We're back from a much-needed break - and maybe we go to a monthly format again. But until then, we
Invisible Sun: All the Components
This is everything you get in the Black Cube. The Books: The box contains four beautifully, intricately presented rule and setting books, called The Key, The Gate, The Path, and The Way. These contain everything you need to get an Invisible Sun campaign started. You’ll also find them to ...read more
Using Tokens in Your Game Part 1
What do Presto’s magic cap1, “Dollar Bill’s” sword necklace2, Linus’ blanket3, the rogue’s lucky dice, and your lucky rabbit’s foot keychain all have in common? They’re symbols of a characters personality, tokens of who they are, what they stand for, and deeply identified with them ...read more
RPGaDAY #27 - Essential gaming tools
What are your essential tools for good gaming?
Dice and paper and pencil.
Seems simple doesn't it? That is all I really need, the essentials. I usually have a good idea of the targets numbers required for a game system and from that I can pretty much do anything ...read more
Bob Ross: The Unexpected Hero of Gen Con 50
Gen Con 50 was my first Gen Con, so I was prepared to be overwhelmed by the experience. What I was not prepared for was a Bob Ross board game to steal the show. The publishers of the game, Big G Creative, had a tiny booth. In fact, it was ...read more
Abstraction versus Fine Detail
I don't remember who was posting about it the other day, but it got me thinking. Back in the old days, our adventurers would delve into a dungeon with a limited supply of oil flasks, arrows, rations, metal stakes, and other consumables, marking them off our lists as we ...read more
RPG A Day 22: Which RPG’s are the easiest to run?
This is a terribly unusual question. In what way “easiest to run”? Are we talking rules? Are we talking setting? Are we talking setting the atmosphere? I am just notread more
Review: Sharp Swords and Sinister Spells
+Diogo Nogueira is a work horse in the OSR. Known primarily for preaching the Gospel of Dungeon Crawl Classics and being an amazing artist, what some may not realize is that Diogo has published his own fantasy roleplaying game. It's not another retro-clone, though it shares some commonalities with ...read more
Enthusiasm from the early sales of The Law has meant I've started working on the Dispatch Guide. Perhaps a bit more than just started... I'm up to 24 pages written and laid out, out of a total of 32 for the book.read more
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