Gm protip: run what you want and what you are passionate about and you'll attract others who will play in your game. If you attempt to appease everyone on everything you will alienate everyone. Find a happy medium but remember you need to have fun too.
Monday, April 17, 2017
We started a sandbox style game this weekend. I am having one of our players draw the maps as they encounter and explore them. As this is a full sandbox style game even I as the GM will be discovering what is where as we make the story up on the fly. To accomplish this goal I will be using a variety of random generators and dm books. I will be using the three environment books from 3.5, the game masters handbook from paizo, the gary gygax world builders book, and many online resources. This is only one square represented on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch grid paper. The kingdom of SouthRose is a small part of a much larger continent.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
It has been a while since I have posted. In that time we have established a small farmstead and attended multiple game conventions.
We've been playing games at our new house this year. A lot of games. Now that things are settling in and we are getting back to normal I hope to post an update at least once a week.
We are currently finishing up a year-and-a-half campaign of Tyranny of Dragons. We are also playing Hells Vengeance and just wrapped up our Savage worlds Hell on Earth campaign. The Hell on Earth Campaign was largely a combination of Deathlands by James Axler and Vampire Earth.
The ToD group is having a blast with the castle exploration and not only have I been able to use a good deal of miniatures I have also used both Miniature Building Authority and Dwarven Forge terrain in their adventures.
On the miniatures front, ever since I came back from Rapier I've been in love with All Quiet on the Martian Front. I have hosted several games and have built a sizable collection of the miniatures. I highly recommend this system. There are many new planned factions now that Ironclad Games has purchased it from Alien Dungeon.
The game system, Warengine is one that many of you will remember me getting into five or six years ago. I recently ran a Starship Troopers game with the system and that got me back into both Starship Troopers and Warengine. If you aren't familiar with Warengine it's a fun generic system used for Shock Force. It's an easy build system that turns out to fairly balance the leaders to their troopers.
All is not quiet in the game design front. I am currently helping to develop several new game properties though I am not at liberty to disclose them.
Gamers Tavern has selected me to be the cohost of their podcast. I had an absolute blast sharing my gaming roots, gaming history, and gaming advice in our episode we recorded last night. We expect that the episodes will be ready within a few short weeks and then we plan on releasing an episode weekly. You can find them online at Gamerstavern.org.
Enjoy the gaming photos