Feb 222015
 
Game Prep - Making Figure Flats for Your Game

While I played using the “theatre of the mind” for many years, I have always been a visual person and with the advent of pre-painted miniatures and, more importantly, singles at very affordable prices, I have moved increasingly toward using map tiles and miniatures  where possible. Even with a pretty good selection of miniatures covering a wide range of genres though, I still run into the problem

Feb 202015
 
Gaming Life: Return to War of the Dead Campaign Session 3 - Bennies A'Burning

Having survived a helicopter crash, escaped Augusta, Georgia in an SUV, and successfully fought off a biker gang attack, we find the loved ones of our main heroes continuing on the road to Atlanta, Georgia, and the main HQ of the CDC. You can find Session 1 here and Session 2 here. Tonight’s session begins with our group finding a pile up blocking the highway. They decide

Feb 182015
 
Confessions of a Kickstarter Junkie: February's Roundup

Here are a few kick-starters that I’m backing and that you might want to check out: Wilderness Adventures 28mm Scale Fantasy Gaming Terrain (ends Feb 23) I love Fat Dragon Games’ stuff and have backed their kickstarters in the past. This one is for a whole lot of 3D outdoor terrain for your game. For just $60, you can get deserts, swamps, highlands, woodlands, forest ruins, a sphinx,

Feb 172015
 
Adding a Second Track to One Sheets in Your Game

For the second time, I had to run a game last minute and used a Deadlands Reloaded One Sheet from the Pinnacle website. The advantage to these short adventures is that they are free, they work well for a short session (3-4 hours), there are dozens of them for a variety of Pinnacle’s games, they are self-contained and contain pretty much everything you need to

Feb 142015
 
Last Minute Cancellations of One Player - What Do you Do?

The other night was supposed to be the next chapter in our War of the Dead campaign, but sickness prevented one of our players from making it. He let me know that morning and I spent a while debating whether to go ahead without him or run something different. The next chapter starts out with a bang and I didn’t want him to miss out or have

Tabletop RPG Music by Angryfolk Band

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Feb 112015
 
Tabletop RPG Music by Angryfolk Band

There isn’t much music out there about the hobby that we all love, so when some does come along, it deserves a shout out. The Angryfolk Band have released a new album of gaming songs, Once Upon a Tavern. Note that this isn’t isn’t background music for games, but rather songs about tabletop gaming.   The Band features Stu from the Happyjacks RPG podcast, giving it true gamer streetcred.

Feb 072015
 
Gaming Life: Return to War of the Dead Campaign Session 1- Out of the Frying Pan

The Walking Dead is returning to the screen, and my Savage Worlds War of the Dead campaign has returned to the gaming table. War of the Dead is a Savage Worlds campaign by Daring Entertainment that now spans over four Chapters or seasons, each featuring a dozen or so adventures, as well as a follow up plot point campaign called World of the Dead. It’s a

Feb 072015
 
Gaming Life: Return to War of the Dead Campaign Session 2 - Into the Fire

My Savage Worlds War of the Dead campaign has returned to the gaming table. Please find Session 1 here. Our second session begins with the helicopter trying to make it to Atlanta, but running out of fuel over Augusta, Georgia and as the try to land in an industrial area, they hit some power lines and the helicopter goes in hard, spinning and landing on it’s side, warning sirens sounding and smoke

Feb 032015
 
Finding Mansion Maps for your Game

Mansions are a great staple of horror and noir games. When you want to use a mansion for your role-playing game session, you need a good map. When I think of a mansion, I think of a monstrous, sprawling edifice, with dozens of rooms, spread over multiple wings and at least two stories high with a basement. It should be huge and labyrinthine. There’s two