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.
Another fun and successful Midwest GameFest weekend is complete.Read More
Local cons are always fun.Read More
I'll be a Guest again this year at Midwest GameFest, returning to the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, MO (Kansas City, MO metro) November 2-5. I'll running a couple of different Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG adventures, Numenera, and even the new edition of Paranoia. I'll also be doing a solo version of the 30 Years of Star Wars RPGs panel from Gen Con 50.
Special Guest Rick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffalo Games, will be running Nuclear War tournaments and other events. There will be D&D Adventurers League, Legend of the 5 Rings Heroes of Rokugan, Pathfinder Society, Shadowrun Missions, and more RPGs, a huge board game library, cosplay, the Artemis Bridge Simulator and more. For the first time, there is even a way to participate in the con online, for free.
One thing about missing weeks on the blog, there's now so much new Star Wars being released, it's easy to get behind. Not that I try and talk about everything that is released, obviously, but often like to hit the highlights. With the new season of Rebels up and running, new books and new comics recently announced, I look at the growing stack of books on the shelf and think I've got to find some time somewhere to fit some more reading in.Read More
Maps are great tools for RPGs, both in play and as sources of inspiration. Following on from last week's Maps of Mastery Stats post, here are a few ways to use those maps in RPGs. As it happens, Fantasy Flight Games posted a new preview of Star Wars Age of Rebellion Strongholds of Resistance, highlighting Rebel bases in the book. I had a great time with that section.
Deck plans and bases are among the more common map types in Star Wars games, so both make good starting points for map based adventures or encounters. Maps can be great sources of inspiration.
I'll be a guest at the new Midwest GameFest in November in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City metro area). I'll be running games, of course. My schedule is yet to be determined, but it will include Star Wars RPGs, The Last Parsec (Savage Worlds), and likely a couple of others depending on a few other factors, mostly time. D&D and Numenera are high on the list.
There is an ongoing kickstarter with a few days left for those interested in getting a bit of a deal on pricing and swag. There are still stretch goals to meet.