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Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera--The Explorer's Guide
By on July 17, 2016  |  Comments 0

Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera–The Explorer’s Guide

Monte Cook Games kindly provided a copy  of the “Torment: Tides of Numenera The Explorer’s Guide” before its official release and this is my review. Before continuing I must mention that this book is a supplement for the Numenera tabletop role-playing game. It does not contain any walk-through or hints regarding the upcoming video game, […]

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Review: Easy Roller Dice Company Serpent's Blood and Legendary Copper Metal RPG Dice Sets
By on May 26, 2016  |  Comments 0

Review: Easy Roller Dice Company Serpent’s Blood and Legendary Copper Metal RPG Dice Sets

I remember my first set of RPG dice in the original red box so very long ago. TSR helpfully included a white crayon to fill in the numbers, lest you squint to read how badly the orc cleaved your skull.  Time passed and I upgraded my dice bag, first with crystal dice of multiple types […]

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Cyphers, Submergines and a Drunk Tank--My Numenera Campaign Begins
By on April 30, 2016  |  Comments 0

Cyphers, Submergines and a Drunk Tank–My Numenera Campaign Begins

Numenera is my system of choice for RPG’s, but my last campaign ( Star Wars universe with Cypher System rules) collapsed after the GM bowed out. Not being a huge Star Wars fan anymore (Jar Jar and those damn Ewoks killed it for me), I volunteered to run a straight “Ninth World” Numenera campaign.  Running […]

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My Major Effect Numenera-Compatible  Dice Are Unbalanced...In the Worst Possible Way
By on April 03, 2016  |  Comments 0

My Major Effect Numenera-Compatible Dice Are Unbalanced…In the Worst Possible Way

A Kickstarter went off a while back that sold specialized d20 dice for Numenera/Cypher System games .  Rather than the usual 1-20 numbers, these dice had Cypher System/The Strange/Numenera levels printed on them. Basically a “level” in these games is equal to three numbers on a standard die. So, a six through eight on a […]

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Gen Con 2016--Hotel Thunderdome Completed
By on January 24, 2016  |  Comments 0

Gen Con 2016–Hotel Thunderdome Completed

Gen Con’s yearly Thunderdome combat arena for downtown hotel rooms started today at noon Eastern time. As usual, interested gamers logged into their account and a timer counted down until noon. At noon everyone received an appointment time to actually get a reservation.  After years of attending Gen Con, I admire the elegance of the […]

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Gen Con 2016 Report Part 6 - A New Perspective

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 6 – A New Perspective

Much like Trask, my Gen Con 2016 was a great experience!  The issues were minor, the fun was major, and the logistics went smoothly. My gaming calendar differed from Trask’s enough that I can add some unique commentary. Without further ado, here is my perspective. Today’s post is covering Wednesday and Thursday. GMing for Monte Cook Games This year, […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 4--The Exhibitor Hall

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 4–The Exhibitor Hall

My retrospective of the Gen Con 2016 exhibitor hall continues with Mistborn: House War   I am watching this game with interest both for the fascinating world that inspired it and some fun mechanics in the game. Players assume the role of noble houses under the reign of  “The Lord Ruler,” an immortal tyrant. The noble […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 5--The Exhibitor Hall

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 5–The Exhibitor Hall

Gen Con 2016 is now in the rear-view mirror and I finally have time to stop and write down the more interesting vendors I encountered in the exhibitor hall. This list is not inclusive as some of the vendors will get full review posts in the near future and there were something like 450+ vendors, […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 3– Games Played

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 3– Games Played

Saturday at Gencon 2016 brought more games…eventually. Jumping right into it with: Cosmic Patrol That I did not play. Oh, I had a ticket, but from long experience I knew Saturday morning would dawn with me an exhausted wreck and once again I was proven correct. So I intentionally chose a game that would be […]

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 2– Games Played

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 2– Games Played

Friday at Gen Con brought both the high and low gaming points of Gen Con 2016 for me. I soared to amazing highs in one game and then endured a 4-hour torture session on the same day. Being in a bad game is miserable, but coming off a great game and then entering the bottom of the […]

Gen Con 2016 Report  Part 1--Overview and Games Played

Gen Con 2016 Report Part 1–Overview and Games Played

Gen Con 2016 is a hazy, but fond memory and I will report on the exciting sites, sounds, games and vendors that make up the glorious chaos that is Gen Con over the next few days. Gen Con is amazing, but it is not without its flaws, notably the crowds in 2015 and the general […]

iPulpFiction.com Launches Pulp Magazine Kickstarter

iPulpFiction.com Launches Pulp Magazine Kickstarter

iPulpFiction.com   launched a new Kickstarter project to convert old pulp magazines to a digital format.  Pulp, for those of you that grew up after about 1990, were cheaply published weekly or monthly magazines full of high adventure, dangerous detectives and loose women.   Much of what we now call sci-fi, noir and fantasy has roots […]

Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera--The Explorer's Guide

Review : Torment-Tides of Numenera–The Explorer’s Guide

Monte Cook Games kindly provided a copy  of the “Torment: Tides of Numenera The Explorer’s Guide” before its official release and this is my review. Before continuing I must mention that this book is a supplement for the Numenera tabletop role-playing game. It does not contain any walk-through or hints regarding the upcoming video game, […]

Free RPG Day 2016--Game Depot Tempe, AZ

Free RPG Day 2016–Game Depot Tempe, AZ

Free RPG Day 2016 ran worldwide, but my local venue was Game Depot in Tempe, Arizona. There was much free swag to be had. Behold! Game Depot bought the “Large” Free RPG Day kit, so there was plenty to go around.  Most of the offerings were introductory game kits for less well-known games (eg. The Dark […]

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