Gaming in the Age of Enlightenment

I’m writing this article in the week before America’s Independence Day. And that has me thinking about RPGs set in a Colonial or Revolutionary America. Or during the Age of Enlightenment in general, roughly the 17th and 18th centuries. It occurred to me there’s not a bit of a dearth of RPGs set during that period….

History Meets Fantasy – A Review of The Elephant and Macaw Banner

The Elephant and Macaw Banner Author: Cristopher KastensmidtPublisher: Porcupine Publishing ServicesPage Count: 224Available Formats: PDF & PrintPDF (DTRPG) – $24.99Print/PDF Bundle (IPR) – $40 Two weeks before GENCON Online, The Elephant and Macaw Banner roleplaying game, written by Christopher Kastensmidt, came to my attention through casual conversation with several European gamers. At that time, the…

Gaming in Memory

For we who grew up tall and proudIn the shadow of the Mushroom CloudConvinced our voices can’t be heardWe just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder Queen, Hammer to Fall   I’ve been thinking a lot about gaming in historical periods. In my gaming experience, I have very, very rarely played in a…

Support Independent Podcasts (Part II)

There are so many great podcasts out there to listen too. I’d like to bring to your attention three podcasts that deserve some extra praise. These creators produce these podcasts 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 labor…

MASHED – Exploring the Korean War One Martini at A Time

MASHED: A Korean War MASH RPG Author: Mark Plemmons Publisher: Brabblemark Press Page Count: 260 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 Print on Demand – Softcovers – $29.99, hardcovers – $39.99 PoD books will be available by mid-March at DTRPG PREMISE:  MASHED is a tabletop roleplaying game that uses the Powered by the…

Hardcore History – An Amazing Historical Podcast

Many of you know I am history buff and wargamer; obvious, right? From time to time I seek out new sources of historical entertain and education and recently I found Dan Carlin and his series of Hardcore History podcasts. I have to admit, I think I am addicted to his presentation style and subject matter….