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Fantasy Football

September 18, 2010 1 Comment

I’ve mentioned before that I have no geeks in my office. None. I work in an IT department, and not a one of them is a geek. Can you believe that? Ugh. Anyway, all the guys in the office are playing Fantasy Football, since the season is started up. I was asked if I wanted […]


A Great WEEK For Gaming!

July 24, 2010 No Comments

Forget my last post; it didn’t cut it: it’s been a great week for gaming! On Thursday, I sat down with my brother, sister-in-law and Ross Watson to play some Mouse Guard. Yes, that Ross Watson, the designer of Deathwatch and Rogue Trader. How’s that for intimidation! If you’ll allow me a moment to digress, […]

-Actual Play, Mouse Guard, Warhammer Fantasy RP

Off the Shelf Review: Cityworks

May 27, 2010 No Comments

It’s been more than a year since I’ve done one of these, so I decided to do an Off the Shelf Review. For those who don’t know what that means, it means I grab a random game book off my shelf and talk about it for a bit. Today’s review is for Fantasy Flight Games’ […]

-Reviews & Culture, 3e D&D, 4e D&D, RPG Review

Let’s Make a Monster!

May 26, 2010 2 Comments

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only the things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do […]

4e D&D, Burning Wheel, Mutants and Masterminds, Savage Worlds

Mini-Campaigns I’m Looking Forward to Running

May 25, 2010 No Comments

I’ve been blabbering on and on about Mini-Campaigns and their benefits. I know, I know. “Move on!” you say, “we get it.” But I thought I’d share some mini-campaigns I’m looking forward to running in the future. 1. Mouse Guard: Naturally. Probably run the game over the course of a full game year, adding a […]

4e D&D, A Song of Ice and Fire RP, Call of Cthulhu, Mouse Guard, Savage Worlds, Super Heroes, Warhammer Fantasy RP

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
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