Deadly Fredly Tumbly: Gum on shoe →
Keep thinking about GUMSHOE. Frequently encountered complaint I hear is that it’s a one trick system (funny since I think that could be leveled against many an indie, but). While I don’t think that’s true per se, I do find myself thinking about what could be added to make its resource management…
Compels are those moments where you set aside the dice and let the aspects...– Lenny Balsera (paraphrased). This idea was probably one of the most powerful ones that Lenny’s provided about aspect compels, and it has really stuck with me. Because an aspect is a short phrase, those moments *have to* involve conversation and negotiation. The aspect is a touch-point, a vector if...
Employers: Look to gaming to motivate staff -... →
After school, students morph into druids and... →
deadlyfredly: Taking a break from training his new dungeon master hopeful, Flower Horne touched on the basic allure of the game from his perspective: He never stood out in sports and found a welcome alternative to team play in the dice-rolling game.
Deadly Fredly Tumbly: What is A Penny For My... →
We’ve never been good about getting this clearly communicated, but — surprise! — with Chris Hanrahan visiting, I’m sitting down and looking at how to communicate about this game in ad copy. Here’s what I’ve got: A Penny For My Thoughts is a stand-alone improv acting/roleplaying game hybrid about…
ashleyfishman: “bunions and bifocals would be the worst rpg! It’d be like gurps, only there would only be a disadvantages chapter” -Ron, on Paul’s oldness.
Rawwrr!: Nerdiness. →
So I play all sorts of tabletop RPGs, might as well talk about my experiences and what I like and dislike about some of the systems. Just kind of gonna go off for a while. -Dungeons and Dragons- There’s not much more ionic than D n’ D, a bunch of nerds sittin’ around a table eating Cheetos and…
radsprack: I think I might start a blog based on the goings on in all the different campaigns my GURPS group has going. Tonight we start a new campaign based on the world of DragonLance
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Deadly Fredly Tumbly: Lenny Balsera on compels... →
Over on the FateRPG Yahoo Group, someone is talking about problems they’re having in their game, where the players are reacting like aspect compels are “ruining” their game. Lenny just posted the following, and I want to scrapbook it here for future reference: Well, “ruining the game” is a…
The Road Goes Ever On: The Stormtrooper Effect →
Imperial Stormtroopers in the original Star Wars trilogy, despite overwhelming numbers, professional military education and training, full armour, military-grade firepower, and noticeable combat effectiveness against non-speaking characters, were incapable of seriously harming or indeed…
Sons of Liberty Beta Playtest →
steampunk: Sons of LIberty - clockpunk roleplaying game
Hush small descendant, don’t say a word poppas going to buy you a...– Lullabies for Evil Overlord - “Hush Small Descendant” (to the tune of Hush Little Baby) (from Lou Agresta’s RPGAggresion)
Fan 1: What would happen if a Bag of Holding was placed inside the TARDIS? Fan...– (via grindlebone)