Fiasco : The Ballad of the Claytons

I’ve recently acquired a copy of the very enjoyable Fiasco RPG from Bully Pulpit Games, unlike most traditional RPGs it doesn’t require a single gamesmaster and is more akin to a group storytelling game where you all create the elements of the story and then the scenes that take place in it. I recorded the audio […]

RPG Review: Jadetech Black Jade

I review the latest Jade Punk supplement from Re-Roll Productions, written by Jacob Possin it deals with the mysterious, and long believed mythical, black jade.

Session 0 for Thashif’s Dresden Files Game

We start preparing for Thashif’s forthcoming Dresden Files game, and I get confused about some of the difference between DF version of Fate and Fate Core (I blame tiredness):

Clarence J. Murdock – Dresden Files Character

As you’ll probably be aware if you’ve read my recent posts, we wrapped up my Jadepunk Campaign a short time ago, Thashif has stepped up to fill the timeslot and is going to be running a Dresden Files game, alternating with my FFG Star Wars campaign. I’ve played a little bit of DF but not a great […]

Ritual Magic in Jadepunk

In the main Jadepunk rulebook, one of the lesser nations, the Ahlmac, are described as: “blood worshippers, believing that power even beyond what jade can give is found in one’s own blood” This was very interesting to me since magical effects obviously do exist in the system but they are largely confined to strange martial […]

The Lounge interviews Johnn Four

In his excellent podcast The Lounge, Misdirected Mark Productions interviews Johnn Four (the mastermind behind the excellent RPT newsletter that I contribute articles to) where they discuss a lot of things about RPGs, including mythology and the recent Mythic Gods & Monsters books co-authored by Johnn and myself. You can find a link to the […]