Author Archives: HDIAndrew

Livestreaming Your Way to a Better Game, Part 1

For years we developers had it drummed into our heads to never allow public scrutiny of a game until it was ready for prime time. The (warranted) fear is that negative previews can haunt a game long after it launches, no matter how good it becomes. Livestreaming has a similar dictum – if you want […]

20 Ranks in Sleep

Sleep has long been the most useful spell for low-level Magic users and wizards in D&D. I never thought I would include it as a skill on a character sheet, but for infants and toddlers, it is a key stat. I have to admit, however, that as parents, RPGMom and I really failed our sleep […]

Last Week’s Level Up

Almost two, and RPGBaby had a number of level ups last week: First time unzipping and taking off her own coat (without assistance); First time putting on her own shoes (again without assistance); and (most important) First time staying up past her bedtime gaming!  

Sneak Attack!

Sneak Attack is a Rogue’s best feature, and every dad has a bit of the rogue in him. I use sneak attack very rarely, but it has been very effective every time I did. Both times I instigated a sneak attack against RPGBaby, it was well planned and perfectly timed. The first time, shortly after […]

Update: Counting to D10 … er, D12

Before I posted that RPGBaby’s focus on D6s had both helped and maxed out her counting ability. Two weeks ago, however, she broke through that barrier and began counting reliably and clearly to 10. She also reliably recognizes the numbers even when they are out of order. She happily counts to 10, and gets elated […]