Wes Baker

I’m a programmer who lives in Fredericksburg, VA. I enjoy board games, puzzles, and making things work. When I’m not in front of a screen of some sort, I’m probably spending time with my wife, my sons, my animals, my board games, or my books. Check out what I’m up to now or see what tools I’m currently using.

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 13: Rest

August 13th, 2020

Rest is one of those things I typically handwave away in most of my games, but I’ve started to think more about how resting affects…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 12: Message

August 12th, 2020

There are two kinds of messages I want to talk about: private messages and between game messages. First private messages: I love the tension…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 11: Stack

August 11th, 2020

Initiative has been done in different ways in many games: Individual initiative: everyone rolls a d20 and adds a bonus Side-based initiative…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 10: Want

August 10th, 2020

I want to find the right game for me. I really want it to be one game and I want there to be a ton of material and support for it. In order…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 9: Light

August 9th, 2020

Now, unlike shade, light is a force for good. No thieves or assassins to be found there. Instead, there’s only the sunny road before you and…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 8: Shade

August 8th, 2020

You know what has a lot of shade? A dungeon, right where you should be. Why? High adventure! Treasure! Discoveries untold! Camaraderie! It’s…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 7: Couple

August 7th, 2020

A couple of supplies and a couple of books. That’s the dream. I’d love to have one book and one set of dice that I keep with me at all times…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 6: Forest

August 6th, 2020

A forest makes for an excellent first stop on your adventure. Forests are close enough to home, but can have many unexplored paths and…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 5: Tribute

August 5th, 2020

A lot of the games I enjoy reading and playing are tributes to prior games. A huge swath of RPGs are clones or heartbreakers of some edition…

#RPGaDAY2020 Day 4: Vision

August 4th, 2020

I run a mixture of theatre of the mind combat (where there’s no map) and and combat with maps and minis (or virtual tokens as the case has…