ShinnCon II Quick Recap

Today’s game had lots of creepy derelict ship exploration and alien ‘bugs’ of various forms. There was some opportunity to swindle a megacorp (InStarSpec) out of a ship, so the PCs have become pirates essentially, but still en route to Arda and Garda Villis. You now have two ships and are looking to sell some […]

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D&D 5e: Island of Death

It’s decided! For the Saturday Night Dice crew’s game-day on Nov. 24, we’ll run a game set in The World of Redmark — my own custom campaign setting. I’ll give you more background on the setting soon. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know for character creation: Character Creation: Create a new 1st […]

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The Last Parsec: The Hunt (Part 1)

Tonight’s game featured: Constantine — Human cyborg smuggler (Mason) Khan — Kalian four-armed fighter (John) Manoz — Sauron rogue (Jim Bob) Styrax — Floran assassin (Jeff) Each player received 5 XP (according to Stan’s ‘beginner’s luck’ houserule).

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WaCon 2014 Recap

Several of us played or ran in D&D Adventures League organized play games last weekend at WaCon down in Waco. It was a blast! I ran a game, Robert ran two games, and John ran a game plus a 2 hour pickup game (which was 4 hours of fun packed into 2 amazing hours). Everyone […]

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The Lost Mine of Phandelver: Session 02

For our Oct. 11 game we had 6 players. Each player earned: 76.48 gp (that’s 76 gp and 48 sp) 291 XP Treasure Details: Each player earns 10 gp from Elmar Barthen of Barthen’s Supplies for delivering supplies. 50 gp from Sildar Hallwinter for escorting him home (divided by 6). 50 gp from Linene Graywind of the Lionshield Coster […]

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Savage Worlds 2014-2015 Campaign Ideas

After our Dreadfall campaign ends (probably early Q1), I propose I run a Savage Worlds campaign. I still want to run Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, but I want to push that out 6-12 months until I’ve mastered the Savage Worlds system and have that firmly ensconced as a staple for our game group […]

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Back in the Saddle With Savage Worlds

I have said in recent months that while I love to play Savage Worlds I was not sure I wanted to run it again as a GM, mainly because the crunch level is a bit higher than my preference. But I’ve changed my mind! I want to run Savage Worlds again!!! Here’s why. My chief complaint about Savage […]

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The Lost Mine of Phandelver: Session 01

For our Sept. 13 D&D 5e game we had 6 players. Each player earned 350 XP which puts all level 1 characters at 2nd level. You earned a total of 61.50 gp (0.50 means 5 sp converted to 1/2 a gold piece; you convert all treasure to gp at the end of an adventure except […]

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Prep for D&D 5e Demo Day: Background and Characters

For those attending the D&D demo day, here’s what you need to know. You can show up with just a smile, no prep necessary. However, if you want to create your own character prior to game-day, that’s cool, just read below. Setting: In the world of the Forgotten Realms, it is the year 1485 DR […]

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Starmada Game at MilliniumCon

Large Scale Fleet Battles for Traveller Games

One of the things our Traveller group at ShinnCon decided was that we wanted to eventually get into large scale, epic fleet battles. Classic Traveller (and related systems like Striker, Mayday, Azhanti High Lightning which deal with skirmish, on-ship or small ship-to-ship encounters) doesn’t seem to be well suited to this. Especially given we have […]

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