Alien Resurrection Crew

A while ago I posted some crews for the Firefly RPG using the Cortex system. I plan to talk about the new, consolidated version of the Cortex system soon but someone recently went back to those earlier posts to say that they wanted even more! On top of that, reader Kevin Jones had long ago mentioned that the crew of the Betty from Alien: Resurrection would make a good Firefly crew and at long last here is my take on it!

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Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide Review

I’m here to talk about the Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide, the much-anticipated setting book for STA‘s sandbox region of space. Mark Compton already gave his thoughts on the book and Jim Johnson gave us an interview as well.

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Solo Worksheets for Wanderhome

Today I’m here to talk about Wanderhome, the wonderful and beautiful game from Possum Creek Games. During this, the darkest timeline, this game has been a therapeutic tool that keeps me going, often as a solo game on my own. I’ve written about some options for playing solo games before but today I want to talk about specific tools for Wanderhome.

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Orun Review

From New Agenda Publishing, Orun is a “Post-Apotheosis, Afro-Centric, Space Opera”… which is a lot to wrap your head around. As I learned in my interview with author Misha Bushyager some time ago, Orun was written to explicitly get away from some of the default assumptions in a sci-fi setting. In doing so, the publishing team has made something that is accessible to gamers but also new and strange in some truly wonderful ways.

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Shadows & Showdowns Review

I’m here today with a review of a fantastic City of Mist supplement: Shadows & Showdowns. This was originally released back in May but I had a busy summer and anyways it’s only just started shipping as a physical book. So, better late than never, let me tell you about this fantastic book.

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City of Mist on Bundle of Holding!

I hope I haven’t made a secret how much I love the City of Mist game. It’s really great, an excellent mesh of crunch and freeform mechanics, plus you get to do things like send a hardbitten detective with a staff made of Christmas up against a punk rock Gretel and her gingerbread zombies. True story.

I have a bonus Thursday post today to make sure everyone who’s interested checks out the City of Mist Bundle of Holding absolutely everything you’d need to get started (core books, starter characters, intro case, location maps) for under $20. That’s almost 25% of the normal price for these things. If you pay a little more you can get three more cases, three plot-hook-filled district sourcebooks, expanded character options, and an awesome soundtrack for just under $32. That’s about 30% of what all of this would normally cost. And on top of all that, ten percent of the money from this goes to pandemic relief funds and I don’t know about you but I’m beyond ready for relief from this pandemic.

Check it out if you’re interested and check back here next week for more City of Mist content!

Historia Review – Part 2

Today I’m back with the other half of my Historia review. Last time I talked about the species and professions (equivalent to D&D classes) that can be found in the book. I mentioned that there’s lots more, though, so buckle up and let’s go!

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Arabest Rumors

In Invisible Sun, the arabest are a mysterious people who lived in the vicinity of Satyrine years ago. Very little is written about the arabest in the rulebooks (though more is hinted in secrets known to a few) so I thought it would be fun to write a little. And while I’m writing a story for the arabest, why not write four?

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