All that’s crossing my feed the last couple of days is a fan-created Super Mario character called ‘Bowsette” which is a mixture of Princess Peach and Mario. I discovered it by accident because of my interest in “I Love It” memes which stem from Kanye West’s recent song. Which I found this: Upon further research, […]
Legend of the Five Rings is a game I’ve played since it’s inception in 1994, in both card game and RPG fashion. It was a CCG, similar to Magic The Gathering, and for a long time it was hailed as an alternative to the game. I thought it was better. It required stronger tactics, more […]
Jeffro Johnson literally wrote the book on RPGs and writing, a critical analysis that changed my life and my perspective on fiction in SF. The book is Appendix N, named after the famed appendix in the original Dungeons & Dragons, showing the influences of its creators in Sci-FI and Fantasy. It’s beautiful, and the genre […]
Star Realms: Frontiers hit Kickstarter today. Of course i backed it immediately and it’s doing swimmingly (congratulations to doubling funding on day 1 WWG!). I love new Star Relams content and cards to make the game a different experience, and this looks to be a lot of fun: I still haven’t exhausted all the fun […]
Ran a poll yesterday on which blog my readers would like to see next, and the winner by no uncertain terms was my recommendation for Dragon Award nominations. If you haven’t seen the Dragon Awards before, they are the premier award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, given at Dragon*Con, arguably the best convention that exists. […]
Yesterday, Fantasy Flight Games put out the first real information on their relaunch of L5R, which is probably my favorite all time game if I really get down into it. It struggled a bit after the “race for the throne” to hold a lot of people’s attention — which as a Megaevent where the card […]
Needless to say, I’m excited. A reader messaged me this morning and let me know that Star Realms: Rescue Run has been made into a promo card for the game,which is available on the Board Game Geek Store: https://boardgamegeekstore.com/products/star-realms-rescue-run-promo-card Very cool. I love the art with the event frame. I think that Antonis (the artist) […]
I found out a couple weeks ago that Star Realms has produced a new storage box through Legion Supplies. The little boxes that the base game comes in barely stores those cards as it is, and so when you sleeve your cards (pro-tip you should always put game cards in protective sleeves, especially if you’re […]
I love RPGs! I won’t lie, what got me into this whole writing game was playing Star Trek RPGs on message boards in the mid-90s. From time to time, I hop onto one of those games anonymously for a little bit of fun until I get busy writing a book and can spend only so […]
Geekchats returns with its first installment for 2017! Last year we started this wonderful series with NYT Bestselling Author, Todd McCaffrey, as well as Amazon Bestselling Author, Michael J. Sullivan. I am super excited to talk about theme and gaming with Damon Stone. We’ve been on panels in person at a convention talking about just […]
Team Covenant this week put up a pretty interesting video from a gaming business perspective. It’s a bit dry if you’re not interested in the topics, but they interviewed Fantasy Flight’s CEO Christian T. Petersen about the Asmodee merger last year, what it means, and Fantasy Flight’s direction going forward. I love Team Covenant’s videos, […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI – Advertisement for the Switch. Their press conference happened tonight, and Nintendo revealed their new console coming out in March. It acts as both a portable gaming device and a home console. The system parks into a cradle which then can connect to your TV for that kind of experience.
I’m going talk about something that should sound obvious, and will apply to almost every game you play. This is mostly advice to people who are novice to moderate at playing, as they’ll see the fastest curve of growth from heeding it. A very important aspect of upping your game is to make sure […]
Today I’m going to post something controversial. I may enrage people, get angry comments, lose a lot of friends, but it’s something that weighs heavily on me, and so I have to speak out. Yes, I’m going to post my 2nd annual Top 5 Games of the Year!
I don’t play video games. It hurts my wrists and I can’t type a bunch and play in the same day. Causes my tendonitis to flare up badly, and then I can’t write. So I’ll repeat, I don’t play video games. Except for Final Fantasy.
This is it! Star Realms: Rescue Run hits tomorrow. Kindle preorders are still up at http://bit.ly/starrealmsnovel and I have word that ordering for the physical book will also be available tomorrow for those waiting for that. So excited! If you haven’t heard much about it yet…. well then you haven’t read this blog. But if […]
NaNoWriMo started today. I sit right now at 1,735 words, hope to double that before I finish today.
Someone asked me about all of the work I did for Doomtown: Reloaded, the card game from Alderac Entertainment that just met its demise for new production. This game has the coolest mechanics, worth checking out on the clearance racks of stores for sure. I wrote a LOT of words over the last couple of years, […]
Military Science Fiction or Space Opera has had a long tradition in the gaming world. There are a LOT of crossover fans of both of these things. I remember as a youth I’d play privateer and escape velocity (still the best computer game of all time, I don’t need your stinking graphics or cut scenes! […]
Space Opera has been a sub-genre that’s excited me since I discovered the subgenre of Science Fiction at about 12 years of age, when I first discovered Babylon 5 on television. Truth be told, I knew of it much earlier through Star Wars, but I didn’t recognize that as space opera until much later. All […]
Some Trips To Gomorra and a Semi-Announcement Wow! A lot has gone on these last couple months. Been plugging away at the Doomtown: Reloaded stories, which you’ve seen if you follow my facebook feed at all. If not, here’s a bunch of them for you to catch up on with some brief commentary which you […]