Tag Archives: other systems

Freebie: Stars Without Number

I’ve known of the existence of this game for quite a while now, but for some reason I just picked it up pretty recently. That’s why I don’t want to call this post a fully review. Stars Without Number is a surprisingly well-made SF roleplaying game “influenced by the Old School Renaissance and partially inspired by the great fantasy role-playing game editions written by Tom…

Free Stuff Friday: Oldschool Hack

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Oldschool Hack I love a free RPG. I love collecting them too! Check out Oldschool Hack! It’s free! On Oldschool Hack’s website they wrote this stuff up : A table-top roleplaying system that’s a hack of a hack of the original Red …

Beyond Ferelden

Back in December 2009 I professed my love for the Dragon Age RPG by Green Ronin . As someone who enjoyed (and still enjoys) the Dragon Age: Origins computer game it was no question whether I picked up that game or not. And the Dragon Age RPG definitely lived up to my expectations, it actually surpassed them. It’s a great game for new players to pick up and play because …

Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century is back with a vengeance

Some of you might remember this game back from the ‘90s. Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century is a SF roleplaying game back from the “Golden Age”. I actually never played it back in the day, but I definitely have at least read the title in magazine ads several times. Since my funds were pretty limited at the time I never…

What about Visions of the Oracle? A review…

After reviewing the previous installments in the Advanced Feats series and having some of my players try out some of the classes in the Advanced Players Guide , this is the one I was looking forward with the greatest trepidation. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts players in my campaign had created replacement characters using the playtest version of the Summoner and an …

Free Stuff Friday: Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mutants & Masterminds: Character Sheets Character Sheets for Mutants & Masterminds. On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up : Character sheets for the third edition of Mutants & Masterminds are now available — in black & white and in color! Color Character Sheet Black & White Character Sheet So get your copy of the Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets…

Review: Smallville RPG by Margaret Weis Productions

Today, I bring you a review of The Smallville RPG by Margaret Weis Productio ns .  The folks over at Margaret Weis were generous enough to provide me with a review copy of the game (just getting that out of the way).  I have always been a pretty big fan of Superman; I love the movies, the Lois & Clark TV Show…

Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata

Tweet This week’s Free Stuff is : DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata Did you know that Green Ronin released Errata for the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook? They did! Best of all it’s FREE! On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up: The DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook errata file is now available! Got to love it. Short and sweet. So get your copy of …

It’s a good time to be a supers fan!

Tweet Warning: This post is a mixed bag, part reflection on my current campaign and the lessons I’ve learned from it, part an overview of recent sources of inspiration and sharing a handout I’ve developed for the game. Last night I played the 8 th session of my group’s newest RPG campaign, Dawn of a New Age, about which I’ve written about before . I’m …

Wu Xing Giveaways for February

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Kobold adoptions going on right now! Free Kobold Quarterly #11…

Tweet Kobolds ! Some of those little humanoids, that went from being the pesky scaled doglike bane of 1 st level PCs to dragon blooded opponents of the modern adventurer, so renowned that they have a publication named after them, need a home! The wonderful people at Open Game Design are putting up for adoption issue #11 of Kobold Quarterly; will you find a home for it? Ok, enough…

What about The Ruins Perilous? A review…

Tweet Rite Publishing has recently unveiled a new Patronage Project, The Ruins Perilous for the Pathfinder RPG . I received the first two rooms for review and here are my thoughts. The model they are using is what they define as a Ransom Model, where participants pledge a contribution, and once a goal is met they release the next room in the series. If…

Ultimate Combat playtest for the Pathfinder RPG

Tweet Rejoice Pathfinder fans! A new playtest had been given unto us to try out, this time around for the upcoming Ultimate Combat book. It’s an 18 page preview of three new alternate classes that will be in the new book. The idea is that these classes are 20 level alternates to existing classes. There is the gunslinger, a fighter alternate class all about black powdered weapons, tricks and grit. …

Review: The Book of Unremitting Horror

Tweet As a GM I love the horror genre. I think I have some talent for setting up a creepy atmosphere on the gaming table and I love confronting my players with unsettling mysteries. Luckily my players agree. My favorite sub genre as a player and GM is definitely investigative horror. Back in the day we played a lot of Call…

Letting go of that NPC

Tweet Attention: Slight rambling ahead, with a point to make about RPGs somewhere in there, you have been warned! I recently finished reading the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (that’s the girl with the dragon tattoo, which then played with fire and ended up kicking the hornet’s nest). And in case you are wondering, yes I do read other stuff that is…

From the Kobold’s Lair

Tweet Recently I have posted about Open Design’s latest patronage project: Midgard ! And while pondering if I should become patron myself, the plan to do an interview with the three designers formed in my head. Alas Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb couldn’t make it because of some difficult deadlines, but Wolfgang Baur made some time for answering a few questions for us. Thanks again…

Bridging the Gap part II

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/2010/08/give-me…

Bridging the Gap part II

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot….

Sandbox in Space

Tweet Last week I posted about my plans to run a Star Trek game sometime in the future. Focus of the campaign will be the adventures of the USS Daedalus (the first ship of the Daedalus-class) and its crew. The campaign begins shortly after the Enterprise TV series ends. Currently I am not 100% sure if the Earth-Romulan war shall be …

Resolute, Adventurer & Genius has been released!

Tweet Blue Hex and Stargazer Games are proud to announce the release of Resolute, Adventurer & Genius , a roleplaying game of pulp action and adventure written by Andrew Modro and Jason Cabral, with visual design and layout by Michael Wolf. RAG uses the Wyrm System, popularized in Michael Wolf’s Warrior, Rogue & Mage , a lightweight engine that bases character …