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Post Christmas Gaming Loot!

Tweet I’m currently on holiday (I love using that term, I feel so refined!) in central Florida, and despite having tickets to various parks the weather has been too cold (I blame my tropical constitution). So instead we’ve been visiting family and practicing that most sacred holiday tradition, shopping! And while I have done some normal shopping, what sort of gamer would I be if I did…

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 , …

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…

Jennifer the Sound Girl: A DFRPG NPC

Some time next year, I plan running a Dresden Files campaign. There’s not a lot prep for the game master until city and character creation are done but that’s not going to stop from experimenting and bouncing ideas around. I’ve already thrown the pitch and the plan is use the city I created for an

Aspects For Pathfinder: The Beta Version

We’ll be starting Paizo’s Kingmaker adventure path after the New Year and the GM has decided to add Aspects from FATE to see what happens. As you’ve probably already noticed I’m just like so many people and have grown to really love FATE since the Dresden Files RPG has hit the shelves and personally I

Getting Our Feet Wet with the Dresden Files Part II: Lessons Learned

So here’s some notes for any future DFRPG GM’s and players. The game is a sand box let the players go off on their stories. They may not follow the exact adventure you have outlined but they will get there eventually. Don’t be afraid to improvise the adventure based on the player characters are doing.

The Dresden Files RPG: Getting Our Feet Wet Part I

Our little group got together to do a Dresden Files RPG one shot for Halloween and much fun was had by all. It was really great giving this system an actual run through to get a good idea on how it works when the dice meet the table. Overall, the system worked well and any

Of Fudge & Fate

I don’t know if you have noticed lately, but Fate really seems to have taken off in the last year or two. It doesn’t particularly surprise me. Evil Hat has certainly done a good job of releasing interesting and complete products. That, combined with a good game has been enough to spread the system into more than a few different games. I’ve yet…

Re-purposing Horror Adventures to Urban Fantasy/Dresden Files

It’s that time of year again. Time roll out the ghosts and ghoulies. You know. Halloween. Normally around this time of year I like to throw up some stuff Horror related stuff but this I want to head down a slightly different but related alley. I’m talking about urban fantasy gaming. I’ve always been a

The Dresden Files RPG Followup

The postman arrived at my door a couple of months ago containing a rather heavy package from Hero Games. Turns out that this box contained the hard copies of the newly released Dresden Files RPG. What does this mean? Well you might remember that I had previously done an early review of The Dresden Files RPG based on the pre-order PDFs. I’…

The Dresden Files RPG Followup

The postman arrived at my door a couple of months ago containing a rather heavy package from Hero Games. Turns out that this box contained the hard copies of the newly released Dresden Files RPG. What does this mean? Well you might remember that I had previously done an early review of The Dresden Files RPG based on the pre-order PDFs. I’d said that I would …

Strands of Fate

Tweet Strands of Fate is a heavily modified version  of the FATE rules written by Mike McConnell. The idea behind Strands of Fate was to create a streamlined version of FATE which can be used to run games in any genre. The 471-paged PDF is now available directly from the author for $10 right now, but it should appear on DriveThruRPG soon. Here’s a …

Using The Right Game for Your Game

Once again Banesfinger showed up and inspired me again with his comments on the old Savage Worlds: Whiff & Ping. This got me thinking about the crunchy bits of games and who I choose what rules to use for which campaign. Since these thoughts started with Savage Worlds, I’ll start there. I totally admit that

An ICONic interview: Steve Kenson!

As part of my love for all things ICONS I recently contacted the author, Steve Kenson for an interview about the game and superhero role playing games in general. Steve was kind enough to answer my questions quickly despite his busy schedule and was an all around great guy!  I want to publicly thank him for taking the time and for …

Dresden Files RPG – My first impressions

I’ve just now gotten around to reading the PDFs I received when I pre-ordered (the actual books are now shipping) and having read just the first three chapters I have just one word: Brilliant! I’ll have a full review sometime this summer, but if you’re into the Dresden Files books or FATE in general, I can already say that you’ll love

What about ICONS? A review…

ICONS RPG is a new superhero role-playing game by Adamant Entertainment . It has been enthusiastically received by the role-playing community, if blog posts and sales at RPG Now / Drive Thru RPG are any indication. Since first hearing about it I was excited! It’s designed by Steve Kenson who has worked in some of my favorite RPGs, I own various PDFs by Adamant that I’ve enjoyed very …

Improve Your Game: Character creation as a team effort

In some modern roleplaying games, especially games based on FATE rules, character creation is something one player can’t do on his own. In order to create your character you have to cooperate with your fellow players. The character creation method in FATE makes sure the background stories of the player characters are already intertwined in some way. The GM (and the players) will never have to face the issue of…