June 24, 2017: Stewart WieckSat 24 June 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator
We received news late tonight, as I write this, that Stewart Wieck has passed away at the age of 49. His brother Steve wrote
Kick The Box July 14th Edition
Kick The Box July 14th Edition This week and next week’s editions of Kick The Box are going to be short. I’ll be starting my vacation this week, and depending which day of the week it is, I’ll be camping, ghost town hunting, playing games, and traversing ...read more
What makes RPGs successful?
Back from several days "vacation" in Chicago (I was actually a chaperone for my son's 8th grade field trip. Vacation isn't probably the right word to describe it...) and I'm getting caught up on a lot of stuff (luckily, work seems to have been quiet while I ...read more
Free RPG Day 2017
It’s that time again! June 17 is Free RPG Day, or “Tabletop Christmas” as I call it, a special day when gaming companies provide free role-playing product to encourage folks to try new RPGs. Game stores who take part will have the items available, and the better ones also ...read more
Gnome Spotlight: Big Bad Con & Gaming For All
Welcome to the second installment of Gnome Spotlight, where we highlight gamers doing good. Today I’m excited to share the really cool programs and practices of a convention that consistently gets rave reviews: Big Bad Con. It’s a tabletop and live action gaming convention, boasting a wide variety ...read more
Los Angeles Gamer Gallery: A New Series at Advanced Dungeons and Parenting
Los Angeles Gamer Gallery is a series of posts discussing the Los Angeles gaming community and some of the wonderful people who play and promote games in Tinseltown and abroad.
Why the Los Angeles Area?
Though the Los Angeles area has long been a vibrant part of the role playing ...read more
FAQ: Let's Talk about Tagbites
FAQ: Let's Talk about Tagbites So what are tagbites? tagbites are one-shot role-playing game sessions that are open for players to try games which they probably have never tried playing before. It isn't hard to find gaming options for Dungeons and Dragons, World of Darkness games, or even ...read more
Kickstart Your Weekend: Lion-tiger-bears and Apocalypses Oh My!
A couple of brand new Kickstarters for you today. First up is +Andreas Walters and Atlas Animalia - A book of monster variants for Pathfinder and 5th edition Role-Playing. Metal Weave games is bringing together an all-star cast of writers, artists, and editors to bring us monsters from any clime and ...read more
Nobilis – Sean’s Pick, 061617
Jenna K. Moran has experienced her own Hero’s Journey through the gaming industry, so I’m closing out Eclectic Week with this icon of oddly wonderful, Nobilis. This version is diceless and intended for both tabletop and LARP play, and it stands as the latest version of a game ...read more
No Thank You, Evil! Won an Origins Award!
Every year, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announces the nominees for the Origins Awards, recognizing outstanding games in the hobby industry. This weekend, No Thank You, Evil! won the Origins Award in the roleplaying game category! We are incredibly honored to be recognized in this way, and ...read more
Paizo Welcomes the Glass Cannon Podcast to the Family!
You might have been hearing rumors here and there...rumblings of an agreement between Paizo and the incredibly entertaining Glass Cannon podcast. Well today, we are proud to confirm that the Glass Cannon Podcast is now an official Paizo podcast! For those that don't know, the Glass Cannon Podcast ...read more
This Old Dragon: Issue #161
Jumping ahead a bit more. I thought I had grabbed the newest (relatively speaking) Dragon in my box, but this one came up. Granted, I cheated a bit and this was actually the third one I had grabbed for this week. It had some things I want to go over ...read more
Review: Hexers Role Playing Game Board
Earlier this week I saw theread more
Dirty Aces is on DriveThruRPG!
Today, as of 00:38 AEST, I became a published roleplaying game designer. Imma-need-a-minute, folks! Dirty Aces is finally live on DriveThruRPG! Dirty Aces is a tabletop roleplaying game about a group of wanderers, vagabonds, ne'er-do-wells, and unlikely heroes who are bound together by fate/Karma/ka - whatever you ...read more
Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 16 – Katrina Ostrander
The Id DM recently invited me on his podcast, Ego Check, an interview podcast series hosted by a licensed psychologist, Michael Mallen, Ph.D. The podcast delves into a variety of game types (e.g., tabletop roleplaying games, boardgames, videogames) from a psychological perspective. Dr. Mallen has been interviewing members ...read more
5 reasons I F*%king love Hawk the Slayer!
I’m sure this movie needs no introductions. You can call this one of my guilty pleasure’s of the celluloid variety, as ever since I first saw it, I loved it ever since. In an age growing up where fantasy media was limited to a handful of films on ...read more
Forty Year Old Fanboy Update#14
Day three of the Gamex 2017 convention had me waking up and realizing I had almost overslept and lost my opportunity to play in Ben Woerner's 7th Sea game,read more
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