Perilous Adventures With Zweihänder

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 13 June 2018 While I like to consider myself relatively well-read with tabletop games, there is on genre that has been a glaring weakness for me: Grimdark. There are a number of reasons, but they mostly boiled down to accessibility, interest, and sheer costs. By the time I got into the…

From The Shelf Of The NPC: Maelstrom Domesday

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 16 May 2018 One of the random things I’ve done after college was to grab any RPG I could get my hands on and read it, scouring it for useful information and ideas to utilize elsewhere. This has been exceptionally useful as I start looking at new editions of games coming…

Part-Time Review of Part-Time Gods 2nd Edition

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 02 May 2018 It is no small secret that I am an avid fan of mythology. It’s also no secret that it’s my love of mythology that got me into various franchises, like Fate and Scion. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I dove headfirst into Part-Time Gods 2nd…

Getting Fragged In Aeternum

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico 18 April 2018 This post has been a long time coming. I’ve heard of Fragged Empire some time ago, and while it pinged my radar, I never had the opportunity to really follow up on it due to difficulties in finding a copy and, of course, just the time to read…

Worldbuilding: It’s Not Just In Your Head

While a large chunk of my time lately has been spent editing and doing real-life tasks, I’ve been discussing with friends some of the materials I’m reading, reviewing, and editing, and many of these conversations lead to concerns about building a world. “I can never make something that cool,” I’ll hear. Or, “How can someone…

Tips For Surviving The Con Season

Spring is coming, and that means one thing: Convention Season begins. I get it, conventions really run all year round, but they really do pick up the pace in spring and into summer, leading up to the usual rush to finish costumes, plan hotels, and overall the general pre-con panic. There’s also a drastic increase…

Dungeons: The Dragoning. No, Really.

A few months back, I was talking to a few friends about a hairbrained idea I had for a Fate hack that would take the off-the-wall nature of “It’s Not My Fault” and add another totally off-the-rails element to it. Namely, players would literally build a sci-fantasy universe as they create their characters (Mutant Gallifreyan…

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Quickstart

Like many tabletop gamers, the film version of The Princess Bride holds a special place in the gaming table of my heart. “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…” What’s not to love? Outside of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it is probably the most quoted film at gaming tables…

From The Forge To The Table: Custom Minis From Hero Forge

Last November, I decided to do something I didn’t think I would ever do: I bought a custom miniature from Hero Forge. Miniatures haven’t exactly been my thing, and most of the minis I use in games usually came from something else (like my old MicroMachines from Star Wars being used in that game). Even…