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Tycho / on Wed, Apr 24 2019 at 11:33 am

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Ghost Of The Pirate Queen

The type of D&D Gabriel runs is heavily salted with tropes tugged from videogames, and that ended up being a solution when the game he was running for his family left his youngest son, No-an The Usurper, cold and disengaged.  If you’re talking about Dragonlance, then you’re talking about Raistlin, and I think Raistlin might connect better with an older kid whose very big feelings exist in the same fraught continuum.

They also play Sea of Thieves as a family, in the well-regarded streams titled Crewhulik,

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and when he figured out that he could just run a swashbucking pirate adventure which was already guaranteed to be rad in order to commandeer the young man’s mind, all these problems were managed in a single stroke.  Except the name, which he did not pay sufficient attention to because of who he is as a person.

The name is the most important thing because, among other reasons, it’s the fallback point - the ground floor.  It contains the rest of the concepts.  If the name is good, made with consideration for the desired audience, and bears within it a little mystery, it can cover up all manner of sins.

(CW)TB out.   

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