“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’: Or When RPG’s loose rules you loved”

Role Playing Games grow and change, it’s called source books, new editions, errata and so on.  But what happens when something changes in a game and it loses its feel, its being, its soul, its spirit and essence. Now before I go off ranting about the bad and things I hate.  New editions bring aboutContinue reading ““You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’: Or When RPG’s loose rules you loved””

The Difference between Pre-Defined Worlds and “Generic” Ones.

There are several different types of World systems in RPGs.  “Generic” rules systems come with a rules framework but no world, it’s some assembly required or sold separately.  Now you can have a world system in an Rpg and still make a “Homebrew” system (one of your very own worlds) and have a ton ofContinue reading “The Difference between Pre-Defined Worlds and “Generic” Ones.”

White Wolf: The Storyteller system

In 1991 the world of role playing games changed. The World of Darkness had seen first light.  World of Darkness was a game changer with its world in which Vampires, Werewolves, Mages and more not only shared a collective world but Vied for power over it.  The World of Darkness was a whole new world,Continue reading “White Wolf: The Storyteller system”

What type of gamer are you?

Role playing games have many different types of rules sets. From Crunchy to Abstract and everything in between.  It depends on the player, game master and group on what to play, I have met players that are up for anything, others don’t like abstract, they want dice rolls and a more defined world to playContinue reading “What type of gamer are you?”

Generalized Combat

Combat, it is a part of just about every RPG out there.  Physical, Mental and Social Combat all are parts of different games. Swinging a Sword, a battle of Wills, or being a behind the scenes mover each is different but can take a major role in a game.  Some are Subtle, some come crashingContinue reading “Generalized Combat”

Dragons

Dragons, fierce friend or foe of every player in about any Fantasy Role Playing World.  Dragons are part of the role playing games “Dungeons and Dragons” even has dragons in the name. One of the most famous dragons in Dungeons and Dragons history is Tiamat, the 5 headed dragon goddess in the Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance,Continue reading “Dragons”

Character Concepts

Character concepts are basically cool ideas for characters in a role playing game setting. But what happens when it is too cool, too out there for the game you are playing? Sometimes you need to rein yourself in on the character concept. I mean a time traveling space robot cowboy from the future sent toContinue reading “Character Concepts”