Author Archive | Stan

‘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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Star Trek Skirmish Game

Stellar Tactics Version 1

Our Gaslight Heroes game didn’t have quorum last week so we moved gaming to Wednesday and ran a Stellar Tactics beta test. Biggest change we identified were 1) using standard rather than vector movement, and 2) using scenarios to break up the endless wait-and-see tactics players might otherwise employ. I’ve got about 15 changes we […]

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Fate Answers

Answers I came up with from my earlier ‘Questions of Fate‘ post. Question: “What are the results of a success-with-style roll on a skill check vs. passive opposition (e.g. a skill roll that isn’t combat)?” and “What are the results of a success-with-style roll on an opposed roll that isn’t combat?” Answer: Both of these […]

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Questions of Fate

Having run two Fate Core games in the last month where I’ve really tried to use all the rules properly, I noticed a few rules questions have come up in-game. I’m memorializing those here to make sure I research these and also alerting the group so others besides myself can read up on how these […]

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Star Trek TOS: The God of War

Last night’s Star Trek game was one of the most enjoyable games I’ve run in a long time! Partly it was my own love of the Star Trek setting, partly it was the enthusiasm of the players (notably Robert with his props and wardrobe), and partly it was the cinematic nature of the Fate RPG […]

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Tales from the Wilderland Session 02: Of Leaves & Stewed Hobbit

We continued our adventures in Middle-earth. In the three months since our last adventure, the heroes were doing everything from fighting Orcs and building settlements, to starting Bardic performance circuits and making schemes to open lucrative trade routes. A trip to rescue the hobbit Dindy Brandybuck gained added urgency after Barlimun received this perfumed letter: The […]

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The Darkening of Mirkwood

The Darkening of Mirkwood

Wanted to toss out something I’d like to keep an eye on for a potential post-50 Fathoms campaign for the Saturday Night group. As you know 5e D&D version of The One Ring is coming out this summer. I would strongly suspect their current The One Ring products for Middle-earth will all be ported to […]

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Gaslight Heroes Lifepath

Gaslight Heroes: Episode 00

This last Thursday we spent a session doing group campaign creation, which included the Lifepath exercise shown the this picture. We’re using Fate Core and Venture City Superpowers. Should be a great campaign! Check out the campaign charter and campaign page.

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Star Wars: Dawn of Rebellion — Episode 07

On Khubeaie, Isshtatha finds Chien, an old wookiee friend from the Imperial Slave Mines. They share a furry, growling reunion, and compare notes on the best brand of flea collar. Rel helps Dredge construct a light saber, which he uses to dice cucumbers, carrots, and Imperial bounty hunters. The group heads to Kwenn space station, […]

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