Alt-Magic Campaign Lore: Asmodeus

Detailing the Eldritch: ASMODEUS by Abraxas Silvermane, as dictated by his master, Ichorus of Helgen Long ago, when the world was still young, the gods, who were then new and powerful, looked into the astral and saw the Abyss, the endless nightmare, as a threat to their dreams of creation. The gods, of course, had…

#RPGaDAY2018: Day 24 — Which RPG deserves greater recognition?

Last “Which” prompt and it’s an interesting one, “which RPG do you think deserves greater recognition?” A game that I’m surprised is not a bigger success is Green Ronin’s A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying Game. It’s a beautiful collection of books set in a brilliant IP with interesting mechanics. What’s not to love?…

Alt-Magic Campaign: The Quick & the Undead

Alt-Magic Campaign Episode VIII: The Quick & the Undead Abraxas Silvermane (Connor), *Akkamas Mohaïva (Mike), *Braxton Chabbone (Steve), Jone Constance (Aaron), Kelwyn (Rodney), Tim (Shaun), Toman (Mason), Velius (Paul), and Ziyal (Joy) The Oak Hill RPG Club threw down in new digs last night and man, was it a wild one. This group continues to…

#RPGaDAY2018: Day 23 — Which game do you hope to play again?

We’re racing to the end now. Today’s prompt is a hard one for me — Which game do you hope to play again? — because, despite having played lots of different rpgs in the past 40 years, my one true love has always been Dungeons & Dragons. I do have fond memories of several games,…

#RPGaDAY2018: Day 21 — Which dice mechanic appeals to you?

With a nice little extension on yesterday’s prompt, today we’re met with the question, “which dice mechanic appeals to you?” I am quite fond of opposed skill checks when they come up in a game, two players flinging dice, adding multipliers, to determine an outcome that can sometimes have very weighty consequences. I like how…

#RPGaDAY2018: Day 19 — What music enhances your game?

We close out the third weekend of RPGaDay with the prompt — what music enhances your game? We’ve experimented with lots of music over the years. I’m a fan of thematic soundtracks, but some players find it too distracting. We’re not using it right now because we have nearly a dozen players in our current…

#RPGaDAY2018: Day 18 — What art inspires your game?

Our third weekend and we get to one of my favorite questions — what art inspires your game? I think every campaign ends up with a particular artist’s stamp. Sometimes it’s a series of artists from a milestone time period that instructs. It’s not always evident at first, but over time, it develops. We are…