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Guns & Cthulhu

Guns & Cthulhu

Tweet Here is the thing about using guns in Call of Cthulhu: Guns should not be the answer to any and every problem that pops up. And they certainly should never, ever help you against monsters of the Mythos. That is not to say that guns don’t have their place in the game. If a group of Cultists are trying to run you down in the alley Billy’s Bar and Grill, by all means, get out your … Read entire article »

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Top Secret – Orccon 2012 Recap

Top Secret – Orccon 2012 Recap

Tweet In the old days of role-playing there were charts. Charts begat more charts and you had to reference additional charts to see what the first charts meant. For some it was grand time. For others, they had yet to be born. When CADave and I got back into the Top Secret books, the charts were one of the first things that popped out at us. The reason we wanted to explore running the system again is … Read entire article »

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Goals for Next Con Game

Tweet What with the next convention being three months away, I’ve started preparing for my next set of convention games. The biggest change is the system. I’m going to run GURPS games, rather than Savage Worlds. While I do think that Savage Worlds is uniquely suited to RPG newcomers and convention games, I heard some things from the last con that made me want to switch back to GURPS. Some people I spoke with had not very fun experiences playing GURPS at the con. That hurts my dark, withered soul. I love GURPS. I proselytize GURPS. Everyone should have fun playing GURPS. Anyway, I’ve set some goals for myself for the next batch of convention games: 1. More Character Choices. In the last few games, I provided about eight or nine characters for a six-player game.  I try … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adventure Design, General Gaming

Happy Jacks Intro Music Available Now

Happy Jacks Intro Music Available Now

Tweet After much cajoling and kerfufflery, I finally finished five tracks representing a selection of the introductory music to Happy Jacks RPG Podcast. These song are now available as a digital EP, titled “Let Me Tell You About My Character.”  The songs are a buck each — or you can buy the entire collection and save nothing.     … Read entire article »

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