I have been religiously listening to The Lovecraft Tapes since they began releasing episodes a few months back. The Lovecraft Tapes is an actual play (AP) podcast where the Keeper of Arcane Lore is running a Call of Cthulhu game for three players. Every Monday they release a new episode and are currently up to episode […]


Charity Raffle for Kits N Kats Feline Rescue

Sat 06 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

There is a great raffle happening over on G+ for a cat rescue. This is something dear to my heart. Please continue reading to read David Baity’s fundrasier and how you can get involved for a chance to win a slew of Dungeon Crawl Classics material! I’ve spent ...

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6 Tips To Make You A Better Gamemaster

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Gamemasters come from all walks of life and backgrounds and we have all learned our craft from different sources and experiences. Those experiences have helped to shape us into the gamemasters we are today, but can we be better? I think we are always in a constant state of learning ...

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UbiquiCity – A Sourcebook for Sci-Fi RPGs – Now on Patreon

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

I’d like to plug As If Productions newest project. Tod and his company has consistently put out solid games in the past and UbiquiCity seems to be falling in line with his past products. Tod as partnered with some very creative folks to bring you UbuiCity. Tod’s own ...

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Burning Wheel RPG is Once Again Available

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Yesterday, Burning Wheel HQ published the following press release regarding the availability of the Burning Wheel RPG. Friends, It has been a trying time for us here, the keepers of the flame. Until September, the Burning Wheel had been in print continuously since 2005. It’s our goal to make ...

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Streets of Stalingrad 4 – An Interview With Lombardy Studios and 626 Designs, LLC.

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Streets of Stalingrad is touted as the ultimate wargame that is exclusively focused on the World War II battle for Stalingrad. It’s one of those games I owned, sold and now have lingering sellers remorse. A few weeks ago the wargaming community was taken by storm (in a way ...

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Dear Game Store Owner

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Dear Game Store Owner, I am trying to understand why you don’t regularly sponsor, support or promote diverse gaming at your establishment. Well, except for magic the Gathering and other card based games. Yes, we the gaming public, understands these games pay the bills and keep the lights on ...

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Friday Roundup – 18-24 March 2017

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

We’re going to try this Friday roundup thing. Each Friday I will summarize some of the curated announcements I have collected all week. I hope you find them useful.  GMT Games announced several new P500 games, one of which really excites me. The 9th entry in the Battles of ...

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Non-Con Struggles – Local Gamers Fail to Turn Out

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

This past weekend I attended a little local shindig at one of our many local game stores that goes by the name of Non-Con. It’s run from 7PM to 7AM the following morning and is meant to bring the gaming community together for gaming and obviously to sell games ...

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Friday Roundup – 25-31 March 2017

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

In this week’s roundup, lots of exciting stuff came across my desk and inbox.  Goodman Games has launched a new Kickstarter for DCC Lankhmar. We knew something was going to be announced and/or launched during the GaryCon weekend. This is the forum in which Goodman Games likes to ...

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Terraforming Mars – Terraforming A Planet Never Felt So Lackluster

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Terraforming Mars, that’s a good idea, we need a new place to live other than this planet. Why don’t you go take care of that for me. Sometimes a game comes along and it brings with it a creative, new and exciting game mechanic that innovates gaming. I ...

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Friday Roundup – 1-7 April 2017

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

In this week’s roundup, we see a pretty slow week on all fronts.  Gloomhaven launched on the 4th and as of writing, this was well over $1.4 million raised. Woot, I backed it! This is probably by far the biggest news story of the week for most gamers ...

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Forming A Social Contract Within the Context of the Game Group

Thu 04 May 2017 by modoc31 from Rolling Boxcars

Players congregate around a game master with the hopes of having a great roleplaying experience, but not all are satisfied with experience. Some will leave the group for many public or privately stated reasons. Some will not express their concerns or feelings at all. Game masters need to be attentive ...

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