TtB: HoMagias

Here’s a bushel of sample spells for Through the Breach, designed to give my players examples from some more familiar properties. I’ll take another run at making some more Malifaux-specific spells next, though any of these could certainly be renamed and flavored to fit the world. There’s a mix of spells that could be managed with […]

TtB: Magia Musings

Much like with the Dresden Files RPG, I’m loving the experience of toying with the magic system in TtB. I’m glad I’ve started stretching and tweaking it, too, because it’s shown me some areas that need touching up, and some areas that need watching, and some opportunities for exploration that my Fated might not have […]

Through the Breach: Innocence Lost Prelude

  After tucking and rolling–perhaps even spin-dashing–away from the smoking wreckage of 5e in the denouement of the Elemental Evil public campaign, I made some small motions and noises towards starting up a new campaign.  I shopped around locally, but my wife’s and my local gaming group was deep into the throes of winter, and […]

Crooked Lanes and Deep Shafts

I grew up in a boom town. It was on its…I think third boom, when I was there. It’s into its fourth now, with a pretty significant bust in between. When I was living there and experiencing all the fun that comes with being an adolescent, the town existed to mine trona. If you read […]

Have Thrusters, Will…Thrust

Giant Bomb East forced me into a galactic pogrom against Humanity. My weekend was filled with the crew discussing galactic empires (though not Galactic Civilizations), a conversation that also dominated the week’s podcast. Listening to that, watching that, it started to sound real good. Alex had a similar reaction once he had a steaming plate of machinations placed […]

Valentine’s Day, Filmed

My wife was riding out the end of one of those ubiquitous illnesses teachers get, so our Valentine’s Weekend started with a trip to the doctor and mostly included her laying on the couch instead of sleeping in bed, and my repeated efforts to toggle that state. We did manage to complete a few dungeon […]

Batman Begins: The Unwatched Batman Movie

I don’t mean to imply that I haven’t seen it. Oh no, I’ve seen the shit out of it. I saw it in theaters, and then had a memorable post-film chase scene because my classmate warned me that my ex-girlfriend was in the theater…leading to me sprinting three blocks through ice and snow. I’m not a […]

Guilding It Up (Sort of) in Neverwinter

So I started playing Neverwinter again. I don’t exactly remember why I did this. Perhaps it saw mention on a podcast, or I saw an ad in a particularly weak moment. I’ve circled back to it a few times, though neither for as long nor with as much regularity as Dungeons and Dragons Online.  I […]

Talking 4e: Power Sources Overview and Martial

I got this ball rolling by talking about roles available to characters in 4th Edition. I think a case could be made for reading this post first, if you’re inclined to perversity in following lists. While the previous post discussed the various broad services that a particular character might provide the party—healing, damage absorption, extreme […]