The Edge of Sanity…

Hey all… In my career as a gamer, at least since college, I’ve had a thing for playing insane characters. I thought I’d share some of those characters and how I dealt with their crazy behaviors. The first time it happened, my character in a Call of Cthulhu game went crazy with a Tommy Gun…

RPG Review: Sunken Empires by Brandon Hodge

Hi there… Ever since college when I actually started having the extra money to do so, I’ve been drawn to game stores and hunting for unique supplements. Adventures, gazettes, simple collections of maps – each has its own attraction for me. As such, I have ended up with a wide variety of books, pamphlets, and…

How do you make module-driven games seem less railroaded?

Hi all… Yes, it seems that nearly every time I post anything these days, it’s asking a question. But before I ask, let me provide some context… We have a very small group (currently 2 or 3 players depending on the week and a GM) playing a D&D 3.5e adventure set in one of the…

Religion in Fantasy Worlds

This post was inspired by a post at the KORE rpg blog about the topic. And it got me thinking, which is sometimes not a good thing… Religion is definitely one of those hot buttons in the real world, like sex, money, politics, and many other hot buttons. As soon as you breach the subject…

Friday Links for October 30, 2009

Hey all… Yes, I’m a bit late this week. Sorry about that. First ugly cold of autumn for me and work has been keeping me busy. That didn’t stop a whole mess of people coming up with some interesting articles to keep us all thinking about gaming. 🙂 We’ll get the list started off this…

Tonight: Playtest in Colorado Springs!

Hey all… That’s right… We’re having a playtest in Colorado Springs at Gamer’s Haven tonight from 4pm to 8pm. There’s a bit more information here about this event. There’s a few folks signed up even, which is better than the last time I tried this. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get a chance to write up how…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 2 of 4 – Morality

As I said in Part 1, this series deals with Morality and Virtue as we define them for the Moebius Adventures games. But as with many things, I think it goes beyond the system of rules and provides more food for thought when looking at alignment. So let’s talk a bit about Morality. Every time…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 1 of 4 – Intro

For this month’s Blog Carnival, I thought I’d throw some different ideas out there about an alternative to the simple alignment grid… Though I understand the attraction of a simple alignment scheme for some games, I’ve always been fascinated by the gray area. Rarely will you find anyone who has a perfect moral compass. As…

Friday Links for September 25, 2009

I’ve been a silent member of the community for quite a while now, but now that I’m active again, I thought it would be helpful to re-link to posts from the week that I found thought provoking or useful. So starting today, I’m starting a “Friday Links” post tradition. This will basically gather all the…

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