This week brings an unexpected behind-the-scenes West End Games story, new Armada play options, and a couple of extra items.Read More
I made an appearance on the Order 66 podcast this week. I also have a few comments about a reprint, and a Genesys RPG release is getting close….Read More
Fantasy Flight Games announced Allies and Adversaries for the Star Wars RPG, which I worked on along with several others.Read More
Fantasy Flight Games announced the upcoming Star Wars Age/Edge/F&D supplement Allies and Adversaries, The Essential Collection of Heroes and Villains. So, plenty of NPCs and stat blocks for Star Wars RPG campaigns. Use them as the characters they are, or modify for your own games. I worked on it. It’s scheduled for release in the second quarter this year.
You never know where Star Wars themes will show up….Read More
Another Rise of the Separatists preview is up.Read More
This week brings a new preview at FFG and an unexpected and interesting twitter thread on The Last Jedi.Read More
It’s November, which always brings a convention and often an end of the year project or two, and this year is no exception. There usually seems to be one or more previews of upcoming or soon to be released works, and that too is on schedule.Read More
So, the title mixes the holidays a bit. and this being Halloween, there should be some sort of spookiness going on around here. Except I’ve already used my semi-decent Star Wars Halloween stories long ago, and don’t have anything new… But there are a couple of other things, and I’ve really missed too many weeks in a row…Read More
I’ll be one of the special guests at Midwest GameFest this weekend November 1st thru the 4th in Independence, MO (Kansas City metro area). I’ll be running Star Wars RPGs, as well as a little Savage Worlds Flash Gordon, Numenera, and the latest version of Paranoia. I’m also hosting seminars on writing RPGs and cartography. Preregistration event sign up has passed, but there are still plenty of space available to sign up on site. Click here for events and schedules.
Fantasy Flight Games announced Android Shadow of the Beanstalk, bringing full support of the Genesys RPG to the cyberpunk near future Android universe. The 256 page book features Android specific elements for Genesys character creation and source material complete with game stats. It covers New Angeles, the space elevator known as the Beanstalk, the moon, and beyond. Shadow of the Beanstalk works with the existing Worlds of Android guide book (which is basically a sourcebook sans stats).
I worked on Shadow of the Beanstalk.
I’m one of the Special Guests at Recruits Convention 23rd show this weekend, September 28-30, 2018 at Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri. I'll be hosting seminars and running some games. The game schedule is available (no pre-registration for games, sign up on site). I’ll be running a shorter version of my Kessel Breakout con adventure. The seminar schedule isn’t up yet, but I’ll be hosting three. Since the con is at a high school, the first two will have more of a how-to/educational approach.
Friday 6pm-7pm - Creating Maps & Deckplans for Games
Saturday 1pm-2pm - Writing for RPGs
Sunday 11am-12pm - Star Wars RPG Q&A
There will be a lot of games, particularly war games, along with some RPGs hosted by RPGKC. It is an inexpensive event to check out.
Star Wars Age of Rebellion Cyphers and Masks is interesting in that there have been few past Star Wars RPG resources devoted to spies and espionage. Infiltration and working behind enemy lines is obviously a major element in Rebel era games and touched on often in all kinds of sourcebooks. WEG's various Cracken's books were intelligence oriented, some with gear, though most concentrated more on providing NPC adversaries and some adventure ideas. Cyphers and Masks is the first to really pull together in one place, everything from character options to spy gear to campaign ideas, to new ways to use the narrative dice with skill checks.Read More
The Clone Wars is making a huge comeback these days - on the screen and on the tabletop.Read More
Fantasy Flight Games announced the latest Era sourcebook for the Star Wars RPGs: Rise of the Separatists. It brings the Clone Wars and specifically The Clone Wars animated series to the RPG, and can be used with any or all of the existing core rulebooks. I worked on the product. It features, for the first time, the Jedi career, as well as clone specific careers. As usual, it also features four new species, and other era specific resources.
It's August, and time for Gen Con once again. This year saw some new Star Wars game announcements, mainly minis products.Read More
I was invited to appear on the new Pawn and Pint podcast series Board at Work. Pawn and Pint is a game pub in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. They have a gigantic wall of board games and many RPG events.
Board at Work by Pawn and Pint: EP 003 Talking Star Wars with writer and game designer Sterling Hershey - Donald the DM and I discuss the span of my career as a writer and game designer for the Star Wars role-playing games. And some other bits.
These two subjects aren't related, other than they both occur this week...Read More
Kantcon is coming up in July, and I'll be running a new Star Wars RPG adventure, and a panel/workshop. The adventure is definitely going to be Solo deep dive of sorts....Kessel Breakout. The panel/workshop will build on some of the items I discussed at my GamerNation Con panel earlier this year, but more organized and focused more on process.Read More