Beyond the Dice: Techno-Geek or Techno-Phobe?

It was the late nineties when I first attempted an online, “chat” based RPG. My gaming group had dissolved unexpectedly and I found myself unable to find another group. After weeks of hitting up the only comic book and gaming shop in the area, I finally got a suggestion from someone to try a website…

Up, Up, and Away! Mighty Protectors Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0

Mighty Protectors Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0 Authors: Jack Herman and Jeff Dee Illustrator: Jeff Dee Published by: Monkey House Games Page Count: 166 Available Formats: PDF and Print PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 Softcover (Lulu) – $29.99 Hardcover (Lulu) – $54.99 What makes a superhero game great? Is it the awesome superpowers characters’ display? Could it be the…

Mysterious Monday – 5 Plot Hooks for Your Next Game

I have decided the time was right for another of my very infrequent installment of Mysterious Monday. Over the past several years I have published these infrequent installments of short story seeds, often at times creepy, for you to use as you see fit. If you enjoy reading these or put any of them to…

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…

Editor’s Desk: Rational Magic Coming to Kickstarter

Our friends over at Sons of the Singularity, LLC. just shot us a quick note to inform us of their newest project launching on Kickstarter this Friday. Rational Magic is a campaign filled with investigation, intrigue, and espionage set in a gritty dystopian fantasy world; a world that evolved from a traditional sword and sorcery…

Things That Go Bump in the Night – A Review of The Spirits of London

The Spirits of London Author: Robert Grayston Publisher: Stygian Fox Page Count: 22 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $2.99 Print (options available) – $7.99 – $10.98 Have you ever read a game supplement and thought, that was great, but it would be better if they had included <insert topic>. That’s how I…

Beyond the Dice: The Art of Blissful Ignorance

If you’ve played more than a couple of games, you’ve done it. I know that I’ve done it many times and I’ll probably do it again despite my best efforts. It’s something that everyone who plays an RPG will do several times at the least, and often they do it with the full knowledge that…

Editor’s Desk: Things From the Flood Now Available

Readers, We just received the following press release from Modiphus. Things From the Flood is now available for purchase. I had the chance last night to have a look at the Kickstarter package that my friend recently received and holy moly; this is a thing of beauty! Do you have something you want the editor…

The Long-Term Call of Cthulhu Game

Call of Cthulhu has a well-deserved reputation as a deadly game. The “monsters” in the game often cannot be killed and in a fair gunfight, investigators are extremely vulnerable. Add to this the magic that investigators can learn also contributing to their mental decline and you clearly have a game that is not for the…

A Call to Action – Cindy Needs You!

Greetings Boxcar Nation! For the past year, Cindy has shared with us her experiences and gaming advice through her column Beyond the Dice. Though Cindy still has more to give, she would like you, the readers, to give her suggestions on future topics that interest you. It’s part of our ongoing efforts here at Rolling…