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Web Clip Wednesday: Role Playas

If you’re at work, have small children in earshot or are easily offended by naughty language just move a long right now. You have been warned. But this is the kind of toilet humor that I enjoy. Now that I’ve said, I’ve had game session that felt sort of like this. Ahh. But that was

A Rant on House Rules, Tweaks & That Guy

You see this debate pop every know and then or some forum. Rules As Written must be obeyed. Rules As Intended must be obeyed. Or whatever you want to call it. Blah. Blah. Now the thing that really bugs me is the view that Rules As Written are some sort gospel that Moses brought down

Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition. What was I thinking?

Actually I’ve had the free edition for quite a while. I quickly read over it and kind of shrugged. But with new found interest in the older style of games, I decided to grab the full Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition and give it good read. What the hell was I thinking when

Web Clip Wednesday: Playin’ D&D

More greatness from Zombie Orpheus and the Dead Gentlemen. Yes, those are scenes from Dorkness Rising and you may recognize Christian Doyle and Jen Page. This video pretty much speaks for itself in its own awesomeness and it avoided something that is really starting to bug me. Why is it that in so many RPG

Web Clip Wednesday: Playin’ D&D

More greatness from Zombie Orpheus and the Dead Gentlemen. Yes, those are scenes from Dorkness Rising and you may recognize Christian Doyle and Jen Page. This video pretty much speaks for itself in its own awesomeness and it avoided something that is really starting to bug me. Why is it that in so many RPG

Kingmaker: Our first PC Death, Adrenaline Junkies & Rock, Paper, Scissors

Our Kingmaker game is blazing forth and we’ve finally had our first PC death. Our Cavalier was ripped apart by trolls. It was a sad moment and the player wasn’t that upset. He was thinking about changing characters anyway. But there’s something else that I noticed. I think we’re becoming adrenaline junkies. I think we’re

My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him

My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him

The RPG Blog Alliance: I’m A Member too, Paizo Mini’s & Vornheim Contest

Wow. I just keep talking about it this week. But the things are chilled out over the whole terms thing. I’m happy. Jeff is happy. And the whole internet is just one fine dandy place. There are no flame wars or edition wars and every forum is happy fun land. Really, can’t I have a

Web Clip Wednesday and Happy Geek Pride Day

It’s Geek Pride Day and searched high and low for something good for Geek Pride/Towel Day. And what better than a geeky parody of Rebecca Black’s Friday. So Don’t Panic and May the Force be with you. I know I plan on doing some sort geeky relaxation today if it kills me.

Why I’m Probably Joining The RPG Blog Alliance or The Martians Are A Very Happy People, They Have No Lawyers

This is my little post following up last night’s rant. Things have been straightened out to put it simply. First, I want take this moment and apologize to Jeff over at RPGBA if I caused any headaches. And with a little thought maybe I should have waited longer to do that little rant. But it’s

Why I’m Probably Not Joining The RPG Blog Alliance or The Cautionary Tale of the Human Centipad

I could also call this post, “Why I probably won’t be welcome at the RPG Blog Alliance.” or “How I draw the ire of some of the most popular RPG bloggers out there.” So if you’ve been under a rock the last couple of days, there’s a new RPG blogging community, The RPG Blog Alliance,

Wizards of S.W.I.N.G.

I admit that for along I really didn’t care about FATE. I looked at the Spirit of the Century stuff and scanned through the SRD and thought meh. But then came the Dresden Files RPG. If you’ve been here more than a couple of times then you know I’m big Jim Butcher and urban fantasy

Vornheim: We ain’t in Kansas any more

“You all meet in a tavern. There is a dark stranger in the corner.” Really, this has become a joke but we’ve really done little to make towns and cities interesting. The local town becomes a place to buy and sell swag, pick up and cash in quests and heal. Butcher, baker magic shop. Yawn.

Magicka: Button Mashing Fun

I don’t play all that many video games any more. It’s mainly a time thing. World of Warcraft has pretty much bored me to tears. Dragon Age is fun and pretty. But sometimes, I feel like playing a game that is about running around a blowing shit up. Magicka is pretty much a Gauntlet style

Web Clip Wednesday: Bill Cavalier, Adventure Coach

So if you’ve been under rock as far as viral RPG comedy videos (like there are so many), here you go. Hopefully, this will continue on this is going to a classic. Check out the site at Dungeon Bastard where you can partake of more wisdom. I’d also like to add that punching your DM

This Week’s Bit of Kingmaker Fun

This week is pretty calm. We did a bunch of kingdom building and now we finally have something that can pass as an economy. The peasants, of course, were complaining. “The nobles are running off and adventuring too much and leave the town undefended.” OK, fine. “Why aren’t they doing anything about the trolls?” There’s

Agents of S.W.I.N.G. Groovy!

I just had to pick this up. I’ve stopped by here enough, you know that I like FATE. One thing I haven’t really mentioned is that I’m big fan of spy genre for RPG’s. The longest campaign that I have ever ran was my I.S.I.S. (International Secret Intelligence Service) campaign. It started out with the

It’s been a heck of week

Really, it’s been a great week for discussion on Castles and Crusades. I’d like to thank all folks who stopped by. Next week things are going to get back to what passes for “normal” here at the old blog. The usual features and hopefully some new stuff. And if you liked the Castles and Crusades

Castles & Crusades: My First Crunchy Bits

There’s a really odd thing I had realized. The last time I ran a Dungeons & Dragons game or any of its kindred was Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Sure, I’ve played each edition since then but I haven’t ran it. I’ve been running all sorts of other games but not D&D. The good thing about