Since first seeing the Kickstarter for Bite Marks by Black Armada, I’ve been intrigued in figuring out exactly what this game is about. It’s werewolves, certainly, but geared more towards pack dynamics than the usual tropes. Bite Marks is now available for preorder at the link above, and if you’re considering it then you might be having the same questions. Read on to find out a little more about what you can expect!Continue reading “Bite Marks Review”
Month: January 2020
STO Spaceframes: Agents of Yesterday, Part 1
Back in 2016, Star Trek Online celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise with the release of the “Agents of Yesterday” expansion. This involved a new faction (Starfleet in the 23rd century) but it was also connected to the Star Trek Online main plot through some time-traveling shenanigans. It might be messy to meld altogether from an RPG standpoint but we’re doing it all so here we go!Continue reading “STO Spaceframes: Agents of Yesterday, Part 1”
City of Mist: David Marcus
So I’ve been reading a great book called Irish Tales of Mystery & Magic with the Little Mephling. It’s a really fun book that lets me explore the tales of my ancestors (Dia dhuit, gaeilgeoirí ar bith!) and its casual storytelling has given me a new appreciation for Fionn mac Cumhail. There’s nothing left to do with an appreciation like that than to create him in City of Mist!Continue reading “City of Mist: David Marcus”
Collecting STO Spaceframes So Far
I’ve been really enjoying working on all the different ship types in Star Trek Online and bringing them into Star Trek Adventures. It’s a fun process to open up different options and to see where there are holes in official and fan-created spaceframes. The posts are scattered around slightly but here’s everything so far.Continue reading “Collecting STO Spaceframes So Far”
Happy Enterprise Day!
Today is January 17th, otherwise written as 17/01 (besides in the U.S.) which makes it the perfect day to celebrate the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701! This is a great tradition that I’m glad exists and to celebrate it I’ve come up with a set of new spaceframes from the era of the original Star Trek series.
Jester Dave has previously come up with a bunch to supplement the Constitution class and the Miranda class in the core rulebook. I gathered together his era-appropriate spaceframes in a single pdf for your convenience. Below that is a new pdf with six different spaceframes from the tumultuous Battle of the Binary Stars in the pilot of Star Trek: Discovery. These are the Cardenas class, the Engle class, the Hoover class, the Malachowski class, the Nimitz class, and the Shepard class. Use them for your TOS-era Star Trek Adventures game or as leftover spaceframes from a previous era. And give me feedback by all means!
Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook Review
There’s another sourcebook out for Star Trek Adventures and this time we’re headed beyond the bounds of the Federation entirely. Having covered the main areas of the Star Trek universe, we’re now through the Bajoran wormhole and into the Gamma Quadrant.Continue reading “Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook Review”
Invisible Sun’s Makers
Welcome again to the heady world of Invisible Sun and the fantastic city of Satyrine! Last time we looked at the vance, spellcasters who memorize spells like D&D wizards. Today we’re looking at another type of spellcaster in the world of Invisible Sun, the magical forgers known as makers.Continue reading “Invisible Sun’s Makers”
STO Spaceframes: Pilot Escorts
We’re getting into the more complicated options for spaceframes in Star Trek Online in the spaceframe project. Starting at Tier 5 there are some advanced starship types that I have different rules for. Today I’m presenting rules for pilot escorts and would love some feedback. Post your ideas in the comments!Continue reading “STO Spaceframes: Pilot Escorts”
Pride, Prejudice, and Practical Magic Review
A lot of people are celebrating holidays this week, so there’s no better time to review the magical supplement for Good Society. While Sense, Sensibility, & Swordsmanship explored combat and duels in regency storytelling, Pride, Prejudice, & Practical Magic looks at Georgian-era tales of sorcery and mystery in the vein of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell or Shades of Milk and Honey. Get ready for social climbing and magical cottages!Continue reading “Pride, Prejudice, and Practical Magic Review”
Updated List of Cypher Options
With the publishing of the revised Cypher System Rulebook, there are more options than ever for your Cypher characters out there. The types (the “noun” in your character’s sentence) might change from Numenera to The Strange to generic Cypher, but the descriptors and foci are usable everywhere. I’ve been psyched to see these options grow and so to start off the new year I’m bringing you a comprehensive list of descriptors and foci through the revised rulebook. Let me know if I missed anything!