How to Lose Players

I found this idea at Keep on the Gaming Lands and he got the idea from Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Like the Flame Princess says, let’s make this viral. Come up with an evil GM idea that will be sure to cause your players to revolt! This is not my idea, but the evilest ...

Friday Five: 2009-11-20

This has been a great week for RPG posts in general. I usually struggle to get five candidates for the Friday Five each week. However, this week I have ten to choose from that I bookmarked throughout the week. I’m running short on time today, so my summaries will be brief. As always, follow the ...

Tales from the Table: Light at the End of the Tunnel

We were playing AD&D (1st edition) about two years ago and Bill was running the game. We had progressed to somewhere around 4th or 5th level and were getting along quite well. We had built a great party rapport and we all liked our characters. Things were finally starting to move along quickly and we ...

Dropping Weekly Artifacts

Creating a new and inventive artifact each week takes me too much time, and I feel like the items are below my normal creative standards. I had not done any D&D 4e artifacts when I came up with the idea, and I didn’t realize how formulaic they were. It’s just not exciting for me to ...

I Missed Again!

I missed the Artiface Tuesday post for this week. Again! I’m sorry to have done this, but life has caught up to me now that school has started up. I was up until almost midnight last night doing homework instead of creating artifacts or prepping for the upcoming Tacticon, which is just two days away. ...

Under the Weather

I’ve been beaten up, rode hard and put away wet this week by a series of illnesses. This lead me to miss Tuesday’s artifact posting. I’d love to post it now, but my energy levels are too low to make up for lost time. I’ll leave that as a missed opportunity of the past and ...

What Hooked Me On Gaming

What Hooked Me On Gaming
This is a long and rambling post, but it goes to the core of what makes me a gamer… When I was seven years old, I saw the cover of Sword of Shannara peeking out at me from a pile of books at a garage sale. Being seven years old, I had I beg my ...

Burn Notice vs. Top Secret S/I

I’ve been hooked on Burn Notice on USA Network since day one. It’s in its third season, and I highly recommend the show for any role player. It’s a great example of how clear thinking can overcome incredible odds. It’s more than just a natural 20 on a bluff or diplomacy check. It goes to ...

Artifact Tuesday: Nail of Baphomet

Sorry for the brief artifact this week. I’m at a conference for work this week, and have very little spare time for a proper post. Please forgive me. I know I could have written this in the past and scheduled it for release on the proper date, but my preparations for the conference ate all ...

Free RPG Day Review: Hero’s Bane

Free RPG Day Review: Hero's Bane
Today’s review is about Hero’s Bane from Claymore Entertainment. The book opens with a brief overview of the eight ages of the history of the world, Ela’Tain. The information in there was very brief and hardly relevant to learning the system. It was also poorly written. Sure, the grammar and spelling were correct, but the ...