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
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)
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
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)
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)
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)