Connected to the open table game for Electric Bastionland I wrote up a while ago. Basically, pool of players shares £100k of debt, split between four factions, valued at 40k, 30k, 20k, and 10k. I made a table for how people are connected to the Maloney in question, the one who gives the party the … Continue reading How are you tied to Mr. Maloney of Maloney Enterprises?
Feels like a sinister faction symbol... Cabin fever, so I've been dorking with another open table concept. I mentioned Blades for open OPEN tables and it's been stuck with me. I've even stole the game structure for my open table Maze Rats game. I love the ebb and flow of score and downtime that Blades … Continue reading Blades in the Dark – Open Table Character Creation
many books, one world. shipwright. So RPGs are popular on my campus. In the heart of Wisconsin, near the places where Gygax and Arneson gave birth to the role-playing game, RPGs are well-known. I could name the number of Game Masters at my college, but I’d run out of fingers. For players? I don’t have … Continue reading open OPEN table
13 articles were published here last month. Whew! So what's fun about Electric Bastionland is the built-in group premise: You have a Debt to pay off with Treasure. Great, love it. I would like to make it bigger. Give it a more dramatic context that can incorporate lots of people instead of a handful of … Continue reading Open Table Game: Electric Bastionland
Star Wars is LIVED in. It's been a while since I've made an open table pitch. Read this if you're unfamiliar with what they are or how they work. After watching Episode IX and Star Wars Rebels, I've come to the conclusion that ONLY the only interesting Jedi are low-powered Jedi. Otherwise, you get crazy … Continue reading Open Table Game: Star Wars Rebels
Map of the Island So it begins. Having already married the superb Maze Rats and the illustrious Hot Springs Island together in this new ruleset of Maze Rats for Tabletop Adventure Game/NSR/OSR junkies like myself, the next campaign for the semester has started. The first session went down with three players. It's a soft start … Continue reading Maze Rats+Hot Springs Island: Music and Opening the Table
Supernatural Exterminators + Dungeon Crawling + 10,000 Wise-cracking Points I've been reading World of Dungeons: Turbo Breakers and Monster of the Week. Both very good games. Also, The Adventure Zone got me more interested in MotW after initially reading the rules and shrugging. Anyways, I'm hooked on killing monsters in the modern world, but it … Continue reading Open Table Game: Supernatural Exterminators
Link to artist's Instagram page. Simply amazing work. Continuing the conversation on what it takes to run an open table, specifically with the campaign concept. I went through many iterations of my game before settling on what is now the “Campaign of Skorne.” But there were others I thought of along the way. West Marches … Continue reading Open Table and Campaign Pitches