Tag Archives: Adventure

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, nothing outwardly different until an incident…

Good Little Children Never Grow Up

I’ll freely admit that I’m biased against 3rd party adventure modules for 4th edition.  Wizards hasn’t exactly made it easy to modify the character builder, especially since the web relaunch, so any new power, item, or feat presented is much more difficult to use. At the same time, the soul of a good adventure is the story, not the mechanics within, so with that …

Recapturing the Magic – a serious argument for gaming like you’re 12 years old

One of my earliest clear memories of role playing in any form is of running a few friends through an AD&D adventure.  We were 12 years old and having the time of our lives. I know that one of our characters was a 44th level Dwarven Wizard.  I also know that we had access to the most powerful spell we&#…

Crowdfunding Roundup: Kickstarter, etc.

Here’s a roundup of projects up for crowdsourcing on various sites. Projects that are over-funded still get you a copy of the game and usually some other benefits. Kickstarter Company Project Description Goal Raised Days to Go Tasty Minstrel Games Eminent Domain Deck building game 20,000 34,557 7 Gaming Paper Gaming Paper Adventures Mapping paper for RPGs 3,500 6,873 16 Living Worlds Games 1955: The War of…

CthulhuTech

CthulhuTech is the flagship game from Wildfire. Its setting blends several inspirations to create a truly remarkable game world, combining H.P. Lovecraft’s stories with Robotech , The Guyver , and Neon Genesis Evangelion . As of this review, CthulhuTech has been plagued by bad luck with publishers, but has now settled down with the recent third publisher, Sandstorm Studios. There are currently five sourcebooks released for CthulhuTech…

CthulhuTech

CthulhuTech is the flagship game from Wildfire. Its setting blends several inspirations to create a truly remarkable game world, combining H.P. Lovecraft’s stories with Robotech , The Guyver , and Neon Genesis Evangelion . As of this review, CthulhuTech has been plagued by bad luck with publishers, but has now settled down with the recent third publisher, Sandstorm Studios. There are currently …

Corporate Gamers: Battle Report

Recently, I ended an ongoing class designed to build skills used in a corporate environment.  The techniques and focuses learned were to improve a worker’s capability to innovate, to recognize communication styles, and presentation methods.  All of which, oddly enough, are valuable skills for a Game Master to learn.  When I took my Presentation class, I used the opportunity…

Hellgate

Tweet If you are into computer and video games you might remember the action RPG Hellgate: London . It has been released 2007 by Flagship Studios. Alas the game was much too ambitious and the game was plagued by technical and design issues. In 2009 the Hellgate: London servers were shut down and Flagship Studios closed its doors. But there was still a lot to…

Random Monster Monday

In which ol’ Greywulf opens his copy of the 4e Monster Manual to a random page and sees if he can come up with a scenario idea or use for the critter that the Thumb of Fate has sent him to. In this first, inaugural Random Monster Monday post, the Thumb of Fate has settled on: Githzerai ! Anyone remember the classic …

A Riddle for those seeking Pagdush Firethrower

I am so simple, That I can only point Yet I guide men All over the world What am I? In Alidor magical maps exist that adventurers can use to find places in the world like ancient ruins and dragon lairs. Areas are found through rituals and by celestial events like when all the moons

Nezumi Tribes

There are several Nezumi Tribes listed in the new Enemies of the Empire book. Since Sarah and I are both playing Nezumi, I wrote up a quick sketch for the different tribes. My character is (natch) a healer — shaman in this game setting and I thought a Nezumi would be fun to play. We are using the Oriental Adventures book from …

Nezumi Tribes

There are several Nezumi Tribes listed in the new Enemies of the Empire book. Since Sarah and I are both playing Nezumi, I wrote up a quick sketch for the different tribes. My character is (natch) a healer — shaman in this game setting and I thought a Nezumi would be fun to play. We are using the Oriental Adventures book from Wizards for …

On interactive fiction

Interactive fiction has been around a looooong time.  I’m just getting into it now, but I thought I’d write about how cool it is.  I know, I’m a tad late to the party. If you’ve never played interactive fiction, let me put it to you this way: you type commands or click on things, and it changes the setting you are in …

Kobold Hall for Minecraft is DONE!

I’ve been building Kobold Hall, the adventure/delve presented in the 4e D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide, using Minecraft . It’s taken a while, and I’m happy to say that’s it is now complete. My main goal in this has been to get a sense of what a dungeon map actually looks like when turned into a walkthrough 3D map. …

Tips to Break Writers Block

Tweet Recently Youseph has started to write a Dungeons and Dragons adventure and is looking to post about the experience, so kudos to him for doing so.  When he initially said that he was going to write the adventure he mentioned the flurry of ideas he has and his excitement for what he was doing, a feeling I’m sure many of …

Quick Hit: New Stuff, Early Success

Just a quick hit tonight, but it’s a good one! I just posted Complete Characters #7: Sir Aric Devilkin, Evil Knight, Demon’s Son up at DriveThru. I’m hoping that it will fly off the metaphorical shelves, seeing as it’s perfect for any fantasy campaign, whether it’s D&D, Pathfinder, Palladium, or whatever. It features more stellar artwork from Joseph Scott Lawn, who I have now convinced to blog…

The Great Locomotive Chase: The Andrews Raid 1862

There are few more respected military volumes in the gaming world than those by Osprey Publishing, and the company is now applying its deft literary hand to a series called Raid . Herein they dissect the great incursions of history, tales of the few versus the many. Today’s lesson is The Great Locomotive Chase: The Andrews Raid 1862 . During the American Civil War, Union agents stole …

Staying in the “Sweet Spot”

Tweet In the latest episode of RPG Circus Jeff, Mark and Zach talked about low, mid and high level play in games like D&D. For some reason a lot of people find the early to mid levels much more enjoyable than high-level play. While earlier editions of D&D included an “endgame” where adventurers settle down, build castles, towers or…

Review: Fantasy Craft Adventure Companion

Tweet When you have read my blog for quite a while you probably noticed that I have a soft spot for Crafty Games ‘ Fantasy Craft . But Fantasy Craft is a more complex game than the other games I usually recommend. I have to admit that Fantasy Craft’s rules complexity is sometimes just a bit outside of my usual comfort zone. But that said I am also convinced…

What about the GameMastery Combat Pad? A review…

Tweet As an unabashed fan of all things Pathfinder I guess it is not a surprise I like their GameMastery line of products. It runs the gamut from Flip-Mats to Map Packs (and I’ve written about both before here and here ), cards to “ compleat encounters ” (minis an and adventure) and accessories . One of these accessories had always caught my attention, the GameMastery Combat …