My Journey to Fantasy Grounds

Sometimes my mouth costs me money but in a good way this time, I swear. It all started back in January while I was out to dinner with an out-of-town friend, one of gamers (Scott) in fact. We were chatting about playing D&D and how he was getting back into it after an almost 30-year…

Mysterious Monday Temporarily Paused

Here is it Monday and I have no Mysterious Monday post for your reading pleasure. Why is that? Well, this is a good news, bad news story. The story itself is relatively short. The good news is I have been contracted to write an article for a new OSR magazine that will debut later this…

Merry Christmas

From all of us at Rolling Boxcars to you and yours, Merry Christmas! ~ Modoc & the Staff Follow Rolling Boxcars on G+ or on Twitter

Forming A Social Contract With Your Gaming Group

I wrote the following more than three years ago, but it is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. Having just spent my time reading the new Harlem Unbound and what it’s going to bring to the table has me wondering how I will need to adjust my social contract with my…

RPG Podcasts for Your Holiday Listening Pleasure

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and far too often we’re forced into awkward social situations at home and at work. One way of surviving the holidays and these awkward situations is to put in your earbuds and listen to some awesome gaming podcasts. If you find yourself with some time off from work (or time at work) that needs to be filled…

Preparing for 2018 and the Road Ahead

Yesterday began my annual end of the year vacation, yeah me! Time to get caught up with all my reading and writing and find the inspiration to keep motivated in 2018. Keeping Rolling Boxcars alive and relevant is a challenge in the ever-changing social media world. I’d like to think that we are doing a good…

Cubicle 7 Launches Call of Cthulhu “Our License is Ending” Sale

As promised, I have some more news about the Cubicle 7 Call of Cthulhu supplement sale. Cubicle 7 announced that the sale is underway and that they’re discounting most of the products that are under the CoC license at 25% off of the physical book/PDF combo. They also stated that come 1 January they will…

Pay to Play; Are Private Game Rooms on the Rise?

In recent weeks I have begun seeing my local game stores setting aside dedicated gaming space by way of private gaming rooms. At face value, this is not a bad thing and I don’t want this article to come across as asshat-ish. Let me preface the rest of this article with we have five local…

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us at Rolling Boxcars, we hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Take a moment today to remember all things you are thankful for. ~ Modoc Follow Rolling Boxcars on G+ or on Twitter

Dear Game Store Owner

Dear Game Store Owner, I am trying to understand why you don’t regularly sponsor, support or promote diverse gaming at your establishment. Well, except for magic the Gathering and other card based games. Yes, we the gaming public, understands these games pay the bills and keep the lights on, but to the near exclusion of…

Free RPG Day is not A Happy Time in Charleston, SC

Free RPG Day is now over and we’ll have to wait until next year to participate or live vicariously through others that have stores willing to participate and make an event out of the day. Locally, none of four stores bothered to get involved. It’s not just a matter of getting the retailer kit, but…

6 Tips To Make You A Better Gamemaster

Gamemasters come from all walks of life and backgrounds and we have all learned our craft from different sources and experiences. Those experiences have helped to shape us into the gamemasters we are today, but can we be better? I think we are always in a constant state of learning and to that end these…