Superheroes: No school like the old school

I don't know how many people even remember the old Marvel Super Heroes roleplaying game anymore. It's old-school -- published by TSR in 1984 and updated with an advanced version in 1986 -- and also short-lived, as was already out of print by the time I found it in the early '90s. It had been... Continue Reading →

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National Not-Novel Writing Month, day 15: A Robocraft story

I play only two video games: Minecraft and Robocraft. What I like about both of them is that they don't feel like video games to me. As a kid (and as an adult when my kids gave me a great excuse) I loved building awesome futuristic vehicles out of Legos and imagining them in combat.... Continue Reading →

A quote

The paradox of the arts is that they are all made up and yet they allow us to get at truths about who and what we are or might be. - Seamus Heaney (h/t Cristian Mihai, irevuo.art)

I assume you've heard of Root by now. If you're behind the curve like me and wondering why all the hype, check out this excellent review. Anybody got a copy I could borrow? h/t rockymountainnavy.wordpress.com

What gives a roleplaying game “staying power”?

Apparently August is the annual RPG-a-Day month, where bloggers post their thoughts about a specifice tabletop roleplaying each day, a different question/prompt every day. Of course I'm only finding out that this is a thing at the END of August...but hey, at least I found it. The Geeklife Balance blog had a great, brief response... Continue Reading →

I’ve been doing it wrong

After a few months of following some diehard OSR bloggers, I've come to the conclusion that they're right: I've been doing tabletop roleplaying wrong. So I'm changing course with the FAR System and FAR Western. From here on out, I follow in the hallowed footsteps of Saint Gygax. No more percentile dice or fancy critical... Continue Reading →

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 →

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.

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 →

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