Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 27-APR-2012

Another week has zipped by… Where does the time go? No gaming this weekend unfortunately, but I gamed last weekend so I really can’t complain much. Every two or three weeks seems to be a good schedule. Not so far apart that I forget what we were doing and have to relearn the system, but not so close together that I’ve not recovered from the last late night. 🙂 (It sucks being a grown-up sometimes!)

We’ve been busy here at GKR. We had the latest article in Creighton Broadhurst’s series on campaigns. I reviewed Enemies of NeoExodus: The Folding Circle for Pathfinder. And you may have seen an article this week from my alter-ego The Gassy Gnoll about rekindling creativity for better roleplaying. Seems I’m out of practice and need to exercise that improvisational spirit a bit more. Plus we had an in-depth interview with Patrick Kapera and Alex Flagg from Crafty Games.

On the improvisational practice front, there were some good suggestions from the folks at Reddit (get into the character mindset prior to playing, avoid distractions, use Rory’s Story Cubes to get some creative juices flowing, come up with character goals, play different types of characters to keep things fresh, find character motivations that involve change) as well as on the article itself (try meditation, find a one-line “hook” and build on it). A big thank you goes out to everybody who offered tips and techniques!

Coming up this weekend we have a new article from Robert Oglodzinski (Library of Ancient Scroll) and the next article from Creighton Broadhurst (Raging Swan Press)… And next week, a new review, more Gassy Gnoll, and who knows what else? Stay tuned!

So on that note… On to the news!

Food for Thought

Games and Gaming

Publisher News


  • Do you remember Voltron from your childhood (or streaming on Netflix!)? Have you ever longed to play or GM a game where a team comes together to create a giant robotic warrior? Well, now’s your chance with Chris Perrin’s Mecha Combiners supplement for the Mecha Role Playing Game! For only a few bucks you can relive your childhood fantasies in a tabletop roleplaying game!
  • Roll20 has been getting beaucoup notice this week and it’s already gone through the roof – blowing its funding goal out of the water by collecting more than 5x its original goal. And it still has a couple of days to go! If you haven’t checked it out yet, I’d encourage you to do so… More choices in tools for online tabletop RPGs is awesome!
  • I have to admit that I never played Ogre from Steve Jackson Games, but I remember hearing about it around the same time some of my friends were playing Car Wars. Well, it’s back as a Kickstarter – the Ogre Designer’s Edition – and it’s also blown its goals out of the water, raising more than $300,000 with two weeks left to go. Wow. There are some die-hard Ogre fans out there!
  • LPJ Design has entered the Kickstarter waters with NeoExodus Adventure: Origin of Man for Pathfinder. If you are a fan of the NeoExodus world, I encourage you to hop on the supporter train for this one!


That’s it for this week on the news front.

I hope everybody has a great weekend! If you want a bit more, check out the Weekly Roundup at Roving Band of Misfits, the Weekly Assembly from Gamer Assembly, and Chris Hackler’s “What’s Up With D&D?” at ENWorld. There’s definitely plenty of news go go around!

As always, if you feel I missed something (and it would be impossible NOT to), drop me a quick note via the contact page or drop me an e-mail at news(at)gameknightreviews(dot)com and I’ll add it to the list for next week!

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