RPG Review – The Convocation

Reviewing The Convocation a 5E compatible supplement about Griffon riders written by Matt Click and released by Absolute Tabletop, it is available from Drivethrurpg:

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/173201/The-Convocation

RPG Bugbears – Pre-genning Characters

A short RPG Bugbears video about the idea of creating characters seperate from knowledge of the campaign background.

Complete Secrets of the Desert Sands

I recently ran a very enjoyable Age of Rebellion game where the players were a group of rebels who were attempting to recover a prisoner with important information, unfortunately he has been taken prison by Jabba the Hutt’s forces, all of the videos connected with this session can be seen below.

Intro Crawl

Session Actual Play

Epilogue

Red Hand of the Empire – Dark Side Remix

After my posts earlier about Star Wars intro crawl creators I was chatting with Richard Wentworth on Facebook, he showed me some interesting writing about colour theory and made some great suggestions on how I could make a more darkside looking version of the Red Hand of the Empire (my upcoming trilogy of games where the players will portray Inquisitors working for the Empire) intro crawl. After several attempts at making one using crawl creators eventually, although they made it easier, I returned to my self-made template in my own video editing software since it gave me more control. Continue reading

What if the prequels were good?

One of my blog readers posted me a link on my What if the lava didn’t do it?post asking whether I’d seen a series of videos about how the prequel trilogy could have been re-done to make them good? At the time I hadn’t seen them, but given my recent interest in matters of canon and how it could be tweaked to better fit an individual games needs (spurred on initially by Runeslingers post in his blog) I sat down with my wife and watched through all three of the videos.

I absolutely loved them and am strongly considering using them as “the truth” of the past in my Adventures on the Outer Rim series of games, to my mind the suggestions given would have made for far better prequel movies than the ones we actually got; I’m going to post links to them below so that anyone else who wants to watch them can do so.

Disclaimer: Please note that I have no direct involvement with the videos linked below, they were created by Belated Media, their inclusion is not meant as any challenge to copyrights, they are linked solely so that more people can see these excellent videos.

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Noir scene setters

In the recent session of Thashif’s Dresden Files game that we played Mathew recommended some excellent scene setters for a noir style game. Effectively he suggested having the following two links running in additional windows at the same time as the hangout:

Rain Effect

http://www.rainymood.com

Piano Music

http://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=HMnrl0tmd3k#Turnabout_Jazz_Soul_-_Track_8_-_Godot_-_The_Fragrance_of_Dark_Coffee

Having these two running in the background really helped me get into the noir feel.

Thanks Mathew 🙂

Skyless City: Session 17 – Welcome to Heaven

In third and final season of our Jadepunk campaign, our heroes have moved to the upper-class Tengoku District, still looking for a way to strike at the corrupt Governor who controls Kausao; but following a kidnapping they make a surprise discovery about the nature of the threat to the city.

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Matters of Fate: Challenges, conflicts & contests

In this episode of Matters of Fate we look at three methods of resolving tests with a little more detail than the standard overcome rolls.

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Runeslinger’s Edge of Empire: Legacy of Destruction

I’ve just finished playing in another Edge of the Empire session run by Runeslinger; playing with Andre (who runs his own game Tides of Change) from the Brigade and two of Runeslinger’s regular face-to-face players; our motley crew consisted of:

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Video Response: 5 Youtube Content Creators than I Like

I was tagged into this by Chalice in Chains and Drop Dice, both great channels; they asked me to talk about five youtube content producers that I like and watch: