Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
This is on my RPG Bucket List. I'm never going to get a group together for an extended Call of Cthulhu game. Honestly, I'm not sure I would want to. Still I love the King in Yellow and own this campaign. I think using it as the basis for a 1920's Slayer game would be totally kick ass. I'd obviously borrow some stuff from Ghosts of Albion for it as well.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
I think music is my favourite inspiration for my games. I tend to have stories play through my head when I listen to music and in turn I use those stories to help with my games. I normally spend a bit of time trying to figure out what a character's theme song is. Here are the ones for my favorite characters (with youtube links):
Kid Nephilim, 1/4 angel legacy character in Mutants and Masterminds: Ra - Fallen Angels
Dracos, kind hearted Saiyan warrior in a homebrew Dragonball Z game: Pillar - Fireproof
Ulic Razorwing, avariel bladesinger legacy character in 3rd era D&D: Vast - Touched
Gren Tealeaf-Tosskettle, halfling fighter/rogue chef: Flogging Molly - Devil's Dance Floor
Benjamin "Benji" Lee, good guy Green Goblin in homebrew Marvel game: Good Charlotte - Little Things
Bloodhound, mutant tracking son of Cyclops in homebrew Marvel game: Atreyu - Honor
Kyle Moonbeam Dunn, skate punk werewolf in my favorite Buffy game: My Chemical Romance - House of Wolves
Henry "Hank" Courseau, rare book dealer from Arkham in a Call of Cthulhu: Silent Hill 3 - Small Town
ARC BL172 "Blitz," rogue clone trooper that helped found the Rebellion in Star Wars Saga Edition: Pop Evil - Last Man Standing
Kole, witch of the wilds in a D&D 4E game: Godsmack - Voodoo
Tomkin Tealeaf-Tosskettle, troublemaking swordmage brother of Gren in Forgotten Realms 4E: Hed PE - Bartender
El Hijo de Lobo Plata, monster hunting luchadore in Mutants and Masterminds: The Kreeps - Bad Voodoo
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
My favourite revolutionary game mechanic is the drama point mechanic from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I realize that action points were probably used in other games before, but I loved the way they are used in cinematic unisystem. They could give you various bonuses to rolls, heal you, or even let you affect the scene (outside of just interacting with things).
Monday, August 24, 2015
My friends and I have one consistent house rule. In every version of D&D I've played during character creation we allow players to reroll stat rolls 1's and 2's. I know that seems like babying players to some people, but that's just how we've always done it.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Given my interests, play style, and rules preferences I think Buffy: The Vampire Slayer is the perfect game for me. There aren't a lot of rules, it's cinematic, and rewards getting into character.