Nov
18
2011
3

Ooh. Night’s Black Agents is available on pre-pre-order.

It’s Ken Hite’s new roleplaying game setting, and it looks niftyShort version: you play a retiree from the Cold War’s Great Game who just found out that you were working for vampires.  Presumably, this bothers you.  Anyway, looks nifty, and Pelgrane Press takes Paypal (which simplifies international ordering immensely).  So I just, you know, now need to fill up Paypal somehow.





Jun
23
2011
1

Annoying, it is…

…when a piece does not gel.

Ach, well. Lemme change the subject: I feel like throwing some money at roleplaying game publisher Pelgrane Press. So… Esoterrorists, or Trail of Cthulhu? The first is ‘occult counter-ops trying to keep a lid on Magicians Behaving Badly;’ the second is Pulp-era Cthulhu Mythos adventuring. I have rather more of the latter than the former, if that helps.

Dec
16
2010
2

Heh. I question the timing.

There’s… a certain irony in these two Penny Arcade strips: I’m giving real thought to starting up a game next year.  It’s been a while and I need to exercise that part of my brain.

Dec
15
2010
2

The Laundry RPG.

This is so totally on my Wish List now:

It’s the RPG for Charlie Stross’s brilliant espionage/Cthulhu Mythos Laundry Files series, and IT MUST BE MINE. If only for completeness’ sake.

Aug
23
2010
3

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

HAHAHAHAHAAHAAHHHAAAHAHYAHAAAHAHAAHAHAHA

:breathe:

HAHAHAAAHAAHAHAAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAA

:pause:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Moe Lane

PS: What the heck. Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game: An Essential D&D Starter (4th Edition D&D) is the book of the week.

Jul
25
2010
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“I’m just playing my character!”

The video below should be useful material for any gamers out there trying to convince their GMs that, yea, indeed, their character with the peg-leg can do that ridiculously acrobatic thing after all:

Remember: your PC does have that high a level in his or her dexterity/coordination/agility stat, and he or she does have his or her dancing/acrobatics/tumbling skill maxed out. Or he or she should, at least, if you’re trying to justify tap dancing with a peg-leg to a GM.  The point is that your PC really is a beautiful and unique snowflake; that’s part of the point in playing a roleplaying game in the first place*.

Moe Lane

*For the non gamer geeks: this assertion is not… universally held.

May
28
2010
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QotD, Full Frontal Nerdity edition.

On the perils of allowing yourself too much identification with NPCs:

It’s a dangerous game to love that which has stats and therefore can be killed.

Actually, that last panel of FFN has another good line, too.  It’s one of the better webcomics out there; a shame that it’s just once a week.

Mar
29
2010
1

And Tycho *should* be proud.

His apprentice has learned well.

Mind you, you should be nicer to players who aren’t breaking the game. Unless they’re into that; some are, oddly.

Dec
10
2009
1

Hey, In Nomine* Superiors: Zadkiel is out!

How did I miss this… oh, right, new baby.

Yeah, I should get back to more roleplaying geekery.  Heck, between the new kid and the slightly older one it’s been hard to even throw dice down recently.

Moe Lane

*For those wondering: In Nomine is a RPG that intersects angels, demons, and automatic weaponry.  It’s my favorite roleplaying setting in the whole wide world, and I really should start another campaign in it.

Dec
03
2009
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This Darths & Droids strip seems a little choppy.

Accurate enough, as far as it goes: but I don’t think that it got any more than the gist of this sort of gameplay…

Oh, wait: that was the condensed version.

Yes. Yes, this is much more accurate.

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