Player Basics – Team Building

A paladin, a half-orc, and a gnome walk into a bar. Not likely ... but well within the realm of possibility in an RPG. But how can a chaotic character play with a lawful good? Or an evil character play with a good character? That's part of the challenge and part of the fun. If … Continue reading Player Basics – Team Building

City of Mist

City of Mist is a tabletop role-playing game from Son of Oak studio about ordinary people in a modern city becoming incarnations of myths and legends. The system is powered by a modified version of the Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) system. Powered by the Apocalypse games are centered around resolving what characters do as "Moves". Some … Continue reading City of Mist

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?

GM Tips – A Whole New World

Creating a world where your players can strut their stuff, find adventure, and generally wreak havoc can be challenging. There is a lot that goes into making a world where your campaign comes to life. One of the first questions you have to ask yourself is where and when in time do you want to … Continue reading GM Tips – A Whole New World

Call of Cthulhu

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 of Cthulhu

Player Basics – Notes to Self

You haven't played in two weeks but you're ready to go. You've got your wild cherry Dr. Pepper, your dice, and your character sheet. Or maybe you've got your computer booted up and the windows opened that you need. If you were smart, you kept notes on what was going on as you played. You … Continue reading Player Basics – Notes to Self