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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Game Day

Game Day: Return to Weird Pulp

by Ken Newquist / January 26, 2014

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.

Game Day: A Death in Numenera

by Ken Newquist / December 29, 2013

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.

Game Day: Numenera Likes and Dislikes

by Ken Newquist / December 1, 2013

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.

Game Day: Rise of the Atomsmashers

by Ken Newquist / October 20, 2013

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.

Game Day: Out of Darkness

by Ken Newquist / September 8, 2013

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).

Game Day: Dawn Over Numenera

by Ken Newquist / August 12, 2013

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.

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