The Great Pendragon Campaign Recap 482-483

Overview Let’s take another look at my attempt at running the Great Pendragon Campaign covering the next two years, 482 and 483, which saw battles with Summerland and the marriage of the knight’s liege, Earl Roderick. (For the previous two years, see this post.) I’m going to give my impressions and opinions first and then…

Fiction Review: Time And Again

That the sending of this should cause the Destruction by Fire of the entire World seems well-nigh incredible. Yet it is so, and the Fault and the Guilt mine, and can never be denied or escaped. So, with this wretched souvenir of that Event before me, I now end the life which should have ended…

Gaming Lessons From the Fiction of Stephen King

I first discovered Stephen King’s fiction in high school in the late 1980s. My mother read his works when he first began gaining popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. And my youngest daughter has discovered his fiction as well. In Freshman English at UConn I felt the need to apologize for liking his works—it was…

Opening the Case File – A Review of the Delta Green RPG

Authors: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze Development/Editing: Dennis Detwiller & Shane Ivey Published by: ArcDream Publishing. Page Count: Two Volumes – Agent’s Handbook (194 pages) and Case Officer’s Handbook (370 pages) Available Formats: PDF, Print (Slipcase) I’d been on the periphery of Delta Green since shortly after the release…

Justice for Innsmouth – Winter Tide by Ruthana Emrys

Everything cleaned up in the mornin’—but they was traces. . . . Obed he kinder takes charge an’ says things is goin’ to be changed . . . others’ll worship with us at meetin’-time, an’ sarten haouses hez got to entertain guests . . . they wanted to mix like they done with the Kanakys,…

Technology in Horror Games

As someone who plays a lot of Call of Cthulhu, I’ve gotten to know the 1920s (and the 1910s and 30s) rather well. Why is the game in that era? As I recall, initially Sandy Petersen wanted to set the game in the modern-day (which was then the 1980s) but instead Chaosium made the decision…

The Great Pendragon Campaign Recap – 480-481

I’ve been interested in Pendragon for years and have dabbled in it a little. I’d been intimidated for most of those years, with the commitment required for a decades-spanning campaign. After an attempt at RuneQuest didn’t quite work for us, we switched gears to Pendragon. We’re playing a bi-weekly game – I’ve done the math and…

Dan’s First NecronomiCon

Confession time – I’m generally pretty terrible about going to conventions. However, this year I did manage to make it to NecronomiCon 2019. This was my first NecronomiCon, It is “an expansive exploration and celebration of all the greats of weird fiction, including predecessors and contemporaries of Providence’s H.P. Lovecraft and the many authors and…

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Review

Chaosium’s newest incarnation receives a lot of well-deserved praise. However, I’m a little surprised to be writing a playtest review where I indicate it didn’t quite work for my group. To be fair I think there’s a lot of groups it will work for and I’d love to give it another chance. In this review,…

The Stars Were Right at the 2019 ENnies

It’s been an interesting run for Chaosium over the past few years. In 2015, the company was struggling to deliver on its Kickstarter commitments when the Old Ones returned, Sandy Petersen and Greg Stafford, and bringing with them the Moon Design Publications team. They managed to deliver on their Kickstarter commitments and since then have…