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Rochambeau in the dark with this d3

Cruising the web tonight for another great new die to add to my DM collection I hit upon a site I have never been to before, Game Master Dice. This site carries a wide array of dice, from your standard sets to metal and even semi-precious dice. And if that isn’t enough they also carry an array of fuzzy dice, inflatable dice, and glow in the dark dice. I can’t help but think of my LARPing friends at Gamestorm and Orycon when I saw this d3 that glows in the dark. No longer will low light situations prevent you from playing your LARP and the rock-paper-scissor replacement for dice rolls. Heck this might almost be enough to draw me into a game.

The Sultan of Gaming Tables

It seems that this table has been on the market for a while, but was new to me the other day when I came across it cruising online. The table is a bit steep in price at $8,850 for most gamers but still a very cool product. This table has most everything that the table top roleplaying or miniature gamer could want. There is storage for dice, set-up for maps, flip down stations for players and even a special set-up for the DM. You can find this table for purchase at Geek Chic. If anyone out there has seen this table in person, of even owns one, I would love to know what you think of it. Is it as cool as it seems?

Shadowrun comes to life

As time passes I find that more and more of the Shadowrun universe comes to life in our reality. First there was run-flat tires, and now I am watching a Future Weapons episode that was showing helicopters that fly themselves based on a program. Can you say drone? And then there are the number of implantable electronics for hearing and now sight, the beginnings of implants. Shadowrun here we come!!

Anyone else seen any of the Shadowrun future coming true around us?

RPG – One Book Wonders

I have long been a fan of the one book wonder RPG. True that many of these games are not truly only one book, though many are, they still never quite made the big leagues. Over the years I have amassed a number of these books and now with this blog I have the perfect format in which to share the knowledge of these small time games with the masses. In this series of posts I plan to spend a full post each reviewing a game in my collection.

My fascination and love of the one book wonder game came after an encounter with Shadowrun. While I enjoy the genre and much of the game play of Shadowrun the group I was playing with was far into using every rule they had ever read and owning all the books as well. Game could come to a complete halt for 30+ minutes while everyone dug through book after book to determine just how far you could jump if you were a well built dwarf with a running start and were jumping down from a higher position. The waiting on this actual led me to take up not only games with limited books and therefore limited rule sets, but also cross stitching during games to pass the time during the lulls of rule mongering.

Later this week I will post with the first in this series, Lost Souls.

A Ratling and a Goblin are in a tavern…..

In a tavern in Smith City the ratling and the goblin who have formed a loose association are reviewing the adventurer postings near the front door when they notice that one of the wanted posters was for another patron in the tavern.  Just as this duo were debating how to best approach the draconian to capture him and gain their reward, now if they could just read the wanted poster they have.  At about the same time the nomad notices that the draconian is on the wanted poster as well.
The necromantic nomad approaches the draconian hoping to apprehend him for the reward. He strikes the demonologist draconian who breaths fire in his direction scorching several bar chairs and a table. This also alerts the tavern security. In retaliation the nomad summons a skeleton causing panic to ensue in the tavern. To this the goblin creates a aura of darkness around himself as well as the ratling, and a wolfling that had been sitting at the table, they are now all under the table. Since the wolfing and ratling can not see in the goblins darkness they are safe from checking on the status of their sanity from the skeletons fear aura, but the goblin can see through his own darkness and is therefore subject to the sanity check. At this point the draconian unleashed a homunculus into the world. This leads to the ratling taking control of the mental faculties of the homunculus and commanding it to transport the draconian out of the bar. While the homunculus is not strong enough to lift the demonologist there is no resistance as the bouncers are shoving them out anyways.
Once out in the street the ratling touches the draconian causing disease on him that will persist for the next several hours. To create a distraction, or draw attention, the goblin starts to scream “Plague, Plague!!” which encourages the draconian to exit in pursuit of a safe place to hide to wait out the horrible illness that has befallen him.

Stay tuned for updates to the adventure in the next few days…..

Legendary Lives 2nd Edition

My favorite game to run is Legendary Lives 2nd Edition.  I have been running this fantasy based RPG since the mid 90’s.  In particular I like the open magic system and the ease of game play.  Since Marquee Press went out of business the authors have put the rule book on the web at www.hauntedattic.org.  There are several other RPG books available on the site including Lost Souls which I have always wanted to run but have not yet had a group interested.

I will be using this blog to post an update of my current groups adventures every other week.  Look for the first post telling about how they all met in the next few days.