Category Archives: Tabletop RPG Ramblings

Whatever happened to the Fate guy?

By | 14th January 2016

Chatting with Rob Davis last night, helping him sort out a character for a forth-coming Star Wars one-shot that I’m running and generally shooting about roleplaying games, past campaigns and the normal sort of stuff that RP enthusiasts tend to do when they get together (or chat via the medium of the internet as we… Read More »

What is Adventures on the Outer Rim?

By | 4th January 2016

Adventures on the Outer Rim is the umbrella term that I’m using to refer to the loosely linked series of trilogies and one-shots for the FFG Star Wars RPGs that I’m going to be running over the next year and possibly beyond. When I first signed on with the Tides of Change FB group, a community dedicated… Read More »

Why I love droids in FFGs Star Wars games

By | 29th December 2015

When you make a character in one of the FFG Star Wars games (Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion or Force and Destiny) you receive a baseline of characteristics determined by your race and than an amount of experience points to spend on improving characteristics, buying specialisations and other such things. Droids start off… Read More »

Vader’s on his Way

By | 28th December 2015

In a couple of weeks I’m going to be running the first session of an Edge of the Empire Star Wars game called Spirit of the Force, the game is going to be a trilogy, three sessions which cover a single plot arc, continuing the adventures of the characters from my previous (looser) Terror on… Read More »

5 tips for Getting an Epic Death Scene

By | 3rd December 2015

If you’ve ever gamed with me then you’ll know that my characters die in RPGs… a lot, probably more so in LARP and one-shots than in campaign tabletop games, although that might simply be down to the fact that I tend to play in less campaign games (although this is slowly changing); I certainly don’t… Read More »

Committing to a System

By | 27th October 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why I find certain new systems a little difficult to get into, it takes me a while to pick them up, whilst some older systems (like the OWOD system) are very firmly lodged in my mind; now this might not seem like much of a problem but it… Read More »

Positive/Negative Language

By | 23rd October 2015

This is not something I’ve thought about a lot on a conscious level until recently; generally whenever I am trying to sell my players on the virtues of a new system I prefer to point out the positives of adopting the new system rather than the negatives of the old. I’ve never consciously made that… Read More »

Characters and handouts for BrigadeCon 2015 Game

By | 24th September 2015

As some of you may be aware, I’m running a couple of games for #BrigadeCon2015; one of these games is a Fate Accelerated game set in Brian Engard’s Wild Blue campaign world, a sort of weird-fantasy western with superpowers thrown in for good measure.

BrigadeCon 2015

By | 9th September 2015

  To those of you who aren’t aware BrigadeCon is an online tabletop RPG convention that was started last year by the Youtube RPG Brigade and has been continued this year by a talented team of organisers. You can find details on the convention by clicking on the link below: http://brigadecon.org/ Basically the Con is 24 hours… Read More »