Friday, May 26, 2017

Player vs. Character (Key Terms)

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with a look at a couple of key terms that are going to come up a lot in the world of Role-Playing games.  If you haven’t joined a game yet, or have been playing for years, you’re going to routinely encounter the terms Player and Character, and you probably shouldn’t get them mixed up.  “I think I was too rough and killed one of the players in my game” has a much different meaning than “I think I was too rough and killed one of the characters in my game.”  Let’s dig into these two important concepts and then we’ll cover a couple of other ideas.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Elves of Lakeport

So this is another expansion of the work i have been doing on my Lakeport setting.  Today i’m going to talk about the Elves of this world, and how they were shaped by it. Once the Elves are finished, we'll cover the Half Elves, and then it's off to another group of interesting people.  Let’s dig into the Elves.

Equipment for Edge of the Empire (Multipasses not Included)

Hey Game Fans, we’re back to take a look at the equipment you’re going to probably utilize at some point during your games of Edge of the Empire from Fantasy Flight Games.  Star Wars has a rich history of cool gadgets and gizmos that crop up during important scenes during various movies, games and books.  They are an essential part of life on the fringes of society and can do a lot of things.  We’re not going to talk about Droids today (mostly because they are much better as a species discussion) nor are we going to talk about vehicles and starships (those belong in their own article).  We’re going to cover the other pieces of technology that make life a much easier proposition in the Star Wars RPG.  Now there are a lot of different kind of equipment, and we’re going to try cover as much ground as we can.  Let’s take a deeper look at Equipment.
 

Tales from the Yawning Portal Part 6

Tales from the Yawning Portal Part 6 (Against the Giants)
 
Hey Game fans, we’re back with another look at the brand new hardcover adventure compilation Tales from the Yawning Portal.  We’re going to break down each one of these adventures and take a look at the adventure as it’s presented and compare it to its original presentation from a previous version of dungeons and Dragons.  Our quest continues with  Against the Giants.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Deities, Divinities and Truly Scary Things Pt. 19

Hey Game Fans, we’re taking a look at some world building ideas and concepts for the home setting i run.  If you’ve checked out my other world building articles, this is the setting that focuses on Lakeport and the larger world around it.  Today i’m going to  take a look at one of the oldest gods for the setting, The Black Oceab. Before i get started on him, let me give you a little background for the gods of this world.  

Deities, Divinities and Truly Scary Things Pt. 18

Hey Game Fans, we’re taking a look at some world building ideas and concepts for the home setting i run.  If you’ve checked out my other world building articles, this is the setting that focuses on Lakeport and the larger world around it.  Today i’m going to  take a look at one of the oldest gods for the setting, The North Wind. Before i get started on him, let me give you a little background for the gods of this world.  

Deities, Divinities and Truly Scary Things Pt. 17

Hey Game Fans, we’re taking a look at some world building ideas and concepts for the home setting i run.  If you’ve checked out my other world building articles, this is the setting that focuses on Lakeport and the larger world around it.  Today i’m going to  take a look at one of the oldest gods for the setting, Grandmother Lion. Before i get started on Lion herself, let me give you a little background for the gods of this world.