Tag Archive | RPGs

Lessons from the Aether: RPGs and Character Creation


Tweet of the Day: The Volatile Mr. Poe: A Charleston Chronicle  ——- Roleplaying games are all about playing a role of a character in a giving space. Many, if not all RPGs, are based or influence by various speculative fiction genres such as sword and sandal, space opera, and cyberpunk to name a few. While […]

D&D Turns 40: Four Decades of Adventure!


Tweet of the Day: The Cobbled Wall: a eulogy for a ghost house. ——- Tolkien might have codified the modern fantasy genre: the elves, dwarfs and humans battling against orcs with the help of mighty wizards and magical swords. But it was in 1974 that little game released by Tactical Studies Rules out of Lake […]

Space for Rent: James Bonding


Tweet of the Day: Faces on the Wall ——— This is a post that blends video games with social commentary. You have been warned. Okay, here we go. Certain video game studios, like EA’s BioWare, are known for the emphasis on story in their game. As part of that emphasis they have included the chance […]

Awakening


Tweet of the Day: Fiddler’s Hill ——– This a superhero origins story loosely based on the DC Comics RPG story a friend of mine is putting together for our gaming group. Some of you might not get some of the references, after all the DC Comic universe is far more than Batman/Superman. Then again, never […]

Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles: ANN Headlines News Now-Terminus Gripped by Chaos


Tweet of the Day: SomaFM-Spacestation ——- ——- ANN Headlines Now April 19, 2196 Terminus Gripped by Chaos By Iris Dunnigan MILGROM, BEKENSTEIN- Majors spasms of violence have hit multiple worlds in the Terminus systems. While criminal activity is rampant in this sector of the galaxy, it has not seen this surge in conflict in years: […]

Sunday Treat: A History of Video Games with Richard Garriott


Tweet of the Day: EA Employee Chastises Company Over SimCity in Public Letter ——- This time around we have an extended interview with Richard Garriot, better known as Lord British (of the Origins/Ultima games franchise). This is an extended pitch for his new project on Kickstarter, but it also gives us a fascinating glimpse at […]

Mass Effect 3: Die for the Cause


“Primarch Victus, fleet wide comm channel open,” said the Indefatigable‘s communication’s officer. “Thank you. This is Primarch Victus to all ships. Some have described the liberation of Palaven as a miracle. It was nothing of the sort. It is merely the inevitable result of our alliance with the Krogan. Once bitter enemies, together we threw […]

World Building Wednesday: Organizing Your Notes RPG Book Style


Tweet of the Day: Flesh Blood ——- Ah young eager world builders, you have it all: Characters and character illustrations. Locations. Cultures. Maps. In depth history, both social and political. Songs. Poems. Famous battles. Military doctrine. Technological development. Extensive timelines and calendars. Secret histories, conspiracies and legends. You have it all. And it is all […]

Weekend Roundup: August 28-September 3


Tweet of the Day: Shields in Fantasy ——– This week post fell a bit short on account of the fact that I skipped over the Sunday Tweet. I could say that I didn’t find a suitable tweet, but the truth was that I was immersed in Dragon Age: Origins and did not come up for […]

Re-Post: The Closing of the Ways Part II


Tweet of the Day: Food for Thought: Jesus vs. Heracles ——– But now we rejoin our friend Jaymes somewhere in the Free City of Greyhawk, the Geml of the Flanaess: —- The Shady Dragon Inn was full, as usual, for this time of night. Pipe smoke, stale ale and nervous gossip roiled the air.  Strange […]