May
14
2019
13

25% Tariff proposed on Chinese RPG/gaming pieces. Also: is that stuff coming out of a concentration camp? Could you confirm that ‘No,’ please?

This is grey zone at best, I know. Sorry. – ML

So. They’re talking about a potential 25% tariff on Chinese goods used in the RPG and board game industry. Tabletopwire:

Board games and dice are included under the subheading: 9504.90.60. “Chess, checkers, backgammon, darts and o/table and parlor games played on boards of a special design and parts thereof; poker chips and dice.”

Toys are under 9503.00.00. “Toys, including riding toys o/than bicycles, puzzles, reduced scale models.”

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Mar
23
2019
8

F*cking ChiComs set Call of Cthulhu supplement print run on fire. Allegedly.

No, this totally counts because it’s gaming-related*. The short version: folks did a Kickstarter (The Sassoon Files) that was based on 1920s China. And they apparently made the mistake of using a printer from the People’s Republic of China, which allegedly promptly burned the entire print run just after it was completed.

Because that, my droogies, is how Commies do. Allegedly. Well, allegedly in this case. God knows it’s well-documented that the only things that Commies like to burn more than inconvenient books are entire regions full of inconvenient peasants.

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Feb
15
2019
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My locked/unlocked Patreon RPG campaign worlds.

Patreon!

With handy links!

Arcadia (locked):
Crossroads of the Commonwealth (unlocked):
The Fermi Resolution (locked):
Shoppers for the Ghoul Lords (locked):
War of the Mountain King (unlocked):

I have at least one more to collate

Patreon!

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Jan
25
2019
10

Quiet day today here.

Prepping for the playtest.  First RPG I’ve run in months, in fact.  I should run more campaigns, though. Heck, I should play in more campaigns.




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Jan
20
2019
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Update on the Swords of the Serpentine playtests.

Swords of the Serpentine: sword-and-sorcery RPG from Pelgrane Press, using the GUMSHOE rules.  Very Conanesque.

I’m going to do two sessions; one is this Friday, and it’s going to be in meatspace (I haven’t seen some of these folks in a while).  The online session is tentatively being blocked out for the weekend of either February 9th or 16th: I actually have to figure out who is available for that.  If you are interested, or you were interested and want to remind me, drop me a line via Contact.  You’ll need a computer that can handle Google Hangouts.




Jan
06
2019
6

Ever have a project that you wanted to do…

…but you weren’t sure if it’d sell?  I got one of those, for the Day After Ragnarok RPG: I have this idea, and it fascinates me.  And I think that it’d work as a impetus for campaigns (heh).  But I don’t know if I can sell it.  I’d like to decide that, quick, because the campaign idea keeps making me take notes for it when I could be working on stuff that people might buy.

Yeah, yeah, that might be diagnostic, but then there hasn’t been any new Day After Ragnarok stuff lately anyway.  Which is a shame.  It’s real easy to create material for that game world.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m not mentioning the idea for a reason.  Trying to keep it as undeveloped in public as possible.




Sep
30
2018
4

Short story and gaming material up at Patreon!

Only a dollar a month!  I’m practically giving this away.  I mean, I could have cut Frozen Out In Cin City out short at only 3K words and fulfilled my obligations, and it went to 5K because the story required it.  The latest installment of Shoppers for the Ghoul-Lords could have also been hacked back, but I didn’t, because I respect my patrons.  And if you sign up for my Patreon, then I’ll show you that same respect.




Sep
28
2018
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My Non-Player Gentry Cards from the Good Society RPG.

Specifically, the Pride, Prejudice & Practical Magics expansion for it.

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Sep
21
2018
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Looks like Cubicle 7 is revamping the Laundry RPG game line.

The Laundry, of course, is the RPG based on Charles Stross’s Laundry Lovecraft-spy series*; and based on this blurb at their website the company is in the process of converting everything to a new rules set.  Which is interesting. I mean, it looked like they were using a variant of an older version Call of Cthulhu, which is pretty standard for horror gaming (particularly Lovecraftian gaming).  Are they switching to a newer version?  Converting to GUMSHOE or one of the other, more recent systems? Creating their own?  I have no idea, but I look forward to seeing what they do. (more…)




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Jun
05
2018
4

A question: which of my gaming stuff should be developed further?

I am currently working on the best process to convert some of the gaming seeds and whatnot that I do daily into functional game supplements that might be sold to the discerning customer (probably on places like DriveThruRPG). Which leads to the question: what, if any, of my past generic* material would you like to see developed further?  Assume that I will only release a finite number of items per year, of course.

Moe Lane

PS: Also: if you have gaming groups that wouldn’t mind playtesting stuff in exchange for their names in the thank-yous, let me know.

*I can only sell RPG supplements for game lines that have Open Gaming Licences. I’m sure that I could get away with it, but I don’t want to get away with it.




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