Tag Archives: Characters

The Wall: First Set Basic Rules

This post is one of a series describing the design of a prospective RPG called the Wall. You can find more posts here. Let’s start with the characters. Here’s PC1: For resolution, dice are provide from Tools and Approaches. Only … Continue reading

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GMs Should Not F#$k With Player’s Characters

For the Screenplay playtest group, we had what was intended to be the last game in our High Plains Samurai campaign. Didn’t turn out that way, mostly because of a late start and a couple of extended rules discussions. Turns … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, The Weird . . . Overdrive

  Sorry I’ve been so quiet. I am actually getting work done – both coursework and a little RPG work which I’ll share shortly. For now, I just want to remind you that the Good, the Bad, the Weird was an … Continue reading

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Gen Con – Train in Vain

As you may have heard, I’m running a couple of games with a system I was calling Fancy Pants but now has two names – F#ck You Up and Face ‘Splosion. Yesterday I told you about F#ck You Up: Gangwar. … Continue reading

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Gen Con – Gangwar

As you may have heard, I’m running a couple of games with a system I was calling Fancy Pants but now has two names – F#ck You Up and Face ‘Splosion. I’m running F#ck You Up: Gangwar on Thursday morning. … Continue reading

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Edge of Inspiration: Zero To Hero

Edge of Tomorrow not only has a great soundtrack, but elsewhere I reviewed the movie and gave it a pretty good rating. What more is there to say about it? What else, but how it can inspire your role-playing games. … Continue reading

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Accidental Pairings in Nefertiti Overdrive

In working on another adventure for Nefertiti Overdrive (for the backers who pledged for a game over the internet) I realized something about the characters that was cool but totally unplanned. Each pair of characters has a female and male … Continue reading

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Mountain Dwarf Tree-Huggers Anonymous

With the writing for Nefertiti Overdrive done and off to the editor, I have time to take a breath and relax a bit. During that breather, I got back to playing D&D with my children (two daughters, aged 6 and … Continue reading

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Building Stuff: Getting the Gang In Gear

Once one has a framework – an idea of one’s plot, with a goal and a plan to inject the PCs into the story – one needs an adventure. I’ve mentioned before that my philosophy on building an adventure is … Continue reading

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Lives in Savage Zanzibar

As part of Savage Zanzibar (a name I’m using now but did not use when I was working on the project), I created a selection of pre-generated characters. This was not due to the intrinsic linking of the characters to … Continue reading

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