GM Word of the Week

You can’t spell Game Master without “pretentious.” Well, you can, actually. But let’s pretend you can’t so I can make a point. My point is a good Game Master needs a lot of big, fancy words at their disposal to make their flavor text as confusing as possible. Oops. I mean engaging, not confusing. More at



We all like to give and get gifts. Particularly around the holidays. Well, herein is our gift to you and it’s about gifts and gift giving. And trying to make those things more tolerable for everyone concerned. Oh, and also the story of the worst gift ever given. Links as promised: Helmig, Bryan. “Conspiracy Santa: A Better Secret Santa for Teams.” Zapier. Zapier, June 4, 2019. Jeeves, Roberta. “Official White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules.” White Elephant Rules, October 24, 2019. You can give a gift of subscription to our Patreon for transcripts and extras at


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