Friday, May 27, 2011

Format Change!

Okay, pardon the shock, but I'll be writing a little differently this weekend because I'm at a convention.

Wish me luck. And watch for updates.

Oh, and I might not get those games I was talking about earlier due to fuzz-head and distractions. On the bright side, I have a great start on next year.

Also, I get to attend panels about gaming, which is nice.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

But Where Will We Loiter 3: Tales from the Front

The Friendly Local Game Store: Dying? Unlikely. Threatened? Possibly. The FLGS won't die out, but if yours does, it will be an unmitigated catastrophe. (Yes. It will. Really.)

Fortunately, things are still in motion, and an interesting motion it is.

Review: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Those who have looked at the new Fantasy Flight edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay might wonder if it's very different from the original Games Workshop edition. To that, I have to say both yes and no to the extreme.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Unconventional Convention Convening

Are you ready for Convention Season?

It turns out I'm not. And as of this posting I have a little over three weeks to prepare for the major local regional convention, and I have nothing yet properly prepared to run in the game room there.

I need to fix that. Also, I think I can squeeze an IPTD post out of it, so bonus.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Review: Dragon Age (Set 1)

Bioware, a computer and video game company that made its name developing games based in "Baldur's Gate", a city within the Forgotten Realms campaign, which is itself a D&D property. Over ten years have passed, since which they have developed many more games and built up their own fantasy setting for their own game Dragon Age, which began as a video game. And Green Ronin has adapted it as a roleplaying game.

Much as I like Green Ronin, I have trouble dealing with certain parts of this package. Some of it's just me, of course—I make unreasonable demands. But I don't consider "room for character growth" to be one of them.