[Kickstarter] Strays for Fate Accelerated

A while back, I did a post on entry-/beginner-level roleplaying products, based on my enthusiasm for such things (it kind of got sidetracked though, since I didn’t proof before posting and ended up saying some dumb stuff). I like seeing more entry-level products for the hobby, especially kid-friendly ones, because there aren’t that many out … More [Kickstarter] Strays for Fate Accelerated

When Not To Roll

One of my friends had a story about a roleplaying game he was beta-testing at a convention, and that some feedback he received—from one of the playtesters, a professional game designer—was he called for too many perception-type checks. It got him thinking about their over-use. It got me thinking as well; back when I was running D&D/Pathfinder … More When Not To Roll

Saving the day… one Kickstarter at a time

I like the idea of a supers game, though I don’t think I (or most of the players I’ve had) have read enough comics to fully get into the supers-game mindset. And despite my extensive gaming library I only own four supers RPGs: ICONS, the Cortex Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Silver Age Sentinels (plus The Authority), and a … More Saving the day… one Kickstarter at a time

Mindjammer Thoughtcast Edition – Initial Impressions

Since I’m being pushed from three different directions to look at running a SF game—not so much pushed as suggested, since I gravitate in that direction anyways—I bit the bullet and bought the new Mindjammer Revised Edition. It’s more of a preorder, since the physical book doesn’t ship until April 9th (per the site), but … More Mindjammer Thoughtcast Edition – Initial Impressions

[Fate Freeport] Giant Insect Monsters – Stinging Threats

As part of my interest in running a swords-and-sorcery Fate game, I statted up a few adversaries—starting with giant insects, because to me they are such iconic old-school adversaries. Also, I watched a lot of Harryhausen as a child, and Mysterious Island was full of giant bugs and such. (Plus they’re really easy to stat.) … More [Fate Freeport] Giant Insect Monsters – Stinging Threats

[Fate Freeport] Giant Insect Monsters – Centipedes

As part of my interest in running a swords-and-sorcery Fate game, I statted up a few adversaries—starting with giant insects, because to me they are such iconic old-school adversaries. Also, I watched a lot of Harryhausen as a child, and Mysterious Island was full of giant bugs and such. (Plus they’re really easy to stat.) … More [Fate Freeport] Giant Insect Monsters – Centipedes