Saturday, December 3, 2016

Left 4 Dead 2 - Ellis

"Folks call me Ellis. I run an auto shop with a couple of my buddies. We're also in a band. I play bass."

―Ellis, introducing himself

"Kill all sons of bitches. That's my official instructions."

"He's like a five year old. With guns. And a comprehensive grasp of every swear word in the English language."

Type: Survivor

Strength 3  Intelligence 3
Dexterity 5  Perception 3
Constitution 3  Willpower 3
Life Points 49  Speed 16

Endurance Points 32 Essence Pool 20

Qualities: Attractiveness 2, Charisma 4, Fast Reaction Time, Hard to Kill 5,  Nerves of Steel, Situational Awareness

Drawbacks: Honorable 1, Reckless

Skills: Brawling 2, Climbing 2, Dodge 3, Driving (Car) 3, First Aid 2, Guns (Handgun) 4, Guns (Rifle) 3, Guns (Shotgun) 2, Guns (Submachine Gun) 2, Guns (Assault Rifle) 2, Handweapon (Axe) 2, Handweapon (Club) 2, Mechanic 2,  Notice 1, Play Instrument (Bass) 1, Survival (Forest) 1, Survival (Swamp) 1

First Journey To The Iron Kingdoms

My character,Dougal McDougan, trollkin fell caller-sorcerer
Last night, some of my gaming friends back home and I gave the Iron Kingdoms RPG at test drive. The IKRPG is based on the Warmachine and Hordes miniatures games by Privateer Press. It's a magical medieval world with magic steam punk elements (including battle mechs).

If you're interested in  the game you can find quickstart rules, pre-gens, and the adventure we played, Full's Rush In, here. Because Wirty has the Iron Kingdoms and I have Iron Kingdoms Unleashed we made our own characters.

If you've ever played Hordes or Warmachine the system is quite easy. Everyone else had an their learn curve was really easy. I haven't played the game so it took me a bit too catch on, but it still wasn't too rough. You can tell the system was based on a miniatures game, because combat is a very tactical affair (and the game uses inches as measurement).

The session was fun and I'll be interested in playing the game again sometime.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Horde Is Coming

Zombies, as much as I think they're over played, I still love 'em. As you might have figured out, I've recently rediscovered my love of All Flesh Must Be Eaten. It's not the only zombie game I have though. I have several zombie video games (notably the following series: Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising, Dead Island, and several of the Resident Evil titles). I also have RotworldTwilight Creation's Zombies!!! miniatures game, and Zombie Dice (and Zombie Dice 2). I just ordered a new addition to my zombie collection, Guillotine Game's Zombicide!

This game looks so badass! I picked up season two, which is Zombicide: Prison Outbreak.  I can't wait to tell you fine folks about it.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shadow Over Purple Rocks

Geek and Sundry have once again given us a phenomenal 5E article. This time they explore the Lovecraft classic Shadow Over Innsmouth.

While the article doesn't give a fully fleshed out adventure it does give a solid plot (with resolution) and mentions monsters and things you can use.

If you want something a little more fleshed out, The Mystery at Port Greely for Astonishing Swordsman and Sorcerers of Hyborea is a great Innsmouth D&D adventure.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fight Nazis (In Real Life and In Game)

Zack Dolan Art
Fainting Goat Games has organized a wonderful rpg bundle. All proceeds from the bundle go to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For those of you unfamiliar with the SPLC, this is what they do (in their own words):

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

The bundle is only 25 dollars and contains over 250 dollars worth of gaming material. Again, all proceeds go towards the Southern Poverty Law Center. There's some great stuff in the bundle too, including the Mutants and Masterminds 3E update of Hero High and Champions Complete. There's some cool Icons material too, including a new Neo-Nazi group created by Steve Kenson.

I included this pic because it's one of my favourite Nazi-related panels.

Ash Wednesday - The King (Updated)

This is my second attempt to stat out the King. I feel more familiar with the system now and he has one of my homebrew qualities.

Elvis Presley/Sebastian Haff
Character Type: Primitive Screwhead
Description: Elderly King
Life Points: 41
Drama Points: 20

Strength 2, Dexterity 1, 
Constitution 2, Intelligence 3, Perception 3, Willpower 5


Art 5
Crime 1
Drive 2
Getting Medieval 2
Gung Fu 1
Kung Fu 5
Mr. Fix-It 2
Notice 2

Artist (+2)
Really Big Chin (+3)
Hard to Kill 5 (+5)
Old Coot (+1)

Mental Problems:Mild Delusions - At least as far as everyone else is concerned (-1)
Minority: Elderly (-)

Maneuvers:          Bonus     Damage           Notes

Dodge                       6            None        Avoid getting hit; -2 against ranged,; p. 89
Punch                        6            8             Bash

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Maximum Mayhem Dungeon #4 - Vault of the Dwarven King Kickstarter

"The Dwarven King of Brundurum has summoned you to his throne room within the Smokey Mountain. Brave souls are needed for a noble quest into the depths of the earth to retrieve the legendary hammer known as Fireheart. But beware - the Goblin King and his evil hordes believe the hammer woke a Lava Titan and they will seek to possess it at all costs. Who is telling the truth? Who is really kin to this ultimate weapon? What secret powers are at play in this tale of suspicion, intrigue and betrayal? Only your stalwart group of adventurers will find out and walk away with more fortune and glory than ever... if you can escape the Vault of the Dwarven King!"

+Mark Taormino and Maximum Mayhem Dungeon is back! The project is already funded and looks great. Mark's previous adventure have all been a lot of fun and I'm sure this one will too.