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…

Gamma World 2e: Wild and Wahoo?

Gamma World has a reputation as a “wild and wahoo” game. To be honest, I’ve never gotten that characterization, at least with regards to the early editions – the later ones embraced a bit of silliness in my opinion. Let’s start with what Gamma World is, to begin with. My first encounter with Gamma World was in the “Gateway to…

Editor’s Desk: Call of Cthulhu: A Cold Fire Within Now Available

Call of Cthulhu fans, this just came across my news feeds. Chaosium, Inc. has just announced that a “New for Pulp Cthulhu! A COLD FIRE WITHIN: A Mind-Bending Campaign by Christopher Smith Adair. Available now in PDF. Purchase direct from Chaosium.com and you get the full price of the PDF off the physical book when it…

Mutating Roleplaying Games — Daybreak -2250 A.D.

(Original Title: Star Man’s Son, 1952) Author: Andre Norton Publisher: Ace Books Reprinted: 1965 Page Count: 182 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Daybreak – 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton was originally published in 1952 under the title Star Man’s Son. The novel used either title throughout its published editions. Goodreads.com lists 27 different editions of the…

Beyond the Dice: How to Put the Hammer Down

No, not that kind of hammer and not that way! One of the first games I ever tried to run was a disaster! I tried to set up what I thought was a reasonable scenario with a reasonable treasure, but my players didn’t seem interested in what I set up. They seemed intent on bickering…

Editor’s Desk: City of Mist Starter Set Available

This hit our inbox and we wanted to get the word out. Today, 16 May, the City of Mist Starter Set became available for purchase. Our friends at Modiphius are doing some really cool and innovative stuff lately, I’m sure this Starter Set with will prove to be a great additional to the City of…

Solo Roleplaying for Those Lonely Nights – Four Against Darkness (Book 1)

Four Against Darkness (Book 1) Author: Andrea Sfiligoi Publisher: Ganesha Games Page Count: 90 ISBN-10: 9781976371455 ISBN-13: 978-1976371455 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $8.00 Print (Amazon) – $12.99 Have you ever found yourself jonesing to play a roleplaying but lack the players or even a gamemaster? Ever thought to yourself while traveling, I’m bored? If…