A Look at Church of Chiropteran Wisdom

Church of Chiropteran Wisdom Author: Sal North Publisher: Chaosium’s Miskatonic Repository Page Count: 6 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – Pay What You Want This is a very small plug-and-play scenario that doubles as a location that is meant to be dropped into an existing call of Cthulhu game or something that could be used as…

The Troublesome Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft

Like most gamers, I got my start with Dungeons & Dragons. However, my favorite RPG is most certainly Call of Cthulhu. As I write this, there is a lot of controversy about numerous allegations that Zak S. abused women he was in relationships with. In the interests of disclosure, I find those allegations to be…

Tall Tales: Wild West B/X Fantasy Adventure Game Review

Tall Tales: Wild West B/X Fantasy Adventure Game Author: Mark Hunt Page Count: 96 Available Formats: PDF (and print) PDF (DTRPG) – $7.99 Print – Coming soon   That’s right there is a new sheriff in town and its name is Tall Tales: Wild West B/X Fantasy Adventure Game. Utilizing the same gaming mechanics as Dungeons…

Call of Cthulhu Aboard R.M.S. Lusitania

Call of Cthulhu games often takes place in different historical eras, most commonly in the 1920s. My current game is set a decade earlier, in the 1910s, based in Boston Massachusetts. I’ve been greedily mining newspaper articles as adventure seeds – often a small police report can serve as an inspiration for an adventure. However,…

Beyond the Dice: Breaking the Rules!

It may come as a shock to some of you, but I really don’t like rules. The first few times that I tried playing a tabletop role-playing game, people kept telling me “You can’t do that.” It was truly annoying and frustrating! Here I am, all ready to go with this really awesome idea of…

There’s Love in the Air – The Marriage of Count Roderick [KAP]

The Marriage of Count Roderick Author: Greg Stafford & Veli-Matti Pelkonen Publisher: Nocturnal Media & Chaosium Page Count: 10 Available Formats: PDF Only PDF – FREE If you’re anything like me, you enjoy the tabletop roleplaying game, King Arthur Pendragon. If you’re not familiar with this game, you need to acquaint yourself with it! The newest…

Tabletop RPG Community Boycotts Zak Smith

Originally posted on Pop Culture Uncovered:
In the past, I’ve written about the OSR as well as those discussing “edgelords” in tabletop role-playing games. In my articles, I glossed over controversial individuals and the problems surrounding them; I neither want to give them the attention they seek nor did I feel like attracting their “followers.”…

Stat Trackers – Making Life Easier for 5e Dungeon Masters

Stat Trackers Publisher: Top Dog Game Club, LLC. Card Count: 417 Stat Cards Available Formats: Print Print (Publisher) – $60.00 Print (Amazon) – $60.00 I have been playing and running Dungeons and Dragons games for decades. I’m always on the lookout for game aids that are innovative, relevant, and something that I need at the table….

The Little Devil Within — Why I love the horror genre

February is the month of love and here at Rolling Boxcars, we decided to write about a genre we love with guidance from our patrons, horror. Horror is defined in the dictionary as a painful and intense fear, aversion or repugnance. When used as an adjective it’s the feeling of dread or dismay. What about horror…