This is a new feature to this blog that will be utilizing the beta test of the Solo Rules contained in Free League’s Forbidden Lands supplement, The Book of Beasts. On its face, the rules and the oracle seem to work fine. Although, I am not used to solo play and I haven’t really had […]Read More The Adventures of Folkwyn, The Swift, part 1 A Forbidden Lands Solo Play
So Venger Satanis has published what I am considering a follow-up to his last adventure, The Good Syma’arian. This latest one, Rainbow Crystal of Utopia, is dedicated to Pride Month. As you can probably guess, this got taken down by DriveThruRPG. In fact, it was taken down within an hour of submission. No joke. It […]Read More The People vs. Venger Satanis
Hello Dear Readers! Well, just when I thought I needed to come up with something to write about, I got not only one but two advanced pdfs from Free League for a few Kickstarters I participated in. The first is for the Book of Beasts for Forbidden Lands and the Second is for the Blade […]Read More Blade Runner RPG review Part I
So, Dear Readers, I picked up the Red Room’s latest creation, The Wretched Bastards. It is a dark fantasy table-top role-playing game and Dungeon and Dragon’s retro-clone. It purports to embrace a version of the adventurer as a degenerate, sleazy, and cruel person inspired by spaghetti westerns and sword & sorcery movies of the 1960s […]Read More Wretched Bastards and the Seven Deadly Sins
Good afternoon, Dear Readers! I haven’t written a review in a while and I thought I would highlight an independent content creator and his latest creation, Cowpunchers. If you are reading this and if you are on Twitter, you probably hang out in the same circles as I do. You’ve probably seen this game pop […]Read More Cowpunchers: A tribute to the American Western
Hello Dear Readers! Two days ago I ran a potentially campaign-ending session of Alien RPG. I say “potentially” the players are on the fence as to whether they roll up new characters or figure out how to get out of their current predicament. You will understand when you read on! Let’s go! One last thing, […]Read More Alien RPG Session 5: Close Encounters of the TPK Kind
I haven’t done a review in a while and circumstances in the #ttrpg world (not community, more on that below) necessitate a review with commentary. Venger Satanis has released an eight-page one-shot adventure that is in direct response to a recent and important decision by the United State Supreme Court. I don’t want to discuss […]Read More Venger Satanis and the Good Syma’arian
I saw a conversation in a discord-style chat channel about Lamentations of the Flame Princess wherein one speaker noted that it’s just a house ruled version of B/X. Well, I am respectfully disagreeing with that! LotFP is much more than just a list of homebrew rules attached to a photocopy of the OGL! LotFP is […]Read More LotfP understands adventurers. Period.
I want to revisit the issue of “non-weapon proficiencies” and “common adventuring skills,” in light of my more recent meditation on fighters in Lamentations of the Flame Princess. In a prior post, I made a case for why Lamentations of the Flame Princess’s dichotomy between common adventuring skills and other skills not only makes sense […]Read More Get rid of Non-Weapon Proficiencies. They don’t make sense.
Good morning, Dear Readers! Yesterday’s Alien RPG campaign session was short as we were missing half the crew due to family and work obligations. However, the core group opted to press on and take care of a few things. First, they needed to take care of their ship. It was damaged when the AI miscalculated […]Read More Alien RPG Session 4: Downtime and discoveries