Yes, quite deadly

Are those old black-powder Civil War era revolvers deadly? Yes, of course. If not, they'd be pointless. But how deadly were they really? This video post from Loadout Room answers the question by firing replica pistols into ballistic gel, the same way the FBI and gun and ammunition manufacturers everywhere test projectiles fired from various... Continue Reading →

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Is this the ultimate Old West pistol?

The Colt Peacemaker is probably the most renowned of American pistols and perhaps the world's most iconic revolver. But I think this particular pistol -- a Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver, serial no. 1 -- is the single ultimate example of an Old West pistol. The quintessence, if you will. It lives in a museum... Continue Reading →

A compact random personality generator

Reading through the Chimera roleplaying system rulebook, I came across this nifty little chart for quickly generating NPC personalities. Two D12 rolls, one on each column, give you a range of random, unique personalities. Roll Outlook Roll Demeanor 1 Bigoted 1 Violent 2 Paranoid 2 Overbearing 3 Bleak 3 Arrogant 4 Fearful 4 Capricious 5... Continue Reading →

20% off 3Deep roleplaying system

Calling all roleplaying geeks! Support an independent creator and get a discount on 3Deep, a nifty new tabletop RPG! The game's creator has very generously given me a discount code to distribute to my followers (all 3 and a half of you!). Use this link to get the 20% discount: http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?discount=963d7354ef 3Deep is a rules-light... Continue Reading →

When I win the lottery…

I will buy one of these. Or better yet, that one. Because those things are difficult to find, and even if you did find one, it wouldn’t be as nearly flawless as this one. And I will buy a whole bunch of land out here: And I will build a nifty house, not big, but... Continue Reading →

Try a new game: 3Deep

I came across a new roleplaying system that looks like it could be pretty nifty: it's called 3Deep. The emphasis is on fast play and simple mechanics that aren't tied to a specific setting or historical idea. Whatever your setting is, you can fit its technology and weaponry into 3Deep's core mechanic and roll with... Continue Reading →

Truth from Machiavelli

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred. -- Niccolo Machiavelli

A great article that explains why combat in the FAR System isn't based on hit points and there's no such thing as "just a flesh wound." https://steemit.com/writing/@cheah/tired-tropes-it-s-only-a-flesh-wound

I'm a huge Tolkien nerd and also a sucker for pointless internet quizzes, so when I came across this one I couldn't resist. And I'm glad I didn't resist, because apparently I'm Gandalf. I thought my answers were trending toward either Bilbo or one of the older and fatter dwarves, so that was a surprise... Continue Reading →

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