Posted on : 24-04-2013 | By : Rodney | In : Contests
Tags: 2013, Dungeon, map, one page dungeon, Vertigo
Posted on : 20-04-2013 | By : Rodney | In : Tips and Tricks
I had my first go at GMing a game using Roll20, a browser based virtual tabletop. Currently I’m kicking off an initiative to get Pathfinder Society going in Japan, starting with the English speaking community of teachers from the USA, South Africa and other parts of the world. Because the community is quite spread out, I turned to Roll20 to connect easily with players and allow for more game time. We’ll see how that works out, but so far so good.
Posted on : 09-04-2013 | By : Rodney | In : Avernos Gazette, Claustrophobia!, Products
Tags: Avernos, Claustrophobia!, dark elf, Role-playing, RPG, Trow
Avernos in Trow-ble
You may have noticed that I’ve reworked the Avernos Campaign Setting here on the site. I’ve got so much in store for you that I needed to rework the structure of the pages to ensure it would all fit together well. I’ve added pages too and the most recent is a look at the Trow, or dark elves. These guys put the “dark” back in being a dark elf.
The copy editing for the Beta is done, so expect more news on that in the coming months. You can keep in touch by connecting to the Claustrophobia! Facebook page.
Super Secret Mystery Projects
Because of contracts and bad tempered gnomes I can’t reveal some of the other projects under way in the lab, but many wonderful things are bubbling away nicely. I’ve decided to refocus my efforts and so you’ll notice less blogging from me and more wonderful goodies in the future.
Till next time!
Posted on : 16-02-2013 | By : Rodney | In : General
Today I get to play with the Blog Carnival topic, “Pimp A Game”, which gives me a good chance to write about cool games. And who doesn’t like cool games…
“Free” is a good thing right? Many games are free in some way or another, like Facebook games, which make their money from those annoying “in game purchases”. But what about role-playing games? There are loads of free ones out there, and a quick look around will prove a universal truth: “Free isn’t always good for RPGs”. Generally, no income means no support and a poor production quality. Players are likely to disregard a game if they think it’s cheap, which impacts how many people even give the rules a spin. Thankfully, some games break that rule, and build a huge fan base around them which keeps it going and growing. Take the Pokéthulhu Adventure Game as an example. The game is possibly one of the simplest free games around, but its strong community of fans means the game is still available for download today. I got to play it at a convention a few years ago, and man, it was awesome. Hands down the best session I’ve played too.
I’m going to look at three games that got my attention recently. They’re all free. You don’t need to pay a cent, give your email address or pay for additional books to make the thing work.
Posted on : 06-02-2013 | By : Rodney | In : General
Tags: 1km1kt, Claustrophobia!
I came across this great review yesterday while researching another blog post.
“Claustrophobia! – A bunch of mostly insane dwarf adventurers attempt to ride a home built nuclear powered ‘submarine’ through the earth to reach the core, while slowly (or not so slowly) going completely insane. This game seems like a hilariously fun time, and really encourages off the wall and ridiculous scenarios cropping up constantly. I will most certainly be hounding my gaming group to play this one some time. (Currently my favorite of the one’s I’ve read.)”
Now that’s a positive review!
Wow, this is important. EN World was hacked last year and needs your help to rebuild.
You can find the Kickstarter here.
Posted on : 23-01-2013 | By : Rodney | In : General
Tags: D20, Dragons, Drive Thru, Dungeons, eBook, RPG, Wizards of the Coast
22 January 2013
This day will go down in the history of role-playing.
Wizards of the Coast (WotC) released most (if not all) of their past Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) print products as digital downloads via the popular RPG download site Drive Thru RPG. Yes, everything from the first ever edition of D&D, through AD&D, 3.5 and even 4th Edition is available for you to buy online, right now. That is if their site can handle all the traffic it’s getting at the moment from fans eager to get their hands on out-of-print books.
Posted on : 06-01-2013 | By : Rodney | In : General
What do you think of dark elves, the drow? Are they the scary adversaries that frighten the pants off your players or just dungeon fodder? Do more drow enter your games as Chaotic Good rangers out to right the wrongs of the world? Or are they grotesque monsters, lurking in shadows, ready to swoop in for a kill?
Rising Phoenix is 2 years old today! Happy Birthday Rising Phoenix.
Don’t forget you can pick up Lunatic Labyrinth at a low price as part of the holiday celebrations on Drive Thru RPG. Get it here.
And HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! May 2013 be a great one!