Author Archive | Stan

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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Blood & Steel — Episode 00

Did a trial run of a new mini-campaign set in the Spinward Frontier of the Imperium. We did some word-building, talked about what we wanted in a campaign, and did a quick, 1-hour game to try out combat with 15mm miniatures. We decided it worked well, using the colored bases as a way to help […]

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Star Wars: Dawn of Rebellion — Episode 06

Our heroes meet Rel Thaxton, not-quite-a-Jedi, in a dark, smoky bar…right after Kek nearly picks a fight with him, and Cornelius draws his blaster. Rel tells the crew that Lu’Nimah sent him. He proves it with a series of secret handshakes, winks, and twitches. He’s here to take the force-sensitive Dredge to find a hidden […]

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Star Wars: Dawn of Rebellion — Episode 05

Something smells funny on the O.R.C. Tyrannus. It turns out to be Kek—a rat-like, bat-like humanoid who stows away on the ship. On Vor Deo, the heroes visit a park to pick up information from Lu’Nimah. As Vin Sai tries to track the stealthy Kek, Isshtatha leaps into action to save a petite trollop from […]

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The DM's View: 1 Page Dungeon Notes

Shambling Throne of the Death Cult King

Quick recap of the ShinnCon V game. Here was the description: “Shambling Throne of the Death Cult King” You are about to settle in for a peaceful night at the Drunken Dragon Inn when Chaos strikes. Literally. A local cultist bursts in and demands tribute to the Chaos God, whose death horde swiftly approaches. Rumored to […]

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Board Game Grand Prix

In the first meeting of the Board Game Grand Prix, four games were played at Common Ground Games. Splendor — winner Martin — 2 points Splendor — winner Martin — 2 points Star Wars Imperial Assault — Martin 1 point (for the Imperials)  [Robert 1 point, Nick 1 point, Brooks 1 point, Patrick 1 point] Ticket […]

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