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…

Broadened Horizons: British vs Pirates Vol 2 (Sneak Peek)

By CatLord 28 March 2018 Back in November, a review was done for British vs Pirates. It scored well, with room for improvement. As of this posting, the Kickstarter is coming to a close, but let’s take a look at everything being introduced in this edition. Reviewer’s Note: It should be noted that I have…

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 Marvel Formula: What It is and Why It Works

By Michael Stoll 28 February 2018 Over the past decade or so, Marvel has honed their ability to make a blockbuster like no other company. As it stands, it is the highest grossing film franchise of all time, raking in 13.5 billion dollars worldwide in just 9 years. Some have attributed this to Marvel’s successful…

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…

Battle for Battle Royale

By Engi, 14 February 2018 Recently, I streamed both Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite, two of Twitch’s most watched games, for a couple friends so that they could get a sense of what both were like. I played a solid hour or so of each, and of course, I was terrible at both games….