Saturday, July 27, 2013

Review: Heroine RPG by Josh Jordan

Hello again! Perhaps I do stand a chance at getting the blog updated semi-regularly now. This time around, I'm reviewing +Josh T Jordan's game Heroine. (PDF is found here.) It's an RPG that gives players roles in the story of a young girl who enters a strange Other World (think of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or Alice in Wonderland) and is challenged with saving it by growing as a person.

(As full disclosure, I received an electronic copy of Heroine for review purposes.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Character Building: Torchbearer!

So, here's another "Character Building" post! This time around, I'm actually doing it with a pragmatic motive in mind. See, I'm gonna be playing in a game of Thor Olvasrud's Torchbearer, a dungeon-crawl homage that's a hack of Mouse Guard. It streamlines the rules, and brings the genre back to a survivalist, claustrophobia-inducing adventure scenario. If you make it out alive, you might manage to grab enough loot to make it all worthwhile. That sounds awesome.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Becoming: an RPG of Legends

Becoming is a pretty sweet game. I'm just gonna say that off the bat, and because it's past 1 AM here, I'm gonna keep it brief for all of you. (Getting in a quick post before I head off to CONvergence, wot?) It recently funded, and they're looking for a little more money for an awesome stretch goal. So get over there and check it out, once I explain why.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Character Building: The One Ring RPG

Hello all! This time around, I'm doing a post that I call "Character Building". I've decided that now that I have a huge load of game systems on my shelves (and in my "RPG" computer folder), I should get better-acquainted with them. So begins these posts, wherein I take a game system and create a character for it. I'll start with systems that I don't really know all that well, so this time around--it's The One Ring.