Ashirai, Queen of Death

This is our latest cover, a piece for our first product in a new line of solo / 1-on-1 adventures. Bob Storrar did the art and layout, and you need to see inside this, because it’s beautifully done. The guy has real talent. So, who is she and why does she matter? Ashirai was once…

Have you got the skills? Write for us!

Rising Phoenix Games is looking for freelance writers. Project Length: 3,750 words Pay Rate: A 25% cut of sales. (25% to the adventure writer, 10% to the player options writer (Rodney Sloan), 25% to the artist/layout artist, 35% or less to the vendor and the rest to the publisher. ) Additional details: Rising Phoenix Games…

Three Stone Stories Cover

3 Stone Stories: Imagination Gaming

Find out about the upcoming 3 Stone Stories playtest and secure your copy today. Find out more here. I’ve been yearning for a game that was simple to play and didn’t need much ‘stuff’. Something that focused on the story, but didn’t require sourcebooks and rules referencing. The game I wanted would unlock the imagination,…

Super Sale

This week through till July 1st we’re running a 10% or more off sale. Click on the links below to grab your copy now: Claustrophobia Beta http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?discount=937fb19456   Lunatic Labyrinth http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?discount=93f4b3c2d7   Pewter Tankard Tavern http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?discount=94054b8e4c

Tactics for Terrors

Welcome to part 4 in this series focused on solo and GMless infiltration games. Check out part 1, part 2 and part 3 if you missed out.   “The secret of success in battle lies often not so much in the use of one’s own strength but in the exploitation of the other side’s weaknesses.” John…

Behind the Dungeon Door

This is Part 3 of the Daggers at Dusk Series. Check out part 1 and part 2 for more on playing solo infiltration games. Last week I ventured into the Goblin Caves, had fun and got captured. Now I’m going to show you a simple system I use to make my games even more interesting. You never…

A Shadow in the Goblin Caves

Last week I told you about a simple infiltration game I played many years back. Today I’m breaking out the minis to do it again. Let’s go kill some gobbos. For this game I used the Pathfinder Beginners Box, but you could just as easily use the full Pathfinder Role-Playing Game, Dungeons and Dragons of…

Daggers at Dusk

Did you ever play Metal Gear Solid or a similar game where it was you against a ton of bad guys? You, and you alone, had to sneak in and bring the mayhem.  There are plenty of examples out there, but two of my favorite PC games of all time are Ghost Recon and Operation…

The Legend of Drizzt Boardgame

New to my collection is the Legend of Drizzt: Dungeons and Dragons Board Game, designed by Peter Lee (D&D Miniatures, Heroscape) and published by Wizards of the Coast. What originally caught my eye is that this is a game for one to five players. Yes, you can play it solo! Also, if you’ve been into…

Why Do You Play?

Why  do you play games? Do you play because it’s a reason to do something with friends? Is it because you love the challenge? Maybe it’s the pure escapism? Personally I think it’s a little bit of everything for me, but mostly it’s the escapism. Yesterday I picked up a few Marvel HeroClix figures, including…

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