It doesn’t matter how creative you are, you will probably find yourself asking for input or presenting your unfinished work to others. We do that so people can give us a clue how to continue or even change the direction in which we a currently heading. It is just normal and our frinds and those close to us in our communities are the natural first target for such attacks.
Some ideas are simply good.
Over the last few weeks I became more active again on the Tanelorn, one of the great German fantasy forums.
But besides enjoying some interesting discussions, I also felt keenly reminded of why I had taken such a prolonged hiatus from RPG-related forums in the first place. Continue reading
Amongst other things The Red Star Campaign Setting is a military RPG.
It provides copious amounts of information on aspects of the organization and structure of the Red Fleet as they relate to the characters and how it all changes with large scale developments of the setting such as the fall of the URRS.
It also establishes promotion within the ranks of the fleet as an additional reward mechanism for player characters.
Strangely, it does not cover another class of rewards that seem obvious within such a context: It ommits all mention of decorations and medals.
This article aims to rectify this.
If someone presents me with a set of rules, which form a completely smooth, perfectly integrated, closed system…
I think digging around in dusty archives of old games and groups has to rate as yet one more deeply satisfying perk of our hobby.
It’s simply amazing what forgotten treasures you can dredge up.
Marginally related to the ongoing ‘From the Grave’ theme, thread necromancy plays a certain role in this editorial because a months-old thread on the German Tanelorn forums provoked it.
That thread revolved around a simple question ‘Would you attend a convention expressly designed and marketed as a “luxury con”?’. Continue reading
When writing Halloween articles, SLA Industries is still a game that should probably feature in any event. So we follow up our deadnoughts, a special incarnation of LAD resurrection, with a couple more houserules for LAD itself, still all in the spirit of the German “From the Grave” carnival. Continue reading
When writing Halloween articles, one game that should probably feature in any event is SLA Industries. This goes doubly when the chosen theme is resurrections (as a possible guise of the more general theme “From the Grave”, handed out by fellow German bloggers).
Blue Planet might not appear to be the most obvious choice when looking for resurrection in a game.
In the hardish sci-fi setting of Blue Planet, medicine and biotechnology are easily the most advanced areas, but by no means can they considered ‘magical’. Continue reading
It does get a bit tedious starting every entry with a reference to this neigh mythical German rpg blogger’s carnival, doesn’t it?
As part of it, we looked at graves, undead and undead characters. We did not look at the other type of characters from the grave: The resurrected. Continue reading