Let Us Begin – Thoughts On Starter Kits

Among my age group, there is an evil wizard who is hated with an all-consuming passion – Bargle. In the Red Box Basic Set of Dungeons & Dragons (Player’s Manual & DM’s Rulebook), the rules are taught through a solo adventure. In that adventure, you met a cleric, Aleena, who helped you on your way….

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…

New Reviews and Opinion Pieces in the Rolling Boxcars Hopper

With MACE this weekend, I hope to get some new games played. I am hoping for a little RPG and wargame action at the convention. With that, it should line me up nicely for some new reviews. In the review and opinion piece hopper are the following games or topics. As a way to help…

For the Love of Writing: Back to the Salt Mines

There has been so much happening around here lately. I wanted to take a moment of your time to give you a rundown of what’s been happening behind the scenes and what awesome there is coming soon! First, let me start by explaining why I have not been publishing too many articles as of late….

Compelling Backdrops Are Like Painting A Masterpiece

Creating a compelling backdrop for your particular game de jour can be a daunting task if you’re unprepared. I know I have struggled from time to time to present a rich and vibrant narrative for the games I run. Creating a rich backdrop is like an artist painting a masterpiece. You either get it right…

A Look Back at 100: 100 RPGs to Celebrate the 100th Post

One year ago this month I posted to celebrate the 100th post by identifying a list of 100 games I would like to play someday. Ok, so it was 99 games with the 100th begin purpose left off. That original list is below (original post linked above) and I have lined out all the games I have…