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
Dear readers, if you are regulars to this little blog you will notice that I have added a page to this little endeavor of mine: Published Tomes and Apocrypha. That’s right. I’ve decided to dip my toe in the water of content creation. My first work is a 19 page supplement for 5e called “I […]Read More I’ve added a page because why not?
Many moons ago I used to play a lot (and I mean A LOT) of tabletop wargames, Warhammer 40,000 being the main one. I have a love-hate relationship with Games Workershop because of how much the hobby costs. It seemed like every few years, a new edition of the game came out, thus my codex […]Read More 40K Battle Report: I got my ass kicked
So, I am not a big sci-fi Game Master. I just do not have the background to do it right. I often feel like I’m reduced to sounding like a Star Trek extra rattling off some “sciency” sounding gibberish. I just do not have the confidence to run sci-fi. Thus, over my 30+ years of […]Read More Mothership? Beam me the fuck up!
I do not want to get into the political fight over this meme. From what I can tell it is a silly and stupid fight anyway perpetuated by people who don’t have a dictionary. Rather, I think this meme illustrates something much deeper at the heart of the #OSR and #dnd5e debate that seems to […]Read More Old School versus New School: The Fight Over the World’s Greatest RPG