While walking my dog this afternoon I got thinking about Lamentations of the Flame Princess and the Cleric class. I recall some playtest rules in either Vaginas are Magic or Eldricht Cock wherein LotFP game designer, James Edward Raggi IV, contemplates removing the Cleric class altogether. I hope he doesn’t. It is, in my opinion, […]Read More LotFP Clerics are better than B/X clerics. There. I said that too.
Recently I was involved in a conversation about the specialist class in Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rules & Magic. This post is not about that conversation…rather this post is about the love I have for this character class. At the risk of overstatement, I think it is the best class in the retro-clones I’ve […]Read More Lamentations of the Flame Princess Specialist is better than the B/X Thief. There. I said it.
I am happy to bring you, dear reader, a play report of session one of my latest campaign. My home group got together for the first time in nearly a year. Leading up to our game day, we went back and forth over what we wanted to play. I told them that I am done […]Read More Cha’alt: Escape from Prison Ship Al’Kae Trazz 666
A couple things before I start my rambling on the topic of alignment. I’ve been binge watching Vikings and this post is inspired by some recent events in the series that made me think about alignment. I’ve also bloviated on this topic many moons ago and I do not want to rehash those arguments again…and […]Read More Law versus Chaos: Why it matters.
First off, for purposes of full disclosure, I was a backer for Venger Satanis’ most recent Cha’alt publication, Saving Cha’alt. I’m a huge fan of Cha’alt and I figured that, for $5, I could get another 20 or so pages of goodness. Little did I know that when Venger sets his mind to something, a […]Read More Saving Cha’alt on a Budget
Nothing special to report other than I was advised by a buddy of mine that my blog was not formatting correctly when viewed from a phone. Come to find out my blog was using an old template that is no longer supported. *shrugs* Who knew? Given this update I am going to take the time […]Read More A new look!
I love goblins. They have been a staple in my games since I started playing back in the late 80s. I started in Basic, ye ‘ol Red Box, then moved to AD&D 2E, with 1E as a source for supplemental material when needed. The goblins were a perfect low-level villain that can scale as an […]Read More Goblins!
So last summer I started working on what was supposed to be a one-shot for a AD&D5E publications through a writer’s workshop. I was supposed to have it written in 30-days. I didn’t thanks to the demands of my job, the demands of parenthood, and the difficulties with playtesting it during the pandemic. It took […]Read More Reflections on my first published adventure
Last Thursday night I ran session one of my Alien RPG campaign. We are using Fantasy Grounds as our virtual table top. To be honest, for this game it ends up being a glorified dice roller. The VTT contains a lot of useful tables and reference material, but the game mechanics are so easy that […]Read More Alien RPG “Game Over Man!” Season one, Episode one
Last summer (?) I put together a submission to the unofficial Lamentations of the Flame Princess fanzine, Flame Princess Cult. The submission was shit but I think the idea had merit. The idea was derived from (a) how much I love the Specialist class for LotFP, but (b) recognizing that players may want a bit […]Read More A Spellcraft skill that doesn’t suck