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… Spirit of 77 Encore, Review Follow Up and Another Scenario! The Next Epic, part three Gaming Life: Warhammer World – Session 1 – A [Read the article]

Expanding on We Be Goblins!

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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… #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Media I Wish Was An RPG The Next Epic, part two Confessions of a Kickstarter Junkie: February’s Roundup A Beginners Guide to Superhero Gaming, Part One

Adventure RPG for Kids 6-8 Years Old

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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.

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 Revolutionary Game Mechanic #RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG [Read the article]

#RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Playing Celebrity

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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 New Game of the Last 12 [Read the article]

#RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Website Blog

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Aug 292015
#RPGaDay2015: Favourite RPG Website Blog

As we close in on the end, day 29 of RPGaDay asks what is my favourite RPG website blog? Other than this one, Gnome Stew would have to be my favourite RPG blog that I read regularly and where I find the most useful tips and advice. More awesomeness… #RPGaDay2015: Favourite non-RPG Thing to Come out of RPGing #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Revolutionary Game Mechanic #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Sci Fi RPG #RPGaDay2015: Favourite Horror [Read the article]

#RPGaDay2015: Favourite Game I No Longer Play

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Aug 282015
#RPGaDay2015: Favourite Game I No Longer Play

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, [Read the article]

Aug 282015
#RPGaDay2015: Favourite Idea for Merging Two Games Into One

On day 27 of RPGaDay, the question is what is my favourite idea for merging two games into one? Although 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. More awesomeness… [Read the article]