The time that comes to mind was after the great blizzard of 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia. Now, although that’s in Canada you should understand that Victoria’s weather is actually the mildest of in the country. Typically the city gets maybe a day or two of snow, sometimes nothing more than a dusting here and there. On those days, mayhem ensues as people unused and unprepared to drive [Read the article]
This is a pretty easy one, since RPGs naturally fit in a constellation of various hobbies. Wargaming is the one that gave it birth and miniature painting goes hand-in-hand with it. Computer gaming was born out of tabletop RPGs, and as such, computer programming is another hobby that follows this path. Consuming media is necessary to develop new stories, so goes well with RPGs. Finally, I’d say that artistic [Read the article]
Over the years I have seen a number of good characters, ones that have stood out among the hundreds. What made them stand out was that they were memorable, but what made them memorable? I’d say there are three key factors to making a great character: a strong personality, a strong focus and character development. More awesomeness… Free Horse Minis! (because they just got better) Want to [Read the article]
As mentioned earlier, I used to play a lot of GURPS and, as I referenced yesterday, one time my luck turned completely one hundred percent bad. The fates had conspired – I must die. More awesomeness… PAXEast 2012 State of the Shack: #3! The Call to Assembly is Here! Dive into a new Print Magazine! Take a Break Sunday – GAME OF THRONES
Our most recurring random event is one of our players keeps having the worst luck at the table, drawing the hit when it affects a random player, suffering really bad hits and making terrible rolls at crucial moments. It seems to happen no matter what game we’re playing. Some people’s luck just turns that way. More awesomeness… Because Cyberpunk is the New Old Revolution… We raised [Read the article]
I’m going with an alternative question for today’s #RPGaDay question because I frankly can’t think of a funny misinterpretation. Of course Monty Haul campaigns are in and of themselves misinterpretations of the intent (and rules) of the game, but that’s about all I can think of. For the alternative question, my preferred method of character improvement through experience points, but very loosely applied experience. I tend [Read the article]
Originally, I thought that this is a tough one because I would equate challenging with complicated. I tend not to like complicated, so-called “crunchy” systems generally. However, then I remembered my younger gaming days and it came to me. More awesomeness… Favorite Site of the Month – April/2011 Mmmm… Pretty Mmmm… Cool Another sale!