Author Archive | Stan

Gaslight Heroes 1st Four Sessions

I’m terribly bad about posting game recaps, but I need to at least do a good job of tracking advancement 🙂 Last week we finished our four game. Our advancement history is as follows: Game One: Minor Milestone Game Two: Minor Milestone Game Three: Major Milestone Game Four: Minor Milestone I’ll try to create a […]

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Cinematic RPG Design Diary: Skills

I’m working on a multi-genre original RPG called ‘Cinematic’ that will have traits and skills with an optional stunt system (that you can use or ignore). There will be a Sci Fi implementation of Cinematic called Imperium RPG. First let’s talk about the generic Cinematic RPG core system. Two Attributes Cinematic will work like Cortex Plus, Traveller, […]

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Top Stuff I Want To Run Someday

Been thinking about the ‘stuff I’m itching to run someday’ so thought I’d jot it down. Interesting how things evolve: see my post in 2014 of things I was itching to run two years ago. Probably the Sci Fi stuff has my biggest interest at the moment. Sci-Fi Campaigns Blood & Steel (Imperium RPG) — After […]

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Upcoming Games; June 30 One-Shot; Imperial Assault

Game Schedule Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming games listed on the Dicehaven Google Calendar. Look for further details and RSVPs from your respective GMs. Texicon — Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26 (see Texicon.net; Robert, Jeff & Mason and maybe others will attend at least one day) Gaslight Heroes — Thursday, June 23 6:30pm (Stan’s […]

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Sci Fi Technology and Setting Dials

I’m continuing my thoughts on Sci Fi setting ‘dials’. Here is a brain dump of version technologies that you should probably consider for any Sci Fi setting. At the end I give my opinion on which technologies I typically use or avoid. Technology Questions Starships FTL Drives —Are there faster-than-light drives? How do they work? […]

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Imperium Story Types

Been talking to Mason about his upcoming Imperium campaign. One topic that has come up is Sci Fi tropes. Here’s a table I came up with at one point that is useful to think through. Might be worthwhile to ask players which tropes they like or don’t like 🙂 12 Sci-Fi Story Types Review the list for ideas, or roll 2d6 and […]

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Larry Niven's Ringworld

Ringworld Novels & RPG

I just finished Larry Niven’s Neutron Star; amazingly good stuff! I read a lot of Larry Niven’s Known Space science fiction back in the 80’s. I am beginning to re-read his novels. His characters and stories span several centuries, so it’s hard to know where best to jump in. I did some research and put […]

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Upcoming Games

Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming games listed on the Dicehaven Google Calendar. Look for further details and RSVPs from your respective GMs. Star Wars Makeup Game — Thursday, June 16 6:30pm (Stan’s House) 50 Fathoms — Saturday, June 18 6:30pm (Stan’s House) Texicon — Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26 (see Texicon.net; Jeff & Mason and maybe […]

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‘Star Trek: Vanguard’ and Other Cool Books

I’ve started to hear about other books folks in our Dicehaven group have recently read (or read way back in the day). Thought it might be cool to have folks who are interested jot a note or two on the blog on what books they like (or don’t like). If you want to blog about […]

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