Annalise: Stories of Pain, Hunger and Redemption

I met Nathan D. Paoletta in 2011 when I was living in Chicago. We shared a few beers and I had a peak at his insightful thinking and his wits. Sharp, I can tell you! Later on I proceeded to back his Kickstarter project and I was really pleased I did. But that’s for another review. So when I found, literally by chance, Annalise when I visited Conception 2012, I just had to have it. And I haven’t regretted it!

Designers & Dragons

When I heard about Designers & Dragons from Mongoose, I downloaded it right away. I started to read it and after a while I had to stop. I just couldn’t continue. I had to go and buy the paper version of the book. My fascination with role playing games has increased by understanding the politics and history behind them.

Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress

By Paco Garcia Jaen I have never understood why there aren’t more women old and young playing role playing games. Specially because the ones I have met who do play, make for fantastic players and great company. Actually, no.. scrap that. I understand it perfectly now. I am going to venture saying that women didn’t […]

Brethren of the Crimson Altar

This instalment of the TRIBES-series is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank inside of front cover, 1 page overview, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC and SRD, 1 page introduction on how to read stat-blocks, 1 page ad and 1 page back cover. That leaves 26 pages of content.

A World of Difference

Too often, game masters design their worlds around “the basics”. Elves inhabit the woods; dwarves live in the mountains. While this may have worked well for Tolkien, it has simply been done to death. Oh, it can be nice at first, because everyone can easily figure their background, but eventually it gets dull. Why not start out with a new beginning?

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