Number Tokens are here!

 Posted by on October 29, 2015  Filed as: From the Editor's Desk  No Responses »  Topic(s):
Oct 292015

Number Tokens 1-6Number Tokens are awesome!  I made these for our home game a while back, and we can’t stop using them.  Anytime we have a quick or impromptu battle, we bring these bad boys out – they’re quick, convenient and simply get the job done.

Yes, we have a healthy collection of painted miniatures, but these tokens just still manage to get used again and again.  We love them!  One side is white, the other side is red (use the red side to indicate opponents that are wounded or bloodied, or perhaps a different type of monster).

When an old gaming buddy from a previous group asked for a set, he suggested that I put them up in the store.  They’re pretty easy to make, so I’m keeping the price just barely above cost.  A set of 1-10 (plus a case) is just $3.99.  A set of 1-20 (plus a case) is just $5.99.  These are for black wooden tokens – we offer acrylic tokens for a little bit more.

CaseSo what are they, exactly?

They’re awesome.  They’re 1 inch tokens, 1/8 inch thick.  You can get them made with wood or acrylic, and the numbers are on stickers (which are placed on both sides).  One side is white, the other is red.


Oct 122015

CostumesMy 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

 Posted by on September 22, 2015  Filed as: World-Building  5 Responses »
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 »