The Beginning Of An Epic: Scion: Origin

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  17 October 2018 I frequently find myself gravitating to Scion and games like it (including The Dresden Files, Part-Time Gods, and City of Mist). There’s just something about playing someone gifted with powers beyond their imagination, often from a legendary being, and playing that growth from mere mortal to (possibly) becoming…

Knocking Them Down With Harder They Fall

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico,  3 October 2018 We all have a franchise we think has the most epic of battles, and want a way to recreate them. The idea of large armies going toe-to-toe, or giant mecha taking on kaiju (à la Pacific Rim), usually requires a great deal of mechanical labor when it comes…

Taking Off With Tachyon Squadron

By Anthony “LibrariaNPC” DeMinico, 27 June 2018 Being a sci-fi fan, I do love spaceships…and watching small fighters doing amazing things. There’s a great deal of sci-fi materials focusing around a group of pilots, their (mis)adventures, how they grow, cope with their losses, and still overcome whatever it is the Universe decides to throw at…

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…

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…