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…

Rachael Ventura Seeks Beta Testers

Game Designer Rachael Ventura is looking for a small number of Beta Testers for a new project she’s working on. Here’s her post from last night on G+. “I am looking for 12 Beta Testers for a new RPG product and web application. This is not associated with Legendary Games and is more in line…

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…

Flash Sale – 30% off Printed Books at Lulu

This is your Friday evening public service announcement. Lulu.com is having a 3 day flash on all printed books. Use the code APRIL30 when you checkout to get 30% of you order. The sale lasts through the April 12. ~ Modoc

Should I Do Video Reviews?

It was suggested today that I consider doing video reviews from time to time. I am kind of digging this idea. There are certain spontaneous aspects to this type of review that can’t be conveyed properly through a written review. Give me your thoughts on this. Doy ou see any value added in this type…

Tech Review & Copy Edit Services Available

Are you a game designer or developer that needs an up and coming project reviewed from a technical perspective (rules compliance, continuity, sound concepts, etc) or are you in need of a copy editor? I am available for hire. My rates and/or product compensation is fair, I’m speedy and my work is high quality! Please…

Expanding Your RPG Options – Gaming in the Digital World

I have been asked on more than one occasion about the resources out there for the uninitiated online RPG gamer so, this essay will highlight some of the many resources that I have used over the last few years. I will make every effort to highlight the good and bad, the gorgeous and the ugly….

Round 1 of Game Purging!

Recently, I commented in a post about taking a hiatus from boardgaming and wargaming aspects of our great hobby. So, as I prepare for this hiatus, I have decided to sell off a number of my games to help fund other projects and non-game related hobbies. We all have non-game related hobbies, right? Without further…