Playing the Race Card

There are quite a few RPGs available where you can play a non-human race (or alien). Outside of the RPG realm, it also has a significant presence in books and shows (the latter more in sci-fi shows/movies). However RPG games like A Song of Ice and Fire (based on novels and then a tv show), . . . → Read More: Playing the Race Card

The Gassy Gnoll: The Fyne Arte of Assassination in Politicks (RPG Blog Carnival)

Hear ye, hear ye! The King is dead! Long live the King!

(This is my contribution to Mike & Liz’s November RPG Blog Carnival topic over at Nearly Enough Dice (great podcast btw!)… Gunpowder, Treason, and Plots! I have to say I’m not a huge fan of gunpowder in fantasy RPGs (though I think they’re . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Fyne Arte of Assassination in Politicks (RPG Blog Carnival)

Supplement Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: The Trellborg Monstrosities by John Houlihan for Modiphius Entertainment

When you think of H.P. Lovecraft, what do you think of? For me, it’s his story “At the Mountains of Madness,” which forever merges Antarctica and Cthulhu in my mind. So I have to say I became a little giddy when I heard that Chris Birch and the talented crew Achtung! Cthulhu were tackling that . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: The Trellborg Monstrosities by John Houlihan for Modiphius Entertainment

The Gassy Gnoll: Happy Birthday!

Ok. So this week has been a bit crazy and I apologize for the lack of posts. End of the school year and spring soccer season always brings with it some insanity. But today I want to bring up the concept of anniversaries and birthdays in our game worlds.

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When is your . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Happy Birthday!

Ten Links in the Chain: Food for Thought (5-APR-2013)

Greetings friends!

I won’t go into another long whiny rant about why I haven’t been posting lately. Instead we’ll just dive into some of the links I’ve gathered over the last month or so that have made me think in some way “I wonder how I could adapt that to gaming?” It’s been a while . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Food for Thought (5-APR-2013)

Ten Links in the Chain: Food for Thought (25-JAN-2013)

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. This is the first news roundup since right before New Year’s Eve 2012. I actually started putting it together before January 1st, but got a wee bit distracted. This is what happens when you go on vacation for a few weeks and then have to pay . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Food for Thought (25-JAN-2013)

Game Fodder: Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

The Gassy Gnoll slept in today, so he apologizes in advance for his tardiness. He didn’t want to leave folks hanging, so he offered his slot to me to fill. Nice gnoll, ain’t he?

As I debated getting a haircut recently I pondered the use of the ubiquitous barber in campaign worlds. Barbers have been . . . → Read More: Game Fodder: Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

The Gassy Gnoll: Holiday Spirit – What are your campaign holidays?

As we work our way through this holiday-heavy month, I’m left wondering why we don’t see holidays as often in our RPG worlds. On Earth, as a species, humankind has always been happy to find a reason to celebrate. However, our campaign worlds whether historical, fantastic, modern, or futuristic don’t seem to share that gift.

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Adventure Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: Heroes of the Sea (Zero Point, Adventure 2) by Sarah Newton from Modiphius

As we’ve slowly lost the heroes of World War II to the ravages of time, we must continue to find ways to honor them so they and their sacrifices are not forgotten. One of the more interesting ways of late to memorialize the men and women of that generation while adding a fantastic element to . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: Heroes of the Sea (Zero Point, Adventure 2) by Sarah Newton from Modiphius

Adventure Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: Three Kings, Zero Point – Adventure 1 by Sarah Newton from Modiphius (Call of Cthulhu)

Adolph Hitler and Cthulhu. There’s a combination worthy of a few nightmares. Whether Hitler’s fascination with the occult is true or not is something for historians to decide, but as gamers I think it’s an area ripe for exploration. Ever since seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark, the idea of the Nazis on a quest . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: Three Kings, Zero Point – Adventure 1 by Sarah Newton from Modiphius (Call of Cthulhu)

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