August is a bit of a dead zone for RPGs in general and the ICE forums in particular. I think there were something like 3 posts on the forums yesterday and they were pretty much ‘me to’ or ‘thankyou’s.
We [Rolemasterblog] are the ICE forums, ugly friend.… Read the rest
That they never end up with the personality that I imagined they would have.
I find the very first session with a new character quite hard. I have to sort of grow into them a little. In some ways I am ultra conservative.… Read the rest
I had been preparing for this post for a couple of days and this one was an easy one for me. Chris Elliott (co-creator of H.O.L.) was the sole reason I even started RM in the first place. This experience started me down the path to new friends, all-niters, great times, gaming weekends, and maybe a disgruntled ex-gf too.… Read the rest
I suspect that this is going to be a story that is repeated all over the rpg blogosphere today. My school friends and I pretty much have RPGs as the social glue that holds us together. Over the decades each of us has had lifes ups and down.… Read the rest
I have chosen an alternative question today as I had no real answer to the default question and I didn’t want to do that two days running.
It is also relevant to the regulars here on the blog. We are all heavily leaning towards publishing, have published, are waiting to publish or want to publish.… Read the rest
I cannot answer this one. I have never watched a stream of a RPG and I have only watched 5 minutes of an actual play on youtube. You know that feeling where you think that is 5 minutes of my life I will never get back.… Read the rest
I suppose my ambitions all centre around my wild west game. This is the first game I have paid a professional writer to create content for. I am also looking at buying in professional art and it will be my first kickstarter project.… Read the rest
So I thought I would write an adventure that would put player characters under a bit of stress. One relatively easy way to do that is make them go blind. Without line of sight then a lot of magic is stuffed, fighters generally don’t like fighting blind either.… Read the rest
For me the answer has to be Ghost Ops. The reason is that up until that point I had always thought of these FUDGE and FATE sorts of games as flesh creepily ill defined. Do you know that feeling when someone has taken political correctness too far and won’t let you use the phrase Brainstorm in case you offend someone with epilepsy and wants you to use Thought Shower instead.… Read the rest
There only can be one answer to this and it is of course Rolemaster. The great injustice is of course the name calling, chartmaster, rulemaster and so on. The total failure of the greater RPG community to differentiate between all the optional rules that are available and the actual rules one needs to play.… Read the rest