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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, …

Explaining Fate’s aspects

I recently posted this in response to a question over on RPGG and I thought it might be useful to others who are new to Fate and are trying to figure out how aspects work. This is necessarily the definitive explanation, but it distills down many of the important points. You can read the complete thread here . Bazin originally wrote: “In the games I played…

Crazy, cool Dresden Files RPG book cover

This is rebind of the Dresden Files RPG is amazing. In case you’re wondering, yes, the runes actually do glow. Definitely check out the others in the gallery too, because there are some amazing rebinds of games like Fiasco and Burning Wheel as well.

Dresden Files RPG: Stress Track Sheets

I made these Stress Track sheets for our Dresden Files RPG games to save wear & tear on the character sheets and thought I’d share them with anyone else who’s interested. They are designed to be printed on A4 card stock & then cut in half to give you two A5 sheets to use. Since I hate to …

Dresden Files RPG: Stress Track Sheets

I made these Stress Track sheets for our Dresden Files RPG games to save wear & tear on the character sheets and thought I’d share them with anyone else who’s interested. They are designed to be printed on A4 card stock & then cut in half to give you two A5 sheets to use. Since I hate to waste paper, I added a back …

School of Hard Knocks Session #1 (The Bridge Troll)

The basic premise of our game is that the characters are all students at a private international/boarding school located in Kaiserswerth, which is a small suburb of Düsseldorf, Germany. The characters are all members of the school’s “Journalism Club” which is really a cover for a supernatural investigation team headed by a hedge wizard named Theobald Mack. The game very much inspired by Buffy…

School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files)

I spent some time tonight finding a few photos to match up with the important faces in our DFRPG game – I like the idea of showing the players a picture of each NPC as they are introduced to give them both a visual hook and bring them to life. My plan is to print these out as snapshots and attach them to a card associated with…

School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files)

I spent some time tonight finding a few photos to match up with the important faces in our DFRPG game – I like the idea of showing the players a picture of each NPC as they are introduced to give them both a visual hook and bring them to life. My plan is to print these out as snapshots and attach them to a card associated with that NPC. …

School of Hard Knocks – Dresden Files (City Creation)

In my last post I detailed the characters we created for the after-school club’s Dresden Files RPG campaign. Here I’ll talk about our city’s details. In reality we started with city creation but didn’t finish up the last of the details until after the character creation phase since we established some important details and specifics through the characters’ stories. Hence why I&#…

Casefile: Neutral Grounds for the Dresden Files RPG now available

This is the first adventure published for the game and best yet, it’s free. Check it out here .

School is back in session

School is now back in session and that means the after-school gaming club starts up again tomorrow. First on our agenda is finishing up our Dresden Files RPG character creation session, including the shared stories and their associated Aspects. With six players I expect this will take the entire session with actual play starting up next week. As far as where we’ll begin, I think …

Review – A tale of 3 Fudge dice sets

This is a review of three different sets of Fudge dice – two made by Grey Ghost Press (the GM’s Pack and the new Olympic set) and one made by Evil Hat Productions (the Wizard set). A Brief Overview of Fudge Dice For those not familiar with Fudge dice, these are 6-sided dice with two faces marked with a +, two …

My 2011 Gaming Resolutions

I’m a few days late since I was on vacation through the holidays, but better late than never. Here are my 2011 game-related resolutions: Continuing playing RPGs on a weekly basis – we get to play nearly every Sunday now, up from once per month just a couple years ago, and I’d like to keep that going so …

What Lies Beneath… (Dresden Files RPG AP)

The player characters in the third session were Fatih Yilmaz a young Turkish ectomancer; Professor Henry van Bergen , a Prussian historian with a lot of knowledge about magic; Horatio Quinn IV , an American wizard from a long line of wizards; Kieran Dorn , a Scots-German ex-cop PI; and Quincey Harker V , a vampire hunter with inhuman speed and reflexes. The major NPCs were Konrad Schiffer , scion of Portonus…

What Lies Beneath… (Dresden Files RPG AP)

The player characters in the third session were Fatih Yilmaz a young Turkish ectomancer; Professor Henry van Bergen , a Prussian historian with a lot of knowledge about magic; Horatio Quinn IV , an American wizard from a long line of wizards; Kieran Dorn , a Scots-German ex-cop PI; and Quincey Harker V , a vampire hunter with inhuman speed and reflexes. The major NPCs were Konrad Schiffer , …

A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to characters

For longer-term campaigns, I love finding a drawing or photo for each of my characters – something to give me and the others at the table an idea of who my character is, or at least what he looks like. Thanks to Google images and Photoshop, you can do some really cool things with just a few minutes of effort. Case in…

FATE “power cards”

We’re currently in the process of converting our 4E D&D game over to FATE due to almost group-wide dissatisfaction with the 4E rules. The specific rules are a mix of Strands of Fate and the Dresden Files RPG, along with some personal tweaks to make the game “feel” like D&D. While almost everyone instantly took to the idea, one of our players really…

A couple of photos from our Dresden Files game

City Dossier Character Dossier

The Düsseldorf Files (Dresden Files RPG AP)

Our Dresden Files game is set in the Dusseldorf/Neuss/Cologne region of Germany, and we want to have a noir / pulp feel to it. The backdrop is that three known mob factions are vying for territory and control, while a fourth, unknown faction is scheming against all of them. The player characters are all connected to a PI firm. Session #1 The player characters…

School’s back in session

The school year has started and that means the weekly after-school gaming program I run will be starting again as well. Our first informational session is next Wednesday after which I will have a better idea of how many potential members we’ll have and what they’re interested in playing. Of most interest is the number of roleplayers I’ll …