Numenera – What is it?

In the recent days I have decided I was going to form a new voice of IP (VoIP) gaming group and the game of choice will be Numenera by Monte Cook. This decision prompted me to pull the rule book off my shelf and blow the thin layer of dust off the book (a terrible…

Help me Choose an RPG to Run

I was looking over this list of games that are on my shelves, but I have never run them and in many cases never played them either. Which should I learn run for my VoIP group?  Lay it all out there, give me the good, the bad and the ugly! What would you want to play? King…

I Hate the Smell of Fluff in the Morning

Originally published in August of 2014, the conversation that was held then is still relevant today. There are some game products, specifically in the realm of RPGs that inundate readers with setting fluff to the point of supersaturation. Don’t get me wrong, having some setting material to place game mechanics in context, is absolutely perfect,…

VirtuaCon 2014 is Around the Corner

I have had a lot of things on my plate lately, but of all things going on in my life, there is one thing that I am so looking forward to — VirtuaCon 2014. For those of you that no nothing about VirtuaCon, let me show you the light! VirtuaCon is a three day online…

VoIP Gaming – Gaming on a Global Scale

I’ve been contemplating writing a series of short posts relating to Voice Over IP (VoIP) gaming. I am still trying to formulate the best way to present the tips and tricks I have learned, but more importantly, gaming on a global scale. Let’s start with expanding your horizons shall we? VoIP gaming utilizes the same…

Lamentations of the Flame Princess Review (Grindhouse Edition)

In June of 2013 I wrote a quick overview of Lamentations of the Flame Princess. It was strictly an overview of the material and my thoughts on the rules based on my previous old school gaming experiences. Tomorrow night I will finally get the chance to play a game of LotFP during the ANTIGENCON online…

Good Impressions are Hard to Make

Have you ever sat down with a new boardgame or even a new story line for your favorite RPG and contemplated on how you are going to “sell” your friends on the game? Chances are you have done this very thing on many occasions. Let’s just hope you were successful in this endeavor. Making that…

Connecting the World – VoIP Gaming

Ever since October 2013 and Virtuacon I have fallen in love with playing RPGs over Voice of IP (VoIP). VoIP gaming is not new by any stretch of the imagination. I can recall attempting to play through very crude live chat programs with inferior equipment and not ever really getting into the gaming mood because…