10,000 years from now, humanity has been wiped out by a combination of war, plague and environmental collapse. Only sentient robots survive, but have developed a society that perversely parallels their long extinct creators.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
|When this baby its 88mph ... you're going to see some serious shit.|
Monday, December 24, 2012
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Sam is a man who works in a mind-numbing, bureaucratic job, living in a cramped apartment in a dystopian world in dependent on ducts, paperwork and poorly maintained machines. But when he sleeps, he is a warrior on a quest to rescue the woman of his dreams.
Then one day, he sees her walking into the Ministry of Information to complain about a clerical error that will thrust both of them into a dangerous game filled with renegade heating engineers and pursued by an inept government that will do anything to cover up its mistakes. At night, his dreams grow ever darker as he tries to save the woman of his dreams.
I have no idea how I saw this movie when I was eleven years old, but I didn't have the slightest clue as to what was going on. Then nine years later, I saw it as a late night movie and was completely blown away. This is one of those films that you can watch again and again and see something new every time. It struck me that it would make for a trippy campaign, where the party is stuck is a bureaucratic nightmare during the day, but at night they must battle through a surreal landscape and ruled by dream logic.
A Citizen's Guide to the Ministry of Information, A Citizen's Guide to Central Services, The Lucid. Of course all character sheets must be filled out in triplicate.
Depending on how the Gamemaster wanted to handle this kind of game, it could range from Chuthulu Dreamlands, to Over the Edge, to Paranoia. I would try Something Went Wrong where a GMless game would be a good fit for the directionless ineptitude of the Ministry, and the dream logic of the Lucid.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Exactly what tit sounds like, and the perfect little surprise for your gaming group.
and holy deep tissue injury, Batman, how much damage can the human body take?
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
"By Grabthar's Hammer, Questerians Unite!"
A group of washed up actors from a cancelled, low budget sci-fi show suddenly find themselves in way over their heads when an alien race with no concept of fiction enlists their help in facing a galactic threat.
Best Star Trek movie EVAR. Some movies just make you happy and this is one of mine. If I ever ran a Star Trek campaign, this is how I would do it. You could run it (semi-)straight as a proper NSEA crew with disposable redshirt. Or and this would even be more fun, as a troupe of washed out actors and conventioneers as they bumble their way through the galaxy aboard an alien built replica of the NSEA Protector.
This website is old, but has some great info, including an episode guide for the show.
Suggested Supplements: Ships of the NSEA. Aliens of the Galaxy, The Sarris Dominion, The QuestCon 2013 Handbook.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
RPG Wish List
Movies, Games and Books I wish were available as Roleplaying Games
Suggested Supplements: The Colonial Marine Manual. A Handbook for Employees of The Weyland-Yutani Corporation. The Predator Sourcebook.
Suggested System: WEG d6. Simple system that runs quickly, with enough crunch and variation for character and gadgets. Handles space opera and scaling (from human to vehicle up to capital ships) well.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dungeon Dealer: Updated!
The secret is to aim low. I didn't want to create a full game from scratch (would never have had the time), but I figured a couple of quickie games that required very little set up might be fun.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
How to Play
The first person to act is the player sitting immediately to the Dealer’s right. To hit the monster and reduce its HP by one, the player must play a card of the same suit of the Monster, but of Greater Value, OR any card of their Class Suit.
For Example: The Dealer draws a Monster Card of 8 Clubs. The first player to act is
John, who is a Thief. In his hand he has a 10 of Clubs and the 3 of Spades. He can play either to reduce the Monster’s HP from 8 to 7.
The next player to act is Susan, a Cleric. She can now defeat the Monster by playing a Heart, or any Club 7 or higher.
Players MUST play a card on their turn, and the play goes around until either the Monster’s XP is reduced to 0 (Players’ win), or all the players run out of cards (Monster wins).
Dealers may play Saving Cards at any time, but they are not forced to ‘act’.
The Monsters get Tougher, the Deeper you Delve
While Face cards all have an XP total of 11; Aces, Queens and Kings beat Jacks; Queens are beaten by Kings and Aces; and Kings are only beaten by Aces.
Ties go to the player acting that turn. When the player is ‘attacking’, they would win a tie, but if a Monster then plays a tied Saving Card that would then win.
So Who Won?
Saturday, November 24, 2012
That being said, whatever faults he may have it cannot be denied that the man was one of the foremost muppeteers of our times. Here he is as Hoot the owl giving Ernie a few tips on playing the sax.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Has no one ever gone to a movie? They're ZOMBIES you assholes!
I can see it now, have the show run for seaven seasons and we'll have Walky, Bitey, Lurchy, Bloaty, Smelly, Thriller and (hopefully!) Deadites.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Plus its always funny watching Checy Chase as a young (but funny) jerk before he became an old (but funny) jerk.
-this video was brought to you by Hawthorne Wipes.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
|Image by Tom Hodges|
Saturday, November 10, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Being a little out of practise and to kickstart my foggy noggin' I'm going to finish Dungeon Dealer for NaGaDeMon and throw something in for Winter is Coming II, Blog Carnival.
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Friday, November 2, 2012