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.
One of the things I love most about the iPad is how many board games have made it to the iOS platform. Classics like Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, and Settlers of Catan blazed the trail, but now we're seeing another wave of releases with games like Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy and Lords of Waterdeep. Here are some of the games I've come across recently, but I'm always looking for more. Add your own as a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The kickstarter for Green Ronin's Advanced Bestiary is in its final hours. The book, a creature compendium for the Pathfinder RPG, is funded with 901 backers and $41,000 (easily beating its goal of $20,000).
Star Wars is about conflict. From the Mandalorian Wars to the Rebellion to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, war defines each era, and the characters roles within in them. Galaxy at War is a Star Wars: Saga Edition source book that puts players on the frontlines of these wars, offering new warlike (or wartorn) species, feats and talents, a martial arts prestige class and an arsenal new weapons and vehicles.
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.
Winter is coming. In my house, that means long weekends trapped inside with increasingly crazy, argumentative kids enraged by too many hours fighting over the rules to Uno, Life, and Monopoly.
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.
These photos could make for some great establishing shots in a Numenera campaign. Never mind that we didn't need to wait a billion years to get something so alien looking... http://science.time.com/2013/10/14/alien-earth-our-planet-from-above/pho...