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Update on the Technoir RPG Kickstarter 0

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 …

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A Rant on House Rules, Tweaks & That Guy 0

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

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Triune Corebook (Gamemaster’s Edition) Review 0

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 …

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“Spanish, Spanish, Spanish saving throw, Spanish”: Role-Playing in different languages 0

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…

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“Spanish, Spanish, Spanish saving throw, Spanish”: Role-Playing in different languages 0

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-…

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Stargazer Games presents … BADASS! 0

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…

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Stargazer Games presents … BADASS! 0

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…

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Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 3) 0

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…

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Some entertaining steampunk videos 0

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

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Mutants and Dragons, Third Edition 0

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…

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Communication Breakdown: Language in RPGs 0

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 …

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Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition. What was I thinking? 0

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

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My thoughts on PDF pricing and print + PDF bundles 0

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 …

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Technoir 0

Technoir is an upcoming cyberpunk roleplaying game designed by Jeremy Keller, author of the ENnie Award-winning Chronica Feudalis . What sets Technoir apart from most other cyberpunk games out there, is the fact that it uses a pretty elegant rules-light system. Jeremy has started a Kickstarter project today and tries to raise $2500 in order to being able to…

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Technoir 0

Technoir is an upcoming cyberpunk roleplaying game designed by Jeremy Keller, author of the ENnie Award-winning Chronica Feudalis . What sets Technoir apart from most other cyberpunk games out there, is the fact that it uses a pretty elegant rules-light system. Jeremy has started a Kickstarter project today and tries to raise $2500 in order to being able to publish Technoir…

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Web Clip Wednesday: Playin’ D&D 0

More greatness from Zombie Orpheus and the Dead Gentlemen. Yes, those are scenes from Dorkness Rising and you may recognize Christian Doyle and Jen Page. This video pretty much speaks for itself in its own awesomeness and it avoided something that is really starting to bug me. Why is it that in so many RPG

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Web Clip Wednesday: Playin’ D&D 0

More greatness from Zombie Orpheus and the Dead Gentlemen. Yes, those are scenes from Dorkness Rising and you may recognize Christian Doyle and Jen Page. This video pretty much speaks for itself in its own awesomeness and it avoided something that is really starting to bug me. Why is it that in so many RPG

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Mass Effect and Ashen Stars – Could this work? 0

From time to time I get the urge to run a SF campaign using the setting presented in the Mass Effect series of computer/video games. The game series has been critically been praised for it’s graphics, gameplay and story, but also for the extremely deep and detailed background. The ingame Codex contains a lot of information about known space, alien species…

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Mass Effect and Ashen Stars – Could this work? 0

From time to time I get the urge to run a SF campaign using the setting presented in the Mass Effect series of computer/video games. The game series has been critically been praised for it’s graphics, gameplay and story, but also for the extremely deep and detailed background. The ingame Codex contains a lot of information about known space, alien species, technology, and history. I found it especially…

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TriTacGames – a great podcast, website and game group, all rolled in to one 0

I’ve been getting more and more in to podcasts recently.  I have a rather long commute in which I don’t have to do anything but sit on a train and try and act threatening enough to secure my own seat, but not so threatening that I get kicked off or picked up as a terrorist.  Podcasts have helped, so I’m always on the…

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