PDF and the Mobile Gamer

For a year or so I lived a lie. I didn’t know it was a lie while I was living it. It was that strange sense of change that comes with a lot of energy and conviction, stays long enough to leave scars, but vanishes in a moment and without warning. People shrug, and remark … Continue reading

SLA Industries: Session Zero

Even though I am playing with an established group, whenever we change games I still have a first session where we do not play the game as our characters, we get to know the game as players. We already know each other, have gamed with each other, and are friends, so we know what to … Continue reading

SLA Industries?

After a very long time, SLA Industries has made a return to my table – and an actual (not virtual) table at that. The last time I ran the game was in 1994 or ’95, and we did not play the game for long or very deeply. I have wanted to get back to it … Continue reading

Conscientious Gamers

When given a tool to solve a problem, it makes good sense to learn how to use it properly. One way to learn is to ask questions – including whether that tool is the right one for the job. Recently, Monte Cook Games released a free PDF and that normally innocent act has sparked off … Continue reading

Zweihander: Grim & Perilous RPG

A number of factors conspired to get me to look into Zweihander by Grim & Perilous Studios when it was new, and more have colluded to keep me interested in it as its story has unfolded. Starting with the size of the book and the attitude of the rules and then crossing over into the … Continue reading

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