Examining the Microlite

January 14, 2010

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Over the past couple years, the phenomenon of “microlite” gaming has grown considerably. Starting with Microlite20, the trend of boiling systems down to their barest essential elements has taken on a life of its own, including Microlite74 (and the upcoming Microlite75) and the new Mini-Six from AntiPaladin Games. I’ve been a fan of Microlite20 for […]

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After-Action Report: Game Fu 7

January 12, 2010

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In the middle of the holiday season, Game Fu 7 came and went. Once again I threw my hat in the ring, and the result is a game (and another incomplete project) called Qiangdao: Way of the Gun. The primary ingredient focus in GF7 was the Genre Blender: take two genres, eath with a set […]

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New Year, New Goals

January 12, 2010

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The last quarter of 2009 was a time of focus on other aspects of my life, and this blog lay fallow during all of that. But now that the year and decade* have turned, it’s time for me to start thinking about gaming again. So here are some goals I’m setting for myself. Not quite […]

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Finding Direction: Looking for a design partner

September 29, 2009

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I’ve allowed this blog to lie fallow for some time for multiple reasons. I haven’t been doing as much gaming since I moved, and I haven’t had the energy to keep up with projects like the 3.5e D&D character designs. There are several games I would love to get into, including Pathfinder, Cthulhutech and Rogue […]

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Game Fu 6: Robotica

September 8, 2009

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I dilly-dallied way too much for this version of the contest. Stormhunters was a great concept, but I kept picking at myself, trying to figure out exactly what I wanted the focus to be, and how I was going to do certain things. As usual, I started with far too grandiose a vision, and by […]

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Game Fu 6: Initial Concepts

August 23, 2009

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I had an idea before the contest started, but I didn’t think I could pick ingredients to match the concept. After staring at the list long enough, however, I found I could make it work. (Ingredients list is in this post. You can view the whole thread from there if you wish.) Our three categories […]

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Game-Fu 6: Here We Go Again

August 21, 2009

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Rather surprisingly, the group perked up suddenly and wanted another go. We’re starting tomorrow at 4 PM GMT / 10 AM EDT, and running until September 6th. I’m looking forward to actually being able to compete this time, without any stressful distractions.

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A Totally New Take on the Old World

August 15, 2009

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Fantasy Flight Games have let loose something of a tempest with their announcement of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd Edition. In a nutshell, FFG are taking WFRP in an almost completely new direction, one that resembles the choices made by D&D 4th Edition in some ways. The response was immediate and has been somewhat predictable: strong […]

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Words of Recall

August 7, 2009

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The upheaval in my life that had prevented me from making entries in this blog is finally settled, so I look forward to getting back to talking about my personal gaming experiences and ideas. I wanted, however, to briefly address the fact that I will not be addressing a major issue which is shaking up […]

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3.5 Resurgent

June 22, 2009

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This blog is officially 3.5 Resurgent Certified. Taken from Randall at RetroRoleplaying: Is D&D 3.5 your favorite version of D&D? If your group is still playing and wants to show the world that not only is 3.5 still alive but there a lot of people still playing it, the 3.5 Resurgent graphic may be just […]

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