DM Basics: Above and Beyond!

When I was growing up, My grandmother was always telling me "Look where you're going, not where you've been!" I'm endlessly curious, and my short-term attention span frequently has my eyes wandering around. Unfortunately, I have a short-term memory too so I don't always remember what I've seen...but that's a story for another blog post. What … Continue reading DM Basics: Above and Beyond!

Player Basics – RP in RPG

The title "role-playing game" is applied to many different types of games. But what does role playing actually mean? It can mean different things to different people. In the end, role-playing is like playing a part, acting like someone else, taking on a role. In tabletop RPG's you get to create that character and make … Continue reading Player Basics – RP in RPG

Player Basics – Say what?

Your GM tells you to buff your stats. You need to go BTB (that's uh, back to basics). The world of RPG has its own language almost. In the beginning, you can get a little lost and feel a little intimidated by the slang being thrown away. Much like text speak, if you don't know … Continue reading Player Basics – Say what?

Character Basics – Nitty Gritty

There are a lot of things that make you... you. Things that make you different or special. When building a character to play in an RPG, it is just as important to think of those little things to also to help bring that character to life. Your character is more than stats on a page. … Continue reading Character Basics – Nitty Gritty

Call Me Maybe?

Call of Cthulhu is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft's story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium and it uses Chaosium's Basic Role-Playing (BRP) system, with special rules for Sanity. The newest edition is the 7th edition, published in … Continue reading Call Me Maybe?

A Very Merry Lovecraftian Christmas

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the... wait...where am I? Why can't I wake up?! H.P. Lovecraft was an American writer of horror-themed fictional stories. Forbidden, dark, esoterically veiled knowledge is a central theme in many of Lovecraft's works. Lovecraft's works are also ruled by several distinct pantheons of deities (actually aliens worshipped as such by humans) … Continue reading A Very Merry Lovecraftian Christmas

Wasteland Whispers

WAR. War never changes... Sometimes War doesn't end either if the rumors about ghosts in the wasteland are to be believed. The crazy thing is that what started as an old folktale now seems to be more prevalent. More and more stories and sightings of these strange apparitions are coming to light. As time goes … Continue reading Wasteland Whispers