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



It’s lovely to look lovely and cosmetics help that happen. But only up to a point. See, one of the problems with cosmetics is that you never quite know what you are putting on your face. Certainly not if you were, to pick a completely random example, Queen Elizabeth I or, indeed, a whole lot of other Elizabethan era men and women. Basically, no one knew or cared what was going on their skin as long as it had the desired effect. Which, by and large, it did. But it also had a whole bunch of other effects, so let’s talk about those. Thanks to The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor Herman Check out our Support Page to find a convenient way for you to help support the show:


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