Tag Archives: Adventure

Crazy Campaign Chronicles: Childhood toys…

Introductory note: I wrote a previous post on this series about those crazy ideas one gets for campaigns and never gets to plays. This is a little different because I got to try to play with this idea but it never took off. I still have hopes for this idea. This is a little rantish, proceed at your own peril, you have been warned. I …

Triune Corebook (Gamemaster’s Edition) Review

In the interest of full disclosure, this review is based on a review copy of the .pdf provided by the publisher. Triune is a sci-fi RPG from small press publisher Happy Bishop Games.  The game is set in the far future, after humanity has accidentally opened a hole to dimensions claiming to be Heaven and Hell.  After getting dragged into Heaven …

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25 Excellent board and card games for (mostly) under $20

I’ve been keeping an eye out lately for games that are fairly inexpensive, fun and have a re-playability.  It’s one thing to drop $40 on a new board game now and again, but it’s a habit that can grow extremely expensive very fast.  As a way to archive these for myself and share these ideas with you…

Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 3)

We’ve reached the third and last installment of my end-of-year review and reflection of the after-school club’s activities.  In this part I’ll talk a little about the observations I’ve made about the play of the various groups and list out the games I’m planning on introducing next year. Different games = different…

Adventure begins with the first step

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Mutants and Dragons, Third Edition

A while ago (November 2008, to be slightly more precise) I posted up a bunch of D&D-based Fantasy Archetypes for Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition . Now that the Third Edition has got its feet firmly under the table I think it’s time to do it again, don’t you? To save some time and duplication of stuff, here’s the original posts o’ mine about using M&M for D&D, all from way…

Communication Breakdown: Language in RPGs

The other night I got my hands on a copy of Rogue Trader , one of the Warhammer 40,000 role-playing games released by Fantasy Flight Games . Naturally, the most immediate way to give the system a once-over was to craft a character (a Forge World Explorator, if you must know). I liked what I saw, and recommend giving the game …

Old-School Awesomeness – What I Found at a Flea Market

About two years ago, I got back into tabletop RPGs after a hiatus that was far too long. My resurgent interest in gaming also coincided with my wife and I realizing that we loved garage sales, antique stores and flea markets. Because I game a lot, I always look for things I can use in a game when we’re at these types of sales. …

AdventureQuest Worlds: The Anything Goes Battle on Battle CCG

The browser-based MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds now has a companion collectible card game in an insensibly-sized and shaped pyramidal box. The game is supposed to be self-contained for 2-4 players, and naturally it links with the online world. From their description, it looks pretty chaotic. From sggc Artix Entertainment, and available at their online store and Toys R Us .

AdventureQuest Worlds: The Anything Goes Battle on Battle CCG

The browser-based MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds now has a companion collectible card game in an insensibly-sized and shaped pyramidal box. The game is supposed to be self-contained for 2-4 players, and naturally it links with the online world. From their description, it looks pretty chaotic. From sggc Artix Entertainment, and available at their online store and Toys R Us .

Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 2)

In part 1 of my review of this year’s gaming activity at the after-school game club I run, I talked about the games we played over the course of the school year. In this installment I’m going to talk about the logistical problems that are involved in running an after-school program and which interfered with some of the games this year. Problems Perhaps the biggest…

Retrospective: A year of gaming with kids (Part 1)

As the school year draws to an end, I’m looking back on the various games we played at the after-school gaming club to see what worked and what didn’t. I also am already thinking about what kinds of activities to attempt last year and thus this type of reflection is useful. The Games We Played I introduced a number of new games this year, …

More info on Paizo and WizKids’ forthcoming mini line, with a handy Q&A section.

Directly from Paizo’s outbox to you, here’s an update on the minis! Beginner Box Release Resurrects Pre-Painted Plastic Fantasy Miniatures Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games announce a new partnership whereby WizKids Games will produce a special set of pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, an introductory boxed set slated to …

Making Captain Crunch – Review of the M&M3 Dataset for Hero Lab

You guys might remember seeing Buddy’s review of Hero Lab from back in January. If not, here it is, and you should read it . I’ve been using Hero Lab for a while, now, and I recently got my hands on the full dataset for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition. Let me tell you, using Hero Lab for this game makes things a whoooooole lot easier. For those of…

Paizo and WizKids Announce New Minis Line!

Just got this press release in my inbox. Paizo and WizKids have announced a new Pathfinder pre-painted plastic minis line. Since the end of D&D Miniatures, I’ve wondered if anyone was going to step up and do this. Turns out, someone did. No pricing has been announced, but they should be out sometime this fall.  Here’s a link to…

A Meeting in the Bends – New Pathfinder Fiction (from my campaign setting)

Original Image for Scavengers logo by: zen zen Sutherland A few weeks ago, I told you guys about Joseph Devon, an author friend of mine . Well, I have introduced him to the dark and inescapable time sink that is playing RPGs. We had our first session of  a new Pathfinder campaign on Sunday and he was inspired by what we did. So inspired, in fact, that …

Leverage RPG – The Full Review… Finally…

Alternate Title – Everybody Needs Some Leverage Well, after quite the long hiatus from the world of the internet, I’m back again, this time to finally finish what I started so many weeks and months ago. I finally bring to you my full review of the Leverage Role Playing Game by Margaret Weis Productions . The company that developed the Cortex Plus rules and has brought…

Review: Ultimate Magic for Pathfinder

Ultimate Combat is the latest sourcebook from Paizo Publishing for the Pathfinder RPG.  So, what is it?  Basically it’s a big ol’ hardcover book full of options for magic characters, as well as a completely new and optional spell system called Words of Power. The art throughout the book is up to Pathfinder standards, which means it’s very nice overall.  The book …

Fourthcore Armory, Mythic & Deadly for D&D 4e

Y’know what excites me? Other gamers who are so excited about the games they love to play, that they get together to make really cool stuff and share it with everyone else! The latest hot concept I’m watching is called “fourthcore”. It’s an approach to playing Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition in a style reminiscent of earlier versions …