The Gassy Gnoll: Hook, Line, and Sinker for Setting/Adventure Design

This Gassy Gnoll loves settings. Whether the setting is fantasy, modern, or futuristic, if it’s done well, you can typically convince me to come on board. My recent reviews of Dark Harvest: The Legacy of Frankenstein, Blood Dawn: The Prophecy and Caladon Falls have really made me examine what it is about a setting that . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Hook, Line, and Sinker for Setting/Adventure Design

Setting Review: Chronicles of Amherth by Peter C. Spahn from Small Niche Games

Rules and setting. Chocolate and peanut butter. Abbott and Costello. Isn’t it wonderful how some good things come in pairs?

You can have the best system in the world, but without a setting – even the modern world – you need, as George Carlin would say, a place for all your stuff. Characters don’t exist . . . → Read More: Setting Review: Chronicles of Amherth by Peter C. Spahn from Small Niche Games

Book Review: Azamar by Brett M. Pisinksi & J. Elliot Streeter from Wicked North Games

Way back when I started playing fantasy roleplaying games, there was Dungeons & Dragons from TSR (now WotC). And it was good. Later on I discovered 1st Edition Palladium Fantasy RPG. And it was also good. Then in the 1990s, a friend and I designed the Moebius Adventures Roleplaying Game, which dominated the majority of . . . → Read More: Book Review: Azamar by Brett M. Pisinksi & J. Elliot Streeter from Wicked North Games

The Gassy Gnoll: Some Movies Don’t Make Good Stories, But Can Make Good Campaigns…

This past weekend, this Gassy Gnoll sat in a movie theater with 3D glasses on and watched a horrible movie. It was boring. It was overly serious. It was washed out on-screen. And it was Priest, starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, and Maggie Q.

If you’re interested in my movie review of the film, you . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Some Movies Don’t Make Good Stories, But Can Make Good Campaigns…

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