Author Archive | Stan

Multi-Genre RPGs and Thoughts on The Cypher System

There are a lot of setting-specific RPGs (D&D for Fantasy, Shadowrun for Cyberpunk, Traveller for Galactic Sci Fi) which are very cool. Many of the campaigns I’d like to run though are custom settings that in many cases are genre-mashups (Sci Fi Horror, Steampunk Supers, etc.). What systems currently on the market are best that […]

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Ken Hite’s Review of ‘Basic Roleplaying’

Ken Hite (he’s worked on so many RPGs I’ve lost track; LUG Star Trek is the one I most recall) wrote a review of BRP (Chaosium’s d100 system-neutral game) a few years back. I’ve copied it here and highlighted a few points. I need to check out the ‘Passions’ mechanic. Dry Bones Gonna Rise Up […]

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Redmark Session 18: All for a Kiss

March 7-16, Third Age 1331 March 7 Kat’s Claw It is an auspicious day that begins with the heroes boarding Kat’s Claw—the ship loaned to the group by Lady Anna of Stonehelm. The Ship is so named for the captain of this sleek vessel: the extremely hot Katarina. She’s no ordinary, beauty, however. She comes […]

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Redmark Session 17: Bori ‘The Blade’

March 3-6, Third Age 1331 Some time passes as the heroes craft, do religious research, and carouse. Quintos makes his way to a party of nobles in Stonehelm and ends up accepting the challenge of Lady Anwendolin (or ‘Annie’) to avenge the theft of her prized horse. Lady Annie was sister to King Corwyn’s wife, […]

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Redmark Session 16: Triumphs Over Evil

March 3, Third Age 1331 Our hero’s around midnight, emerge from the cave of the necromancer Dubois, still wondering where he is located. They have saved Burt and the 10 citizens of Stonehelm. The hero’s decide to bury Brice’s sister’s body and head to the temple district under the darkness of night. Brice has requested […]

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Firefly One-Shot: The Miranda Datachip

Mason ran a great game of Firefly RPG! We managed to exercise key rules such as Dice Pools and Flashbacks. I really like this system better than Fate RPG which is very similar in terms of Aspect-style mechanics and a narrative focus. The Dice Pool mechanic really helps solve the math errors I always had […]

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Redmark Session 15: Stone Legion Enters Stonehelm

March 2, Third Age 1331 The journey begins with our heroes traveling towards one of the largest cities of Threa, Stonehelm (population over 30,000).   It’s about seven thirty at night, close to sundown as they travel closer and approach the north gate.  They encounter two guards Reginald and Edwin.  Our weary travelers ask for a […]

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Redmark Sessions 14: Stonehelm or Bust

February 21 – March 2, Third Age 1331 “I’m dead!!”  Or so Quintos thought.  In truth, he was.  But only for a few fleeting seconds before Marcus was able to bring him back.  The assassin who did the dirty dead had already been dealt with.  Robbing Quintos of any immediate revenge.  The party set out […]

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