One of the things I found when I decided to start playing RPGs with my children was that there was not a lot of information out there on appropriate game systems for this player type. To be honest, the few resources that I did find basically said to dumb down Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 or higher until the kid could play it. This strategy seemed … Continue reading Tabletop RPGs for Kids
I just received my new patches from Thaddeus Moore and I have to say that these are gorgeous! Please don’t let my pathetic excuse for photography put you off to these gems. They have an iron-on back and are very stout. I am adding one to my GoRuck pack and sending the other to a dear friend. I highly recommend you pick them up while … Continue reading New OSR Patch!!
The Black Hack by David Black (TBH from here on out) is one of my favorite rules-lite games on earth (maybe even on Mars?). It is simple, streamlined and oh so deadly. Coming in at 20 pages, this small system comes with Rules, Equipment lists, Spells and Foes to fight, making this invaluable for the GM on the move. The classes available are Warrior, … Continue reading The Black Hack, Baby!!!
I’m a sucker for an open RPG system. Systems like Fate/ Fate Accelerated, GURPS and 2d6 are some of my favorites to run for new gamers because of their ability to run a game in any setting. This helps meet the expectations of the players while also keeping the GM familiar with the system. Well, I was cruising the G+ Tabletop Roleplaying Games Community (great bunch … Continue reading Review of Shatter6 Open Roleplaying
I purchased Kingdom Builder almost 2 years ago now and it has been a hit from the very first day of play. My wife, friends and I have played countless times and have loved every game of it. But it is a game that I had yet to play with my kids until two nights ago that is. I mentioned the game in my article on … Continue reading Kingdom Builder with Kids
So up until this point, I have been writing and designing this blog on a Chromebook, mostly because it was the only functioning computer in the house. This past weekend though I finally got the old Lenovo Thinkpad X200 running with a new hard drive and a fresh install of Lubuntu Linux loaded on. With this new (old) tool I will be able to do … Continue reading Blog Update
So, Father’s day is not the most important day to me, but it is to some. So for all of you dads out there who read my blog, Happy Father’s Day! -B Continue reading Happy Father’s Day