Tag Archives: Adventure

Siege of Santpoint : Ruckus at the market

Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition compatible Siege of Santpoint : Ruckus at the market 5 players of 1stlevel Paper & Plastic encounter by Paolo Cecchetto http://atoolongurl.blogspot.com RotR_V01E02

10 Things to like about the ICONS RPG

1. Beer & Pretzels superhero role-playing I don’t mean that this is a game about Beer & Pretzels in the same way that D&D is about Dungeons & Dragons (though that would be kinda cool. Weird, but cool). ICONS is an RPG you can pick up and be playing in under an hour, though also has a surprising amount of lasting depth when you look under the …

The iPad and RPGs: First impressions

My iPad showed up today (the release date here in Europe was May 28th) and I’ve had a couple of hours to play around with it. My first impression?  Awesome. Aside from using it for surfing the net – which is nice but takes a bit getting used to – I tried out a TV show (awesome) and the Marvel Comic reader which is pretty stunning as well. …

Review: Rise of the Runelords Players’ Guide

This one’s kind of dated but I’ve been working my way through a backlog of Pathfinder stuff I’ve picked up over the past six months and this is just one more item in the pile.   The Rise of the Runelords was Paizo’s first post-Dungeon adventure path and it was the first indication that Paizo had some …

The other classes of undead

When death becomes an all-too-sudden possibility and a Wizard needs more study time, he is invariably drawn toward the path of the Lich . Through foul rites he becomes undying, able to continue his life’s work through all eternity – at least until those pesky adventurers come knocking. But what of the other classes? What undead paths are open…

4E AP: Osirion Session #1 (Murder & Mayhem)

Rather than writing blow-by-blow descriptions of each session from my new Osirion 4E campaign, I’m going to just provide a brief summary of what happened along with a more detailed DM’s commentary since I find trying to recount every action & decision kind of tedious to write about. Our first session was two players short which was…

Skulduggery available for preorder

Robin D. Laws ’ latest game “ Skulduggery ” is finally available for preorder at the Pelgrane Press store . If you preorder the printed version that will be released on July 1st, you will get the PDF now! So, what is Skulduggery all about? Its a roleplaying game which plunges players into situations where they have to prevail by guile …

It’s Not Like Shooting Sushi In A Barrel: A Personalised Productivity Focus For Game Prep

While watching the special features from Numb3rs season 3 on DVD, I got to thinking about one of the phenomena of TV shows – that some episodes you really like, and some you don’t, and some episodes are really popular and some are not (and these categories never completely coincide. This is true even of my favorite TV series. At the …

Review: Monster Slayers – The Heroes of Hesiod

Today I’m reviewing a game that I’ve had on my “to do” list for more than a month but held off reviewing until I had a chance to play it with my son. Monster Slayers – The Heroes of Hesiod (referred to as just “Monster Slayers” from here on) is an adventure/game by Susan Morris, …

Issue 489 – GM’s Guide To Adventure Writing

This Week’s Tips: GM’s Guide To Adventure Writing Features Pick Pockets Contest = Win NBOS Software For Your Game: 10 Cities Campaign Mastery Blog

How "Red Dead Redemption" Could Kill Tabletop Gaming

No D20s required Let’s be honest. I’m not about to run out and play Red Dead Redemption, even though it looks amazing. I literally just completed Marvel Ultimate Alliance, which most of you probably had long since sold back to GameStop by Christmas of 2006. I’m behind, I know. The next games on my list are Force Unleashed, BioShock, and Fallout 3. I consider myself to simply be “fashionably …

Book of Dead Characters to Celebrate Your Gaming

My Book of Dead Characters from 1985 A friend I once gamed with was awesome at celebrating gaming. He made sessions into special events. He had props. He talked about games in a special way, like a sports fan does about when their team won the championship that year. He celebrated the details and told stories about special session moments. It was infectious and …

Rebels, Imperials, and Scoundrels: Star Wars One-Shots

Nothing to do with anything So, as we discussed last time on Jason Richards cannot be trusted , I have an imminent Star Wars D6 campaign coming up. Killer. Now, how will I, as a seasoned and professional game designer, introduce this new glorious work of collaborative fiction into the world? Using my limited skill set, I have devised a way that …

Flashback Thurday – Mazes and Monsters

Tom Hanks kills a Gorabill (?) I couldn’t actually find a trailer for this made for tv movie, staring Tom Hanks, so I posted a couple of my favorite Mazes and Monsters scenes. The first we find Pardue (Tom Hanks) wandering through Pequad Caverns in search of adventure when suddenly he is set upon by the evil Gorabill. This is the first time we see Robbie…

When, Where, and How: Imagining A Star Wars Campaign

Bring it! It’s game time! You probably read in yesterday’s post (and if you didn’t, shame on you) that my little cohort of local gamers has finally found a place to play. It’s wide open, has an established network of gamers from which to pluck new players, and is just a really kick ass place. It’s the one last great …

Mutant City Blues

Imagine watching your favorite episode of CSI Miami . Now imagine yourself watching that same episode featuring the X-Men and you’ll have the basis of Mutant City Blues from Pelgrane Press and legendary author Robin D Laws. You take the role of a super detective in Mutant City using your powers to solve crimes normal detectives can’t. Mutant City Blues stresses the detective work over the action using…

Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies

Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies is a roleplaying game of swashbuckling fantasy action designed and written by Chad Underkoffler and published by Evil Hat Productions. The PCs are romantic heroes of the type seen in The Three Musketeers , The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Princess Bride , but media such as wu xia and Star Wars are also cited as inspiration. The action is set in a …

Scavenger’s Guide to Droids

Scavenger’s Guide to Droids is the definitive droid sourcebook for Star Wars : Saga Edition , introducing a new chassis-based system for creating droids, a new streamlined “protocol” format that lets players run droids as equipment rather than NPCs, new droid manufacturing traits and personality quirks and a 96 page codex containing dozens of droids. The Droid Codex, with its myriad combat, technical and …

Issue 480 – Combat Hazards II

This Week’s Tips: Combat Hazards II Transformation Stone Shingle Slide of Death The Pit of Death The Cliff and Kitten Ice Trap Necromantic Focal Points Tall Grass Saw Mill Light Bombs Ice Sheet Random Teleporting Steep Hill Features Monte Cook Gives Advice On Building Dungeons Strolen’s Feature Article: Adventure and GMing Guidelines Campaign Mastery Blog

Middle-Earth Quest

Middle-Earth Quest is the latest in a long line of games that let fans participate in Tolkien-based adventures, though this is a little different. There’s still a Sauron player intent on conquering everything, but everyone else portrays second-string heroes, cinematic extras who fill in the setting’s historical blanks by forestalling the villain’s ascendancy until the events of …