I was going to host this content on here first, then realized that I really wanted to give it it’s own identity, and ensure it didn’t get lost in one of my site reorganizations, so:
http://openrpgs.net is now a thing!
Focusing on Open Gaming systems, how they are being used, and how to use them to create your own games.
Something inspired by a discussion on the Paizo boards. I kinda want to turn this into an RPG setting… or maybe a story.
Continue reading “Random Inspiration”
From a post I just made on the Paizo forums, which was long, complex, and potentially useful enough that I wanted to reproduce it here.
Continue reading “Copyright, Trademarks, The Open Game License, and You”
No, not the title of a new book.
Cubicle 7 recently discovered a printing issue with the Doctor Who RPG sourcebooks. There will eventually be one for every Doctor with an image printed across the spines. Unfortunately their printer thought the sliver of white logo on the Second Doctor sourcebook was an error and removed it.
Continue reading “Doctor Who and the Forgotten Spine”
The more I’ve thought about it, the more I’m convinced there’s at least one more axis in the old “roleplayer vs rollplayer” argument.
Continue reading “Story, Rules, and Realism”
Randomly came across some maps of Mystara, the setting from the old D&D boxed sets, today. Got me wondering about porting the setting into Pathfinder. Not sure how to make it accessible yet though, whether to plonk the continents down in Golarion somewhere or simply make a portal available.
Enough is enough. It’s time the industry started finding a solution to rebooting RPGs from scratch whenever there’s a new edition and obsoleting shelves full of supplementary material in one fell swoop.
Continue reading “The Neverending Cycle of RPG Editions”
Dear Mr Tolkien,
Have watched your most excellent movies and read the novelization of them. Not sure why you added weird Bombadil person, but that isn’t the point of this letter. Am now playing the RPG.
Am writing to complain about the lack of balance in your party. Aragorn seems to be a L8 ranger, and Boromir a L8 fighter, while the hobbits are all level 1 unclassed commoners. Meanwhile Gandalf is L20 mage with partial divinity. Makes things really unfair when running games with me and my friends as everyone wants to play Gandalf and burn everything with fire.
Moria scene really unrealistic. L20 mage should have lived while the lowbies died. BTW, please send stats for watcher in the water.
Gimli and Legolas also around L8, but both they and Aragorn much older than Boromir and should have had far more XP. Whats up with that?
Please supply fixes soon, looking forward to your reply.
PS. Not enough room on Dwarf character sheet for so many axes.
I really want to write far more about this than I have time for right now, so I’ll keep this brief and to the point and expand on it more in a later post.
Continue reading “Pathfinder”
I know some people would rather play RPGs as if they’re a skirmish version of Warhammer 40K (and I respect their right to do that if it’s fun for them) but I’m not one of them.
Continue reading “Just a little rant about playing the game vs playing the rules.”