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Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

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 Speaks: Boxed edition of #Numenera launched. Great way to…

Boxed edition of #Numenera launched. Great way to get into this awesome game if you’ve been living under a rock. kickstarter.com/projects/14339…

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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