Supplement Review: d30 Sandbox Companion by Richard J. LeBlanc, Jr. for New Big Dragon Games Unlimited

It’s been a long while now since I GM’ed regularly, but when I did I tended towards big, wide-open sandbox campaigns. Sometimes it got me into trouble as a GM where the players would get carried away, but usually I had an amazing amount of fun trying to figure out how to react to the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: d30 Sandbox Companion by Richard J. LeBlanc, Jr. for New Big Dragon Games Unlimited

The Gassy Gnoll: Top 10 Quick Gift Ideas for Gamers

The Gassy Gnoll is in full holiday insanity mode here at Gnoll Central, which means he’s thinking about what gifts to pick up for his fuzzy loved ones, what’s on his wish list, and who the heck he should “give” the business end of a polearm, axe, or sword the next time he sees them. . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Top 10 Quick Gift Ideas for Gamers

The Gassy Gnoll: Being Thankful for RPGs

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As Thanksgiving approaches us here in the United States, this Gassy Gnoll was moved to determine how he was thankful for role-playing games in his life over the last three plus decades.

Five Reasons I Give Thanks to Role-playing Games Friends. From the very first time I played 1e Dungeons & Dragons back in 1982 . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Being Thankful for RPGs

Game Review: Covert Ops (Playtest Version) by Bill Logan and Larry Moore from DwD Studios

I’m going to start this review with a bit of personal history and then we’ll get back to Covert Ops, so excuse the temporary detour…

Long ago in a galaxy far far away I worked on a game called Covert Directives for Moebius Adventures. It used the basic rules we developed for Age of Phaedrus . . . → Read More: Game Review: Covert Ops (Playtest Version) by Bill Logan and Larry Moore from DwD Studios

Adventure Review: The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill by Mike Myler

Fantasy worlds often overlook the little people. Elves, humans, and the bigger races always seem to get the spotlight. Dwarves occasionally get attention, but often gnomes and halflings are left on the outskirts panhandling for loose change.

In The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill, designer Mike Myler takes care of that by giving you a quaint . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill by Mike Myler

Supplement Review: Toys for the Sandbox #88: The Rift Market by Quinn Conklin from Occult Moon

It’s been a long while since I checked out any of the Toys for the Sandbox series from Occult Moon, so I thought I’d grab a recent release. The lucky PDF in this case was Toys from the Sandbox 88: The Rift Market by Quinn Conklin. This system-agnostic fantasy supplement details an intriguing gateway to . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Toys for the Sandbox #88: The Rift Market by Quinn Conklin from Occult Moon

Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

If it’s one thing that can get me going as a gamer, it’s a good story. Couple that with a good setting and the opportunity to change the course of events (or even the perception of being able to change the course of events) and you have my attention as a GM and as a . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

The Gassy Gnoll: Travel Troubles

This Gassy Gnoll had some travel troubles this past weekend. A belt broke, shredding my radiator among other juicy bits in the engine compartment. Made for an interesting drive home. But we did make it home. And after a large bill at the mechanic yesterday, the beast runs again.

But it got me thinking about . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Travel Troubles

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

Interview: Jim Pinto of Post World Games

Back in January I stumbled on Jim Pinto’s Kickstarter for A Gallery of Rogues: Solomon Guild from Post World Games (a review will be coming eventually) and was hooked immediately. My gaming style has always been less about the system and more about the setting, so I love perusing open-ended supplements for fantasy worlds. Each . . . → Read More: Interview: Jim Pinto of Post World Games

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