Tales from the Table: I Hook Myself Up!

Back in high school, I ran a Top Secret S/I campaign that lasted a reasonable amount of time. It started during the middle of summer vacation and ran almost until the end of my Freshman year. The game went very well for it being a new system to everyone. The game system had just been ...

Saturday Six: 2009-11-28

Turkey Day threw me all sorts of out of whack, and I completely forgot yesterday was Friday. I blame my work forcing me to take two days off with pay for the holiday. Damn them! 🙂 Anyway, here are the six links for today. (Astute readers may notice there are actually seven links, but only ...

Adventure Hook: Football Theme

It’s a long-standing holiday tradition in my family to watch both of the Thanksgivings games. The second game is currently paused on the DVR to give me time to write this adventure hook. Four factions have invaded the PCs town. Packers from the northeast have shown up and are attempting to pack up and move ...

Tales from the Table: Silva

Back in high school, I encountered one of the best GMs of my day. He ran three games: Paranoia, Hero Fantasy and Champions. Buddy was an amazing GM because he knew the rules inside and out. He reached savant-level knowledge of point costs, build outs, rules adjudication and every other aspect of the game. I ...

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 ...

Adventure Hook: Jail Time

One or more of the PCs wake up in jail with no recollection of the preceding night. Before they can demand a lawyer, to be released or talk to a judge, an officer of the jail announces that it was all one big mistake and releases the PCs from jail without answering any of their ...

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 ...

Saturday Six: 2009-11-14

I broke with my habit and did not post yesterday in order to bring you six links today. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did: Christmas Morning on the Battlefield Treasure. Who doesn’t like it? I know I love it. With each monster I kill, it’s like Christmas morning when you get ...

Tales from the Table: Wasted World

A former roommate of mine and a friend of his from back in his home state of Illinois came up with an RPG of their own called Wasted World. The game was brutal. The setting was fierce. Characters died left and right, and it was rare to go through less than three characters in a ...

Friday Five: 2009-11-06

Campaign Starts How do you start your campaigns? There are a slew of options out there, but some of them are trope and have been done to death. Key Our Cars lists off some of the “done to death” ideas, and has a fresh perspective on how a campaign should be started. Stunt Doubles for ...