Designer Interview: Emmett O’Brian – The Artifact

Have I mentioned how much I’ve loved Kickstarter and the resurgence of unique RPG supplements and games over the last year? If I haven’t, I should!

One of those intriguing Kickstarters is a cool science fiction game called The Artifact RPG from Emmett O’Brian. Players are part of an expedition force to a new world . . . → Read More: Designer Interview: Emmett O’Brian – The Artifact

The Gassy Gnoll: The Scan Scam

The Gassy Gnoll is a fan boy sometimes. He even jumps at opportunities once in a while that he probably shouldn’t because he wants something so badly. His Kickstarter addiction is a perfect example. It’s amazing how quickly spending gets out of control if you don’t watch it, even as an adult.

So when Wizards . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Scan Scam

The Gassy Gnoll: Re-publishing Oddness

It’s a given that there will be some weirdness every day, regardless of whether it’s in the gaming community or not. There are distinct degrees of weirdness in my book… From “They took knives to a gunfight?” to the bizarre “He dressed up as a big rabbit and attended the board meeting…” And it doesn’t . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Re-publishing Oddness

The Gassy Gnoll: Book Bloat

The Gassy Gnoll has come to an odd realization recently. He doesn’t like book bloat.

What is “book bloat” you ask?

Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I started playing AD&D 1st edition in 1982. The first book I had was the 128-page hardcover Player’s Handbook (PHB). It was 128 pages offering everything I . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Book Bloat

News from Around the Net: 30-SEP-2011 (Sponsored by Chaotic Shiny Productions)

Wow. It’s amazing how a few days in Las Vegas can a) tap you out of a few dollars quickly, b) realize you have forgotten about a large sea of humanity pulsing to and fro along the strip even in 100 degree weather, and c) exhaust you to the point where a few hours of . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 30-SEP-2011 (Sponsored by Chaotic Shiny Productions)

Game Review: Altered Earth: Science Fiction Role-Playing in the Far Future by David Caffee from Chaos Trip Studios and Avalon Game Company

Though I have to admit I’ve not been much of a fan of D&D 4e the way it’s been presented in the D&D Essentials line, I’ve been interested in the movement to make 4e work in different contexts. For example, Wizards of the Coast‘s Gamma World release is an update to the post-apocalyptic roleplaying game . . . → Read More: Game Review: Altered Earth: Science Fiction Role-Playing
in the Far Future
by David Caffee from Chaos Trip Studios and Avalon Game Company

Book Review: Castle Keeper’s Guide by Davis Chenault and Stephen Chenault from Troll Lord Games

In 1982, I started playing AD&D 1st Edition with a group of friends in junior high school. We would play many weekends over the next few years leading up to high school. And somewhere in that first year, I was given a copy of TSR’s Player’s Handbook. Not long after that I was given the . . . → Read More: Book Review: Castle Keeper’s Guide by Davis Chenault and Stephen Chenault from Troll Lord Games

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