Book Preview: Rifts World Book 1: Vampire Kingdoms (New Revised Edition) by Kevin Siembieda from Palladium Books

Since I was in college, I’ve had a love affair with Palladium Books. We played campaigns that used The Palladium Role-playing Game and Ninjas & Superspies, plus occasional forays into the realms of Rifts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness, Beyond the Supernatural, and others. When the Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game came out with . . . → Read More: Book Preview: Rifts World Book 1: Vampire Kingdoms (New Revised Edition) by Kevin Siembieda from Palladium Books

News from Around the Net: 9-SEP-11

Are short weeks more brutal than long ones? Sometimes it sure seems that way!

Part of it must be the somber reminders of 9/11 on it’s 10th anniversary this Sunday. Hard to believe it’s been that long. But it’s something I know I’ll never forget. Some images you just can’t unsee. But it’s fitting that . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 9-SEP-11

The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival) – Part 4, Heroes and Monsters

Here we are at the fourth and final installment of my ruminations on Animals in RPGs for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival. We’ve covered familiars, omens, and hunting, so let’s cover the last area – heroes and monsters.

This article comes down to two simple questions… Why can’t heroes be animals? Why can’t monsters be . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival) – Part 4, Heroes and Monsters

News from Around the Net: 12-AUG-2011

Do you hear that? Those are the moans and groans of students around the world realizing that school is going to start soon (or already has) for the Fall. And beneath all that noise is the contented sighs of parents (many, not all) silently thanking the universe. Amazingly enough, I am both happy and unhappy . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 12-AUG-2011

The Gassy Gnoll: What Makes a Game Badass? (RPG Blog Carnival)

When Jonathan Jacobs kicked off the July RPG Blog Carnival with Bad Ass Gaming, I didn’t really have anything to contribute. But then it hit me… maybe I’ll just explore what the term “badass” means in terms of my own gaming experiences.

So what does “badass” mean? Like most of English, you can’t tell what . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: What Makes a Game Badass? (RPG Blog Carnival)

News from Around the Net: 27-MAY-2011

How is it that it takes so long to get from Monday to Friday and yet it’s Sunday almost before we blink?

Once again the week was full of news around the interwebz. And as always, the diversity is astounding. From gorgeous art and maps to music during game sessions, from how we as GMs . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 27-MAY-2011

News from Around the Net: 20-MAY-2011

Yes! It’s Friday finally… I’m excited about this weekend and the city-wide gaming event I’m going to try and cover for GKR. I may include some pics, some video, and some text, but I’m not quite sure how it will ferment by the time it gets posted next week. It’ll be an adventure.

That said, . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 20-MAY-2011

News from Around the Net: 22-APR-2011

It’s Friday – and that means it must be time to share a few links from the Interwebz!

In case you missed my earlier articles from the last couple of weeks, I’d encourage you to check out the following and let me know what you think:

Two reviews – Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century from . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 22-APR-2011

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