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What I plan on doing with Castles &Crusades: The Campaign

For the campaign, over all I want to do what I’m calling an “ensemble collaborative sandbox campaign”. Yeah, I know that sounds kind of crazy but hear me out. “Ensemble”: Every player is going to have two characters. The main reason is character death. That’s going to happen and I hate when a player gets

What I plan on doing with Castles &Crusades: The Campaign

For the campaign, over all I want to do what I’m calling an “ensemble collaborative sandbox campaign”. Yeah, I know that sounds kind of crazy but hear me out. “Ensemble”: Every player is going to have two characters. The main reason is character death. That’s going to happen and I hate when a player gets

Web Clip Wednesday: Some Fun at the Toll Lords’ Office

Yeah, I’m taking the easy way out here. I messed around about two hours with the webcam to do my own clip. Let’s just say I won’t burden you with that. But yes, these guys have a youtube channel and talk about their games. Go a head and check out their channel And as side

Castles & Crusades: Characters & Stuff

One of my plans is bring in some of the things that my group has liked and then mixing it into Castles and Crusades. Like I’ve mentioned before our group is really into Pathfinder but I’m the one who’s looking for the easier rules “efficient” games that are fun. Since C&C is close to the

A Week of Castles & Crusades

I don’t normally do things like this but what the heck. I’m going to dedicate this week to a bunch of posts about Castles & Crusades. Why would I do something crazy like this? Well, the game has been out quite awhile and I finally got around to checking it out in detail. So I

Gogos Crazybones: I detect an upcoming geek fad.

Gogos Crazybones may be just another collectible kiddie craze like Pokemon but I’m pretty sure that this going to catch on with the geeks out there. These things could be a fun little game in the cube farm or at lunch. Hell, they’d make some neat cube decorations too. Let’s face it, us geeks have

What Old School Means To Me

I found some neat stuff in the closet that should never be opened or named and that got me really thinking about Old School Games. When you hear Old School just about everybody first thinks about the old editions of D&D. But for me it means more than just that. It’s not about a particular

Web Clip Wednesday: Damsels & Dragons

I admit that I am not a LARP’er. But still this little web series is pretty darned funny from the table top gamer point of view. “Just think of the XP and the loot.” Trust me on this one, it’s worth the watch.

Kingmaker Notes: Our dice hated us.

Another session of our Kingmaker Campaign is done and amazingly enough we haven’t had a single PC death. But our dice were really trying hard to kill somebody. In just about every encounter, a string of bad die rolls left the party in the lurch and with at least one member near death. In one

Dragon Age Set 2 is out. My First Impressions

Like so many I scooped up Set 2 from Green Ronin and I spent much of last night reading through it. I’m proud to announce that it is well worth the wait. I did take the chance to go over the play test documents released a while ago and and thought a lot about whether

Castles & Crusades: First Thoughts

I mentioned earlier that I was thinking about some old school stuff and looked at the major contenders. The one that just seemed to hit my sweet spot for old school feel, crunchiness of the rules and general over all mechanics was Castles & Crusades. I got my copies of Castle & Crusades Players Handbook

Web Clip Wednesday: Gravy Rainbow

I’ve watched this thing about half a dozen times and still have no freaking idea what it’s about. But I’m sure that there’s some sort life lesson hidden in the lyrics. Hmm. Gravy.

Five More Characters Who Just Might Be Time Lords Too

Dr. Who is back and the blue police box has hit the shores on this side of the pond but you already know that don’t you? So what other what other Time Lords might be out there hiding. I think I just might have found a couple. James Bond Every few years he changes appearance

Web Clip Wednesday: Epic Rap Battles of History

Einstein Vs Hawkings. Yeah, I’m a little late in throwing this one up but hell if you haven’t watch any of these your missing out on a good laugh.

Eau d’Gamer: The Good Kind

That’s right a line of RPG themed perfume oils. I just heard about Black Phoenix Alchemy and its RPG Line via Geek Girl Diva. Dang, this is pretty cool idea. Black Phoenix makes a whole line of natural scents and body oils. This little grouping is really interesting for you gamers out there, a series

Kingmaker: Moral Choices or Being Good Isn’t So Easy

We had another session of our Kingmaker game last Friday. Normally, I throw up the funniest parts of the session but this time there was a really good bit roleplaying. Out little kingdom, Ruskov, is basically Good aligned. Our fearless leader is a fighter/cleric and he’s doing a great job of playing the protector and

Thinking about Old School Games

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about OSR games a lot lately. It’s not that not that I have some sort of new found dislike for Pathfinder or any other game. It’s just that I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic and a little annoyed. I keep seeing too much crap about character optimization, splitting

Web Clip Wednesday: Banned Demons & Daggers Commercial

Yeah, I’ll probably get a nasty comment or two about 80′s stereotypes and how some really dumb assed people still equate D&D with Satanism. But really it’s still pretty funny. It’s almost a Chick Tract. Hell, if we can make an off colored joke or two about ourselves to illustrate the total ignorance off a

3 to 18: Why do we really need it?

Let’s face this is a sacred cow that really deserves to be taken out back slaughtered and then barbecued. Really the 3 to 18 for attributes mean pretty much nothing after character generation. Most of the uses for your attributes use just the modified and not the attribute itself. Skill checks, Saving throws, attacks damage

I got my JourneyQuest DVD!

My JourneyQuest Season 1 DVD came in the mail Friday! This is another piece of comedic geeky greatness from the folks behind Gamers and Dorkness Rising. I sense another cult classic coming on and it’s well deserved. JourneyQuest is the tale of the reluctant and incompetent hero, the wizard Perf and his companions; Nara the