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Review: The Book of Unremitting Horror

Tweet As a GM I love the horror genre. I think I have some talent for setting up a creepy atmosphere on the gaming table and I love confronting my players with unsettling mysteries. Luckily my players agree. My favorite sub genre as a player and GM is definitely investigative horror. Back in the day we played a lot of Call…

Letting go of that NPC

Tweet Attention: Slight rambling ahead, with a point to make about RPGs somewhere in there, you have been warned! I recently finished reading the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (that’s the girl with the dragon tattoo, which then played with fire and ended up kicking the hornet’s nest). And in case you are wondering, yes I do read other stuff that is…

From the Kobold’s Lair

Tweet Recently I have posted about Open Design’s latest patronage project: Midgard ! And while pondering if I should become patron myself, the plan to do an interview with the three designers formed in my head. Alas Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb couldn’t make it because of some difficult deadlines, but Wolfgang Baur made some time for answering a few questions for us. Thanks again…

Review: Courts of the Shadow Fey

Tweet This time around, I will be bringing you my review of Wolfgang Baur’s Courts of the Shadow Fey , an adventure for 4e D&D designed for characters ranging from levels 12-15.  The adventure spans four acts which are made up of several different scenes.  These adventure sections include travel through the planes to the realm of the Shadow Fey, a court of…

Review: Courts of the Shadow Fey

Tweet This time around, I will be bringing you my review of Wolfgang Baur’s Courts of the Shadow Fey , an adventure for 4e D&D designed for characters ranging from levels 12-15.  The adventure spans four acts which are made up of several different scenes.  These adventure sections include travel through the planes to the realm of the Shadow Fey…

Review: Courts of the Shadow Fey

Tweet This time around, I will be bringing you my review of Wolfgang Baur’s Courts of the Shadow Fey , an adventure for 4e D&D designed for characters ranging from levels 12-15.  The adventure spans four acts which are made up of several different scenes.  These adventure sections include travel through the planes to the realm of the Shadow Fey, a court of devious and scheming elves…

School of Hard Knocks – Dresden Files game set in Kaiserwerth, Germany

Character Creation We finished up most of the characters today for the after-school club’s Dresden Files RPG game today and I’m really impressed at how well the characters, setting, and the various aspects are gelling – there are a bunch of connected elements we’ve managed to reincorporate across various characters, locations, and threats which has  created a pretty cool…

On Preference

Image by: Chrstopher I’ve been giving some thought to the idea of preference. Specifically, the preferences of people when it comes to the games they play. I saw a post by Greywulf that got me thinking about it. Very often, we as gamers, get into discussions about our favorite game versus another popular game and the discussions can become more than heated. What I am starting …

Dice Monkey made me do this. Blame him.

Over on Dice Monkey, Mark (all round good guy and uber gamer) asked what you would do if given the reins of D&D and told to move it to the next Edition of the game. I encourage you to hop right over and read his well-written words as well of those of his commenters. Much yummy food for thought is contained within regarding the possible future of …

Bridging the Gap part II

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/2010/08/give-me…

Bridging the Gap part II

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot….

Is Pathfinder a better game than 4e?

I’m curious, and would love to know. Pathfinder is something that has largely passed me by. The GM in me still shudders at the thought of running something that (as I understand it, and I might be wrong) still Third Edition D&D under the skin, and the player in me hasn’t had the opportunity to try it out. Apart from the warm fuzzies of knowing you’re…

Returners FFRPG: A Short Review

Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post.  New job, new home, new love life, and new lack thereof have taken most of my time.  Now that I’ve started writing again, I figured I’d start out with a post detailing my thoughts on a system I had the misfortune of playing recently.  Now that my cards are…

Convention Report: MarsCon 2011

I’ve had the misfortune of not getting around to much in the way of gaming lately.  I started a new job which changed my schedule pretty dramatically.  I run and play in a few play by post games, but my in person games went on hiatus for a while and are only now starting back to their…

Sandbox in Space

Tweet Last week I posted about my plans to run a Star Trek game sometime in the future. Focus of the campaign will be the adventures of the USS Daedalus (the first ship of the Daedalus-class) and its crew. The campaign begins shortly after the Enterprise TV series ends. Currently I am not 100% sure if the Earth-Romulan war shall be …

Ask The Readers: Fighting Gamer ADD

Tweet Currently I am having a bad case of gamer ADD again. I start a gaming project, scrap it, think about running a game using system A, then I switch to system B while returning to the first project, scrap it again… For some reason I can’t just focus on one campaign and one system. Dozens of ideas are floating around…

Quick Hit: Meet The d20 Character Sheet

So, we’ll see if this is the FINAL final character sheet, but I believe that it is. That is, of course, unless some of you find flaws with it. It’s pictured below (click on the image for a larger view). What we have here is an example of what will be the final page of every Complete Character for the

Casefile: Neutral Grounds for the Dresden Files RPG now available

This is the first adventure published for the game and best yet, it’s free. Check it out here .

Review: Amethyst Foundations

Tweet Over the past few weeks, on my blog, The Dump Stat, I have been taking a look at the Campaign Setting, Amethyst: Foundations , a new supplement produced by Dias Ex Machina and Goodman Games.  Now, that I have had a chance to really look into this product a lot deeper, I would like to give it a full review. If you have already read…

Resolute, Adventurer & Genius has been released!

Tweet Blue Hex and Stargazer Games are proud to announce the release of Resolute, Adventurer & Genius , a roleplaying game of pulp action and adventure written by Andrew Modro and Jason Cabral, with visual design and layout by Michael Wolf. RAG uses the Wyrm System, popularized in Michael Wolf’s Warrior, Rogue & Mage , a lightweight engine that bases character …