Gamer Grrl Character Creation Tip: Character Concept

If you’re a Gamer Grrl, or any gamer for that matter, you’ll encounter things daily that just beg to become a character concept.  Take today for example… I was working away behind my computer this morning doing boring administrative things when the business manager mentions that a web-cam company we work with has released a … Read moreGamer Grrl Character Creation Tip: Character Concept

Where Do DMs Get Their Campaign Inspiration?

This is something my players often ask me.  Where do you get your campaign inspiration? While I don’t have a simple answer, I can say that I borrow and steal from nearly everything I experience in life. I know some DMs who pick up a book for a table-top gaming system and never waiver off … Read moreWhere Do DMs Get Their Campaign Inspiration?

GamerGrrl Discusses Her Favorite Game Systems

I’ve been writing articles for a few weeks now and if you’ve been reading them, I think it gives you a little insight into my likes and dislikes.  For example, I think by now you’ve come to realize I like Vampire: The Masquerade and I’m an official stalker of The Cruxshadows.  You know that I’ve … Read moreGamerGrrl Discusses Her Favorite Game Systems

Freeport! Pirates Inside!

Pirates Guide to FreeportTwo weeks ago, I finally was able to dig into my gaming books and pull out a setting that I’ve been dying to play for ages! Freeport by Green Ronin.

For those of you that are brand new to role-play lingo, a setting is where a game is, well, set! While a system is the mechanics behind the role-playing game itself.  For example, Dungeons and Dragons and Savage Worlds are a setting because each one has rules on how the game is played.  Yet Eberron is a setting for a D&D campaign and Necessary Evil would be a Savage Worlds setting.  The Freeport setting was made to support a number of different systems and while I do have the d20 Companion, I’ve chosen to play it with Savage Worlds.

There are three PCs (player characters) in this campaign:

Masego, Child of Rathma: He wasn’t always known as Masego, he used to live in a small village with lush pastures near the big forests.  One fateful day the boy known as Allastar was helping skin a deer he had caught with his father.  While he skinned, he heard screaming coming from his village and horror met his eyes.  The undead had infested the village and killed and ate his mother and father before his very eyes.  He hid up in a loft where the undead couldn’t reach him until a blind woman came and vanquished the monsters.  He was given a choice by the woman, be escorted to an orphanage or take vengeance upon those that had wronged him.

Allastar went with the woman and spent many long years learning the ways of the Cult of Rathma.  Finally one day he passed the rite of passage and his eyes were gouged out making him blind.  He gave up his name and was blessed into the order as Masego the blessed.  The Cult of Rathma then sent him on a quest to explore the world and develop his other senses to further his teachings to combat the undead.

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And we have ENnie Award winners! Step inside!

If you’re not part of the table-top roleplaying world, then you may not know what the ENnie Awards are.  They’re a really huge deal for the publishers of the great games that we play, the authors and illustrators.  Really, it’s like the Academy Awards of the role-playing world only it’s the fan base that gets … Read moreAnd we have ENnie Award winners! Step inside!

Is gaming for kids? Or can adults play along too?

Recently on a message board that I frequent, someone posted this really awesome picture.  In one column, there was a photo of what an adult sees.  The other was a photo of what a kid sees. For example, an adult sees a bed.  A kid sees a trampoline.  Kids are able to use their imaginations … Read moreIs gaming for kids? Or can adults play along too?