Thursday, June 29, 2017

Top Secret: New World Order - The Espionage Roleplaying Game, ITs BACK! WOOT!

So I've been trying to cut down on the number of kickstarters I've been doing lately, so much that I only have one left (a 3d resin phone based printer the ONO).   But when I saw this post I had to back it!  You can find it on Kickstarter here: Top Secret: New World Order - the espionage roleplaying game by Merle M. Rasmussen!!!

I have most of the modules and all of the editors of the original Top Secret Game made by T$R (TSR) back in the day and loved playing the game, I've even used their combat matrix for martial arts/unarmed combat in a few other table top games.  It was a fun system and was one of the few that made you feel as if you were a "real" spy.  I'm glad to see it getting rebooted.   I've tried a few of the other systems for espionage rpgs when the d20 system was released, but none ever caught my attention like the original Top Secret! 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whoa! Gary Gygax's FBI File Is An Interesting Read!

Apparently the FBI had a file on our beloved DM of yore, Gary Gygax!  Over at Reason.com they have an article about, with a snippet of Gary's FBI file(shown after the break), which was originally obtained using the freedom of information act request by journalist CJ Ciaramella:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review Of The Pathfinder & Q-workshop Metal RPG Dice Set

The TL;DR of this article... "After getting these dice would you buy them again?" In short, No!  No, I wouldn't! (Read on to see why!)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How To Build The Q-workshop / Pathfinder Dice Tower!!!

Way back in October 2015, I backed a Q-workshop / Pathfinder Kickstarter for a set of metal polyhedral dice, because as many of my friends/family/readers know, I'm absolutely mad when it comes to dice! I love almost all types of dice, well all dice except for those damn wooden dice, but that is another blog post entirely.

So I backed the kickstarter and it finally arrived in Sept of 2016! Yay! Only 6 months off the target date! :( Ah, Kickstarter the only place where you can miss your target delivery date without consequence, or not deliver at all and keep all the cash! (ask me about a failed kickstarter 3d resin printer and a house in Canada!) 

I chose the $69.00 level of rewards, which included a set of "lead free" metal polyhedral dice, the review of the dice set is coming soon, and any stretch goals unlocked.  The "free" goals unlocked were a set of green "Goblin" polyhedral dice, a linen bag, and a laser cut dice tower!  

A dice tower is used when rolling dice to help "randomize" the dice results during a game, e.g., The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Dungeons And Dragons, but it really can be used for any game with dice.

While the pictures on the provided sheet DO show you how to build the dice tower, its pretty straight forward, there isn't any text explaining the steps in detail.  So here is a little walk through my own building of the dice tower, along with a few tips and tools that I used...