Interview with Latest Savage Age

I’m here today with a long interview about a pretty terrific group of products. I’ve spoken with the folks at Weaponized Ink before and they’re back to talk about what’s new in the line. This prehistoric take on the World of Darkeness, specifically the Ice Age werewolves and Fera, is epic, imaginative, and fun. Let’s jump in!

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Interview with TTRPG Kids

I’m here today with a very special interview with fellow RPG blogger Steph C! Steph writes the blog TTRPG Kids which I just love and I think she has a lot to say about gaming with kids. See for yourself!

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Repost: Settings with Canon

With so many awesome games based on franchises, I thought it would be a good time to repost this article from a few years ago. I think it really helps and might inspire people considering games based on established stories. Originally I cited A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying and Adventures in Middle-earth to Star Trek Adventures and Mouse Guard but the list is even longer now. Tales of Xadia and The Terminator RPG are out, The One Ring has a new second edition, the Dune RPG, Avatar Legends, the Stargate RPG… There’s a lot out there, and I’m here to help you figure out how to play.

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Colony Campaigns in STA, Part 3

So, it’s been awhile since I talked about colonies in Star Trek Adventures but there’s a reason for it. My first few articles were setting up the narrative part of things but I wanted to pivot to mechanics next. When the Klingon Empire core rulebook came out and I read through the rules for houses I started from scratch on this. Then I read the Dune RPG and its rules for houses and started over again. It’s been percolating for a little but I think I’ve got the best version of these rules. Let me know!

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Repost: Predation Review

It’s summer time and there’s just too much going on in Mephitland! Today I’ve got a repost of something I originally reviewed five years ago (nearly to the day) but you might want to give it another look. Not only did Monte Cook Games just announce a revised third party license that makes it likely we’re about to see a lot more Cypher stuff, but the next Jurassic World movie is right on the horizon. Why not make Predation your summer fun game?

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Cortex Prime Game System Review

I’m here today with a long review of Cortex Prime game system, a big topic that I’m determined to get all into a single post. This is the next iteration of the game system behind Marvel Heroic Roleplaying and the Firefly RPG to name a few. I’m a big fan of those and I’ve been really enjoying trying out Cortex in a variety of ways.

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Dueling Fops of Vindamere Review

I’m here today with a short, fast game called Dueling Fops of Vindamere. While this isn’t a one-page RPG by any means it is very straightforward and speedy, an especially unexpected quality because it’s written by Greg Stolze of Godlike and Unknown Armies fame. Unlike these two games the mechanics of Dueling Fops are simple but it does carry the characteristic Stolze approach of an incredibly open-ended gaming experience.

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Repost: Creating Superhero Settings

If you, like me, are still excited about Moon Knight and looking forward to seeing In the Multiverse of Madness then you’ve got superheroes on the mind. With the new season of Mistconceptions out as well it’s a great time to think about a superhero game with the system of your choice (consider Sentinel Comics RPG if you don’t have a favorite). To that end, here are a few tips from way back in 2018 for giving yourself a world to set those superhero stories in!

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The One Ring 2e, Part One

Today I’m here with the first half of a look at The One Ring by Fria Ligan. This is the second edition of the Tolkien-inspired game originally published by Cubicle 7 who produced Adventures in Middle-earth alongside it and continue to support Warhammer games (fantasy and 40k), Dr. Who RPG, and Lone Wolf. Now the torch (and much of the writing staff) has passed to Fria Ligan who make Coriolis, Mutant Year Zero, and Tales From the Loop. This is definitely a continuation of the ruleset, but improved in some awesome ways. Let’s get into it!

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