Tag Archives: Adventure

The problem with Risus

There are in this world Good Problems, and Bad Problems. Having too much cake, for example, is a Good Problem whereas having no cake at all is a very Bad Problem indeed. Just like the proverbial cake, the problem with Risus falls squarely into the Good Problem side of things. It is such a conceptually simple and elegant system that it’s all too easy to end up using…

DriveThru discounts for the Holiday season

Tweet Again I can provide you with a coupon code that gives you a 20% discount on selected products at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow . The code Holiday2010BPCX which expires on January 5th can be used with the following products: Weird War II Player’s Guide [Pinnacle Entertainment] Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia [Alea Publishing] ArcheTech Special Report: An Assortment of Armor [Cracked Mirror Publishing] Wu Xing: The Ninja …

DriveThru discounts for the Holiday season

Tweet Again I can provide you with a coupon code that gives you a 20% discount on selected products at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow . The code Holiday2010BPCX which expires on January 5th can be used with the following products: Weird War II Player’s Guide [Pinnacle Entertainment] Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia [Alea Publishing] ArcheTech Special Report: An Assortment of Armor [Cracked Mirror Publishing] Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade…

Arrgh! Thar Be Zombies!

Arrgh! Thar Be Zombies! is the latest addition to Eden Studio’s All Flesh Must Be Eaten line of zombie-licious fun, powered by their sleek Classic Unisystem mechanics. The A!TBZ! sourcebook provides a treasure trove of material for role playing your undead apocalypse on the high seas (circa the 14th through 17th centuries, in an age of discovery and adventure! Players…

Just in time for your holiday shopping: RPGNow discount code

Get 20% off selected products from RPGNow.com through January 5th with this code:   Holiday2010BPCX .  What’s on the list of selected products? Weird War II Player’s Guide Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia ArcheTech Special Report: An Assortment of Armor Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade Martial Cultures: the Daikort Pack Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) Dungeon Dwellers (Rev. 2nd …

The Ubercharacter Wimp: Plotting within your PCs limitations

This week I thought I would describe a tool that I came up with to help me create quick and easy NPCs, called The Ubercharacter Wimp, or TUW. Three into TUW The concept is really simple: in a document of some kind, I list the highest and lowest scores for each of the stats, as well as the group’s average. I follow that with an alphabetical…

The Ubercharacter Wimp: Plotting within your PCs limitations

This week I thought I would describe a tool that I came up with to help me create quick and easy NPCs, called The Ubercharacter Wimp, or TUW. Three into TUW The concept is really simple: in a document of some kind, I list the highest and lowest scores for each of the stats, as well as the group’s…

Gaming with Kids: From D&D to Fiasco

It’s official, 4E D&D is a dead at the after-school gaming club. At the moment the students are really grooving on playing Fiasco – we’ve played three weeks in a row and I’ve had new kids showing up wanting to play, or just watch, based on word of mouth. That’s really odd (and cool) to me since having run the …

I’m Down with OD&D, Yeah You Know Me!

Another game we played during my long blogging hiatus was some old Moldvay basic set D&D.

What happened to the Girl Genius RPG?

Tweet I think I’ve mentioned it before that I just love Phil and Kaja Foglio’s webcomic Girl Genius . I actually started reading the comics back in the day, when they were only available in print. I have a soft spot for the Steampunk genre and I fell in love with Phil Foglio’s comics when I first saw “What’s New with Phil & Dixie” in Dragon magazine. A long…

Updated another town in Jelling

Slowly, I update Alidor to fit better with the Pathfinder RPG game. Here is Brendon Mill a village in Jelling that has been the starting point for a couple home brew adventures. Now it is just a little more detailed and better set to accept adventures in the future. A city in the Nation of Jelling

Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit

While some may find our own world of Earth to be sufficiently savage, what about those brave souls who explore other worlds scattered throughout the galaxy? There are those space-savvy enough to venture out under the light of distant suns where even more savage predators stalk, and exciting extraterrestrial adventures await. For those stargazing individuals, we have the Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit ! …

Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit

While some may find our own world of Earth to be sufficiently savage, what about those brave souls who explore other worlds scattered throughout the galaxy? There are those space-savvy enough to venture out under the light of distant suns where even more savage predators stalk, and exciting extraterrestrial adventures await. For those stargazing individuals, we have the Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit ! This sourcebook PDF offers…

Gaming in the Digital Age: iTabletop

I wanted to like iTabletop .  I tried to like iTabletop; it seemed to be exactly what I needed in a virtual table top.  Unfortunately, it has failed which is sad because it has a lot of potential. What is iTabletop?  It’s a virtual table top program that allows you to play RPGs online.  It has a bunch of really cool features, which I’ll…

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 &#…

My Thoughts on Vampire (no, not the sparkly ones)

During my long absence from the blog-o-sphere, I had my first real opportunity to play Vampire the Masquerade.

Free Stuff Friday: Vampire The Requiem Demo

Tweet Back in the day I’ve played in a lot of World of Darkness campaigns. I think we almost played every White Wolf game we could get our hands on back then. In an earlier post I’ve detailed what made me turn my back from the WoD later, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. A couple of days ago I …

We All Have Our Roles To Play: Personality Archetypes, Part 3

The Premise Archetypes for RPGs are usually defined either by the psychology of the character or the abilities of the character, but other classifications systems are possible. These can yield a different perspective, which can be invaluable. This series’ approach is based not so much on what the characters could do as a team, but of how the characters fit into a team. I have defined 27 …

GASP-Con XI – The Wrap-up

As with every convention I have attended this year, I learned a lot at GASP-Con. And, as I have done with every convention I have attended this year, I am about to regale you all with the things I learned. Strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride. I did not have as good of a time at GASP…

Superhero Campaign Questionnaire (and about the Virtual Book Club…)

Tweet Some days ago I posted about questionnaires for superhero games in preparation for an upcoming game. DarkTouch was so kind as to share one he had written and posted it in his blog. This really inspired me and I started to put together my one version. This is a very particular campaign, its set in the world outside your window…