Showing posts from March, 2016

Listen to Me Make an Idiot of Myself ;)

Cripes, I keep forgetting to post this...

Back on March 18th, I was the guest on the pilot episode for Gamer's Tavern News, a spin-off of the Gamer's Tavern podcast. It was a blast talking with +Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. -- and I was actually a useful guest for the first half hour when we talked RPGs.
Unfortunately, I totally forgot that I don't play video games or even really board game all that much. Volunteering to be on the news episode instead of talking dump stats was a very bad idea -- and it was very much my bad idea. Ross actually gave me my choice of episodes.
I had a really good time, though, and would eagerly return. Check it out if you want to hear a Muppet-voiced goofball rant on about 7th Sea's success and how the Rohirrim are the most awesome part of Middle-Earth.
And shill heavily for +Eric Simon and The King is Dead, of course.

Accursed: Bone and Barrow is for sale! Have some bonus material!

My latest piece of freelancing is now available for purchase! 
Accursed: Bone and Barrow is the final book to emerge from the Accursed: World of Morden Kickstarter. Expanding the setting beyond the brief region descriptions available in the core book, each World of Morden volume details two of the nations struggling to fight back against the conquering Witches. Bone and Barrow is split between setting creator Ross Watson's chapter on Cairn Kainen and my chapter on the Outlands.

From DriveThruRPG:
Bone and Barrow
Cairn Kainen and the Outlands were the first casualties of the Bane War. Neither could mount an effective defense against the Witch Armies, though for very different reasons. In both cases, their early collapses provided the Witches with the resources they needed to push the battle into Morden's other surviving nations. 
Now, both regions suffer under tyranny, long after the Witch Council dissolved. Hecate's Oubliette remains in the foothills of the Darkwall Peaks, an…

Some Ersatz Races for Your Galaxy XXX Needs

Like 11,000 other gamers out there, I backed John Wick's mega-successful Kickstarter for 7th Sea 2nd Edition. I only learned about 7th Sea a few years after it ceased publication, so I don't have much personal connection with the material or familiarity with Wick as an author, but I figured I had to keep up with what other authors are doing in the Early Modern conspiracy/swashbuckling genre.

After familiarizing myself a bit more with the man and his work, I have to admit that I've suddenly become a John Wick fan -- particularly of his still-in-development space opera game Galaxy XXX. Part Star Wars, part Star Trek, and a big part Barbarella, it's a game where conflict is resolved either through space battles or sex scenes, and that suits me pretty damned well.

The preview of the game contains a small sampling of possible player character (and presumably NPC) species, but I didn't really like the "cat-person" species contained therein (it was too much cat …

Buy This Thing Richard Woolcock Wrote!

+Richard Woolcock, the inestimable Savage Worlds mechanics guru behind the Savage Stuff blog, has written an Accursed one-sheet adventure now available at DriveThruRPG: The Dark Queen's Gambit. Amazing me to no end, it incorporates some of the lore I created for the setting that will be found in the upcoming Bone and Barrow supplement!

(Which, to be honest, is mind-bogglingly surreal to me. Somebody else using something I created? I feel like Neo after learning kung-fu.)

If you didn't back the Accursed: World of Morden Kickstarter and you'd like an inexpensive preview of what the expanded Outlands feel like -- and a kickass adventure from one of the best Savage Worlds bloggers -- then pick up Richard Woolcock's The Dark Queen's Gambit!

From DriveThruRPG:

Dark Queen's Gambit

The Witchmarked heroes discover a village in the Outlands destroyed by banes harboring a lone survivor. They must uncover the cause of the damage, rescue any other survivors, and try to put a sto…