Tag Archives: random musings

Lamentation of the Flame Princess Sale

Tweet You might have heard of Lamentation of the Flame Princess before. It’s a D&D retro-clone that does a few things differently than most others. Instead of just being a close copy of 1974’s D&D it really is its own game,  presenting a “sinister and horrific twist on traditional fantasy gaming”. James Raggi IV’s has really done a great job with this! Instead…

Geeky Clean!

Tweet This post is a bit of a follow-up to what I posted yesterday. Finding a unique gift for a gamer is sometimes not that easy. And it gets worth if the gift should appeal to a non-gamer as well. Usually that’s an almost impossible feat. But there’s also Geeky Clean . Geeky Clean is a very small company which creates beautifully hand-crafted …

Geeky Clean!

Tweet This post is a bit of a follow-up to what I posted yesterday. Finding a unique gift for a gamer is sometimes not that easy. And it gets worth if the gift should appeal to a non-gamer as well. Usually that’s an almost impossible feat. But there’s also Geeky Clean . Geeky Clean is a very small company which creates beautifully hand-crafted…

Ask Your Readers: Christmas Gifts for Roleplayers

Tweet Christmas is approaching quite fast and people all around the globe are getting ready to purchase gifts for their loved ones. Roleplayers are usually no exception here and quite a few of them plan to get RPG-related gifts for their friends and family. I am sure we all have some friend or relative who has some interest in RPGs but hasn’t started playing …

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…

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…

Reimagining ourselves…

Tweet I recently read Superman: Earth One . “WAIT! This isn’t a comic book blog”, you say. I ask, bear with me for a minute I will get to my point. This reimagining/retelling of Superman’s origin by J. Michael Straczynski left a strange taste in my mouth, figuratively speaking; I don’t normally lick graphic novels. I am a fan of…

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…

Let’s all put our minds together, RPMN Blog Carnival anybody? Social Media and its impact on RPGs!

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared on the Role Play Media Network . If you want to participate in the proposed Blog Carnival please link back to the original post . Thank you! Building off form Michael’s earlier post today, I think that collaborative endeavors like Blog Carnivals are a great way to build a sense of community, start discussions and collaborate in some way despite …

Let’s all put our minds together, RPMN Blog Carnival anybody? Social Media and its impact on RPGs!

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared on the Role Play Media Network . If you want to participate in the proposed Blog Carnival please link back to the original post . Thank you! Building off form Michael’s earlier post today, I think that collaborative endeavors like Blog Carnivals are a great way to build a sense of community, start discussions and collaborate in some way despite …

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…

Staying in the “Sweet Spot”

Tweet In the latest episode of RPG Circus Jeff, Mark and Zach talked about low, mid and high level play in games like D&D. For some reason a lot of people find the early to mid levels much more enjoyable than high-level play. While earlier editions of D&D included an “endgame” where adventurers settle down, build castles, towers or…

ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator

Tweet This is Youseph’s usual stomping grounds, but I couldn’t resist writing a post about this as soon as I discovered it today. Acronyms are to me a staple of superhero games, and to a certain extent spy games, since I’m planning for the (seemingly since forever) upcoming superhero game I did a search for an acronym generator and found this website: ACE: Acronym CrEator It…

Ask the Readers: Any good supers themed questionnaire out there?

Tweet I’m a big believer in character questionnaires, I’ve even written about it before . I’m currently preparing for my upcoming superhero campaign and I’m struggling with creating a superhero themed questionnaire. I’m interested in asking my players about their expectations, what elements of the superhero genre they like; feel comfortable with and would like to see in the game. I have not given up on…

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 …

My rant on WotC’s new Character Builder

Tweet Yesterday WotC has announced a new, web-based Character Builder for DDI subscribes. While a web-based solution may have some advantages and the screenshots look quite cool, I have some issues with that move by WotC. I haven’t had the chance to talk with our resident 4E fan about this, who has probably a better understanding of …

Death & Traps

Tweet As a Dungeon Master (DM) I have a confession to make. I want to kill a player character at my table. Just one. Not the whole party. Just one, or maybe two and I don’t care which one. I just want to kill one. I have wanted to kill one since I started this 4th edition D&D game two years ago. My D&D game has…