Tag Archives: rpgs

It may be time to say goodbye

Let’s be honest.  Most blogs shine when they have a real focus.  Most RPG blogs are just that: RPG blogs.  Perhaps they post interesting-and-random-but-related tidbits every now and then.   Ink Nouveau is a great pen ‘n’ blog that sticks to its mission with commendable zeal.  Some of my classmates, like Carey Pietsch and Steph Su , keep up sketchblogs and …

Why Do We Game?

Image by: Ann Douglas I have been asking myself this question on a not-infrequent basis over the last few weeks. You see, there are these things happening in the American calendar that we like to call Holidays. Largely, they consist of over-indulgences of various kinds and massive schedule interruptions. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen these Holidays spread out …

Game Bandit—Wargame and App Edition

Collins Epic Wargames offers an End of 2010 Sale through December 31st. Free shipping on everything from Dan Verssen Games through December 6th. If you preorder Guns of August from Worthington Games, they’ll send you Red Baron for free. Exalted products are on sale at DriveThruRPG. For a limited time during the holiday season, purchase a board game from Funagain Games and they’ll give you a copy …

Savage Space 1889

Space 1889 , the steampunk space opera game, is now available in a Savage Worlds edition. Space 1889 Red Sands presents the British Empire after its expansion to Mars, Venus, and Mercury; provides combat and construction rules for ether vessels and aerial flyers; and details a system for Inventions, an Adventure Generator, and a Plot Point campaign. The game is already shipping, but through Tuesday you can still take advantage of the preorder…

From Here to There

From Here to There is a Goodman Games anthology of nine mini-adventures for Dungeons & Dragons. At a range of levels (2-13), the common theme among them is travel. Each presents a unique obstacle to place in front  of your players while they’re on the move.

Black Friday

Image by: Cinzia A. Rizzo / fataetoile/away for a while Since my usual posting day was swallowed like so many spoonsful of stuffing, turkey and gravy, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Gnome Stew has an excellent post up about gamer deal for Black Friday, so go and check it out . I know that’s kind of a cop-out, posting a link to another …

Game Bandit—Special Black Friday Edition

Amazon’s Black Friday Deal Week includes 20% off the purchase of two or more Name Your Link

Game Bandit—Local Edition

For every purchase of $25 or more at either of Myriad Games retail locations (Salem & Manchester, New Hampshire) November 26th-December 24th, customers will be entered in to the Great Games Giveaway drawing for $1,000 in free games. Every donation of $25 to Toys for Tots earns two entries. Gamewright is holding a warehouse sale December 8 & 9 in Newton, Massachusetts with prices up …

Gaming in the Digital Age: iTabletop

I wanted to like iTabletop .  I tried to like iTabletop; it seemed to be exactly what I needed in a virtual table top.  Unfortunately, it has failed which is sad because it has a lot of potential. What is iTabletop?  It’s a virtual table top program that allows you to play RPGs online.  It has a bunch of really cool features, which I’ll…

Deathwatch Collector’s Edition

Fantasy Flight Games will begin shipping the Deathwatch Collector’s Edition in a few weeks but there’s still time to preorder a personalized copy. For $199, you get a exclusive version of the Deathwatch Core Rulebook (parchment-heavy paper with silver gilt edges and bound with a ribbon bookmark), housed in an ornamented metal case, and accompanied by a personalized copy of the Apocryphon

Overreacting and Following Up

Image by:  mnpix Many of you may have seen my post last week about a professor of mine that bagged on RPGs and D&D specifically . This happened during class and seemed like it was aimed at me, as it’s known in the class that I game. I figured that since I’ve had another class with the guy since then (we only meet once a week) that …

GASP-Con XI – The Wrap-up

As with every convention I have attended this year, I learned a lot at GASP-Con. And, as I have done with every convention I have attended this year, I am about to regale you all with the things I learned. Strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride. I did not have as good of a time at GASP…

Crowdfunding Roundup: Kickstarter, etc.

Here’s a roundup of projects up for crowdsourcing on various sites. Projects that are over-funded still get you a copy of the game and usually some other benefits. Kickstarter Company Project Description Goal Raised Days to Go Tasty Minstrel Games Eminent Domain Deck building game 20,000 34,557 7 Gaming Paper Gaming Paper Adventures Mapping paper for RPGs 3,500 6,873 16 Living Worlds Games 1955: The War of…

Game Bandit—ChiTAG Edition

A coupon for $2 off admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is available at The Game Aisle. Free shipping on the C-4 Corner Cutter through Thanksgiving. Everyone who donates this week to RPG Blog II will get a copy of Horrors of the GOW (PDF Pathfinder supplement) and entered for a chance to win a copy of The Traveller Book (1981). Palladium Books is offering…

Digit Dice

Fantastic Diversions has released Digit Dice , printable dice meant to be used to track life, gold, etc… in your games. You can download the templates here . Just print them on sticker paper and apply to 5/8″ dice. Dice A has 0 through 5 on it, while Dice B has 7, 8, 9 and 1, 2, 3 again. The 9 can also be used as the 6. While it’s nothing…

GASP-Con XI – Sunday

Today was an off day for me. I woke after having slept for almost 9 hours (I know! And during a convention, no less.) and didn’t feel rested. I got up, left the hotel and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby 24-hour food joint. Not even three cups of coffee and a decent veggie omelet set me right. I got to the convention and took a…

GASP-Con XI – Sunday

Today was an off day for me. I woke after having slept for almost 9 hours (I know! And during a convention, no less.) and didn’t feel rested. I got up, left the hotel and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby 24-hour food joint. Not even three cups of coffee and a decent veggie omelet set me right. I got to the convention and took a …

GASP-Con XI – Saturday

As is usual with my convention coverage, here’s  a rundown of my first day at GASP-Con XI. I have to say, after being a little disappointed with the state of the website, I didn’t have the highest of hopes as I was driving towards the convention. Still, as I pulled up to the venue, I decided to stow my cynicism…

GASP-Con XI – Overview

I’m writing this a little bit later than I usually like to, but I wanted to let all of you know that I will be attending GASP-Con XI in Pittsburgh, PA this weekend. I found about this convention from Pete Figtree, the guy behind the ever-excellent Ruthless Diastema Games blog . Ever since I found about what Pete does, I’ve been talking to him off …

Tomorrow is National Gaming Day at Your Library

Over 1,800 libraries participating. See here for details . Better go now, while libraries are still legal.