Archive for May, 2010

Review: Conflict Roleplaying Rulebook

May 24, 2010 3 Comments

I was sent a free review copy of the Conflict Roleplaying Rulebook recently by Conflict Roleplaying, and have perused it. Conflict is a roleplaying game supplement by Mark M. Scott for the Pathfinder and OGL d20 rule systems, allowing for a group of players to play PVP combat while making sure the game is balanced […]

-Reviews & Culture, 3e D&D

Never Say No

May 23, 2010 3 Comments

In the end, RPGs are just big games of improv. No matter how firmly the GM has everything plotted out and is railroading the players along, there’s still going to be improv on all counts. One of the big rules of improv, is the “Yes, And” rule. The “Yes, And” rule states that you should […]

-Advice/Tools, 4e D&D, Mouse Guard

PCs Have NO Respect for the Property of Others…

May 22, 2010 4 Comments

It’s a frequent problem I’ve experienced in games I’ve run and, from actual play posts and podcasts I’ve seen around the internet, a problem seen elsewhere as well: that of the PCs destroying everything they lay eyes on. You’ve seen it: the players going around breaking open every box in the basement of a manor […]

4e D&D

Mouse Guard: No Power Cards… No Fun? Not at All!

May 21, 2010 5 Comments

I am a pretty hardcore 4e D&D gamer.  What can I say:  It was my first real gaming experience;  I’m comfortable with it.  I like it.  Besides a little side-step into a Savage Worlds game, Descent or even Munchkin here and there… well, I always go back to 4e. What makes me like it so […]

-Actual Play, 4e D&D, Mouse Guard

Starlight… Starbright… Stargate?

May 20, 2010 1 Comment

I’ve always been fascinated by the stars.  I’ve dreamt of traveling them many times.  As many children do, I wished and wanted desperately to be an astronaut!  And as with most of us, except a very select few, that doesn’t quite happen. But I figure I can’t be the only one who has these dreams […]

-Fluff/Inspiration, Blog, Savage Worlds, Sci-Fi, Stargate SG-1

Mouse Guard: Murder at the Scarnsea Monastary

May 19, 2010 1 Comment

As you can probably tell from my last few posts, I’m on a bit of a Mouse Guard kick. Don’t worry, we’ll soon return to your regularly scheduled programing. For now, I’d like to point you to a mission posted up on the Burning Wheel/Mouse Guard forums, in which the poster Court Jester has assembled […]

Mouse Guard

Failure is Fun!

May 18, 2010 5 Comments

In our game of Mouse Guard the other night, there was a new concept the players had a hard time accepting at first. It wasn’t the idea of the three-round turns, or the four types of actions you could take during your round. It wasn’t even the separation between the player’s turn and the GM’s […]

-Advice/Tools, 4e D&D, Mouse Guard
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D&D Encounters: Session : Goblins, Goblins Everywhere

Last Wednesday, we settled in for a session of D&D Encounters at The Comic Book Shop at Northtown. We...

#RPGaDAY: Most Memorable Encounter

At ConCarolinas back in 2008, I had the chance to play in a fantastic game of Necessary Evil for...

Hoard of the Dragon Queen Session 1: Begins Now Their Tale of Yore

Enter Scop with Dulcian... Draws forth song emusian... Mountain depth bite soul and mind... Truer notes you shall not...