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…

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…

Tube Screamer Dungeon — Part One: Proof of Concept

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part One: Proof of Concept When building a dungeon where do you start? Tossed dice on graph paper? Let the pen go and freeform it? Meticulous and systematically plot each section out with purpose and care? Whatever method you use, have you ever started with an electrical schematic as your template? Oh,…

All that Glitters is Chrome — Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit

Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit Author: Mike Pondsmith, David Ackerman, J Gray, James Hutt, and Cody Pondsmith Publisher: R. Talsoian Games Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $15.00 Boxset – $27.95 In the hazy red skies of 2045, all that glitters is still chrome. It’s back baby. Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit is the first installment…

The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier — Espionage RPG Inspirations

The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier Photos — Star Bios — Plot Summaries — Technical Info The essential companion to the most popular television adventure series Author: Patrick J. White Pages: 456 Published: 1991 Publisher: Avon Books Amazon: Price may vary “Good Morning Boxcars readers, in the paragraphs below, I take a look at The Complete Mission:…

Support Independent Podcasts (Part V)

There are so many great podcasts out there to listen too. I’d like to bring to your attention three podcasts that deserve extra praise. The creators of these podcasts produce them for our enjoyment out of love for the subjects they cover. Most of them working with shoe-string budgets if any at all. These are a…

Mapping out David Schirduan’s Bone Marshes

Bone Marshes Author: David Schirduan Page Count: 48 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $10.00 Print (other options available) – $20.00 Perpetual daylight is scorching the Bone Marshes. An unnatural phenomenon is destroying the wetlands, drying it up and setting it ablaze. A failed merchant with a bookish demeanor and an interest in the…

Metamorphosis Alpha: Red Is the Android

Metamorphosis Alpha Red Is the Android: Legend from the Starship Warden Authors: Craig Martelle & James M. Ward Published: June 21, 2019 Pages: 216 Available on Amazon: Kindle: $4.99 & Print: $11.99 Two years ago I made my debut on Rolling Boxcar reviewing the first book in the Metamorphosis Alpha series, Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 1. A…