A Feast of Friends, Six Years On

Today we celebrate the 6th anniversary of our “Reunion Game” — seven, old friends and gamers who came together for a rousing session of Dungeons & Dragons after many years apart. It was sparked by a facebook comment in which I proposed getting the Oak Hill D&D Club back to gether for a game was…

Highwayman’s Lute Campaign: Spores!

In the aftermath of Rastas‘ assassination of the Sisters of the Dreigotter, chaos reigned over the CrossRhodes Inn. Tiefling Monk quickly rounded up the fleeing halfling, Pendleton, and the serving girl, Esmeralda, encouraging them to return to the bar. The tielfling also spied upon the soldiers and their newfound companion, Yasmina, intent on traveling together…

Highwayman’s Lute Campaign: All Roads Lead to Waterdeep

  We revisit Kyrian, Stigandr, and Tiefling Monk of the Highwayman’s Lute twenty-five years after the sounding of the Horn of Infinite Winter. They are now fully-fledged members of the Blood Brotherhood and have been patrolling the frozen wasteland of Drakkarsys, defending the weak from marauders and giving aid to those in need. Called to…

#RPGaDAY2018: Day 14 — Describe a failure that became amazing

Today’s prompt is a good one — we are asked to describe a failure that became something amazing. I am a big fan of “critical failures” and try to make them thematic and help to drive the narrative. These opportunities present themselves often. Just last night, a character, attempting to stealthily sneak out of a…

#GenCon2018

We survived another Gen Con, once again braving the Sunday crowd for #LastDay. It was a great show, despite sweltering heat and congested walkways. It can get very claustrophobic when you’re traversing the vendors hall, but it was well worth it. Let’s get some of the letdowns out of the way before tackling the high…

“Alt-Magic” Campaign: Slim Pickings

Another chapter unfolded in our recently launched D&D 5e Campaign, something I’m calling (for now) “Alt-Magic”. Mike (Acamus the Warlock) and Steve (Braxton the Spellbound Paladin) joined in via Skype, while around the table were Aaron (Jone the Rogue), Connor (Abraxas the Wizard), and Joy (Ziyal the Cleric), as well as new additions to the…

New D&D Campaign: Horsing Around

We introduced three new players to the Oak Hill RPG Club this past Monday. Two, Aaron and Joy, have been away from the game since 3.5, while the third, Paul, was a first-timer. Joining them in the introductory session were my son Connor, Shaun (not pictured), Steve (Skyping in from Chicago) and Mike (Skyping in…

Table of Contents — Unboxing Highlander: The Duel

We encourage you to check out our Highlander: The Duel Unboxing video, posted above for your viewing pleasure. I was a huge fan of the Highlander Collectible Card Game back in the 90s and loved the narrative structure of the game and the mechanics involved. It did a fair job of simulating a theatrical/fantasy sword…

No Quarter Spotlight: Archadian Rhythm

Archadia is modeled after a Hellenic/Egyptian Kingdom archetype akin to Howard’s Stygia in many respects. It is a dying land, slowly being consumed by a desert spreading out from the City-State of Thulezset. Each City-State has a ruling Prince or Princess while the Kingdom itself is governed by a God-King. Archadia is culturally diverse, due…