Game Preview: NRG Core Rulebook and Saga of Dragon Star Kickstarter from the GameSmiths, LLC

A smith, traditionally, is someone who works with metal forging items such as weapons and armor. So a “game smith” could be interpreted as meaning someone who forges games, right? GameSmiths, LLC is a new publisher offering some cool new role playing games such as the N.R.G Core Rulebook (sword-and-sorcery) and The Saga of Dragon . . . → Read More: Game Preview: NRG Core Rulebook and Saga of Dragon Star Kickstarter from the GameSmiths, LLC

The Gassy Gnoll: On Being Out of Practice… DMing in a Modern Age

This gassy old gnoll has been playing role-playing games for three decades. And in that time, he’s run a lot of games. D&D, Palladium Fantasy (1st Edition), Ninjas and Superspies, James Bond 007, and many others. But do you know what he’s run recently? Nothing.

OK, that’s not exactly true. About a year ago I . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: On Being Out of Practice… DMing in a Modern Age

Friday Knight News – Skyfall Edition: 09-NOV-2012

Happy Friday everybody! Hopefully you survived work and are looking forward to a weekend that includes some gaming. ๐Ÿ™‚

For myself, I’m hoping to get some gaming in with my daughters tomorrow and then go game with the guys tomorrow night. Time to see if our stalwart group of heroes makes it back to their . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News – Skyfall Edition: 09-NOV-2012

Fiction Review: Net Impact by Donald J. Bingle

Yes, I know this is a gaming blog, right? So why am I reviewing another book of fiction? Well, first and foremost, we all know that there’s a great deal of bleed between gaming and short stories, movies, song titles and lyrics, among about a million other creative pursuits. And often, we as gamers have . . . → Read More: Fiction Review: Net Impact by Donald J. Bingle

Adventure Review: BP2: The Manor of Deceit (PFRPG) from Jeff Gupton and Blackbyrne Publishing

A couple of days ago I took a look at the adventure BP1: The Hidden Current from Jeff Gupton and Blackbyrne Publishing and noted a few issues with page layout and art choices. Today, I’m happy to say that the second adventure in the series for the “Dark Veil” campaign – BP2: The Manor of . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: BP2: The Manor of Deceit (PFRPG) from Jeff Gupton and Blackbyrne Publishing

Supplement Review: Villains II by Creighton Broadhurst and Martin Tideswell from Raging Swan Press

When is it as a GM that you go from suspecting that you have a good villain to knowing that you have a good villain? For me, it never happens the same way twice. Sometimes it is as simple as a rival with slightly looser morals or ethics. Sometimes it’s a catch phrase James Bond-style . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Villains II by Creighton Broadhurst and Martin Tideswell from Raging Swan Press

Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly, Spring 2011 Issue 17

When I received the latest Kobold Quarterly, I have to say I had to take a good hard look at the cover. There’s a lot going on in this painting by Allison Theus. The first question that came to mind was “What the heck *IS* that thing?” It’s impossible not to notice that the warrior . . . → Read More: Magazine Review: Kobold Quarterly, Spring 2011 Issue 17

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