Tag Archives: other systems

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 it’s…

What happened to the Girl Genius RPG?

Tweet I think I’ve mentioned it before that I just love Phil and Kaja Foglio’s webcomic Girl Genius . I actually started reading the comics back in the day, when they were only available in print. I have a soft spot for the Steampunk genre and I fell in love with Phil Foglio’s comics when I first saw “What’s New with Phil & Dixie” in Dragon magazine. A long…

What about Advanced Feats: The Summoner’s Circle? A review…

Tweet On earlier posts I have reviewed the two previous installments of the Advanced Feats series by Siegfried Trent, Secrets of the Alchemist and The Witch’s Brew , published by Open Design . This third outing, The Summoner’s Circle , focused on another classe introduced in the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Players Guide , doesn’t disappoint. On the contrary I would say that with every installment the series…

Free Stuff Friday: Vampire The Requiem Demo

Tweet Back in the day I’ve played in a lot of World of Darkness campaigns. I think we almost played every White Wolf game we could get our hands on back then. In an earlier post I’ve detailed what made me turn my back from the WoD later, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. A couple of days ago I …

Superhero Campaign Questionnaire (and about the Virtual Book Club…)

Tweet Some days ago I posted about questionnaires for superhero games in preparation for an upcoming game. DarkTouch was so kind as to share one he had written and posted it in his blog. This really inspired me and I started to put together my one version. This is a very particular campaign, its set in the world outside your window…

Superhero Campaign Questionnaire (and about the Virtual Book Club…)

Tweet Some days ago I posted about questionnaires for superhero games in preparation for an upcoming game. DarkTouch was so kind as to share one he had written and posted it in his blog. This really inspired me and I started to put together my one version. This is a very particular campaign, its set in the world outside your window, nothing outwardly different until an incident…

Hellgate

Tweet If you are into computer and video games you might remember the action RPG Hellgate: London . It has been released 2007 by Flagship Studios. Alas the game was much too ambitious and the game was plagued by technical and design issues. In 2009 the Hellgate: London servers were shut down and Flagship Studios closed its doors. But there was still a lot to…

Evolve or die… or, A diatribe on my feelings about new editions!

Tweet Because what the internet needs is another person griping about new or revised editions of the games they love! But gentle reader, that’s not my intention today; I’ll try not to grumble, much. Although I’ve played many games, my go to game through all these years has been D&D in all its different incarnations, so I will speak from this perspective. Way back when, when…

Review: Fantasy Craft Adventure Companion

Tweet When you have read my blog for quite a while you probably noticed that I have a soft spot for Crafty Games ‘ Fantasy Craft . But Fantasy Craft is a more complex game than the other games I usually recommend. I have to admit that Fantasy Craft’s rules complexity is sometimes just a bit outside of my usual comfort zone. But that said I am also convinced…

What about the GameMastery Combat Pad? A review…

Tweet As an unabashed fan of all things Pathfinder I guess it is not a surprise I like their GameMastery line of products. It runs the gamut from Flip-Mats to Map Packs (and I’ve written about both before here and here ), cards to “ compleat encounters ” (minis an and adventure) and accessories . One of these accessories had always caught my attention, the GameMastery Combat …

What about the Coliseum Morpheuon? A review…

Tweet “I have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong.” Beyond the Wall of Sleep , HP Lovecraft Any book that starts with an HP Lovecraft quote is a winner in my book! It’s a tribute to the enduring influence of …

I laugh and I cry at Knights…

Tweet Besides being a longtime gamer I have other hobbies. For the longest time I’ve been a comic book fan, I’ve written about it before ( here and here ), and even if I don’t read that many these days (Fables, The Walking Dead are among the few that make the cut) there is one comic that I can’t take …

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to their own premises. What really surprised me that …

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to…

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to their own premises. What …

Chimera Basic is out! Get it now for free!

Tweet The Welsh Piper just released his latest RPG: Chimera Basic. Like Chimera 2.0 it’s a rules-lite RPG that can be used in any genre. Chimera Basic is a 42-paged PDF which is a fully-playable preview of the upcoming Chimera 3.0 game. The Basic PDF is free for a limited time, so you should get it now ! Here are a few features of Chimera Basic, copied from the …

Free Stuff Friday: DinoPirates of Ninja Island

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : DinoPirates of Ninja Island Need a game? Need a free game? That what Free Shit Stuff Friday is all about! I got your back. Why not give DinoPirates of Ninja Island a shot? On DinoPirates of Ninja Island website they wrote this stuff up: Ninjas, pirates, …

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 …

Eclipse Phase – A Study in Philanthropy

Tweet If you are even remotely interested in Science Fiction roleplaying games, you might have heard about Eclipse Phase by Posthuman Studios . It’s set in a future where being human is quite different from what it used to be. People’s mind can be transferred to clones or android bodies. Body modification by surgery, bioware or cyberware is common. If you are rich enough, even death…

Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin

Tweet It’s been months since Gen Con and I still haven’t read all the books I’ve picked up there, let alone reviewed them. One of the books that impressed me most in August was Reality Blurs ’ Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin , a fantasy setting for Savage Worlds written by Sean Preston.  At first glance it might look like a run-of-the-mill “feudal …