State of the FAR System

With warmer weather, fragrant blossoms, and new leaves, this seems like a good time to assess the state of the FAR System and what's next. First, a bit of new news: We're on RPGnow.com and drivethrurpg.com as Two Far Publishing. Nothing uploaded yet, but I'm working on a gaming aid that will probably go up... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Well, not on Memorial Day literally, as that's come and gone...but I was catching up on my reading at According To Hoyt, and Sarah's Memorial Day post made me think. (AtH always makes me think, which is what I like most about it.) On Memorial Day, the daily MSN home-page poll asked if you flew... Continue Reading →

The Allen Pepperbox: A “cheerful weapon”

I rewrote my post on the Allen & Thurber pepperbox pistol and submitted it to The Truth About Guns for their spring content contest. Here's the article I wrote for the contest: A "Cheerful Weapon": The Allen Pepperbox. They're publishing the best submissions (mine got published the day after I sent it in, so I... Continue Reading →

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