The sandbox game. In role playing, this evokes the idea that there is no driving plot, but rather the players have the freedom to do what they want, go where they want, and generally have a free hand in the world. The problem is, most RPGs are story driven and it can prove to be... Continue Reading →
Revisiting Audio Dramas for Gaming Inspiration.
Last November I wrote about getting inspiration from audio dramas for home games. Since then, I’ve continued my auditory quest for inspiration where I can find it. I the year since that initial post, I’ve come across a few new audio drama podcasts worth listening to. Do you like “X Files” styled conspiracy campaigns? Ones... Continue Reading →
Your Home Town is More Interesting than You Think!
I have always liked the idea of running a game of exploration and investigation of the mysteries surrounding my local community. This would be in the vein of shows like Erie Indiana, Stranger Things, or (to a lesser degree) Scooby-Doo. Also think of movies like "IT". I love the idea of researching towns in my... Continue Reading →
Do You Homebrew, Bro?
Silly title, I know. Everyone homebrews, right? I’d like to know what you homebrew or house rule that is different than the core rules of Savage Worlds, or whatever other system you like. Such as Genesys, as many of my Nerds-International community like (That’s you J.Pierson!), or the Index Card RPG like The Murder Hobo... Continue Reading →
Finding Inspiration in Audio Dramas
As a gamer, I find inspiration for adventures and settings everywhere I look. Movies, T.V. shows, books, Pintrest, even hikes in Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. I hear other gamers mention a similar penchant to find inspiration in just about anything. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought a fairly cheesy movie... Continue Reading →
Variant Bennies for Savage Worlds
Let me open up with saying I don't play or know how the bennies work in Deadlands. I do know that setting has some unique rules as to how bennies are used. The following are some ideas I had to spice up the benny economy in play. I currently use the red and green benny... Continue Reading →
One Shot or Campaign
When I first got interested in Savage Worlds and started looking online for resources and communities, I noticed that there seemed to be two camps when it came to playing the game. The first was the traditional home campaign, where the GM and players run through a series of adventures creating a larger story arc.... Continue Reading →
D20 or Why I gave up the splat race
WARNING! Soapbox rant to follow! Still interested? Well then! In 1999 when it was announced that D&D 3rd edition was coming out, I was excited. I was currently running or playing in several games including Alternity, D6 Star Wars, D&d 2e, and a few of Palladium Books games, especially Rifts. I loved Rifts. Even... Continue Reading →