The Right Tool for the Campaign

 Posted by on May 15, 2017  Filed as: Editorial  No Responses »
May 152017
The Right Tool for the Campaign

Most role players have a favorite system. For many, it’s Dungeons and Dragons. Sometimes it’s Shadowrun. Hopefully, it’s never FATAL. Regardless of the specifics, it might seem that a favorite system is simply perfect. The system may follow the exact philosophy you have for gaming, it may be balanced, and it might use setting material for your favorite series. Why ever use any other system? [Read the article]

Part of my Kickstarter Process

 Posted by on March 8, 2017  Filed as: Editorial  No Responses »  Topic(s):
Mar 082017
Part of my Kickstarter Process

I’m currently engaged in my 10th Kickstarter campaign at the moment. It’s a project called Trinity of Awesome Returns! A lot of people have asked me about what all goes into my Kickstarters; like, how do you get from the initial idea (step A) all the way to fulfillment (step Z)? Well, as you can imagine from the space between the first and last letters [Read the article]

Dec 122016
Life of a Big Irish Gamer: Comes the Fall

Multiple meanings intended. For a great many, it’s been a rough year. For me, November really brought that home. I had a bout with depression – something I’ve only recently begun talking about. Then, I think it’s safe to say, a whole bunch of us slammed into a collective bout… but I will leave that be, as there’s no doubt you’ve all read all about [Read the article]

Dec 052016
Build Your Own RPG Publishing Empire... with No Money Down!

Well… perhaps empire is a bit grandiose, seeing as how my business only grosses a few hundred dollars a year. But Blue Max Studios (my publishing house) has put over thirty RPG titles out in the last six years, for a multitude of different games. What’s more, I have never lost money publishing RPG and supplements. What’s my secret? I actually can’t lose money as [Read the article]

Oct 192016
Life of a Big Irish Gamer: Beginnings

Chris Stevens recently asked me if I’d like to write something regularly for his site, the STUFFER SHACK. He didn’t have anything specific in mind, so I gave it some long thought, and this is what I came up with. More awesomeness… Where To Find Advice One Campaign, Many Systems: An Experiment (Part III) Men in dresses, at the gaming table… Part of my Kickstarter Process

Expanding on We Be Goblins!

 Posted by on June 17, 2016  Filed as: Editorial  No Responses »  Topic(s): ,
Jun 172016
Expanding on We Be Goblins!

With Free RPG Day coming up this weekend, I thought I would comment on one of my favourite picks – Paizo’s We Be Goblins! adventures. As mentioned previously, I really enjoy these adventures and have had a great time running them for my friends. This year, I’ll be looking forward to picking up the We B4 Goblins adventure from Paizo. In these adventures, you play goblins called upon to perform great [Read the article]

May 042016
Kickstarter Review from a Tabletop Gamer's Perspective

On the occasion of backing one hundred kickstarters, I thought I would reflect on this new sales platform from the perspective of a backer – particularly one who is a tabletop RPG gamer. More awesomeness… Kickstart The Warren #RPGaDay2015: Forthcoming Game You’re Most Looking Forward To The 10 Commandments of Writing an RPG Why “Bad” Games Are So Successful, And Why It Doesn’t Matter

Adventure RPG for Kids 6-8 Years Old

 Posted by on December 22, 2015  Filed as: Editorial  2 Responses »
Dec 222015
Adventure RPG for Kids 6-8 Years Old

As a long-time gamer and a father of a six year old daughter, I’ve been wanting to introduce her to role-playing games for a long six years, and although I’ve tried a couple times rolling dice with her to decide where the story we’re telling goes, I hadn’t tried running an actual game for her and her friends, until now. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Idea for Merging [Read the article]

Aug 312015
#RPGaDay2015: Favourite non-RPG Thing to Come out of RPGing

The last RPGaDay question for this year asks what was my favourite non-RPG thing to come from RPGing? 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. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Illustration #RPGaDay2015: Most Surprising Game [Read the article]

#RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Playing Celebrity

 Posted by on August 30, 2015  Filed as: Editorial  No Responses »  Topic(s):
Aug 302015
#RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Playing Celebrity

For my second to last past of RPGaDay, who is my favourite RPG playing celebrity? One of my biggest heroes growing up was Robin Williams. He was a comic genius and in everything I saw of him, a genuinely decent and caring guy. He lived the motto: life is crazy and you can either laugh or cry. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Game I No Longer Play #RPGaDay2015: [Read the article]