Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Advice and Communication

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with what I hope is an article that you can all find something useful in.  Today we’re going to talk a little bit about advice and communication and how they come flying across the internet at breakneck speeds.  Sometimes this awesome, as you can get direct feedback about a problem you are having.  Sometimes it can suck, because you can get direct feedback about all the problems you’re not having.  Let’s dig in a little bit, and today I’m going to talk about a couple of things that I hope makes your gaming experience better for everyone involved.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Basic Heroes Handbook (Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition)

Hey Game fans, Zardoz here with a quick look at one of the coolest books I’ve picked up in recent memory.  Now this was supposed to go out shortly after Gen Con, but my diabetes and immune system had a pow wow and decided I was going to spend some time in the hospital so I couldn’t get around to it until now.  Today I’m going to give you my quick look at the Basic Hero’s Handbook for Mutants and Masterminds, Third Edition.  I’ll give you a quick explanation of the system and then we’ll get into what I think this book does for the game as a whole. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mutants and Masterminds Characters

Hey Game Fans, just a quick update for two characters i built for a Mutants and Masterminds.  Hopefully we can see more of the adventures of Cat and Mouse coming soon.  Up first, we have Mouse.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Character Creation Example: Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition (Part 2)

Part 2

Hey Game Fans we’re back for another look at building a Vampire: the Masquerade character for the new 5th edition rules set.  If you read last week’s article, then you know we’ve built a science focused Ventrue with a penchant for hopeful idealism and a strong belief that science is a universal cure-all.  We still haven’t named our precious vampire child yet, but we’re about to.  If you want to check back on the character so far, check out the example sheet here.  Also you can go read the article from last week here.  So picking up where we left off, we need to fill in some details and move forward in character creation. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Character Creation Example Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition (Part 1)

Hey Game Fans, we’re back with another look at building a character for the Storyteller system that forms the basis of the World of Darkness setting.  Today we’re going to build a vampire character for the  new 5th edition of Vampire the Masquerade.   Now there are a few different versions of the Vampire Rules set (namely V20, Chronicles of Darkness, and Vampire the Requiem to name a few) but for today’s article, we are going to take a look specifically at V5.  Buckle in and prepare to get yourself embroiled in some pathos and tragedy.  This is Vampire: The Masquerade, 5th Edition.

Friday, February 8, 2019

D & D Beyond (Part 2)

Hey game fans, we’re back with a second look at the D & D Beyond digital tools for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.  If you dig way back into our archives from a couple of years back, you’ll notice that we reviewed D & D Beyond and weren’t real happy with it.  Since we are looking at getting into online games and playing over the internet, it was time to take a second look at the tool kit. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Why do we play games?

Oh, my friends there are as many answers to this question as there are people to answer it.  Some of us just want to win, and that’s okay.  Some of us want an activity to spend time with our friends and that’s okay.  Some of us want to build worlds to share with people and that’s okay.  Some of have our very own, very personal reasons for playing games, and that’s okay too.