Mutating Roleplaying Games — Daybreak -2250 A.D.

(Original Title: Star Man’s Son, 1952) Author: Andre Norton Publisher: Ace Books Reprinted: 1965 Page Count: 182 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Daybreak – 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton was originally published in 1952 under the title Star Man’s Son. The novel used either title throughout its published editions. Goodreads.com lists 27 different editions of the…

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…

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

100 Deadly Skills The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation Author: Clint Emerson, Retired Navy SEAL Illustration: Ted Slampyak Publisher: Touchstone, An Imprint of Simon and Schuster, Inc. Copyright ©2015 Available Formats available at Amazon: Paperback – $10.95        Kindle – $14.99   Since this month…

Aftershock Comics Provides Inspiration for Horror Games

I have begun a new geeky journey, sort of. The reality is after fifteen years of not reading comic books, I have returned to their warm embrace. Thanks to Free Comic Book Day for sucking me back in with the release of a new Strangers in Paradise story arc. Since May I have gotten sucked…

GM’s Toolbox – Tarot Cards Can Give NPCs Depth

Using tarot cards as the source of inspiration and giving characters depth was the recent topic of conversation with some fellow gamers. Although I wrote this a little over two years ago, it is still relevant. In fact, I use the tarot cards regularly to help flesh out NPCs, give a little extra depth to…

A Look at Metamorphosis Alpha 2 (Chronicles from the Warden)

Metamorphosis Alpha 2 (Chronicles from the Warden) Editor: Craig Martelle Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Page Count: 358 (digital) / 608 (print) Available Formats: eBook and print eBook – Free w/ Kindle Unlimited Print (other options available) – 16.56 “Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 2” is the second in a series of short…

A Look at Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 1

Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 1 Editor: Craig Martelle Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Page Count: 196 Available Formats: eBook and print eBook – Free w/ Kindle Unlimited Print (other options available) – $9.99 Recently I received my kickstarter reward for Epsilon City from Goodman Games for the RPG game Metamorphosis Alpha by…