Tag Archives: 2010

Bi-annual Podcast Round-up: Fall 2010

It’s time to go through my podcast feeds and decide what will go and what will stay.  Here are my mini-reviews of the RPG podcasts I’m currently subscribed to and whether they will stay as part of my regular feed. I always give new shows at least 3-4 episodes before I kick them out of the queue. New since last time 4 Geeks, 4E &#…

Memoir: My First Review

I’ve received what I consider the first review of a game I’ve written. Jonathan Lavallee over at Gamish Designer has been working through the Game Chef entries one by one and published a mini-review of mine in his blog. Did he love it – no, but nor did he hate it. He’s given a balanced review highlighting the highs and lows and commenting …

Memoir: My First Review

I’ve received what I consider the first review of a game I’ve written. Jonathan Lavallee over at Gamish Designer has been working through the Game Chef entries one by one and published a mini-review of mine in his blog. Did he love it – no, but nor did he hate it. He’s given a balanced review highlighting the highs and lows and commenting on …

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #3

Friday night’s session (#3) involved a game of  Apocalypse World , something I was anxious to try out having read a lot of positive reviews. For this game we headed back to the GM’s chalet since it was a quieter place to play than the main hall. Session #3 – Apocalypse World This session involved four players plus the GM – 3 …

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #3

Friday night’s session (#3) involved a game of  Apocalypse World , something I was anxious to try out having read a lot of positive reviews. For this game we headed back to the GM’s chalet since it was a quieter place to play than the main hall. Session #3 – Apocalypse World This session involved four players plus the …

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #2

My second game was an impromptu one: I couldn’t find an available slot in the second session and so coming off the awesome Fiasco game I played in during session #1, I decided to facilitate a game of it myself. Declan played in this game as well. Session #2 –  Fiasco We ended up with five players at the table once again. This time the group chose…

The games I played at IndieCon – Session #1

I had the great fortune of playing in seven sessions at IndieCon.  Here are a session report from session #1. Session #1 – Fiasco This was facilitated by Declan Feeny with 5 participants. We chose Graham Walmsley’s Gangster London playset which was a bit ironic since Graham was playing with us. The set-up phase saw us playing a very interesting assortment of characters: A …

Back from IndieCon 2010

I’m back and will have a bunch of session reports and other comments over the next few days. The short summary: Fiasco is unbelievably good when it’s firing on all cylinders, although if you get a player who starts negating or introducing supernatural stuff it can be a struggle. Apocalypse World is really cool, but probably is better suited to multiple sessions than a…

A brief report from Spiele 2010

I only was able to go on one day this year to Spiel and for the first time took my eight-year-old son. As a result my pace was somewhat slower – some might say “relaxed” – and I also didn’t have the chance to explore every nook and cranny of all of the halls. However, I…

Spiel ’10 is less than a week away!

That’s right, the magnificence that is Spiel ’10 , located in Essen Germany is less than a week away. This will mark my 10th trip to Spiel in a row, although this year I can only attend on Sunday, due to work on Thursday and Friday and the after-school club’s fall game day which will take place on Saturday. Given the size and breadth of the…

Wil Wheaton’s talk at GenCon 2010

I’ve seen a few links around the RPG blogs but the talk deserves more attention. I can completely identify with most of his experiences, especially his recollections from what it was like playing D&D when I was a kid. Part 1 Part 2 You can find the links to the rest of the parts of the talk on youtube here .

ENnie Award Winners

Here are the 2010 ENnie Awards winners. Best Game Silver: Shadowrun Gold: Pathfinder Product of the Year Silver: Eclipse Phase Gold: Pathfinder Best Cover Art Silver: Eclipse Phase Gold: Pathfinder Bestiary Best Interior Art Silver: Shadowrun 20th Gold: Pathfinder Core Rulebook Best Cartography Silver: Aces & Eights: Judas Crossing Gold: Pathfinder City Map Folio Best Writing Silver: Victoriana Gold: Eclipse Phase Best Production Values Silver: Shadowrun Gold: Pathfinder Best Rules Silver…

Planning for IndieCon 2010

I’m all set to go to IndieCon 2010 which will be taking place November 4-7th in Dorset, UK. I had a blast at last year’s convention and am really looking forward to this year as well. I’m already planning on what games I’ll be running – I definitely will run a demo session (maybe two) of my soon-to-be-released …