An Old Gamer’s Memoir

Role playing has been part of my life since the mid to late 1980’s. I received the ‘Red Box’ Dungeons & Dragons set as a birthday present around 8 or 10 and had no clue what was actually supposed to happen. I dutifully gathered up my friends and we commenced …

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Franchises

So, we all are fairly familiar with the concept of a movie franchise. It started out to tell a complex and compelling story. Now it seems to be all about milking the box office public for everything they’re worth. In this post I’m going to discuss comic book based franchises …

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Shadowrun: Chicago & CZER Corp

Chicago, circa 2077 Operation: Reclamation (a.k.a. Land Grab) Chicago, once known as the Windy City, fell hard when an astral threat emerged and someone decided to detonate a tactical nuclear device downtown. This changed Chicago into Bug City for many years. Insect spirits threatened to overrun the whole Sixth World …

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Manx Darkthorn

Currently enjoying a pathfinder based game in our game master’s home-brew setting. This is my character’s background story. Yes, I’m role playing a female. It’s good to shake things up on occasion. I pulled the portrait from DeviantArt somewhere linked from Pinterest. A slight adjustment on the eye color made …

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Shadowrun 5E, Round 2

So long Seattle, hello Chicago. I ended my previous Shadowrun session based in Seattle because i just wasn’t feeling the system. It’s such a mechanics heavy system that it’s hard to find a story line to care about. I’ve never been a big fan of game mastering modern settings. It’s …

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Freelancing in Hutt Space

Star Wars. What do those two words mean to you? As a member the generation that doesn’t remember a time before the lore and stories for the universe created and presented by George Lucas I’ve been exploring the extended universe through role playing since the first rule system created by …

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Shadowrun, 5th Edition

It’s been forever since we last visited the Sci-Fantasy game system known as Shadowrun. We’ve grown tired of slogging through fantasy dungeons and need a break. It’s my turn to run the game so after some discussion I settled on Shadowrun. What follows is my poor interpretation of a rather complex game …

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Draconic Scion

I’m playing a Human Bloodrager in our current game. It’s essentially a Sorcerer mixed with a Barbarian. All the Rage powers are enhanced with Sorcerous bloodline magic. I selected the draconic bloodline so when I activate the Rage feature my character manifests some cool dragon stuff like claws and breath weapons. We’ve …

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Darkmoon Vale; First Session Summary

As many may know, Pathfinder adventures are created for parties of four characters of the same-ish level to experience. We began our session with two, first level characters. They decided to generated human, female, rogues so I walked each of them through the generation process; abilities, skills, proficiencies, armor, initiative and weapons. …

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