After what seems like an eternity, word is coming out that backers of the CoC 7th ed Kickstarter are finally starting to get their copies of the game. I haven’t seen the books myself (apparently my contributor&rsqu[...] Read on >>
Hey, remember me? The semester is over and I have half a minute before my summer class begins, so I decided to write about a little something. This is an idea that’s been brewing since January when that[...] Read on >>
We’re back in the dealer hall this year, come find us at Booth #157, across from Who North America. Looking forward to a terrific GenCon 2016![...] Read on >>
Bring balance to the light and dark side of the force by playing a Star Wars tabletop RPG game (past or present) to celebrate May the 4th. If you’re a fan of the current Star Wars game by Fantasy Flight Games, &ldq[...] Read on >>
May the 4th be with you, always.[...] Read on >>
Welcome to Season 8 Episode 9 of RPG CircusEpisode Topics
Allowing Third Party Content at the Gaming Table
The History of Pencil and Paper Gaming on the Internet
The Orr Report
Fantasy Groun[...] Read on >>
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From the minds of D&D V&G host Rudy Basso and Round Table host James Introcaso comes a new podcast based on their D&D experiences - Have Spellbook, Will Travel, a fully produced and v[...] Read on >>
but just barely.
I had known for a while what I wanted to do this year and as far as posting goes I got it. It was fun to share my thoughts and read others thoughts and remembrances of this old (and some new) adv[...] Read on >>
Roll20’s online-only 24-hour convention, called Roll20CON, is taking place on June 3rd, 2016. Registration is free and just opened up. Here’s some info from Roll20 on their online convention: Did you kno[...] Read on >>
It turns out that having a bone surgically re-broken, getting some bone graft shoved inside you, and then having a bunch of plates and screws put in you doesn’t lend itself to quick recovery. What I am saying is, I[...] Read on >>
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues. Earlier installments can be found here.Storm: The Battle for Earth (1980)(Dutch: De Strijd om de Aarde)Art by Don Lawrence & Script by Di[...] Read on >>
A long time back I was running a weird west game that was a lot of fun. I dig Deadlands but wanted to work on my own setting, an alternate history of sorts that dabbled in the supernatural. There were zombies and werewol[...] Read on >>
"We must! The board commanded it!" She was on the verge of tears, half hunched over with stress, and wide-eyed with terror. The old barn had been abandoned after the plague wiped out half of the animals, and left to rot.[...] Read on >>
Last year at GenCon I got a chance to play a board game being demoed. The game was Sol: Last Days of a Star and I enjoyed my time playing it enough that I made sure to get the demoers card so I could stay on the mai[...] Read on >>
“I like this task, just lots of walking so far, with nice hearty meals at the end,” said Voddick. “Best keep alert, they would not have hired us as escort if the route was entirely safe,” said Gol[...] Read on >>
Reboot. What does it really mean? Well, originally it's use was to denote the process by which a running computer system is restarted, either intentionally or unintentionally. Believe it, or not, it come[...] Read on >>
For years now, I have been an amateur writer, writing stories and adventures for fun and as a way to get me to think about other things. Plus, I will be honest, I like to write. It is the most precious gift I was given [...] Read on >>
This article is about a very thorny subject in gaming: what does it take to get information out of someone who doesn’t want to give it to you? I’ll be attempting to address this point within both LARPing and [...] Read on >>
I'm running behind this week: trying to finish a public beta document for Action Cards and revising the rules (again) for Rights of Succession. Side note: Scrivener's great for organizing parts of your document, but ther[...] Read on >>
The city of Ransom is just about what you’d expect from a city with the name “Ransom”. It was built …Continue reading →[...] Read on >>
Since D&D is, let’s face it, a kids’ game, kids are really good at it. My two year old seems to be constructing a campaign world. Here are two locations that she recently detailed. The Gracious City. I ha[...] Read on >>
I've started to play a basic BRP based fantasy game at home, and the first adventure we did was a small crypt crawl. Naturally they found a magic sword.
Before you start to groan, let me tell you the kids have already s[...] Read on >>
It's Tuesday and that means new releases.
Today I am very excited to report that The Witch is now available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
I am going to be staying up tonight to see this one.
Also out is the t[...] Read on >>
"Let us walk in the woods, and tell sad stories of dead kings and lost princes." The dry leaves and fallen twigs snapped under her sandals, and the hem of her yellow robes dragged in the dirt. "Let us remember those forg[...] Read on >>
The Rulenomicon page has been updated. I got all the names of my new rules pasted in. Even got the formating to be more of a table. However, no new reviews or links yet. That will have to come later.Enjoy! ;)[...] Read on >>
Years ago...actually decades ago, I had a friend who ran a very simple game system that he called "Good Die, Bad Die". It basically worked on the idea that you added your good die (a d6) to your ability score, and a bad [...] Read on >>
As long as Patreon pledged support remains above the $400 level, every month we are releasing one older map from …Continue reading →[...] Read on >>
The fifth issue of The Excellent Travelling Volume continues James Maliszewski’s support for TSR Inc.’s Empire of the Petal Throne: The World of Tékumel, only the third RPG to be published and th[...] Read on >>
Looks like the Mongoose Third Imperium and the entire Mongoose Traveller 2nd edition line will have a third party content program. The basic deal is this,Mongoose will allow you to SELL any work in PDF form that uses Mon[...] Read on >>
As work also inspires my gaming, I've come to see Profession more differently.
Market Cycles. the seasons of the business, when most of its earnings happen and the timing of each aspect that has time[...] Read on >>
As part of the “interview” by Tracey Snow back in Campaign Mastery’s 750th-post celebration (actually constructed from a series of emails back-and-forth), I was ‘asked’ the question, Is ther[...] Read on >>
The Order of the Platinum Dragon made it to the throne room of the slave lords and encountered the first five.
The battle was fierce with many HP lost on both sides.
I did notice that in some cases the Playtest vers[...] Read on >>
Yesterday I kicked off a second campaign of Land of the Spirits playtest which uses the awesome Black Hack rules. I was very excited because this group and I hadn’t gotten to play together in nearly a year du[...] Read on >>
art by Jeff CallOur 5e Land of Azurth game continued last night with our heroes planning on taking Gwendolin Goode back to her parents and relieving the pirate queen Black Iris (both of whom they rescued from the Candy I[...] Read on >>
"How do I know I can trust you?" The sliver of moon shining in the cloudless still night barely illuminated the woman before me, yet she glowed, and I was terrified.She laughed then, a deep throaty laugh that made my kne[...] Read on >>
James Introcaso sits down with Rudy Basso to discuss their upcoming fantasy, comedy, radio drama podcast, Have Spellbook Will Travel. Then James sits down with Henry Lopez and Pedro Barrenechea&n[...] Read on >>