Editor: Guest author Jason Lutes writes about his lengthy fantasy sandbox game and how he made it happen, West Marches style! I recently wrapped up a 40-session “sandbox” fantasy campaign, taking a cue from the “West Marches” approach popularized by Ben Robbins (of Microscope fame). According to a series of blog posts Ben wrote to… Continue reading Western Wilds: an Expedition into the West Marches
Last week I talked about how I’ve finally jumped into the deep end of the online roleplaying pool. The game we’re playing is Adrian Thoen’s Impulse Drive, a Powered by the Apocalypse game in the spacefaring scumbag genre. It’s the first of many games I’ve played that has really captured the kinetic romp I want… Continue reading Deep Dive: Impulse Drive
If there’s one moment in play in any tabletop game that I dread, it’s the moment a player asks “What do I know about…?” Doesn’t really matter what the topic is: ugh! I was reminded how much this sets my hackles off after a brief flirtation with The Nightmares Underneath recently. No surprise, given that… Continue reading Whadday Know?
Still working my way through the last decade of small press, indie, and storygaming. Last week I hit 2011. 2012 was a big one too. Monsterhearts Challenging, beautifully written, makes no attempts at being everyone's favorite. An undeniably important game-as-statement. Monsterhearts 2, the latest edition, is available through DriveThruRPG. 2012: Monsterhearts One of the first… Continue reading A Decade of Indie Roleplaying: 2012
Hello and welcome, welcome. It’s been a busy year! So let’s go over it all. Please read to the end, where I announce the launch of my Patreon. 🙂 2019: Games Played My two main themes of 2019 were fewer, longer runs at home and more conventions. I usually only make two conventions a year,… Continue reading Indie Game Reading Club 2019: A Retrospective