The Kickstarter’s Dream

A few months ago, I bookmarked the Kickstarters for a couple of Western RPGs that looked really cool. I was a wee bit jealous because there they were succeeding at something I wanted to do but didn't yet know how, and also felt like I missed out because they were funded before I even knew... Continue Reading →


Why you have fallen out of love with A Game of Thrones (guest post at The Mixed GM by Oghma_EM)  

What if your character dies?

The Mixed GM recently posted I cannot keep my character alive...and that's okay. But I'm not so sure about that. He makes a good case, but I'm not fully convinced. True, it's exciting when you know the next move could be your character's last. Your heart starts pounding and you sit trembling on the edge... Continue Reading →

Primalcraft: Explore the stone age in Minecraft

Primalcraft is a Minecraft mod (currently in development, soon to open for alpha testing) that will dive into stone-age survival in detail...and I can't wait to try it. Here's one example of the coolness: Stone age spears.

A walk to the edge of the world

A few weeks ago, while reading about the Bog Bodies of Europe, the nucleus of a story flashed into my mind. It gave me goosebumps...partly because that's what happens when something fires up my imagination, and partly because the world in which I envision it has been waiting for me to write a story in... Continue Reading →

DIY tools and their true uses

I can personally verify a few of these rarely acknowledged truths. Fortunately, I've managed to avoid permanently altering my far. Minor cosmetic damage only. 🙂 SKILLSAW: A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short. BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. WIRE... Continue Reading →

Game first, story second

I just now realized that I've been in grave danger of falling prey to the insidious sin of trying to turn roleplaying games into story vehicles. *Crosses self. Out, damned spot!* For all that I talk about telling stories and playing characters in a story, I'm not building a container for stories or even a... Continue Reading →

Pastiche roleplaying: the system

A post by the Mixed GM got me thinking about what I'm trying to do with the FAR System and FAR Western -- in essence, what I've been doing is trying to mix RPG game styles that I like. But not simply as a pastiche. I could probably slap together Pastiche: The System and have... 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: 3Deep is a rules-light... Continue Reading →

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