Arkham Horror has long been one of the go-to board games for my gaming group. It's popularity has waxed and waned, usually seeing resurgences when new people join the group and the experience Fantasy Flight's epic game of eldritch horror and fiddly bits for the first time.
I've wanted to run a pulp weird RPG campaign ever since Chaosium announced their ill-fated Pulp Cthulhu: Reckless Adventures in the 1930s source book back around 2000. It was supposed to be a d20-statted sourcebook for Wizards of the Coast's Call of Cthulhu d20, and it seemed like a natural fit for my Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu loving group.
We finished our second game of Numenera with our first character death. Talos, an Intelligent Nano Who Employs Magnetism, died at the tentacles of an alien horror while exploring a subterranean ruin. The survivors of the expedition, Deegan (a Stealthy Jack Who Commands Mental Powers) and my character, the Scorn of Dread Nazaar (a Stealthy Nano Who Exists Partially Out of Phase), did their best to fend off the beast, but when Talos fell, they fled to the surface.
I've played through the first Numenra adventure as a player with my Sunday group, and we've just launched into our second full-blown adventure. Meanwhile I'm prepping to run the same introductory adventure for my lunchtime group. I've played Numenera enough to know I like it ... but I don't love it.
It's finally here. Months after getting our Numenera books we're finally running our one shot (or maybe double shot) adventure. I think it's safe to say that -- scheduling snags aside -- we're all very excited to play the game.
When I use the #gameday hashtag for my Sunday tweets, it's usually about gaming groups weekly board or RPG sessions. When the rest of the world tweets #gameday, it's usually about football.
I've finally joined their ranks. A few guys at work got together and formed a fantasy football league of eight teams led by web developers, editors, writers, and web designers. We're using ESPN's Fantasy Football tool to manage everything.
Second Darkness is ending. Our first-ever Pathfinder adventure path campaign, began in September 2011 and is concluding about two years later.
We played Pathfinder every two weeks, the exception of the occasional schedule cratering by holidays and summer vacations. We worked our way through the entirety of the first three books in the series, but skipped a good chunk of the fourth book (which takes place in a drow city) and the entire of the fifth (which involves unearthing an elven conspiracy).
With our Second Darkness campaign on hiatus for a week my gaming group decided to try out Numenera, Monte Cook's new game of science fantasy set 1 billion years in the future. Numenera is one of the lead contenders for our next RPG campaign, with three members of the group participating in the Kickstarter and another pre-ordering the core rule book.
It began with a sword called Winter. Jorm, one of the party's dwarven heroes, found the long sword still clutched in the skeletal hand of a Northman barbarian. It will end at the The Lost Sky Citadel of Akrafell, a dwarven fortress at the top of the world of Golarion.