Thursday, October 30, 2014

D&D: Hoard of the Dragon Queen Episode 2 Actual Play

We had to take a month off for various reasons, but we did pick Hoard of the Dragon Queen back up a few weeks ago...I've just not gotten around to doing a write-up.


This is that write-up.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tommy's Take on The Last Parsec: Eris Beta-V

Hi guys, remember me?

I'm not dead, just started a new job, and that plus illness plus baby have pretty well sidelined me recently.

I recently got a chance to take a look at one of the books in the Kickstarter for The Last Parsec (now in its final day), and I thought I would give you a brief overview.

It's only a brief overview for one huge reason, which is that it's a Plot Point Campaign, and I try not to spoil TOO much in my reviews.



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

D&D: Hoard of the Dragon Queen Character Creation

I'm...really blogging about my next campaign, a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. It's been about a decade since I ran D&D in any incarnation, and longer since I've done it with any enthusiasm...but I am genuinely looking forward to Saturday and giving this a go.

Warning...some spoilers below.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

#RPGaDay Day 31: Favorite RPG of All Time

There's a reason my blog tends to be called a "Savage Worlds blog". I created a Savage Worlds Facebook group. I have worked for multiple Savage Worlds licensees (Daring Entertainment, Savage Mojo, Gun Metal Games and Third Eye Games). I have ran Necessary Evil, two Deadlands Reloaded campaigns, horror one shots, a fantasy homebrew one shot, a Savage Midnight conversion and Solomon Kane, and all in the last five years or so.

Savage Worlds has flipped the way I look at RPGs, making it harder for me to enjoy games I once thought were great. 

It, in my play experience, is fast, furious and fun...and while I will run other games (preparing a D&D 5th edition game now), if it ever comes down to an either/or, it will always be Savage Worlds.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

#RPGaDay Day 30: Rarest RPG I Own


I'm going with Marvel SAGA, in part because I own the entire line, including the four promo cards.

The only thing that would compete, as far as I'm aware, is the complete Star Wars Saga Edition set, including Starships of the Galaxy and the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide.


Friday, August 29, 2014

#RPGaDay Day 29: Most Memorable Encounter


So it was Marvel SAGA, right? The Sideliners had made their way to Castle Doom to confront Stryfe, who had deposed Doom and imprisoned him in Limbo, where he was battling waves of demons sent by Sym and N'astirh. Stryfe deployed his new henchmen, the Mojoverse Death Sponsors (Cancellator, Deadair, Sweepzweak, Timeslot and Lead-In), who were soundly thrashing the Sideliners.

As the team got beaten down, one of the PCs (an angel, Sophitia, who had been infected with a technorganic virus) was mystically contacted by Doom, who had been imprisoned in Limbo via the Space Gem, which Stryfe was using in the catacombs of Doom's castle. The angel used her infection to send a tendril under the castle to meddle with the Space Gem fueled portal holding Doom. Meanwhile, the physically weakest member of the team, Mindstorm, was the only one left standing against the Death Sponsors and he pushed, blowing out his Electrical Control powers, trumping repeatedly until he hit an insane action score that LEVELED Doom's castle and wiped out the Death Sponsors.

As he slumped to the ground, the rubble of the castle parted and Stryfe emerged...suddenly, the robotic BOTS recovered and charged Stryfe while flying, knocking him backwards...and into the waiting sword of the now-freed Doom.

And no, I was not on drugs when I put all those villains together, it was all part of a huge, multivillain conspiracy involving Mojo, Stryfe, The Hellfire Club, Sym and N'astirh.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

#RPGaDay Day 28: Scariest RPG I've Ever Played

Not from Deadlands, but you get the point.

Going off of player comments, I will have to go with Deadlands, specifically the one time I used an animated hand, which totally creeped one of my longtime players out. He had dealt with all kinds of crap over the years, but this severed hand running around and attacking him just give him the willies.

Tommy's Take on Hoard of the Dragon Queen

So almost immediately after getting the D&D Fifth Edition Player's Handbook, I zipped back to my FLGS and picked up Hoard of the Dragon Queen, the first part of the first 5th edition campaign, Tyranny of Dragons.