meditations #5: On Vancian Magic, submitted: 10/22/2015 5:47:43 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Brilliant Botanics #1: The Manfruit Tree, submitted: 8/4/2016 5:56:23 PM, -4 points (+1|-5)

Brilliant Botanics #1: The Manfruit Tree, submitted: 8/4/2016 5:55:42 PM, -2 points (+2|-4)

The Cabal of Eight Pt.3: Navigating the Necropolis, submitted: 12/16/2016 7:02:05 PM, -2 points (+2|-4)

The Cabal of Eight Pt.3: Navigating the Necropolis, submitted: 12/16/2016 7:01:44 PM, -1 points (+2|-3)

A Giant in Xuun Pt.6: Paladin versus Doom, submitted: 2/25/2016 6:30:40 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Hubpages Article: Handling Game Flow in Tabletop RPGs submitted by rangergames to RPG

rangergames 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

I introduced and discussed the idea of a Play-Unit in my Tabletop Meditations blog: RPG Narrative and Campaign Structure. Hope you find those interesting as well.

Hubpages Article: Handling Game Flow in Tabletop RPGs submitted by rangergames to RPG

rangergames 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Those were all written pretty much one after another when I couldn't bring myself to break a paragraph into bite-size chunks suitable for internet reading, and the Tabletop Meditations are pretty much my own research into bits about tabletop RPGs.

Tabletop Meditations #14 - Postscript on Elves, Dwarves, & Trolls submitted by rangergames to RPG

rangergames 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Elves were mashed together with faeries in folktales and folklore which was the basis of fairy-tales, in Celtic myth elf was synonymous with fairy (if I remember correctly) when talking about the fairy mounds where they essentially straddle the gulf between life and death. Orcs are derived directly from elves in Tolkien arguably making them an elven subrace though as I stated that is arguable since they were "mutilated". As for the term goblin it seems in the Legendarium its a term for something nasty as Orcs are often referred to as goblins or a goblin race, it doesn't do much other than literally put a little space between elves and Orcs. It was Melkor's mutilations that were the transforming event there. As for the Christian angle on things it especially influences Tolkien noting the your citing of their being more akin to gods, but what matters at least in respect to my articles is that all of it altered them on the way to the tabletop and the image the terms now induce in roleplayers' minds. Seriously I reiterated the from Myth, to folklore, to fairytale, to fiction, to the tabletop pathway quite a bit in all four of those meditations.

3 lowest rated comments:

Necromancing Xuun Pt.9: Poison Phantoms submitted by rangergames to tabletop

rangergames 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

Yup, yer a bully alright.

Necromancing Xuun Pt.9: Poison Phantoms submitted by rangergames to tavern

rangergames 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

Just checking to see if you're a bully.

Hubpages Article: Handling Game Flow in Tabletop RPGs submitted by rangergames to RPG

rangergames 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Those were all written pretty much one after another when I couldn't bring myself to break a paragraph into bite-size chunks suitable for internet reading, and the Tabletop Meditations are pretty much my own research into bits about tabletop RPGs.