Setting A historical fiction setting, Liberty Boys is set during the Revolutionary War, but the myths of old are not merely stories of bygone eras. God's lead kingdoms, demons seek the solace of fleshy hosts, creatures of folklore roam rural and suburban areas alike, and magic is real and dangerous. The British Isles, led by … Continue reading Liberty Boys
I'm always torn between running a pre-created story in my roleplaying games and running a story off-the-cuff. Pre-Made Adventures On the one hand, I have small children and lots of family and work obligations that severely cut into my game preparation time. So, choosing a to run a story that's already been created really reduces my prep time. … Continue reading Storytelling off-the-cuff
I don't know why it's taken so long for this thought to truly dawn on me: You can't reproduce D&D if you take away the D&D system. Oh, you can make a fantasy roleplaying game or take your favorite character and port her to that other game, but it just won't be D&D. Yes, it seems … Continue reading You can’t take the system out of D&D
EvilHat is getting ready to ship out the new Dresden Files Accelerated RPG this June. It is no secret that I'm in love with the Fate system for roleplaying, and this game has not dulled that feeling one bit. In fact, I'm stoked. Big time. Here are a few reasons why.
A few years ago I learned about the Fate roleplaying system and I have had a long, sordid love affair with it ever since. I’ve tried and tried to get my friends interested in its simplistic intricacy, but alas, this mistress has eluded the grasp of many a suitor. What’s so great about it? It’s … Continue reading Narrative is hard
You: You enter a dark cave, your torchlight slowly creeping across the floor to fall upon a pair of huge, green feet. As your light ascends the figure, you see a two-headed troll- Roger Rogue: I crit-strike him for 500 damage. You: You see the bloodied, crumpled remains of a troll on the floor… We’ve … Continue reading Know Thy Combat
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