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!

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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!

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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!

Review of the Revised Cypher System Rulebook

A while ago Monte Cook Games came out with a revised version of the Cypher System Rulebook and I’ve been taking my time going through it. As always it’s a beautiful product, but does it actual improve the game! The answer is a qualified yes, but read on to see for yourself.

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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!

STO Spaceframes: Advanced Escorts and Assault Cruisers

There’s a lot of ground already covered with this spaceframe project but still so much to go! Eventually we’ll be getting into the more obscure Star Trek Online ship classes that will be unrecognizable to folks who have never played that game. But that’s not today. Today we’re looking at some classes from the shows and movies that have some exciting options!

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Pigsmoke Review

Pigsmoke is a Powered by the Apocalypse game that… well frankly that I didn’t understand reading the blurbs. It looked intriguing and I kept seeing it suggested, but I also found it impossible to pin down even digging into it a little bit. If you’re in that boat, or if this review is the first time you’ve heard of Pigsmoke but you’re willing to stick around, then allow me to say why you should check this game out.

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Mummy & Werewolf: The Udja-sen

I’m back today with another Egyptian-inspired crossover for the Chronicles of Darkness. Excited about the inclusion of other supernatural templates in the upcoming Mummy: The Curse Second Edition I dusted off my crossover ideas for vampires and mummies last time. This time I’m back looking at werewolves and it gets pretty interesting y’all.

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STO Spaceframes: Federation Cruisers for Commanders

This one’s a little out of order because… Well, because I got a little mixed up. Anyways, we’re taking a step back from the Galaxy and Intrepid classes last time and looking at the Tier 3 ships for Commander-level characters. There are some classics in here so let’s dive right in!

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