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.Continue reading “Repost: Settings with Canon”
There are so many games out there inspired by ongoing series from A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying and Adventures in Middle-earth to Star Trek Adventures and Mouse Guard. This is actually one of my favorite types of RPG and the whole system roundtable is based around the idea of playing in a setting that already has an awesome story in it. But how exactly do you make room for your own story in there? Here are a few ideas.Continue reading “Settings with Canon”
We’re back today to wrap up our look at The Expanse RPG by Green Ronin. Last time I looked at character creation and what the game looked like compared to the Modern AGE RPG that it’s based on. I’m not the first to compare them by any means, but I’d rather focus on the unique elements of The Expanse itself. That’s why I’m happy to delve into the heart of the setting and how GMs can craft a story worthy of the original.Continue reading “The Expanse RPG Review, Part 2”
Today I’m going to be talking about a product that I helped to Kickstart and finally got a chance to read through in earnest. The Expanse is an amazing story that I got into through the fantastic Amazon series, then followed up that first season by reading every one of the novels. It’s an awesome series and Green Ronin has really done a great job of making it into a game. You can get The Expanse RPG Quickstart on Drivethru now but if you want to know what’s in the full product, then read on!Continue reading “The Expanse RPG Review, Part 1”
So, I’ve been looking up a lot of science discussions about aliens for an upcoming project (you’ll see) and it’s a bit of a rabbit hole to say the least. There are countless examples of aliens out there from Star Trek’s various foreheads to the tongue-in-cheek aliens of Futurama. But for a hard sci-fi setting like Eclipse Phase that won’t work. So how do you make some interesting but realistic alien ecosystems? Here are some resources.