Game Day: Fast, The Furious, and the Awesomely Generic with GURPS

A hand-written character sheet lays atop two GURPS rulebooks

Since Fall 2019, the Gamer Working Group (my lunch time gaming group) has been running a new action movie-style campaign. Inspired by the Fast and the Furious franchise, the campaign is about a group of freelance agents undertaking questionable jobs for fun and profit. We started with the climatic scene of our last mission: blowing a … Read more

RPG a Day 2019 – Space

Several RPG books stacked on one of another.

Space. The Final Frontier. These are the science fiction RPGs that I’d love to play, if only I could find the time, crew, and mental bandwidth to play them: Eclipse Phase, 2nd Edition – A new, allegedly easier to play, iteration of the post-human science fiction/horror role-playing game. Paranoia – The satirical (and usually fatal) role-playing game … Read more

Game Day: Chroniclers

A character sheet sits atop two D&D soucebooks for the forgotten realms

For years, we made fun of the Forgotten Realms‘ overpowered completeness. We bled grey, and the World of Greyhawk is where our heroes lived, died, and lived again. Flash forward to our own Middle Ages, and we’re actually adventuring in the Realms … and enjoying it. Our current Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition campaign is set in the … Read more

Off the Bookshelf – Lord of Light, Kaiju Preservation, Empire’s Ruin, Shards of Earth, Thinking with Data

Glowing red tendrils of matter erupt into space

Summer 2022 is over, but the Nuketown summer reading list continues. I didn’t make as much progress on the list as I’d hoped this summer. I never quite got into that morning walk & audio book routine, nor the morning coffee and print book routine, so progress was slow. I also only made it to the … Read more

RPG a Day 2019 – Share

A collection of hexes, each with a word prompt for RPG a Day

Once upon a time, I loved engaging with social media. Back when Web 2.0 was new and new social media services seemed to spawn weekly, my friends and I would jump from service to service, looking for one that fit our needs. Over time, things settled into a predictable pattern – Twitter for engaging with … Read more

NuketownSF – Banned Books, Tiny Fonts, The Breach, So Much Space News, Missing Cave Dog

Photographs of the zine-style RPG called The Breach

Nuketown social media posts for, well, pretty much Summer 2022. BOOKS | Reason – How Slaughterhouse-Five Became a Repeated Target of Book Burners GAMES | Looper – Tiny Fonts That Almost Ruined Great Games GAMES | The Breach This looks interesting: “a game set in a dystopian retro-future. Inspired by the great science fiction novels of the 70s, The Breach … Read more

RPG a Day 2019 – Engage

A picture of the Star Trek core rule book.

I’ve never played a Star Trek role-playing game, but I’m hoping to change that with Modiphius Entertainment’s Star Trek Adventures (Amazon). The core rule book is a hefty but engaging tome. It’s packed full of the lore of Star Trek and it’s far too easy to get lost in it as you read. One of my goals for the summer … Read more

RPG A Day 2022 – What should RPGaDay do for its 10th Anniversary next year?

A collection of RPG books on a bookshelf.

First off, stick with what works (or at least, what works for me). As I wrote in “When did you first take part in RPGaDay?”, I enjoyed RPGaDay the most when it used question-based prompts, rather than one-word topics. Beyond that … I don’t know. Maybe a video channel on Youtube that pulls together people’s different … Read more