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June 28 2012

How to run a game of D&D like Joss Whedon. On the official Dungeons & Dragons website, the senior producer offers advice on how to make your game of D&D feel a bit like a Joss Whedon TV show.

Not worth a post, because it's in french and it's my own work, but I wrote a while back an article on how to kill your NPC (non-player characters) in ways that matter, that relied a lot on examples from Whedon's works. In case that could be interesting to somebody here: (the title means: "don't shoot the red shirt")
There's a fair few showrunners out there now who have claimed prior D&D experience, and I've always kinda figured that being a showrunner was not so very different from being a DM. Nice of WotC to notice. :P
Wow, this is great! I'm actually playing D&D with my friends tomorrow, I think I'll send this to the Dungeonmaster.
There's so much Joss in my DMing sometimes it borders on plagiarism.
All I thought of seeing this article was the scene in (I think) Chosen, where Andrew, Giles, Dawn, Xander and some Potentials are playing D&D.
"Giles: I used to be a highly respected Watcher, and now I'm a wounded dwarf with the mystical strength of a doily."

I guess my DMing could use a little Jossing up, but I'm afraid as geeky as my friends are for playing the game, they still haven't all watched much Whedon TV.

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