Conan Role-Playing Game Unboxing

Here’s some photos of the old TSR Conan RPG that I just won on eBay. This is actually the first time I’ve bid on something like this, so I’m pretty excited. The game is by Dave “Zeb” Cook, and uses a universal chart resolution system based on the TSR Marvel Super Heroes system. You can […]

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Numenera Quick Hits

Some quick impressions of Numenera from Monday’s game: I like the mad-lib character generation. I might even steal it. The names Glaive, Jack, and Nano for the character types aren’t particularly evocative for me.  Nanotech is the new phlebotinum and it already feels worn out. Cyphers is a bad name for the one-use devices. The […]

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Fate Accelerated Non-Review

Not a review, just an impression I was flipping through Fate Accelerated at the game store yesterday, and it seemed like the mirror-universe version of my own SFX!  There are strong similarities (maybe because I played and hacked so much FUDGE back in the day), but almost every concrete difference I noticed was the exact […]

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Huzzah! It is Mine!

Starships & Spacemen (via that is.  This was one of the earliest SF roleplaying games, and I remember enjoying the heck out of it with my brothers and sister.  It was basically an unlicensed Star Trek game, with the PCs serving as crew on a “Confederation” starship.  Classes represented various branches of the service, […]

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Thinking of the Children

I’m going to be running a game for my friend Mac and her three children (ages 7 through 12) in the near future.  She’s been playing D&D with them for a few months now, and I’ve been a player for some of the sessions.  When I mentioned that even though I sometimes had a hankering […]

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Neat Minis

I use LEGOs for minis, when we use minis, but these GAFDOZ and Hydra minis would be perfect for Elves & Espers.  I’m too cheap to buy them, but I find them inspiring to look at. Hat tip: Hero Press

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The Rule of Cool: A Useful Tool

The Geek, at Geek Related, writes: Why the Rule of Cool Is Not Cool I’ve been following the debate about the so-called “Rule of Cool.”  It’s a “TV Tropes” concept extended to RPGs by  the Chatty DM, (original post “The Rule of Cool” here, and clarification “The Rule of Cool Takes Flak” here).  A number […]

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Seen on the World of Warcraft Forum Pardon me for hijacking the thread, here.. But, Brion – if you don’t want your mother to know you were up and on the computer at 3:29 in the morning – DON‘T post on a forum that she reads. Busted. Grounded. (no, I don’t read the forum, somebody […]

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