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Ten Candles--The Tragic Horror RPG Kickstarter
By on December 21, 2014  |  Comments 0

Ten Candles–The Tragic Horror RPG Kickstarter

“Ten Candles” is the first role-playing game kickstarter from Stephen Dewey and the premise sold me immediately. Everyone dies at the the end of the game. Always. There is no last-minute reprieve or deus ex machina to save everyone. All the PCs will die, but how you face that end is what matters. A darkness […]

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MaricopaCon 2014 Report
By on August 07, 2014  |  Comments 0

MaricopaCon 2014 Report

  This weekend I attended our local gaming convention. MaricopaCon is funded through Kickstarter and this is its second year. Trask and I attended last year so I thought it would make a good warm-up for GenCon in two weeks. The convention runs Saturday and Sunday, but I only attended Saturday. The selection of games […]

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Gencon 2014 Vendors and Exhibitors Links with Descriptions
By on July 28, 2014  |  Comments 4

Gencon 2014 Vendors and Exhibitors Links with Descriptions

Once again here is my all-in-one list of Gencon 2014 vendor and exhibitors with short descriptions. If there are any updates, errors or improvements you would like to see, please drop me a comment and I will take a look.   I culled this list from the official Gencon 2014 map of the exhibit/vendor hall. […]

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Trask Versus Krav Maga
By on July 13, 2014  |  Comments 0

Trask Versus Krav Maga

Of all the activities I considered for the “Versus” series, Krav Maga worried me the most. Melee combat( outside of RPG encounters) is not my area of expertise. In fact, outside of the occasional flirtation with karate that all teenage males go through, the fighting arts and I had a purely theoretical relationship.  That said, […]

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Phoenix Comicon 2014 Exhibitors and Vendors with Links and Descriptions
By on June 13, 2014  |  Comments 0

Phoenix Comicon 2014 Exhibitors and Vendors with Links and Descriptions

Phoenix Comicon 2014 is next week and I decided to take a look at who was setting up at the show in the exhibitor/vendor area before I show up. Sadly, the Phoenix Comicon vendor list only lists names and booth numbers but no site links or descriptions. So I fixed it. After much effort, here […]

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Ten Candles--The Tragic Horror RPG Kickstarter

Ten Candles–The Tragic Horror RPG Kickstarter

“Ten Candles” is the first role-playing game kickstarter from Stephen Dewey and the premise sold me immediately. Everyone dies at the the end of the game. Always. There is no last-minute reprieve or deus ex machina to save everyone. All the PCs will die, but how you face that end is what matters. A darkness […]

The Strange Recursion Codex is Active–Do Not Post Anything You Want to Copyright

Monte Cook games has announced that the “Recursion Codex” website is online. Game masters can use this resource to post their recursion (campaign worlds) to share with other gamers and  lose all their copyrights on that world/recursion. From the Terms of Use: You relinquish all claims of copyright over content you post. I post this […]

The Strange: Great Moments In Fast Talk Failures

The Strange: Great Moments In Fast Talk Failures

Our “The Strange” campaign kicked off last night and a classic, sure to be remembered event transpired that deserves immortality on the interwebs.  Our party of “Estate” agents (think Men In Black) sought information on strange events in a suburban home, discovering an artifact and dark experiments. Basically, another day at the office for Estate […]

Trask Versus The Terrain Racing Obstacle Course 10k

Trask Versus The Terrain Racing Obstacle Course 10k

RPG characters often tromp through many types of terrain on their way to do something more important, like dragon slaying or dungeon crawling. This tromping often includes  trivial random encounters just to keep the players interested and is generally considered an annoying delay by players.  After my recent experience actually, well, tromping across the countryside […]

Numenera: The Destruction of Neverlost

Numenera: The Destruction of Neverlost

While plumbing the depths of the Numenera base book I ran across reference to “Neverlost,” a city noted for never being, well, lost. Thought impregnable, Neverlost’s  Duke charges a premium for space within his secure city in times of need. As with all impregnable citadels in fantasy literature, some joker always manages to break down […]

Numenera and Royal Shrovetide Football

Numenera and Royal Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football is a unique game played in only one village in England. Several thousand people gather in the town square once a year and then they throw a large, leather ball into the crowd. Two teams try to move the ball about 1.5 miles to their goal.  The rules are few (no running […]

The Sound of Carnage--Ambient Music for Role-Playing Games

The Sound of Carnage–Ambient Music for Role-Playing Games

A couple of companies at Gencon had sound effect software/music on offer specifically for role-playing games. Sound effects are something I never tried on my RPG table, so I thought I should check out two Gencon offerings and one source that I found independently. These offerings range from mixing board applications, standard MP3 sound effects […]

Gencon 2014--Items of Interest

Gencon 2014–Items of Interest

This post is all about the odd and wonderful things I ran across at Gencon 2014, presented in no particular order.  Our Gencon 2014 adventure begins at the gametimber.com booth where my salivary glands went into overdrive for these amazing card deck boxes.   Well made, beautiful and a steal at $35.00 each. I may […]

Gen Con 2014 Games Played

Gen Con 2014 Games Played

Gencon 2014 enters history and I once again survived four marathon days of gaming glory.  This report will focus on the games I played and some the trip itself. Future entries will focus on the vendors and products. After an inauspicious start to the trip, as seen in the picture below of my supposed seat, […]

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