Resource Review: 101 Curious Items by Justin Alexander

Today I want to talk about a free, rules agnostic, creative fount of ideas for GMs of fantasy campaigns. This free resource is but one of the many unique ideas available from Justin Alexander at his blog – The Alexandrian. If you haven’t visited yet, I’d encourage you to do so. Lately he’s been offering . . . → Read More: Resource Review: 101 Curious Items by Justin Alexander

Game Review: Altered Earth: Science Fiction Role-Playing in the Far Future by David Caffee from Chaos Trip Studios and Avalon Game Company

Though I have to admit I’ve not been much of a fan of D&D 4e the way it’s been presented in the D&D Essentials line, I’ve been interested in the movement to make 4e work in different contexts. For example, Wizards of the Coast‘s Gamma World release is an update to the post-apocalyptic roleplaying game . . . → Read More: Game Review: Altered Earth: Science Fiction Role-Playing
in the Far Future
by David Caffee from Chaos Trip Studios and Avalon Game Company

The Gassy Gnoll: Darkness and Our Fascination With It

As the daylight gets shorter and shorter each day on the march to the winter solstice, night gains more ground. And I begin to wonder why humankind seems to fall into one of two camps: those who want to stay out of the dark and those who want to go in. There are always a . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Darkness and Our Fascination With It

The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival), Part 3 โ€“ Who hunts the hunters?

In part 1 of this series I initially was unsure how I’d approach this month’s “Animals in RPGs” blog carnival (hosted by Tower of the Archmage). But after a bit of brainstorming I ended up with four separate ideas for posts. So here’s the third part on hunting in RPGs.

Whether you’re playing a classic . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival), Part 3 โ€“ Who hunts the hunters?

The Gassy Gnoll: Crossing the (Genre) Streams… (RPG Blog Carnival)

The RPG Blog Carnival topic for May 2011 is Crossing Genres, hosted over at The Dump Stat by Greg Schuster. And it’s a good topic unless you look at it from the Ghostbusters perspective…

Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you. Dr. Peter Venkman: What? Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Crossing the (Genre) Streams… (RPG Blog Carnival)

Interview: Aaron Thies and Michael Osadciw from SSDC, Inc.

After reviewing Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century a few weeks ago, I knew I had to learn more of the game’s background from its current stewards – Aaron Thies and Michael Osadciw of the game company SSDC, Inc. Both were kind enough to answer a few questions!

Q: Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century seems to . . . → Read More: Interview: Aaron Thies and Michael Osadciw from SSDC, Inc.

Book Review: Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century Rulebook by Lawrence R. Sims and SSDC

Though I have to admit I’m more of a fantasy roleplayer than anything else these days, I used to dabble in futuristic worlds from time to time. That list included FASA‘s Battletech and Mechwarrior, Dream Pod 9‘s Heavy Gear, R. Talsorian Games‘ Cyberpunk 2020, GDW‘s Traveller, West End Games‘ Paranoia and Star Wars Roleplaying Game… . . . → Read More: Book Review: Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century Rulebook by Lawrence R. Sims and SSDC

Magazine Review: d6 Magazine Issue #1

Let me just say that I’ve never been steered wrong by any book with a Tyrannosaurus Rex on the cover. Thankfully after reading the first issue of d6 Magazine (released February 8, 2011), that streak is still intact!

The goal of the magazine is simple. It’s a resource for OpenD6-based material produced by fans of . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: d6 Magazine Issue #1

News from Around the Net – 18-FEB-2011

Once again, it’s time for more links. And it was a busy week around the ‘net!

Over at Initiative Or What? they’ve come up with the beginnings of a RPG acronyms list. Been a while since I’ve seen one and have to admit I didn’t know many of them! Check it out here Cheapass Games . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net – 18-FEB-2011

Book Review: Adventure Idea Factory from DWD Studios

Every so often I pull my head out of the fantasy worlds it tends to inhabit and take a look at different genres. Occasionally (don’t tell anybody!) I even read non-fiction. But somewhere in the last 25 years, my love for science fiction faded and has been supplanted by places of myth, magic, and mayhem. . . . → Read More: Book Review: Adventure Idea Factory from DWD Studios

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