Tag Archives: other systems

Free Stuff Friday: Vikings & Valkyries

Tweet Some of you probably know Mazes & Minotaurs the old-school game which is much younger than it claims and which is set into Mythica, which is a mythic version of ancient Greece. Today my good friend Andrew pointed out a thread on theRPGSite to me that mentions Vikings & Valkyries, an alternate setting for M&M. When I was a kid I loved reading ancient myths…

What about Kobold Quarterly, specifically the winter issue, number 16? A review…

Tweet The publishers of Kobold Quarterly , Open Design Publishing, provided us with a review copy of their latest issue, the winter edition of their excellent publication, number 16 . Michael has written about the magazine before, issue 10 to be exact, and I’ll try not to repeat what he said before. He offered a great overview and I invite you to read his post which gives …

Roleplaying in the world of Star Trek

Tweet I still remember the late 70s, early 80s when I first watched Star Trek on TV. My parents actually introduced me to the series, since they were fans themselves back then. Luckily for me, Star Trek was shown in the afternoons, so I was able to watch it regularly. I didn’t mind the sometimes bad acting, weird scripts and the flimsy cardboard sets. I was thrilled by …

Roleplaying in the world of Star Trek

Tweet I still remember the late 70s, early 80s when I first watched Star Trek on TV. My parents actually introduced me to the series, since they were fans themselves back then. Luckily for me, Star Trek was shown in the afternoons, so I was able to watch it regularly. I didn’t mind the sometimes bad acting, weird scripts and the flimsy cardboard …

Fortune Cards, my two cents…

Tweet There’s been a storm in the Twitterverse and the Blogosphere, a storm of FORTUNE! (Fate would have sounded much cooler, thanks designers at WotC for ruining my opening line; you are the cause of all evil!) Well that does seem a little bit extreme, but I had NO idea what the D&D Fortune Cards until I started reading tweets about them. So I went …

Midgard

Tweet Recently Open Design LLC has started Midgard , their most ambitious Open Design project ever. Wolfgang Baur, Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb are co-authors of this upcoming campaign setting for BOTH Pathfinder and D&D 4th Edition. The news post on the Kobold Quarterly website also mentions the possibility of using Green Ronin’s AGE system (from the Dragon Age RPG). But of …

Bridging the Gap

Tweet There is a lot of animosity between the old-school and new-school gaming groups. A lot of this I think is unnecessary. I mentioned briefly in my introduction that I am more of an old-school gamer. This isn’t entirely true. While I do enjoy the older games much more than the newer ones. There is a…

Bridging the Gap

Tweet There is a lot of animosity between the old-school and new-school gaming groups. A lot of this I think is unnecessary. I mentioned briefly in my introduction that I am more of an old-school gamer. This isn’t entirely true. While I do enjoy the older games much more than the newer ones. There is a lot…

What about the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards? A review… (And slight ramble!)

Tweet With such a convoluted title to this post, I better make some sense out of this! What is this post? First and foremost a review of the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards … What are this cards I speak of? Well they are part of a series of GameMastery Cards produced by Paizo that illustrate treasure, items, NPCs, etc. While I …

Ask the Readers: Do you know of any gaming supplements where Puerto Rico is mentioned?

Tweet This is a purely personal question, but I figure with the worldly and well read audience of this blog (flattery goes a long way, I know), you out there may know of other instances where my native island of Puerto Rico is mentioned in game materials and/or supplements. This comes from a conversation I was having with a …

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 about Advanced Feats: The Cavalier’s Creed? A review…

Tweet Ok let me say it outright, I love the cover! After complaining about previous covers in the Advanced Feats series, with the exception of The Witch’s Brew, I must say this is my favorite cover thus far. It has action, it tells a story and it makes me want to read what’s behind the digital cover. After such …

New game, new tools!

Tweet This past weekend I began a new campaign. We reached a natural lull in the ongoing Pathfinder RPG campaign, which has run for 65 (almost) weekly sessions and decided to put the game in hiatus for a couple of months and try the superhero campaign I’ve been itching to play for a while now, and about which I have written here in the blog (Here is the …

What about In the Company of Minotaurs? A review…

Tweet “I know they accuse me of arrogance, and perhaps misanthropy, and perhaps of madness. Such accusations (for which I shall exact punishment in due time) are derisory” The House of Asterion (tranlsation), by Jorge Luis Borges I love minotaurs, ever since first hearing the classic story , but I blame my love for them in role playing games on Dragonlance . The minotaurs of Krynn inspired me as a teenaged…

The Pathfinder Role Playing Game Reference Document UPDATE!

Tweet My love for Pathfinder is well known around these parts. It is my poison of choice for fantasy gaming and the rule system I use for my homebrew campaign. Over the last few years I have begun to use technology more and more to run my games and currently I GM with my laptop at the table. One of the most useful tools I have for this…

STAR WARS license speculation

Tweet When Wizards of the Coast revealed that they won’t be renewing the STAR WARS license a lot of fans of their SW RPG and miniatures line were quite disappointed. Especially the latest edition of their Star Wars RPG, the Saga Edition was quite popular among fans. Some days ago Mongoose’s Matthew Sprange revealed that his company tried to get…

Hit me Magus one more time! (With apologies to Ms. Spears…)

Tweet Following the round 2 playtest for the Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Magic supplement, a few days ago Paizo released round 3, a revised version of the Magus class they had released in round 1 . It’s an 8 page (one more than the previous version) revision of the class. I always find the process of playtesting interesting and have come to enjoy the rules discussion on this and other aspects …

Words of Power, part two of the Ultimate magic playtest…

Tweet I’ve been a little quiet these past few days, real life, a bad cold and all that, but the blog must go on! This came out a couple of days ago and I somehow missed it. Paizo released part 2 of their Ultimate Magic playtest for the Pathfinder RPG , Words of Power . It’s a nifty little alternate spellcasting system. I just gave it a read over and it is certainly…

Words of Power, part two of the Ultimate magic playtest…

Tweet I’ve been a little quiet these past few days, real life, a bad cold and all that, but the blog must go on! This came out a couple of days ago and I somehow missed it. Paizo released part 2 of their Ultimate Magic playtest for the Pathfinder RPG , Words of Power . It’s a nifty little alternate spellcasting system. I just gave it a read over …

Learning to say no…

Tweet It’s hard. There I said it! What? No, no get your head out of the gutter. What I meant was saying no when people want to play at my table. And why should I say no, after all, if people want to play why should I stop them? When I read the stories of people trying to find groups to play with…