Tag Archives: other systems

Review: The Savage World of Solomon Kane

I can’t deny it, I am an avid Savage Worlds fan. I like the rules-light system and the original settings released for it. I think the first time I heard about Solomon Kane was when Pinnacle Entertainment announced “ The Savage World of Solomon Kane ”. When I started doing some research in the subject matter I was immediately intrigued. Solomon looked very much like the prototype of…

WR&M review by Wyatt Salazar

Wyatt Salazar is somewhat like a RPG blog nephew to me. Back in the day, when he wasn’t one of the more popular D&D 4th Edition bloggers out there, I was one of the first people who linked to his blog “ Turbulent Thoughts ” (Warning: Not For The Faint Of Heart!).

Pathfinder RPG Spellcards, for free!

I know free stuff is usually Youseph’s topic but I discovered this website this week and I’m thrilled. As you doubtlessly know I’m a Pathfinder RPG fan and have run a weekly game for the past year. Even if I don’t play D&D 4 th edition I can tell you many things I liked about the game, one of them was the ability, with the DDI , of printing power cards. I’ve…

25 years later… 24 years later!

The nonsensical title to this posts is actually a reference to my first ever attempt at designing a game. From that attempt I learned that designing a game is hard, a mixture of creativity and perseverance. Almost like catching lightning in a bottle. If you’ll indulge me, let’s travel down memory lane to the year 1986, when I created my first game, 25 years later . I remember…

Gen Con: Crafty Games Interview

I finally had some time to edit the video interview I did with the nice guys from  Crafty Games . If you are even remotely interested in Spycraft or Fantasy Craft, you have to check this out. Please excuse the background noise, but there was nothing I could do to avoid it. That’s Gen Con for you. And next time I’ll remember to pack a tripod! Thanks…

WR&M Review @ The Chaos Grenade

I am always overjoyed to read reviews of my game “Warrior, Rogue & Mage”. And I am especially happy when someone enjoyed it very much, like in the case of R.E. Davis from The Chaos Grenade . He’s using the game to run a campaign in a post-apocalyptic/steampunk campaign. The only thing he didn’t like that much was …

First Impression: Ion Guard

While some people are out carousing on a far away gaming convention currently taking place (don’t ask I won’t name names), others have to mind the shop and console themselves with picking up a new gaming supplement on RPGNow . Seeing that Ion Guard by Radioactive Ape Designs had come out for ICONS I snatched that baby up. I still have not finished readying it all …

Review: Kobold Quarterly Issue 14

Currently I play none of the games which are regularly covered by Kobold Quarterly , but so far I’ve enjoyed reading every issue I got my hands on. Aside from a lot of material for games like D&D 4th Edition, Pathfinder or even Dragon Age, a large portion of the magazine contains articles that apply to any fantasy game. And in most …

Review: Kobold Quarterly Issue 14

Currently I play none of the games which are regularly covered by Kobold Quarterly , but so far I’ve enjoyed reading every issue I got my hands on. Aside from a lot of material for games like D&D 4th Edition, Pathfinder or even Dragon Age, a large portion of the magazine contains articles that apply to any fantasy game. And in …

What about the GameMastery Guide? A review…

The Paizo GameMastery Guide is an excellent companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rule Book . The Core Rulebook combines all the rules you used to find in the old D&D 3.5 Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide into one book, but there was much more ground to cover, especially for the Game Master. Enter the GameMastery Guide, full of advice, ideas and rules for new and experienced …

What about the GameMastery Guide? A review…

The Paizo GameMastery Guide is an excellent companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rule Book . The Core Rulebook combines all the rules you used to find in the old D&D 3.5 Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide into one book, but there was much more ground to cover, especially for the Game Master. Enter the GameMastery Guide, full of advice, ideas and…

Some House rules for WR&M

During the last days a lot of people have started creating their own stuff for Warrior, Rogue & Mage . There are already a couple of discussion threads on the official Stargazer Games forums , and fellow RPG blogger John Payne posted a few of his house rules on his blog “ Sycarion Diversions ”. Aside from some Errata (expect some official errata, when I am …

From The Imperial Forges released @ DriveThruRPG

The first supplement for WR&M has been released earlier today. Colin Chapman, known for his post-apocalyptic roleplaying game Atomic Highway , has created more than 20 unique magical items that can be used in “The Fallen Imperium of Vaneria” or in any other fantasy campaign. From the Imperial Forges can be downloaded for free at DriveThruRPG. Please check it out, and let me know what

Warrior, Rogue & Mage is “Free Product of the Week” at DriveThruRPG and other updates

Wow, it has been just a few days since release but it seem I’ve hit a nerve with my free fantasy game “ Warrior, Rogue & Mage ”. Yesterday’s newsletter by DriveThruRPG lists WR&M as “Free Product of the Week”! I can’t put it in proper words how excited I am about all this. And believe it or not, my little game has been “bought” 1024 times now! This …

Warrior, Rogue & Mage Revised Edition finally available at DriveThruRPG

Just a few minutes ago I uploaded the revised Edition of WR&M to DriveThruRPG . There you can download it for free! I will make it available on other sites as well when I come back from GenCon. I will definitely be looking into releasing a print-on-demand version on Lulu. So if everything works as planned, you’ll be able to order …

Preview: Warrior, Rogue & Mage Revised Edition Part 2

Today I want to tease you a bit more with updates from the upcoming revised edition of the Warrior, Rogue & Mage roleplaying game . Initially I wanted to use a cover featuring artwork created by fellow RPG blogger Greywulf , but when I started adding the interior artwork, it didn’t really fit anymore. I want to use this opportunity again to thank him for providing me with some great…

Preview: Warrior, Rogue & Mage Revised Edition Part 1

For the last weeks I have been working hard to get the revised edition of WR&M done. The revised edition is currently 38-pages long, contains a lot of small fixes and clarifications and a couple of optional rules that gamemasters can use to personalize your game further. Non-human races are now supported and there are now rules for mounted combat and …

Mystara, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

A recent post by fellow blogger and friend Daniel Pérez about his love for the Forgotten Realms got me thinking about my favorite campaign setting. The D&D Known World, better known as Mystara . I first discovered this wonderful world in the D&D Expert Set with paragraph long descriptions of the town of Threshold, Karameikos and the Black Eagle Barony used as examples of what…

Atomic Highway

Recently I learned about the awesome post-apocalyptic roleplaying game Atomic Highway by reading Berin Kinsman’s review . While he’s not really into the genre, he really like the games’ mechanics and toolbox approach. I wanted to run a post-apocalyptic game for a long time, so I decided to get a copy of the game. And I haven’t regretted this decision once, not even for a second! Instead…

Dark Sun Light… Microlite that is!

Andrew Mordo, also known as Corvus, fellow contributor to this blog and all around nice guy put together a little gem called Dark Sun Microlite . He’s our resident Microlite expert but I’ll take a stab at doing a review of his work. Corvus is not alone in his love for Microlite, a rules light version of the D20 system that retains many of the familiar elements…