That *New Game* Smell

They say the first step to resolving an addiction is to admit you have a problem. Well, here’s my problem: I’m addicted to new settings.

I look at new systems whether they are set in an existing RPG framework or a brand new one. I’ll look into systems and worlds whether I’m currently running and/or . . . → Read More: That *New Game* Smell

Game Fodder: Time of the Wild Gods

Looking for some setting ideas? Here’s one that came out of the blue the other day…

In the age of the Wild Gods, it is said that waves of chaotic raw energy and force of will rose and fell across the land. Whatever those beings felt at the time, whether joy or sorrow, love or . . . → Read More: Game Fodder: Time of the Wild Gods

Book Review: The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual by Deborah Teramis Christian and Bruce A. Heard

There are two aspects to RPGs… rules and settings. I have never been great at rules, but have always loved setting design. Building worlds, from creation myths and racial histories to area and dungeon maps and everything in-between, makes me a very happy writer when I get to dive in. But presenting those ideas to . . . → Read More: Book Review: The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual by Deborah Teramis Christian and Bruce A. Heard

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

The Gassy Gnoll: Where are we again? (Location, Location, Location – RPG Blog Carnival)

This month’s blog carnival was kicked off by Mike Bourke @ Campaign Mastery and I have to say it’s a doozy. Though “Location, Location, Location” may have originated in the real estate industry, it works amazingly well for fictional pursuits as well. Whether you’re designing a RPG campaign or writing a novel, you can’t go . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Where are we again? (Location, Location, Location – RPG Blog Carnival)

The Gassy Gnoll – The Nature of Nature

Peace and quiet. It’s something this Gassy Gnoll doesn’t get much of these days. It might be that his family is running a million miles an hour in different directions. It might be that he himself his spread a wee bit thin on a few fronts. But either way it’s a rare occurrence.

Of late, . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll – The Nature of Nature

Supplement Review: Urban Dressing: Market Stalls by Brian Liberge for Raging Swan Press

Much of the fantasy campaigns I play in seem to take place in villages, towns, and cities, yet coming up with encounters in urban settings can sometimes be a pain in the rear. Shoot… Populating a town can be a major undertaking depending on how detailed you choose to get. So the Urban Dressing line . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Urban Dressing: Market Stalls by Brian Liberge for Raging Swan Press

The Gassy Gnoll: Holiday Spirit – What are your campaign holidays?

As we work our way through this holiday-heavy month, I’m left wondering why we don’t see holidays as often in our RPG worlds. On Earth, as a species, humankind has always been happy to find a reason to celebrate. However, our campaign worlds whether historical, fantastic, modern, or futuristic don’t seem to share that gift.

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Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming (7-DEC-2012)

Yes, I’m a bit behind on these. My apologies. Unfortunately the stomach flu knocked everybody at my house out for a few days. Thankfully, we have all rebounded nicely. ๐Ÿ™‚

That said, it’s time for some new links don’t you think?!

Because I’m a few days behind, these ten “links” are overflowing so we’ll see . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming (7-DEC-2012)

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

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