Sweet Metal Fate Dice

April 29, 2014 Mook 1

What I love about Kickstarter is, at least in my experience, you throw a few bucks at something shiny, and at some random point in the future it shows up on your doorstep. It’s like Russian roulette, but the bullets […]

Using Lego Minifigs for RPGs

November 16, 2013 Mook 2

As a nice follow-up to my post a couple weeks ago about different tokens and miniatures for tabletop RPGs, I recently came across an excellent discussion at the GURPS forums about using Lego minifigs as gaming figures. I did actually have some first-hand […]

Streamlining Combat With Tokens

October 26, 2013 Mook 10

I’ve recently been upgrading the tokens and counters I use when running combats for my GURPS games. It’s an ongoing process — I tinker with this and that, use it for a while, then move on to something else. But […]

Using Cthulhu Dice for GURPS Fright Checks

October 15, 2013 Mook 0

Each Halloween I try to run a one-shot GURPS Horror game for the non-gamer and gamer-curious among my friends. So far this year, I’ve run two of the three groups I was able to schedule, and we’ve been using this […]

Print On Demand Has A New Fan

June 26, 2013 Mook 19

A few years back, I used Kinko’s/FedEx to combine my GURPS Characters and GURPS Campaigns into a single volume. It looked like this:             It served me well through many a GURPS campaign, but I […]

Gamex 2013 – Part 1

June 21, 2013 Mook 1

Well, Gamex 2013 ended a few weeks ago, and I have finally recovered enough for … post-convention wrap up time! Short version is, I pre-regged for 8 games but only managed to play 5 1/4 (due to feeling like poo […]

Creating a Cynosure Romp – Part 2

March 16, 2013 Mook 2

This is Part 2 of my dissection of game prep for a recent GURPS convention adventure — if you need to catch up, Part 1 is here. When last we left my brain, I had 8 pre-gen characters in very rough form. […]

Creating a Cynosure Romp – Part 1

March 7, 2013 Mook 6

Probably the most common question any GM is asked, behind “Do you do it for the money, the prestige, or the groupies?”, is “How do you create your adventures?” In these posts I’ll be dissecting a recent convention game I […]

The God of Flaming Haycarts

March 3, 2013 Mook 0

A friend of mine drew this for me in high school:   The other two are pretty self-explanatory, but the “flaming haycarts”?

Strategicon OrcCon 2013 – Part 2

February 27, 2013 Mook 7

This is the second part of my OrcCon 2013 recap, covering the games I enjoyed and ran on Sunday and Monday. Part one is here, covering Friday and Saturday. The first two days of the convention were totally fun, but […]

Strategicon OrcCon 2013 – Part 1

February 21, 2013 Mook 6

It seems I completely skipped posting about any of the conventions in 2012! Once the dust has settled maybe I’ll see if I still have my notes and rectify that. I was recently lucky enough to attend the OrcCon 2013 […]

Strategicon Gateway 2011 – Part 2

September 14, 2011 Mook 0

Part two of my ramblings, review, and summary of the recent Gateway 2011 gaming convention (part one is here). Got a solid 6 hours of sleep, quick shower, bananas and an apple for breakfast, boogied on down to my first […]

Strategicon Gateway 2011 – Part 1

September 11, 2011 Mook 0

Can’t believe it’s already been 3 months since the last game convention! Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Strategicon Gateway 2011 convention here in LA. Just like Gamex in June, I had an awesome time – probably even […]

Strategicon Gamex 2011

June 10, 2011 Mook 1

My writing project has finally been completed (and on deadline!), so I have time to write up an overview of the recent Gamex game convention. As a warning – it’s long. I haven’t been to a gaming convention in probably […]

Finally Done!

June 6, 2011 Mook 1

Nearly 2 years ago, I emailed a query to my favorite game publisher about a possible PDF book. I was 90% sure I would get back a polite form letter thanking me for my interest and sending me on my […]

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