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The Chargen Circle

With San Holo in mind, I’ve decided to offer The Chargen Circle in the last gaming slot of Go Play NW 2010. The plan is to grab a bunch of random chargen systems, random being the salient part, and roll up characters. I’m thinking of systems like Classic Traveller, V&V, Reign, FASA Star Trek. I suspect people will make […]

Guest Author: Ping | May 9th, 2010 | guests

Rest in Peace, San Holo

Panning for gold in the used bin at Gary’s Games, we found a tattered copy of Traveller Book 1 1977 for $2. I had always been curious about “classic” Traveller, especially since I had heard characters can die during creation. So, we whipped up a bunch characters and here are the final results: 5 of […]

Guest Author: Ping | March 8th, 2010 | guests | 5 comments

Capes: My Story Games Eureka Moment

The first story game we ever played was Capes. We were playing a very extensive Mutants & Masterminds superhero campaign so this GM-less superhero game peaked Ben’s interest. Jem, Ben and I cracked it open, and as it turns out, it started us on the path to story games. Character Creation: Click and Lock Oh […]

Guest Author: Ping | July 13th, 2009 | guests | 1 comment

Microscope liftoff!

We playtested the alpha draft of Microscope this weekend, and it was a resounding success! Ben no doubt has tweaks to make, things to clarify, and we playtesters need to give more feedback and of course it needs a lot more playtesting, but this version was a great start. Did I mention it was a […]

Guest Author: Ping | March 16th, 2009 | guests, microscope actual play | 2 comments

Royale Arms 2: The Case of the Vile Vial

This was the second InSpectres tale from the gentlemen of the Royale Arms. The first being The Case of the Peripatetic Pharaoh. It was also the first InSpectres game I had ever GMed since so far I’ve been a happy player in the InSpectres in Spaaaace! games. In addition to the game summary, I discuss […]

Guest Author: Ping | September 30th, 2008 | guests | 1 comment

Time flies when you’re on The Dauntless

After each (quite poetic and very satisfying) InSpectres game, I look up at the clock and it’s only been 2 hours since we sat down and started. 2 hours. Blinky Blinky? My internal gaming clock just can’t process that information. 2 hours of InSpectres in Space feels like about 4-5 hours of other gaming. Not […]

Guest Author: Ping | September 16th, 2008 | guests | 3 comments

Adventures in 4e DM-ing

Everyone wants to play the latest game hot off the presses and of course no game can match the molten lava power of the new D&D 4e. Even though we don’t play a lot of D&D or fantasy combat now, would we even be gamers if we weren’t curious about a new version of the […]

Guest Author: Ping | June 18th, 2008 | guests | 1 comment

GoPlayNW, Go!

A couple of weeks ago, Ben and I went to Go Play Northwest, a small, mostly local roleplaying convention that focuses on indie games though given the timing there was some downright gleeful D&D 4e too. Besides meeting a great bunch of gamers and playing totally new games, there’s something very eye-opening about gaming with […]

Guest Author: Ping | June 13th, 2008 | guests | 2 comments

You are what you play(ed)

It just so happens that the 2 projects I’m working on are for single player character genres albeit from different angles. Even after some of my first ideas didn’t work because of that very reason, I still tried to find ways to fit in other player characters because virtually all of the games I’ve been […]

Guest Author: Ping | January 15th, 2008 | guests | 3 comments

Making the introductions

Hey, I’m one of the “we” and not so secret anymore! I’m pleased as punch to be part of the lame mage development crew. I’ve had it easy, playtesting and having fun, maybe doing a little proofing and spell checking here and there, but now I’m working on my own projects and all I can […]

Guest Author: Ping | January 6th, 2008 | guests