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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tanith Lee passed away

Tanith Lee has died. She was a great fantasy author, and if you have not read any of her books, I recommend you do so. RIP.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Glorantha Guide now out

I had no idea this even existed, but it was posted on the RPGSite Forums. I'm definitely interested, even though I've had a long love/hate relationship with the world.

Guide To Glorantha

On one hand, it has a fantastic mythology. On the other, I'm guessing 90% of the material is all about the Dragon Pass and Sartar region. I would jump on a book about the West, but it seems that Greg Stafford isn't all that interested in the area. I kind of think he only included it to make the general gaming public happy.

In any case, the books look great and I'm strongly considering jumping back into this world, even though I know I'll never actually game in it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's been a gaming wasteland for me lately

Haven't really done anything with roleplaying games in months. I guess I really needed a break, as I haven't even read an rpg book since last year. Certainly don't have a gaming group anymore (curse that stupid woman my GM married). Anyways, hopefully that will turn around sometime. I will say I've gotten a lot more stuff done around the house since I'm not gaming for hours every week. ;)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Has anyone made a good d6-based fantasy rpg?

There is D6 Fantasy, but that is pretty generic. Same with Gurps and Hero. Has anyone made a game similar in tone to Dungeons and Dragons, but using the D6 rules specifically modified for a D&D style of game. Also good art (my favorite style is similar to Warhammer Fantasy) would be very helpful.

Friday, November 14, 2014

RIP R.A. Montgomery

http://www.cyoa.com/pages/r-a-montgomery-1936-2014

The man responsible for the Choose Your Own Adventure series passed away. I have to say, he was very influential to me. Without his books, it's quite likely I would have quit gaming when I was a kid. He really helped me visualize what adventures were all about.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Still haven't picked up 5e yet

Most of the reviews of 5e that I have seen have been pretty positive. I've flipped through the Players Handbook and it did look pretty good. I haven't seen the DMG or MM yet, and I'm kind of hoping there will be a discounted set of all three books before I actually buy in.

It's kind of weird, as I bought 3e, 3.5, and 4e all on the day they were first available, and had read them within a week after that. I just really don't have that fire anymore. Maybe I'm just getting too old for this stuff. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

5e DMG preview


Bushi D6 updated

I've updated Bushi D6  for those of you that are interested. Added in some more NPCs, fixed a bunch of minor errata, a couple new items, and other small stuff. Please let me know what you think!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Bushi D6 - doing some more work on it

I've been working more on Bushi D6. Just adding some stuff that I missed (like how the heck did I not include the yakuza at all?). I'm also adding some more NPCs and monsters, as well as more perks and complications. I've also added in a few more magic items (I really, really need to expand this section). I figure I'll be posting an update in a few more days, once I've got enough new stuff to make it worthwhile.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dwimmermount in hand

I was one of the Kickstarters for Dwimmermount. I finally have the hardback, map book, and image book in hand. I like them a lot. It was a very long, turbulent process, but the final product is actually quite good. I can easily run a campaign for years with this book.
Parts of the dungeon are fairly standard, which is a good thing. But it also has a lot of pseudo-science/technomagic bits which work quite well.

The background is cool, and there are different groups of monsters in the dungeon, and their relationships are mapped. Some work together, others hate each other. If the players are smart, they could easily gain allies to help them.

The art if very old school in style. The book is big, and looks like it will take a lot of punishment.

Overall, I'm glad it is finally here. The final product looks to be very usable, and well thought out. Congrats to everyone involved in finally getting this setting into print!