Feb
17
2018
3

The Princess Bride RPG Kickstarter.

I may pass on this one, honestly.  Not that I don’t like the idea of a Princess Bride RPG Kickstarter, but I’m up against the limits of my budget as it is. Fifty bucks for the print version is a bit dear for me these days.

However, it is a Princess Bride RPG.  Official, even. So check it out.

Feb
10
2018
2

Old Spice makes its move into the critical D&D playing market.

This is sheer genius: Old Spice has produced a D&D character class called ‘the Gentleman*.’  If you’ve ever wanted a PC based off on an Old Spice commercial, the this is the character class for you.  The funny bit? At first glance, it doesn’t look horribly unbalanced. You could get away with playing this character class at a convention game or something.  Old Spice is apparently One Of Us.

Moe Lane

PS: I already know what I’m running at WashingCon, but this tempts me slightly.

*Or ‘Gentle-lady,’ for those who wish to play that character; but it’s totally meant for dudes.

May
31
2017
4

HOT DAMN! The Torg Eternity Kickstarter is live.

I’ve been waiting for this one. I was starting to wonder if we’d ever see Torg Eternity.  But here it is:

Went up today, and already past $115K.  The Internet more or less poured money into it.

Jan
01
2017
1

Also: First edition Pendragon RPG now free on DriveThruRPG.

This one lasts until 01/31/2017: the Pendragon RPG is one of the legends and classics in the field, so check it out.  Lord knows when I’ll have a chance to thumb through it, though…

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Jan
01
2017
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Mega New Year’s Day Sale: @EclipsePhase RPG.

99 cents per PDF for the entire Eclipse Phase future horror-cyberpunk RPG digital line (ONE DAY ONLY).  Feel free to go here to pick it up, but be careful.  That 99 cent thing can run up the score pretty quickly.

Dec
10
2016
7

First game in over a month!

…And damned if I remember what the 7th Sea adventure was going to be about. Well, not entirely true: it’s about a couple of families in Castille and a marriage and beer. And it was a comedy, not a tragedy. Other than that… well, I hope my players kept good notes.

Moe Lane

PS: Nah, none of them read this site and even if they did they’d just make up something that advantages their characters and I’d run with it. Like you do.

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Oct
24
2016
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Tweet of the Day, The Buried Lede Here Is The ‘Yellow King RPG’ Bit edition.

The Yellow King will be a standalone GUMSHOE game that incorporates the horror fiction of Robert W Chambers (and nothing else, so no actual Cthulhu or Yog-Sothery*)  Also: please note that I didn’t watch more than a little bit of the actual gameplay video, because I don’t typically watch many of those.  Robin Laws and the rest could have spent half the video chanting “Yog-Sothoth Neblod ZIN!” and I would have missed it.

 

*It’d be interesting if some of Chambers romantic fiction later got tossed into the mix.  Dude probably never would have believed that his horror fiction is the only reason why we even remember his name these days. Funny old world, huh?

Jul
30
2016
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In the Mail: the Timewatch RPG!

Finally came:

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Time-travel RPG using the GUMSHOE rules, and with any luck it’ll be popular enough to support supplements. I have a couple of ideas along those lines, you see…

Feb
22
2016
6

My PJ Lifestyle piece on mopey players.

Found here. Short version: it assumes that you’ve tried the usual tricks when it comes to a mopey player.  Because you probably have, if you’re reading an article like that.

Jan
08
2016
1

My PJ Lifestyle piece on deception in a RPG campaign is up.

Found here.  Short version: GMs can deceive their players with no hard feelings. It’s just not that easy, or sometimes wise.

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Oct
14
2015
5

So… since they’re bringing back all the RPG lines anyway, which ones do you want back?

God bless crowdfunding, huh? – Because half the stuff that I played or read when I was a kid is getting updated or reprinted or whatnot.  But only half; which is bad. And yet, good, because maybe it’ll get rejuvenated later. Personally, there are two games that I want to see come back, more than any other.

  • The first is something called In Nomine, by Steve Jackson Games: angels and demons fighting it out on planet Earth, in pretty much any way that you can imagine. I loved the setting, and I can still think in it, if I take the time to. And I flatter myself that I had a reasonably interesting take on the game world.
  • The other? 7th Sea, by Alderac Entertainment Group. You know how swashbuckler films go?  Yeah, it’s like that.  This is more playing-nostalgia than writing-nostalgia; I was in a couple of absolutely awesome campaigns there, and I wouldn’t mind AEG updating the game to the new edition.

What about you folks? Remember: many things are possible, now.  Many, many things.

Sep
10
2015
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Hmm. GUMSHOE One-2-One RPG rules.

Well, THIS looks interesting:

…although I didn’t come to that conclusion until I saw this bit at the main page:

Can’t find an entire game group who can play when you can?
Want an intense head-to-head gaming experience?
Play face to face.
Or take advantage of its superb fit with virtual tabletops to play online.

Bolding mine. Yeah, that sounds like it’d be a handy tool to have. I look forward to seeing the published version.

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