Monday, August 3, 2015

North County Local events coming up!

Wow, so North County is going to have BACK-to-BACK events.

Es-Con Gaming Convention

WHEN: 15-16 Aug 2015
WHERE: Best Western Escondido
               1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA 92026
Entry Fee: $18
  • Access to all gaming tables in 1500 square foot ballroom
  • Access to over 1000 game library
  • Raffle tickets for Broken Token inserts and gift cards
  • Convention only discount of 10% on all Broken Token Products
  • Broken Token Facility tour Sat 4 pm (optional)
  • Sat Bar-B-Q
  • Raffle tickets for Broken Token inserts and gift cards
  • 20% convention discount on Best Western rooms
  • Local game publisher IDW Games providing many games for raffle
  • IDW Games will demo multiple pre-release games on Saturday
  • Board game recognition puzzles for prizes
  • Ravensdale Publishing will demo Villains and Henchmen!
  • Purple Fuzzy Monster games will demo Starships (a space miniatures game based on real physics) and Aliens Built My Hot Rod (a quick-play drafting card game).
***Registration will close after 50 gamers***

Nerd-Con 2015
WHEN: 22-23 Aug 2015
WHERE:California Center for the Arts - Escondido

Tickets $50 VIP, $20 General Admission, $12 Youth

See the site for more info there's  Too much to post.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Metamorphosis Alpha

So for my Father's Day present I ended up with the Collector's edition of Metamorphosis Alpha. (link is for 1e edition, not collectors edition)

Before the boys left on their Tennessee vacation, I decided to run it for the family. After a fairly quick character generation session, we ended up with 2 mutants and a true human. Let me tell you this, Gamma World fixed some issues while creating others.)

I will post the characters in a future post.

We made characters Saturday night, and played for a little while. Continued on Sunday, and then they asked if we could continue on Monday before they left on their trip. This was actually pretty amazing, because I can't remember a game where they wanted to play 3 nights in a row.

We are playing the introductory adventure in the Collector's edition, The rite of passage. Now, in that adventure there are some seriously odd contradictions, and stat blocks. Most notably an NPC with an off the chart Mental Resistance. (Which should just be named Mental Strength, as Mental Strength is used when attacking with a power, but MR is the stat..odd). Off the chart in that it had a 20 MR, when attributes are only supposed to go to 18. The charts only go to 18.

Amazingly both Mutants have very high MR and the human has an average MR, which actually means the human is less apt to decipher artifacts now. Which I believe actually took the wind out of Ian's sails when both Sean and Sarah deciphered weapons Ian failed to decipher. Including a Protein disruption Rifle and a Laser Rifle. That's OK Ian has acid grenades.

I am enjoying this game nearly as much as DCC.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Xmas in July coming to a close...

Well Xmas in July is coming to a close, and I assume that most of you are spending your money at GenCon...*JEALOUS*

So I'm just going to list what I have had a hand in. Interface Zero 2.0 and  Earthdawn 4e.

Earthdawn 4th edition is pretty cool, it has finally veered away from the previous editions in an attempt to modernize the system is a way to speed up play. New art with Jeff Laubenstein as Art Director brings some really nice pieces to it. I'm listed as a developer, and I did assist in a an advisory role, though a lot more of my ideas will be in the forthcoming Gamemaster's Guide.

Interface Zero 2.0 had a pretty big Kickstarter, which is slowly delivering, which after this I have more to write for the MalMart Catalog. It's a good game, It's Savage Worlds, so it's easy to modify it to run Shadowrun or even Rifts...

I wish I could also link the Sinbad Savage Worlds  link, but the company went belly up during the Kickstarter partly due to failed promises. I wrote the chapter on The Eastern Roman Empire, and it was a fun and enlightening experience.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2days left on XMas in July...

With only 2 days left...

If you're a fan of RIFTS, Palladium has all the RIFTS titles up for grabs

I've made it no secret that I love the setting, but feel the rules are cumbersome and outdated. That being said, there are so many cool ideas in here, and Kevin's imagination is rife with original ideas.

So get the PDFs cheaper, cuz there are SOOOOO many. Rifters are included at most under $5...

Monday, July 27, 2015

On the 5th day of XMAS in July....

Paper Models...

Man I love Paper models. Cuz I like to play Malifaux, and Judge Dredd and a few other mini games.

So David Graffam produces some nice Paper Models. Check em out, individual models are under $2 right now!!!

Cottage of Rake's Corner
Library of Rake's Corner
Inventor's HouseButcher of Rake's Corner

Sunday, July 26, 2015

On the 4th day of XMas in July...

Achtung Cthulhu

I've been wanting to get this...I just never seem to grab it...

Investigator's Guide $11.24
Keeper's Guide $17.24 (at time of article)
Savage Worlds is still up there on the cool list, what's better about this game is the Interface Zero 19.40 $11.24

What's best is that it is Dual System utilizing Savage Worlds and Call of Cthulhu for under $30..

What better way to end the  AC campaign that say Ragnarok...leading to....

The Day After Ragnarok...$17.24

Well enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

On the Secondday of XMas in July...

Another day, more savings. Today, I'm talking about Mongoose Publishing products. Yes I know Mongoose isn't universally liked. But they do put out the Traveller which is in my opinion the best of Travellers...because it Supports JUDGE DREDD!!!!

Mongoose Traveller
Traveller Main Rulebook

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

 Judge Dredd Miniatures Game

all up to 25% off for XMas in July.

Check out the links!!!