A lot of tension in a story happens when the characters do something against the wishes of the audience. This isn’t really possible in the context of an RPG, because the characters ARE the audience.
It pretty much means you can’t create moments like the one where (in the books, mind you) Eowyn begs Aragorn to let her ride with him into battle, and he refuses because he has no right to accept. If you try, you’ll end up with nonsense like what you see above, because 90% of the players out there will simply let her join without a second thought. The other 10% will try to have sex with her first.
PC Hardware is Toast
This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.
Was it a Hack?
A big chunk of the internet went down in October of 2016. What happened? Was it a hack?
The Best of 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.
The Middle Ages
Would you have survived in the middle ages?