Roleplaying Games

  • Gen Con 2017 – A Marty’s Tale

    By / September 15, 2017 / GenCon 2017, General, Marty, Roleplaying Games, RPG

    Once again, the time was upon us.  Gen Con 2017, the 50th Anniversary. Big doings! One year removed from my return to Gen Con, I found myself once more hurtling down the interstate with a car full of my trusty companions on our way to Indianapolis.  We had burst free of Minnesota that warm August… [read more]


    Sunday morning. Demos! Minis! Art?   Kevin and I do the morning, even earlier, to pack our stuff in the car. We head to the Exhibit Hall. Again, we wait outside a door, some of the first people there at 8 am. We talked and caught up on each other’s lives. One of the best… [read more]


    Saturday. There would be blood, sweat, and zombie tears. 6 am. Too early. Snooze until 7.   Early morning waiting Kevin and I headed down to breakfast in the hotel, and walked to the Convention Center, arriving in front of the door adjacent to the USAopoly booth. We were the fifth and sixth person there…. [read more]


    Friday. A day of conquering fears, vampires, giant metal robots, scheduling, and werewolves.     “Stoker: First Blood” Night’s Black Agents Friday morning saw Marty and I at a Night’s Black Agents game entitled “Stoker: First Blood.” It was set before the events of the book Dracula. We talked a little with the group with… [read more]


    GenCon begins. My mantra: I WILL HAVE FUN THIS YEAR! (and definitely not embarrass myself*) Our group woke around 7 AM, heading down to the hotel’s continental breakfast, arguably the best part of staying at the Staybridge. With bellies full, we headed out to the Convention Center where Will broke off to head towards his… [read more]

  • Mutant: Year Zero

    By / August 19, 2016 / Marty, Roleplaying Games, RPG

    My group is now running through a campaign of Modiphius Entertainment’s wonderful little post apocalyptic horror show Mutant: Year Zero. In the game, players take on the role of, not surprisingly, Mutants.  Survivors of an apocalypse living in the ruins of a decaying city, hidden away in their home, a relatively safe haven, which is… [read more]

  • Review: Night’s Black Agents: The Dracula Dossier

    By / October 31, 2015 / General, Marty, Roleplaying Games

    “Listen to them, The Children of the Night, what music they make…” -Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Redacted) The Hunt for Dracula is on. Agents spanning the decades search for the elusive fiend at the behest of one agency or another, all in an attempt to either destroy his evil once and for all or to turn… [read more]

  • 2E with the Nephews, Part 2: Drayton Joins the Party

    By / October 19, 2015 / General, Jason, Roleplaying Games

    So at the end of the last post William had played his first module and was ready and willing to play much much more. My parents watch my nephews in the mornings before summer school so when my youngest nephew, Drayton, was dropped off the next morning that was all that William could talk about…. [read more]

  • Alex’s Gateway

    By / September 7, 2015 / Alex, Roleplaying Games

    How to Introduce a Role-Playing Game: Starting a new group of people in an RPG can be a daunting task. I personally initiated a select group of my friends into D&D 5th Edition. Our group has been dabbling in 2E & 13 Age, but I am much more familiar with that system. Some of my… [read more]

  • 13th Age

    By / July 31, 2015 / In Play!, Roleplaying Games

    My gaming group finds themselves in the middle of a 10 week/10 level campaign of Pelgrane Press‘ 13th Age, the offspring of the d20 system, birthed by veteran creators Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet. Stayed tuned here for weekly updates as the gang makes their way through the Dragon Empire and the ultimate (and perhaps… [read more]

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