Tag Archives: other systems

Small Press Publisher Spotlight: Rogue Games

Tweet If you have been following this blog for the last two years you’ve probably noticed that I have a spot for the small press publishers. In my humble opinion, in the recent years the most innovative games have been released not by the major publishers (like WotC, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games etc.) but by small companies. One of these companies is Rogue Games , which is …

Dragon Age: Set 2 in Open Beta

Tweet It seems Paizo started a new trend with allowing the gamer community to beta test their products openly. Now Green Ronin has jumped the bandwagon and released an open playtest document for their upcoming 2nd Dragon Age boxed set. From what I’ve seen so far, fans of the Dragon Age RPG will be in for a treat. Set 2 will contain…

WR&M in the pub

Tweet Yesterday we had our monthly RPG pub meeting in the Villa Konthor in Limburg . This time I introduced our regulars to WR&M , my rules-light fantasy roleplaying game. The five players had no trouble creating the characters and they embarked on their first adventure in the Fallen Imperium in no time. The premise of the game was that they player characters have been drafted into the Cemimus…

The Role Playing Game Museum…

Tweet The idea of a museum dedicated to role playing games sounds intriguing. I had never even considered the idea until I found this website, The Museum of Role Playing Games . The idea, while farfetched, woud be awesome! The collection at this virtual museum is far from extensive, but this is obviously a labor of love and shows great dedication. …

Fallout: Indianapolis

Tweet Recently I wrote about my plans to run several mini-campaigns in the future. The first campaign I am now working on is an Atomic Highway campaign set into the Fallout world. I didn’t want to use neither the Capital Wasteland from Fallout 3 nor the West Coast area from Fallout 1 and 2, so I decided to nuke the hell out of Indianapolis. Why Indianapolis? Basically any …

What about Advanced Feats: Secrets of the Alchemist? A review…

Tweet Let me get this out in the clear first. I love the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Players Guide ! (If I like it SO much I should do a proper review of it, but I digress.) A an avid Pathfinder RPG fan I was thrilled to get the book, among all the goodies like new feats, spells, rules for existing races and classes, I must…

Preview: Dungeonslayers 4th Edition

Tweet Today Christian Kennig and the German Uhrwerk Verlag (which is the German licensee for Space 1889, Deadlands and L5R) announced that the latest edition of Dungeonslayers will be released in print later this year at the SPIEL 2010 in Essen. If you enjoyed the so-called “old-fashioned” roleplaying game so far, you’ll be in for a treat. While the 4th edition of Dungeonslayers will be…

Interview: Chris Perrin

Tweet I met Chris Perrin at this year’s Gen Con Media Meet & Greet event. Alas the location was far to dark and too loud for my tastes. I felt tired and exhausted and the location didn’t really improve things. So there I was chatting to some bloggers and podcasters when Chris came in. And of course I didn’t even recognize him, even though we have…

Review: MECHA

Tweet I love the mecha genre! I remember back in the 80s when we got cable TV I watched Robotech on some British TV station, although I couldn’t understand most of it. It has been many years later when I finally had the chance to rewatch the series. And this time I could finally understand what’s going on. But even though the language barrier kept me from fully…

Signs of things to come

Tweet In the coming days there will be some great news regarding an old-fashioned roleplaying game. I can’t give you any details right now, but you won’t be disappointed! Stay tuned! And how do you like my new t-shirt?

Fantasy Craft Giveaway: We have a winner!

Tweet On September 1st I announced a Fantasy Craft giveaway contest in order to celebrate Crafty Games latest release: “ Time of High Adventure ”. There have been 30 eligible comments and two late entries which couldn’t be considered. Instead of rolling my trusty d30, I used random.org to generate a truly random number between 1 and 30. The lucky number was 29 this…

The Heroes of Hougstran

Tweet Despite all the love Warrior, Rogue & Mage has received, here in the blog and the web in general, and loving the game myself, I have not written anything for it. Let me correct that mistake with this post! I’m planning a demo game of Warrior, Rogue & Mage at a local convention in Puerto Rico. For that purpose I’ve…

5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Fudge

Tweet For some reason Fudge , the roleplaying game by Steffan O’Sullivan back in the nineties, is something like the unloved uncle to the popular FATE system. A lot of gamers have heard about FATE, especially after Evil Hat released the Dresden Files Roleplaying Game , which uses the latest version of the FATE rules, but only a few people have an idea what …

Fantasy Craft Giveaway!

Tweet To celebrate yesterdays’ release of the PDF version of “ Time of High Adventure ” by Crafty Games , we give away one copy of the Fantasy Craft 2nd printing PDF today! As with all our PDF giveaways in the past, you need to have an account at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow in order to participate. But this should be a minor …

Review: Lone Wolf Multiplayer Game Book and Heroes of Magnamund

Tweet I still have very fond memories of the Lone Wolf game books I lent from my friend Sven back when we were still in school. The Lone Wolf books focus on the world of Magnamund, where

Check out these WR&M reviews!

Tweet Recently a few more reviews of WR&M have been released. The first has been written by Ina Vegt of the “ Tales of the Swampwitch’s Adventures ” blog. Some while ago she already reviewed the 4-paged version of the game and now she picked up the revised version to give it another look. Here’s an excerpt from her review: All in all, this is an improvement over …

There is no spoon … eh … OSR

Tweet Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to prove that there’s no renewed interest in older editions of D&D and other games, but I want to share my thoughts on the perception of that phenomenon. Recently there was some more discussion about the OSR on Twitter and on various blogs. The whole drama was started when someone discovered a quite…

The one RPG I wholeheartedly recommend to any gamer is …

In my case it’s Savage Worlds . Savage Worlds is a generic roleplaying game that allows you to run games in any genre, the rules are easy to learn but have a certain complexity that will not disappoint more tactically-minded players. In fact Savage Worlds can easily be used as miniature strategy game, or you can play it without any miniatures at all. The latest…

Trying something new…

I’ve never been particularly handy. I’ll write, talk in public, and I can tell a pretty good yarn (or so I’ve been told), but I’m not great with cars or home repair. I’ll hook up your computer or your home theater, but don’t ask me to fix the plumbing; I just don’t have the skill ranks! Likewise my relation with the more “arts and crafts” aspects of our hobby …

Coming Soon: Resolute, Adventurer & Genius

After the flurry of work to get Warrior, Rogue & Mage ready, I had time to think about how the Wyrm system might be adapted to other genres. Mark Meredith is hard at work on a spy/technothriller adaptation which I am eagerly anticipating. Jason Cabral, a longtime friend, and I had poked around with doing cyberpunk, and we still may, but out of the blue one day not long…