Spring Break!

March is always the busiest month at my day job (boo! hiss!) and so I’m going to give myself a break from the blog for this month. This will let me concentrate on some great new content starting in April and also keep me from getting completely burnt out (which would definitely shut down production).

While you wait, feel free to peruse one of my series such as my Star Trek Online spaceframes for Star Trek Adventures or my series on Invisible Sun (still the only in-depth discussion on the net that I’ve seen). There’s also years of content to scroll back through if you like so hopefully there’s enough to keep you occupied for the month of March. See you back when it’s officially spring!

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.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy end of the year, everyone! I’m busy with family stuff now and you likely are too. I just wanted to say thanks for reading and invite you to take some time to try out new games. Whether you take the opportunity to run some games for kids in your family (like No Thank You, Evil! or My Little Pony) or you try out a new game for the holidays (like City of Mist or Good Society). If you’ve enjoyed hearing about Invisible Sun this year, you might also check out Monte Cook’s holiday gift of $5 to offset the cost of it. Then start the new year with a new game!

Regardless of how you spend it (gaming or, you know, something lame) have fun and be safe!

Challenge Maps for Star Trek Adventures

There are tons of Star Trek games out there and one of the most popular (for good reason) is Star Trek Timelines, a mobile game that’s pretty addictive. The storyline isn’t my favorite (and hardly enters into playing for me) but all the characters are fun to level up and assemble. There’s also missions which are a great tool for Star Trek Adventures Challenges.

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Throwback Thursday: Superheroes

March is a stressful month for me job-wise so I’ve decided to give myself a break on Thursdays and also give some prompts for you, the readers! Today I have a list of posts that I’ve written which are about superheroes in various ways. Check out this past posts for topics you might have missed, might have forgotten about, or that might want to give a second look!

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Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays, readers! I hope you’re doing just what you want tonight. For me that’s being slightly cold with a warm fire and a board game so hopefully that’s true! As I write this, though, I’m taking a look back at 2018. Like a lot of people I have mixed feelings about the events of the year but I’m pretty happy with how things have gone with my blog. I joined the writers at Continuing Mission and have been writing up a storm on both sites, not to mention starting RPGs with my oldest and gaining a second kid!

I wrote a ton of posts that I’m proud of here as well, some of which I’ve listed below in case you need something to read. I’m taking this week off of writing but here’s to new posts in the new year!

Alien Species Generator – Beta

Hello, loyal readers! I’m back with a little more information about Dark Horizon and this time I need your help. Previously I described the random tables in the game and how they can help you to generate content for your game. Some of that content is for stellar systems (which I posted about before) but today I want to offer the chance to stress-test the alien species generator. This is for throwing together species on the fly, coming up with a new species quickly for your players to interact with, and overcoming that pesky GM writers block.

Go ahead and download a copy below and try it out. Post your thoughts (good and bad) in the comments below or shoot me an email at mephitjames {at} gmail {dot} com.

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Anna Rose

I’m back with more City of Mist inspiration! Here’s another member of Alexis Liddel‘s crew, the book-loving veterinary student Anna Rose. I have to say that hiding little Easter eggs is a big part of the fun in making these characters. Sometimes they’re super-obvious and surely you’ll find some of those here. I wasted a lot of time covering my tracks on some, though, so if anyone can tell me why Anna’s father’s hospital is named “St. Vedast’s” or why her father left her a prototype energy core then you get ten Mephit points (redeemable at your local Mephit James Sandwich Emporium).

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