Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

What is it about open ended adventures that really makes them work well when they’re done right? Is it the fact that the railroad factor seems to fade into the background and offer less of a way to beat players over the head? Or is it the fact that there are multiple paths and the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

Supplement Review: Journeys to the West by Christina Stiles and Open Design, Part I

Just to let you know ahead of time, I was a supporter of the Journeys to the West project through Kickstarter so I’ve had an interest in this collection of locations and adventures in Midgard since I first heard about it. And I’ve even had the opportunity to ask Christina Stiles and Adam Roy a . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Journeys to the West by Christina Stiles and Open Design, Part I

Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly, Fall 2012, Issue #23

The kobolds have been looking into the abyss it seems… and they’ve come back with a devilish set of articles just in time for Halloween! Kobold Quarterly #23 features 88 pages of content focused on demons, devils, and darkness. Do you think the little draconian beasties were affected by having the abyss stare back at . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly, Fall 2012, Issue #23

Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly Issue #22, Summer 2012

What is it about those darn kobolds? Every three months they produce a magazine covering several different systems: Pathfinder, 4e, the AGE System, and now for the first time with Kobold Quarterly #22, Castles & Crusades. There’s even some talk about the new system from Rob Heinsoo & Jonathan Tweet – 13th Age. The kobolds . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly Issue #22, Summer 2012

Freelancer Interview: Adam Roy

Over the last few months we’ve twice had an opportunity to learn a bit more about Christina Stiles, the lead designer on Open Design’s Journeys to the West project, as well as learning more about the project itself. And I love getting those peeks behind the curtain on new, exciting gaming projects.

So I’m happy . . . → Read More: Freelancer Interview: Adam Roy

Designer Interview: Christina Stiles, Journeys to the West – Redux!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to chat with Christina Stiles, the lead designer on the Open Design project Journeys to the West. And now that the project has been under way and covered a few nautical miles of fantasy oceans, she was kind enough to share a brief update about how things . . . → Read More: Designer Interview: Christina Stiles, Journeys to the West – Redux!

Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly – Winter 2012 Issue 20

What is it with the kobolds and Kobold Quarterly magazine? Do they have a stash hidden somewhere in the wilderness where they can just pull out a few choice morsels of game lore, ideas, interviews, and reviews and just throw them together for we outsiders to enjoy? All I know is that Kobold Quarterly 20 . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly – Winter 2012 Issue 20

Local Event: Family RPG Day at Petrie’s Family Games

In October 2011, the great folks at RPGNow/DriveThruRPG sponsored a “Teach Your Kids to Game” week that I was very enthusiastic about. There were a ton of great articles around the ‘net from people and organizations big and small.

So I was equally jazzed to hear from Cameron Crawford at Petrie’s Family Games, my favorite . . . → Read More: Local Event: Family RPG Day at Petrie’s Family Games

Interview: Christina Stiles, Lead Designer on Open Design’s Journeys to the West for Midgard

Ahhhh. I love that new project smell, don’t you?

When I saw that Open Design was doing a Kickstarter project for their new Midgard project – Journeys to the West: Fantastic Voyages in the Western Ocean – I got a little giddy. I’ve been a fan of all the Midgard-themed books so far and have . . . → Read More: Interview: Christina Stiles, Lead Designer on Open Design’s Journeys to the West for Midgard

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