Wolf Baur and the crew at Kobold Quarterly graciously invited me to post some thoughts on their site as well as here. The first installment is up today, on Heroism and Lethality in RPGs. I'd like to thank them for the soapbox!
Here's a simple question: what's the life expectancy of a D&D hero?
Recent editions of the game run the XP table up to level 30. Does that mean characters are entitled to a 30-level career? The speedometer in my car goes up to 150 mph, but I know for a fact that the needle will never see the top of that scale. (more)