PG 13 Podcasting

Jon and Jef, if they are, despite the identical sound of their voices, indeed two different people, are not only the international representatives of the Cheese Dudes chain of family eateries, world renowned movie critics, and the writers of the critically acclaimed Duckman RPG,  they also host the System Mastery Podcast. This bit of…

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…

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…

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…

Roll & Review, Part Deux

The Gameable x Podcast Another brief capsule review, this time of a podcast I think you might find worth your time. The Gameable (it started it's life as Disney, is currently Pixar, and seems likely to become Saturday Morning) Podcast is a, usually weekly, discussion of the relative merits of,…

Technoir

As regards my taste in games, I am rather omnivorous. But at this stage of my life there are a few things you can say about an RPG that will attract my particular interest. With seven children and the whole box of responsibilities which that entails, I am especially fond…