Mobile Frame Zero, Part 1

As if the prospect of stepping on LEGO™ wasn't dangerous enough... Before I tell you what I think of Mobile Frame Zero, let me give you a little personal background. I've been snapping together Science Fiction inspired things from tiny plastic caltrops since this was the state of the art…

Let’s make a deal

Since I'm about to make an updated version of this with additional art, Let's make a deal. For the first five people who purchase, or have purchased They Met In A Tavern from OneBookShelf for at least $1.00, read it, and leave a rating and review (it doesn't have to…

Resources & Retroclones

So far I've posted links to some other blogs and some podcasts, this week I thought I'd share an interesting resource from the internet which doesn't quite fit in either category. If you have ever felt the need to grab any version of the Ur-Game, dissect it, and creatively stitched the…

A Final Taste

Here is a final taste before I make one more quick pass and upload this mess of a PDF to the online retailers. Hand made hard copies may soon be available here... And so it begins The Scholar will spend most of the day in their room pouring over notes…

The Cast (WiP)

Introducing the cast (They Met In A Tavern) Since this scenario is mainly intended for one-shot use and set in no particular setting, the four characters primarily involved are herein left unnamed and non-gendered to be more easily made to fit the preferences of the players or the requirements of…

They Met In A Tavern

As part of the process of preparing to release my first major RPG project I feel as though I ought to acquire some first had knowledge regarding the workings of the various online storefronts. To that end I'll be uploading "They Met In A Tavern" to OBS, Lulu, and the…

Another Blog In The Roll

Christopher Stogdill's blog does precisely what it says on the tin. Frugal GM is an excellent, continually updated collection of links to and reviews of budget conscious RPG materials. While the author's preferences and thus the blog’s contents seem to skew somewhat toward the OSR end of the gaming spectrum,…

Heroes & Other Worlds

I like to think that my taste in games isn't overly influenced by nostalgia, but C.R. Brandon's Heroes & Other Worlds recalls two of my early gaming loves simultaneously and brings them together in a unique way. At it's core, Heroes & Other Worlds is, from a rules standpoint, a…

Dark Albion, Part 1

If you've been involved, even peripherally, with the online RPG community, you've no doubt heard of the author of this book... and if you haven't it is certainly not for lack of effort on his part. As well as his own eponymous blog, he maintains one of the largest RPGcentric forums currently active.…

Terra Incognita

Before the collective mind of humanity measured out the earth and fixed it in its present shape our world was a far less certain place. Beyond the relatively stable boundaries of civilization distance and even direction were much more fluid concepts than they are now. The shapes of the seas…