Streaming In A New Direction: I Want Your Feedback!

Chateau Modoc has survived the great torrential rain in South Carolina. Well, mostly! We did end up with a few obscure water leaks and now we have to wait for an insurance mitigation company to be able to come out and assess the damage and determine repairs. I am happy to report the games are…

13 Tips For Running A Successful Convention Game

Today, let’s talk about running games at conventions or other similarly organized events.  It’s very important to be prepared for what you have committed to do. Many conventions give comp admission badges in return for a prescribed amount of games run/facilitated during the convention; my convention does just that. Therefore, it is important that you…

What Draws You To A Convention?

Conventions are an important component of our hobby. What draws you to a convention? What considerations factor into your decision to attend or not attend a particular convention? I really want to hear your opinions! ~ Modoc

Character Backgrounds and Why They Matter

Character Backgrounds and Why They Matter Hello everyone, I am Ric, while I know this is Modoc’s blog, jealousy got the better part of me so I have him “entertained” elsewhere while I take over his blog to promote my own agenda! I am sure that the “entertainment” I arranged for Modoc will soon grow…

RPG Geek Hosting Fiasco Playset Competition

Are you a fan of Fiasco? Do you want to try your hand at designing a playset for the game? The awesome folks at RPG Geek are running a Fiasco Playset Competition this month. Thanks to Bifford (Sam) for organizing this competition which is fully supported by the publisher, Bully Pulpit Games. So, if you’re…

Dragon+ What is it?

Want to stay up to date with the latest D&D news, interviews, releases and other such awesomeness? Well, now you can! Wizards announced on 30 April that they were launching the new Dragon+ app for both iOS and Android. You can have all your D&D news on the go. The first installment is reported to…

No Country for Old Kobolds Wins Me Over!

I got the chance to read the draft rules for No Country for Old kobolds over this past week and I am really impressed with the near final result. The game itself focuses on the players having kobold characters who are not long for this world. As we all know, kobolds are the favorite prey…

Bundle of Holding: Bringing Awesomeness One Bundle at a Time

Are you familiar with Bundle of Holding? Bundle of Holding is a company that sells groups of similarly-themed RPGs (Indie, OSR, Cyber Punk, etc) in PDF through their website. At its core, they are selling RPGs to make a profit, but secondary to that and in my humble opinion, more importantly, they are contributing a portion…

RPGs Were a Flop at International Tabletop Day

This past Saturday was International Tabletop Day and I helped to host an ITD event at my FLGS and the turnout was great! I was impressed with the amount of gaming that happened throughout the late morning and all afternoon. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the interest in RPGs. I had planned to run both…