Last night I ran my two oldest children in a Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game adventure as we awaited the new year. It was ... entertaining. Below is an account written to describe one of the encounters during the adventure. Isil and the Goblins There’s probably no figure of the southlands more interestingly infamous than Isil … Continue reading Isil and the Goblins
In the mid 80's I cut my Role-Playing teeth on Dungeons & Dragons. It wasn't until 1988 or 89 that I discovered GURPS at Games Unlimited in Concord, California. It remains one of my favorite Role-Playing Games of all time. GURPS stands for Generic Universal Role-Playing System and, in my opinion, lives up … Continue reading Something I Like About GURPS
The following post grew out of and is largely in response to a forum post I was replying to. I realized my answer was getting a bit long winded, so I thought I'd spare the original poster my verbosity and instead inflict it on the world at large. The question I was replying to was, … Continue reading Finding RPG Gaming Groups
I love the paperless office concept. Both in business and personal life I have made a concerted effort to reduce the amount of physical paper I use, instead opting for electronic notes. To make this work it is necessary to have some excellent computing tools. One of my favorite is Evernote. This app, available on … Continue reading Electrons Haven’t Taken Over Yet
Over the years I have developed countless campaign worlds for role-playing games. When constructing a new campaign world I almost invariably start with two things: geography and religion. These two things shape culture and history even in our own "real" world. Geography impresses upon the people who dwell there a certain framework. They plant the … Continue reading World Building: Maps and Faiths
Here's a link to some pictures from my experience at this years's GameFest (I hope the link works).
Yesterday my eldest daughter and I spent the day at the Kearney Area Game Fest. It is Central Nebraska's FREE (and in my opinion Premier) game convention. I've had the privilege of attending for three years now and running events in the last two. I've run into quite a few folks who operated under the … Continue reading Adventuring and Beyond