Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Upcoming Events - April

Anime Conji is this weekend, followed by our Favorite...Kingdom Con. Check the events schedule tab for more information!

This is going to be a strange Kingdom Con for us, as it will be the first one Sean won't be with us; as he'll be in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship...Good luck Mission Hills High School #IronKodiaks

I will be running two RPG events,

Earthdawn "Murder in Bartertown" on Friday ( a Second Circle Murder mystery.) The war with Thera is over. But when the Theran ambassador is a murdered, it's up to a mixed team of Therans and Barsaivians to find out what really happened before hostilities resurface.

and

Interface Zero 2.0 "Extraction" on Savage Saturday! (The Czerniak Conglom needs a defector scientist extracted from Xaa-Korp.) Characters will be provided, but you'll need to acquire the gear you need for the extraction. Time is ticking...they're moving him sometime in next 24 hours, to a secret base.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Catch up - Dead Zone!

Well I'm actually feeling like my old self again. I've spent the last week going to bed early, and skipping the gym, due to the fact i had nearly pushed myself to the point of  exhaustion. Part of the problem was World of Tanks on XBox. Part of it was the exhaustion from the long days two weeks ago.

My creativity was at an all time low. Effectively I would come home, and plop down in from of the TV, turn on the Xbox, and play for a long time. I get into this mode occasionally, but I usually mix it with other things, art, gaming, the blog, all sorts of things, but this time it was bad.

Anyway, I'm feeling better, I'm rested, I'm gaming (played some Deadzone at At Ease tonight.We started a 4 game campaign. I started off by booby trapping +David Blood 's Poor rebels, not once, but twice with my Enforcer squad.)

DeadZone is a very interesting wargame. Using modular movement rules, with some relatively in depth but simple rules, the game operates very well without any measuring tapes. The rules work quite well for squad based games. The number of references (mission cards, battle cards, stat cards, equipment descriptions, ability descriptions, etc., while daunting at first, become much easier to track even after the first game.)

Monday, March 31, 2014

ARISE!! Epic RPG Blog...ARISE

Well after a couple weeks of excessive work. I'm starting to feel recovered. Last two week was Insane. 13 days of work totalling 107 hours. I needed this entire weekend to recover.

Now I'm feeling better.

I will be at Pair-a-Dice Games on Saturday from 12-9pm for International Tabletop Day!!

Come on down and get your GAME ON!!!

I will be there in my capacity as a Man In Black, I'm bringing all my fun games, Including Knightmare chess, which is coming back into print soon!

I hope to see you at Pair-a-Dice Games!!!

2020 Hacienda Drive
Vista, CA

Thursday, March 6, 2014

GM's Day DTRPG Sale - Traveller

TRAVELLER has been around for a long time. The Mongoose TRAVELLER ruleset is quite good, and is one of their best selling lines.It also supports the Hammers Slammers, Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog settings.

And they pretty much seem to have them all on sale. Many of the books don't really need physical copies. So if there's one you've been thinking you might need...but don't need a physical copy...


Traveller Main Rulebook (MGT) $16.79 on sale.

Looks like All the TRAVELLER Supplements are on sale
Book 1 - Mercenary
Book 2 - High Guard
Book 3 - Scout
Book 4 - Psion
Book 5 - Agent
Book 6 - Scoundrel
Book 7 - Merchant Prince
Book 8 - Dilettante 
Book 9 - Robot

Or if you want ALL THE THINGS!! Character Bundle $89.82 (33% off)
Also Alien Bundle $83.94 (not 30% off only 22%, so individual purchases would be cheaper.)
Adventure Bundle $54.90 (31% off)



Traveller Rules with 2000AD games, Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog $14.69


Judge Dredd



r, if you want a combat oriented game Judge Dredd, the Miniature Game Rulebook is on sale also. $18.90




Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GM's Day Sale & Gaming New Year

Well as we all know GM's Day  is coming to an End. So I kinda made a Suggestion today that this is the Gaming New Year as well, as Gary Gygax "entered the dungeon for the last adventure" on March 4th, 2008. So we March Fourth into a New Year of Gaming.

I even mentioned it to Ernie Gygax. He suggested this year be the Year of the Phoenix in Celebration of all the Old School Renaissance goodness going on.

So welcome to The Year of the Phoenix. 6 A.G. (After Gary or After Gygax, take your pick. I prefer After Gary, as there is still a Gygax or two making an impact on the Gaming World)

Use the Year of the Phoenix as a storytelling device the entire year in your games. Have your games revolve around resurrection of bad-guys, or name groups after the phoenix. In a modern game, you could have a major base of operations be set in the City of Phoenix.

Let's hear ideas for 7 A.G.'s title. Seven is a lucky number....it rhymes with Heaven...suggestions?

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Now back to the Gm's Day Sale. This is a 30% off sale at Drivethru RPG, best to take advantage of the BIG items you might have been thinking bout getting, but just hadn't gotten around to it.

The Big Guns...



Numenera - $13.99 If you'd been thinking about getting it, and just hadn't...well strike while the Numenera are in safe mode!



Ptolus - $41.99 This is a big one, normally $59.99, or $89.99 for a standard hardcover through DTRPG, This campaign setting by Monte Cook is well loved by many.



Midgard Setting - $13.99 If you missed the Bundle of Holding, and really wanted  Midgard, now's your chance, at $13.99 it's not a bad deal.



Streets of Zobeck - $6.99  more Midgard setting info!!

I will post more big DTRPG goodness tomorrow!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mutant Chronicles 3e Beta

Hey, with the Kickstarter for Mutant Chronicles 3rd edition Winding to a close, They are releasing the rules to Beta Testing on DriveThruRPG for free. I still have my WarZone minis from the last edition, and kicked myself for not being able to afford WarZone - Resurrection,



check it out! Mutant Chronicles 3e Beta Test



Also, Kickstarter link 5 days remaining.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Night Firefight - Judge Dredd New Hero

I'm going to attempt to get a Friday Night Firefight going @ AT EASE Games...give people something to do other than play Magic.

So I've been reading some Megazines and my Complete Collections, and I'll be coming up with new Characters occasionally.

First up is Chever Mahone from the Raptaur storyline

Cheever Mahone (Vid Reporter)  200 Credits
Level 4 Infantry  Hero
Move                6"
Agility             +3
Shoot               -
Melee             1
Melee Dice    1D
Will                  +1
Armour          +4
Hits                 5

Talents
AGILE, LUCK OF GRUD, STEALTHY, SILENT ACTION

Special Rules
Exclusive: (see pg 161 of the JDMG rulebook)

I ain't going back to the cubes!
Cheever won't get anywhere within 18" of a Judge. Though his Camdrone can. If a Judge comes within 18" Cheever will move away as fast as he can, even off the battlefield if cornered.

Loyal Audience:
Cheever caught images of the Raptaur case in progress, he spent 10 years in the Iso-Cubes because of it, and still he has a loyal audience. Add +5 to the final Vidscore for the "Story of the Day" (see pg 161 of the JDMG rulebook)

Equipment 
Armoured Trench Coat, Camdrone

Camdrone: Cheever has a state of the art Camdrone, allowing him to get shots of the action from a safe distance. The camdrone can be positioned anywhere within 6" of Cheever in order to get a better view of the action. (+20 credits)

AVAILABLE TO: Any except Justice Department