Tag Archives: fluff/inspiration

Zombiepocalypse the SpyLite route…

Tweet At a recent local convention the Puerto Rico Role Players group set up a table to spread the love for pen and paper rpgs. This time around since we are so close to Halloween I figured what better game to run than a zombie game. I decided to use the SpyLite 2.0 supplement Zombiepocalypse , a handy little 3 page document for turning SpyLite into a zombie game. What’s …

Infinities

Tweet Roleplaying game settings based on an existing book, movie or computer game franchise can be either a boon or a curse. On the one hand you usually get a fully fleshed-out world which your players are already familiar with. When you play a Star Wars game for example, you don’t need to explain what a Jedi, a blaster or a snow speeder is. After explaining the …

Dawn of a New Age, Part 5

Tweet Well here we are the last installment of my experiment at using the blog to share the introduction I wrote for my upcoming superhero game. I am happy with the way it turned out. I had some corrections to do on the posts as they were published; it’s never easy to edit your own writings. I hope you liked it, my players are still digesting the …

Dawn of a New Age, Part 4

Tweet Greetings dear readers! This is part four of the introduction I recently wrote for my next campaign. A supers game in a world where no superpowers existed before, but a strange incident has occurred. The world will soon be a very different place. What will the players make of this? What sort of characters will they create to be part of this brand new dawn? …

Dawn of a New Age, Part 3

Tweet This is the part three of the fiction I wrote for my new supers campaign. Over the previous two days I’ve published the first two installments. This is something new for me; I’m sharing this with the readership of the blog at the same time I’m showing it to my players. I figured it would be a great way …

Dawn of a New Age, Part 2

Tweet This is the second part of the fiction I wrote as an introduction to my upcoming superhero campaign. The first part is posted here . You dear readers are getting to experience this for the same time along with my players. I hope you like it! I f you have any feedback, positive or negative, I’d love to hear it…

Dawn of a New Age, Part 1

Tweet This is the first installment of my experiment at sharing with you, our dear reader, some of the fiction I have written for my upcoming supers game. You, along with my players, will be discovering details about the upcoming campaign. My hope is that it generates some discussion, and I can get some feedback from my players and the readers of Stargazer’s …

Gaming fiction weal or woe?

Tweet Role playing games are so entrenched in their literary roots, from Beowulf to El Cantar del Mio Cid , from Howard’s Conan , to Tolkien’s Middle Earth that it is sometimes hard to separate one from the other. Inevitably role playing games in turn spawned fiction based on the games, their character’s and the campaigns. For me the Dragonlance Chronicles were a formative experience in my development as…

Love the setting, hate the game!

Tweet I think we’ve all gone through it. We hear about it and we are intrigued… We finally get it to it and we love the concept… But, when we get to actually doing it, we hate it! What? I’m talking about games; get your mind out of the gutter! All kidding aside, who hasn’t purchased a game, thrilled by the concept, loved the “fluff” and hated the …

Telling the story my way…

Tweet As a long time Game Master I like to try different ways of telling a story. My latest session serves as an example. The previous adventure had ended as the players set forth on a sea journey to a place they had heard of since the beginning of the campaign, a voyage that should take about a month, but they began their travel …

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 3

Tweet Waking up on the last day of PAX was slow and painful for not only myself, but for Hannah as well. I pulled myself out of bed and lazily stood up. That’s when I realized it was the damn hotel bed that had been sucking the life out of me each morning. The bed was to soft that you just melted into it. When you tried to …

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 2

Tweet Waking up and pulling myself out of bed I was feeling like I had been at PAX a week already. I could not figure out why I was feeling like this. Maybe it was all the walking around and standing in lines the day before. Maybe eating out so much was catching up to me. Regardless Hannah was smiling and ready to start her day and…

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 1

Tweet Hannah and I woke up early and eager on Friday so we could attend the PAX keynote address and meet up with our good friend Lyle . The Keynote was taking place at Benaroya Hall and featured Warren Spector as the keynote speaker. His speech was filled with his insight on games and the gaming culture. He stressed that we should welcome new gamers into our community and…

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 0

Tweet My Fiancé Hannah, and I were woken up at 5AM on Thursday, September 2nd to the theme of Top Gun blaring from my iPhone that rested on the night stand. The night before I set my iPhone to wake us up to the Top Gun theme because this day needed to start off with an awesome song. This was…

The Role Playing Game Museum…

Tweet The idea of a museum dedicated to role playing games sounds intriguing. I had never even considered the idea until I found this website, The Museum of Role Playing Games . The idea, while farfetched, woud be awesome! The collection at this virtual museum is far from extensive, but this is obviously a labor of love and shows great dedication. …

Fallout: Indianapolis

Tweet Recently I wrote about my plans to run several mini-campaigns in the future. The first campaign I am now working on is an Atomic Highway campaign set into the Fallout world. I didn’t want to use neither the Capital Wasteland from Fallout 3 nor the West Coast area from Fallout 1 and 2, so I decided to nuke the hell out of Indianapolis. Why Indianapolis? Basically any …

The Heroes of Hougstran

Tweet Despite all the love Warrior, Rogue & Mage has received, here in the blog and the web in general, and loving the game myself, I have not written anything for it. Let me correct that mistake with this post! I’m planning a demo game of Warrior, Rogue & Mage at a local convention in Puerto Rico. For that purpose I’ve…

Come to me my jungle friends!

Tweet Recent events in my life have me thinking about pets. Be they familiars, animal companions or summoned animals, whatever way your system of choice calls them, why do we feel the urge to have pets in our games? I can see why… The joy and happiness they bring into our real lives is one we want to recreate in the game as well. Or maybe we…

What’s in a name?

I’ll admit it, naming non-player characters and places in role playing game is HARD! If you are not careful you’ll end up with names your players will make fun of for years to come. The noble and serious NPCs that will be the key to the plot will not be remembered for his generosity or secret knowledge, but for being called…

Food & Games

Don’t worry; this has NOTHING to do with all the electronic cooking games out there. This is about gamers and the food they eat when they game. Junk food and role-playing games are connected in poplar culture, and in all truth some games will devour prodigious amounts of chips and soda. Undoubtedly some groups try to eat healthy, bringing fruits and veggies to…