Game Review: Dread (Guest Review by Jennifer Martin)

You may have heard of Dread– the indie rpg that swaps dice for a Jenga® tower- published by The Impossible Dream. In this horror themed game, you pull blocks out of an increasingly unstable Jenga® tower instead of rolling dice. If you knock over the tower, your character dies. This simple mechanic is incredibly . . . → Read More: Game Review: Dread (Guest Review by Jennifer Martin)

The Gassy Gnoll: The Road in the Darkness

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to take a bit of time to head to the mountains with my family. We left late in the afternoon on Friday and were going over a mountain pass I’ve driven or ridden over regularly in the daylight. By the time we got there, night . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Road in the Darkness

Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 14-SEP-2012

Is it just me or does my week often feel like I’m trapped in a Daffy Duck cartoon? I suspect I’ve ho ha ha guarded myself into a few issues without too much trouble.

Daffy Duck: [using his quarterstaff] Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust! [hits log with staff, causing it . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 14-SEP-2012

Guest Post: Penumbra Explained by Javier Cuesta

First of all, thanks to Brian for giving me this opportunity to explain the Penumbra Project.

Penumbra: The Post-apocalyptic gothic role playing game is a new role playing game that was recently released.

Penumbra maintains a perfect contrast between romanticism and brutality beautifulness and decrepitude, neatness and obscenity, education and vulgarity… life and death. All . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Penumbra Explained by Javier Cuesta

Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: High School… Horror!

Today I’d like to share some adventure ideas with you. Something that might even inspire you to run a modern horror adventure in… high school.

Last weekend I missed writing a Saturday column (Sorry, Fitz!) because I was working with my friend Zed from the creative collective Lans Macabre. We were working a new book . . . → Read More: Ancient Scroll’s Secret Room: High School… Horror!

Resource Review: Walls Can Talk: Castle legends & adventure seeds by Robert Oglodzinski and Library of the Ancient Scroll

Where do you get your fantasy adventure ideas? I tend to find ideas all over the place, but most commonly from watching television and movies, reading books and magazines, and even listening to song lyrics. For example, one of these days I’ll manage to turn parts of the song “All Along the Watchtower” into a . . . → Read More: Resource Review: Walls Can Talk: Castle legends & adventure seeds by Robert Oglodzinski and Library of the Ancient Scroll

Adventure Review: Cthulhu Apocalypse: The Dead White World by Graham Walmsley and Pelgrane Press

I debated this week about what I should review for Halloween. Though I love zombies, I’ve expressed that love in earlier posts and wanted to focus on something different. And though adventuring in a Lovecraftian universe isn’t exactly new, the one supplement that I kept coming back to was Cthulhu Apocalypse: The Dead White World . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: Cthulhu Apocalypse: The Dead White World by Graham Walmsley and Pelgrane Press

Adventure Review: Bandits of the Rampant Horror by David Posener from Raging Swan Press

Words have power. Horror is a strange one however. It denotes many different concepts. Horror might refer to a feeling of fright or something causing such a feeling. It also manages to encapsulate an entire genre of work in books, movies, and television. But what horror actually *is* differs wildly from person to person. Some . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: Bandits of the Rampant Horror by David Posener from Raging Swan Press

The Gassy Gnoll: Darkness and Our Fascination With It

As the daylight gets shorter and shorter each day on the march to the winter solstice, night gains more ground. And I begin to wonder why humankind seems to fall into one of two camps: those who want to stay out of the dark and those who want to go in. There are always a . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Darkness and Our Fascination With It

News from Around the Net: 2-SEP-11

Greetings programs!

It’s the Friday before Labor Day weekend for those of us in the United States, so many of us are getting ready for a few days of rest & relaxation. And I for one am ready for a few days off!

Before I dive into the news, I have to share some of . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 2-SEP-11

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