Tag Archives: rpg

Rifts Game Master Support Kit released

Palladium Books released a new Rifts Game Master Support Kit, created by Carl Gleba and Julius Rosenstein thought DriveThruRPG for GM-s all around the world at November 4. It seems a good resource and reference to have around for any Rifts campaign. So what do we find in the Rifts Game Master Support Kit’s 50 pages for your… Read More »

Web Clip Wednesday: Role Playas

If you’re at work, have small children in earshot or are easily offended by naughty language just move a long right now. You have been warned. But this is the kind of toilet humor that I enjoy. Now that I’ve said, I’ve had game session that felt sort of like this. Ahh. But that was

The Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Beta playtest rules

From the short-and-sweet dep’t: They are here . Go get them. They are excellent. That is all. Like Unlike

Ready to become the BADASS you always dreamed to be?

Stargazer Games and Jay Steven Anyong, the Philippine Gamer , are proud to announce the release of BADASS, the game that kicks logic in the face, twists its arm behind its back and makes it cry for its momma. It makes me tremendously proud that Jay asked me not only to do the layout for his game but also wanted me to release…

Vampire the Redemption: Into the Void

A new Vampire the Redemption release is now available. If a city’s Prince is killed, the city sinks into chaos. He, who was responsible for the order, and the “peace”, can’t stop the ravaging hungry vampires anymore. What if the players’s own characters were his killers? This is, what Into the Void is about. A Storytelling Adventure System… Read More »

New release: D&D starter set

Do you consider jumping in the roleplaying business? Or do you want to play Dungeons & Dragons, but you’re not familiar with the rules, or the world? Then you’re lucky, because this new release will satisfy all your Dungeons & Dragons needs. Complicated? Nope, it only contains the basics, “designed for 1-5 players”. Only a few character races… Read More »

Crazy Campaign Chronicles: Childhood toys…

Introductory note: I wrote a previous post on this series about those crazy ideas one gets for campaigns and never gets to plays. This is a little different because I got to try to play with this idea but it never took off. I still have hopes for this idea. This is a little rantish, proceed at your own peril, you have been warned. I …

Update on the Technoir RPG Kickstarter

Some days ago I told you about the Technoir RPG and that it’s author Jeremy Keller started a project on Kickstarter to fund creation of a full-color softcover book. The initial goal of $2500 has been met in under 12 hours, so Jeremy decided to raise the ante. Of course the next milestone was hit only hours after that, but the current goal $10,000 hasn’t been …

A Rant on House Rules, Tweaks & That Guy

You see this debate pop every know and then or some forum. Rules As Written must be obeyed. Rules As Intended must be obeyed. Or whatever you want to call it. Blah. Blah. Now the thing that really bugs me is the view that Rules As Written are some sort gospel that Moses brought down

Triune Corebook (Gamemaster’s Edition) Review

In the interest of full disclosure, this review is based on a review copy of the .pdf provided by the publisher. Triune is a sci-fi RPG from small press publisher Happy Bishop Games.  The game is set in the far future, after humanity has accidentally opened a hole to dimensions claiming to be Heaven and Hell.  After getting dragged into Heaven …

“Spanish, Spanish, Spanish saving throw, Spanish”: Role-Playing in different languages

Recently I had a tweet exchange with Shaun and Michael about which language we role-played in, and Shaun wrote an excellent post about languages in RPG games here in the blog last week. However our exchange made me think about languages on the other side of the equation, or the screen so to speak, the language we speak as we play. I am well aware that role-playing…

“Spanish, Spanish, Spanish saving throw, Spanish”: Role-Playing in different languages

Recently I had a tweet exchange with Shaun and Michael about which language we role-played in, and Shaun wrote an excellent post about languages in RPG games here in the blog last week. However our exchange made me think about languages on the other side of the equation, or the screen so to speak, the language we speak as we play. I am well aware that role-…

Stargazer Games presents … BADASS!

Have you ever wanted to play a game that kicks that logic in the face, twists its arm behind its back and makes it cry for its momma? Jay Steven Anyong ’s BADASS is exactly that game. In this rules-light roleplaying game filled with pure awesomesauce and badassery you can kick a reinforced metal fire door down off its hinges, catch a bullet with your…

Stargazer Games presents … BADASS!

Have you ever wanted to play a game that kicks that logic in the face, twists its arm behind its back and makes it cry for its momma? Jay Steven Anyong ’s BADASS is exactly that game. In this rules-light roleplaying game filled with pure awesomesauce and badassery you can kick a reinforced metal fire door down off its hinges, catch a bullet with your teeth…

Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 3)

We’ve reached the third and last installment of my end-of-year review and reflection of the after-school club’s activities.  In this part I’ll talk a little about the observations I’ve made about the play of the various groups and list out the games I’m planning on introducing next year. Different games = different…

Some entertaining steampunk videos

For those of you who aren’t familar with the League of S.T.E.A.M. , they’re a group of steampunk cosplay/entertainers who put out some pretty entertaining short videos as well as perform at various cons. They also appear in the latest Panic! at the Disco video ( The Ballad of Mona Lisa ). They have a few more short films up on their website

Mutants and Dragons, Third Edition

A while ago (November 2008, to be slightly more precise) I posted up a bunch of D&D-based Fantasy Archetypes for Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition . Now that the Third Edition has got its feet firmly under the table I think it’s time to do it again, don’t you? To save some time and duplication of stuff, here’s the original posts o’ mine about using M&M for D&D, all from way…

Communication Breakdown: Language in RPGs

The other night I got my hands on a copy of Rogue Trader , one of the Warhammer 40,000 role-playing games released by Fantasy Flight Games . Naturally, the most immediate way to give the system a once-over was to craft a character (a Forge World Explorator, if you must know). I liked what I saw, and recommend giving the game …

Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition. What was I thinking?

Actually I’ve had the free edition for quite a while. I quickly read over it and kind of shrugged. But with new found interest in the older style of games, I decided to grab the full Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition and give it good read. What the hell was I thinking when

My thoughts on PDF pricing and print + PDF bundles

In Youseph’s recent unboxing post the subject of PDF pricing came up again. He criticized that Troll Lord Games doesn’t provide free (or at least cheap) PDFs with the purchase of the hardbound books. In his reply ( Editor’s note :  the thread the reply was in got deleted, so the link is not working anymore ) to that, Troll Lord Games CEO said, that …