Oct 122015

My favourite day of the year is Halloween and horror is my favourite RPG genre. So, it’s probably not surprising that I generally run something horror themed around Halloween. Very often, I create something original to run for Halloween.

Last year I created Arkham Halloween, a scenario in which you play ten year olds on Halloween night, intent on investigating a creepy old guy and his strange old house. I was able to run it a couple times and had a great time.

It’s designed for one night’s play, about three to four hours and is yours for this Halloween to enjoy. Continue reading »

Fantasy Without THE Fantasy Races

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Sep 222015

Elf“Let me tell you about my new fantasy roleplaying setting, it has a nation of artistic and noble Elves that live in hidden fortresses deep in old growth forests, to the north are the ancient Dwarven strongholds carved deep into the mountains, along the coast are the 20 human kingdoms, built upon the ruins of an empire that fell thousands of years before recorded history began…” blah, blah, blah…

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Sep 132015

GrapplingLet’s talk about the rules of Fight Club. Or rather, since we’re not supposed to talk about Fight Club, let’s talk about grappling rules in RPGs.

Every game covers unarmed combat, which is often stated as the base damage you can inflict without adding weapon damage, but how to quantify and adjudicate grappling in games is either glossed over completely or wrapped up in a confusing morass of rules. Let’s try to find a way to make grappling rules that are fun and fast. Continue reading »

Aug 312015

The last RPGaDay question for this year asks what was my favourite non-RPG thing to come from RPGing?RPG-a-day-2015-Twitter-2

The friendships that I’ve made through gaming tops the list for me. Many of my closest friends come out of gaming together through the years. That is something that I would sorely miss if I had not played RPGs. Continue reading »

Aug 282015

Day 28 of RPGaDay asks what was my favourite game that I no longer play?


There are so many games that I no longer play to pick from, this is again a very tough choice. As I think over the various games though, the one that I come back to that I miss the most would have to be Mouse Guard. Although I never played the actual game system, I loved the setting and had a great time playing it. I’d love to go back to it one day. Continue reading »

Aug 282015

On day 27 of RPGaDay, the question is what is my favourite idea for merging two games into one?

x-wingame-gAlthough pretty much my whole gaming life has been spent merging ideas from different games together, the most recent one that has intrigued me the most was combining the tactical fun of the X-Wing Miniatures Game and a Star Wars RPG for the ground action and intrigue.

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