Who You Gonna Call? A Review of the Classic Ghostbusters RPG

Ghostbusters Author: Sandy Petersen, Greg Stafford, Lynn Willis Publisher: West End Games Available Formats: Boxed Set Print – Price Varies It’s probably safe to assume our audience is familiar with the film Ghostbusters. I’m old enough to remember it coming out in theaters – and how huge its impact was – that ghost logo was everywhere…

Carving Your Own Corner of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Emperor’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Many Bothans died to bring us this information One common complaint about gaming in settings like the Star Wars universe, Middle Earth, etc. is that…

Useful Tips for Convention Gamemasters

Running an RPG at a convention is a lot of fun. You get to represent your favorite RPG and act as its ambassador. Running games at conventions are different from running games for your homegroup. There are more hurdles to overcome when your setting is not familiar. I was reminded of this while attending MACE…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Two: Design and Refine

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Two: Design and Refine   We last left off in Part One: Proof of Concept — a dungeon based on an electrical schematic. The concept worked but left us with an ugly-looking map. In step two, it’s my goal to refine the map into something more appealing. As it stands, the map…

News Desk: Huge Thanksgiving Sale at DriveThruRPG

The title of this news blast says it all! The sale went live overnight and it’s rocking over 53K items. I just took a look at the Chaosium titles and there some really good stuff on sale. The best part is this sale spans all of its subsidiary sites as well. You can find all…

Visit Beautiful Barsoom – A Review of the John Carter of Mars RPG

John Carter of Mars Publisher: Modiphius Page Count: 288 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $19.99 Print (Noble Knight Games) – $44.95 I’ve always been on the periphery of the planetary romance genre. I know that to this day Edgar Rice Burroughs has some very passionate fans, but, while I greatly admire his…

Gaming in Memory

For we who grew up tall and proudIn the shadow of the Mushroom CloudConvinced our voices can’t be heardWe just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder Queen, Hammer to Fall   I’ve been thinking a lot about gaming in historical periods. In my gaming experience, I have very, very rarely played in a…

Autism at the Tabletop

Recently, I reached out to folks on social media to learn more about players on the autism spectrum and how, we as game masters, can accommodate any special needs that they may require from our side of the screen. Ben Warren an RPG author/designer who is on the autism spectrum responded with the following article. While personal to his needs, I have…

Dark Ages — Terragard Fantasy Novel Review

Dark Ages Author: D.S. Tierney Cover: Warmics Pages: 370 Amazon: Paperback $14.99 or Kindle $9.99 From the author and creator of the bi-weekly audio drama Terragard Tales: A Fantasy Story Podcast comes the first novel set in the world of Terragard—Dark Ages. Terragard is a medieval fantasy setting filled with magic, mythic tales, rival houses, wondrous objects, deadly…

A Call of Cthulhu Review: Sun Spots

Sun Spots: A Call of Cthulhu Adventure Author: Dave Sokolowski Publisher: Weird 8 Page Count: 122 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $9.95 Print (other options available) Softcover $12.95 & Hardcover $29.95 Not far from the hustle and bustle of snow-engulfed Boston in the sunny resort town of Red Valley, sun-worshippers are enjoying unseasonably warm weather…