Aliens & Asteroids: The First Public Playtest, Pt 4

Last time, our technician managed to dislodge the green goo he wanted from the device attached to the alien habitat. But apparently that was a bit like disturbing a hornet’s nest because a Grey Man stepped out of the habitat airlock with a gun pointed at the party! (Read more about getting the goo off…

Aliens & Asteroids: The First Public Playtest, Pt 3

In the last post, John’s technician “Sean Samsonite” and his drone (the “S.S. Prototype 1”) valiantly headed down into the crater with the alien bits and pieces. And when he spotted the jar of green alien goo on a device with blinking lights, he got very excited. So excited in fact that he jumped on…

Aliens & Asteroids: The First Public Playtest, Pt 2

In the last post, I covered a bit of the terror I felt when trying the whole “public playtest” thing again at Petries’ Family Games. Sure, Cameron was helping out by offering a space and telling folks about it on the website as well as on Facebook, but would it be enough? Well, apparently it…

Revisiting the Past: Trap Detection, Part 1

As I’ve gone through the process of revisiting my Old School gaming roots with D&D through Mazes & Perils, I have had to re-examine the art of trap detection. And yes, there is an art to it. Let’s start with the three main methods of trap detection that transcend rules systems entirely: Bull in the…

What are dimensions of character?

Welcome all again to the Scrolls of the Studious Sage! This time let’s take on creating characters. What are dimensions regarding character? Statistics can provide a base for character development but to get real depth or layers you need nuances, personality, mannerisms, and even flaws. All these things make a person unique and give characters…

What’s in the hole? (June 2014 RPG Blog Carnival Kick-off)

For as long as there have been PCs, there have been holes for them to poke around in — from the tiny holes requiring tiny tools to the big holes leading to entire unexplored worlds. But what makes each of them so inexplicably appealing? Is it the placement? The size? The shape? The ambiance? During…

One Spot #2: Angar’s Magic Shoppe Is Now Available!

Welcome to¬†Angar’s Magic Shoppe! Here you’ll find Angar Bossz reading one of his latest book acquisitions, tinkering with a new toy for his collection, talking with his assistant Radu, or petting the store cat Iago. Will he help you in your quest with a nugget of information or just the right book? Only time will…

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