Posts Tagged ‘Roleplaying’

Weekend game report: halfling zombie edition

I ran a game of Castles & Crusades on Friday evening for my wife and a friend. I realized two things: It’s not a good idea to GM when the only thing keeping you conscious is a melange of cold medications. C&C is pretty darn close to my perfect ideal of Dungeons and Dragons. I’ve […]

Why was there no classic campaign for Middle-Earth Role Playing?

Writing my last post on epic adventure paths in D&D got me thinking about some of the most famous adventure sagas in other roleplaying systems. Consider these famous game campaigns, all of which are considered to encapsulate the essence of the games for which they were published: D&D: the A-G-Q series of modules Pendragon: The […]

Lend me a hand, Wizards: sell me some non-randomized miniatures

I like Wizards’ pre-painted plastic miniatures, both the D&D and Star Wars flavors—I make heavy use of them in the games I run. But I really think Wizards is missing an opportunity by not releasing a few RPGer-friendly miniature sets. By this I mean that I would be a happier GM if I could go […]

When a game session goes well

There’s nothing quite so fun as a game session that goes well. (Well, there probably are a few other things that are that fun. But just a few.) Last night I ran a D&D 3.5 game that was… just a great deal of fun. Gaming over the last year has been a tad lackluster for […]

GaryCon 2008: Mr. Gygax, we salute you

Many, many people have in the last few days written eloquent tributes to Gary Gygax, so I won’t try and compete with them—I’ll just say that if Gary Gygax had not created a little game called Dungeons & Dragons, my life would be radically different than it is. How many hours did I spent in […]