The seeming absence of HR in RPGs

A lot of stories rely on people being in the right place at the right time. While I like that structurally, and enjoy making use of it in various ways and to varying degrees in the games that I play, it really only works once in any given setting… unless you are playing Mage and … Continue reading

Review: All for One ~ Regime Diabolique

Produced by Triple Ace Games and using Exile Game Studio’s Ubiquity System, All for One: Regime Diabolique is a powerful force for sword-wielding, insult-tossing, chandelier-swinging, musket-firing, honor-defending, King-Crown-and-Country-saving, wench-wooing, dice-chucking fun. If you don’t believe me, call your seconds and we will settle this like fictional characters. You can be D’Artagnan, and I will be… … Continue reading

Corruption: the other white meat

Black wings over sunset

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven; Whiles, like a puff’d and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, And recks not his own rede. -Hamlet Stirred, not shaken Temptation to the point of corruption is not something which I consider to be easy … Continue reading

15 Enduring and Impressive Games in 15 minutes

I have been seeing this idea to blog about 15 games which left a lasting impression, listed out in less than 15 minutes on many of my frequently read blogs. I usually don’t ride along with these sorts of thematic bandwagons, but this one – and the arc of similarities and differences from blog to … Continue reading

Rolling for fun and profit~

Next stop: Grave Wisdom~

A few times in the last year, mainly due to our group’s tendency to switch between a few ongoing campaigns, with the occasional short-term story thrown in for the sake of variety and experimentation, I have had a discussion about the actual application of mechanics for a few of our regular systems. If your experience … Continue reading

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