An amazingly helpful tool for game masters, The Ultimate Random Encounters Book is ready to be dropped into almost any Dungeons and Dragons or roleplaying campaign to add much needed flavor to the points between major story elements.
Blerdcon 2021 was a roaring success. As usual, the organizers and volunteers overcame many challenges, including COVID-19, and put on a great and unique show that was obviously loved by the community. It will no doubt be even bigger next year.
RPG expert James D’Amato penned The Ultimate RPG Game Master’s Worldbuilding Guide to teach beginners and experienced gamers alike how to build and create their own role-playing games and adventures. In includes genres from fantasy and sci-fi to horror and x-punk.
BurnBryte is the first roleplaying game made for the virtual tabletop world of Roll20. Just like how Amazon, Netflix and Apple TV went from streaming other peoples’ content to creating their own shows, this is Roll20s first original content. We chat with the show’s creators.
Cloudpunk offers an exploration and role-playing experience that is compelling without the protagonist having to shoot anyone, or ever being in any real danger. It’s still an adult experience, set in a dark cyberpunk-type world.
With most in-person events cancelled or becoming virtual, it’s no wonder that role-players are also taking advantage of online platforms to get together and conquer their high fantasy, sci-fi or more traditional Dungeons and Dragons-like worlds. We checked out the Roll20 platform over the past few months, and loved what we found.
Chris Spivey is best known for his award-winning RPG Harlem Unbound. Now this African-American war veteran is taking on the weird west with the Haunted West RPG, a game we hope to be able to play very soon.
Why can’t zombies write good music? They can only de-compose. And where to people buy their giant hammers? A maul. These and many other role-playing-centered witticisms can be found in the hilariously great A Dragon Walks into a Bar RPG joke book.
Going well beyond typical advice about improving role-playing games, author James D’Amato actually divides up various games by type, and then offers specific help to keep things interesting and fun. It’s a must read for any game master looking to level up their performance.
Captain Pike is the hero of Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War, a book that takes place in the brief moment when Pike was captain of the Enterprise, but before he took over command of the Discovery. It’s a good read and a straightforward sci-fi adventure.