Category Archives: Reports from the Field

From the Field: Slow-cooker Roast Beast

When you’re a busy GM with a gaming group trying to eat healthier, the slow cooker is your best friend. Need a meal at 6pm but you work until 5? No problem! Pitch all the ingredients into the slow cooker before you leave for work, set it, and you’ll have a hearty stew waiting for you. I’ve even used it to cook up a pasta sauce; when I got home I either tossed the pasta right into the slow cooker, […]

From the Field: Healthy Chips and Dip

(Editor’s Note: You guys have responded really well to these recipe articles, so here’s another one. If you have a recipe you want to share, send it through the submission page and we’ll share it with everyone.) Replacing junk food at the gaming table with healthy, home-cooked options is a big part of my group’s attempt to game healthier. But let’s face it, sometimes you want chips and nothing else will do. When that craving strikes you can still make […]

Reports from the Field: Slow-cooker Slaw Stew

Since I shared my recipe for Qadiran Cockatrice, I’ve received a few messages asking for more ideas for healthy gaming food. It seems there are more than a few of you who want quick, easy alternatives to Doritos with a side of Mountain Dew. Since I’m still plugging away at the Venture Officer’s Kurgess’ Challenge, I’m happy to oblige. So I thought I’d share a quick and easy recipe my group enjoys, and one that I love making on busy […]

Reports from the Field: Qadiran Cockatrice

At Gen Con, a bunch of the Venture-Officers realized something: if we played ourselves as characters in PFS, none of us would be ‘rules as written’ when it came to the maximum weight for humans, according to the Core Rules. We decided to do something about that, and created a contest for ourselves (Kurgess’ Challenge) to encourage us to get healthier. I’ll post details about the challenge later, but part of that is looking at ways to eat better; less […]

Three Vlogs for the Busy Pathfinder

We all have things going on which cut into our game time; work, school, more work. It can be hard finding time to play/GM PFS, never mind the time to prepare for that play. I’ve felt the crunch myself, and I’ve found that vlogs, or video blogs, can be a great way to find information and instruction without adding to my reading load. I’ll usually pop them in as I’m working on other things, and I can absorb the information […]

From the Field: 3 Tips for Con-going on a Budget

With Gen Con fast approaching and convention season in full-swing, I thought it might be useful to talk a bit about con-going on a budget. I think conventions are one of the best parts of the table-top gaming hobby, exemplifying everything we love about our shared passion. But many people stay away from conventions because they think it will cost a ton to attend. And yes, with that much geekery packed into an enclosed space, the temptation to “GET ALL THE […]