Prince Valiant: The Storytelling Game – Ep. 0, Ye Tangled Web

I can't remember quite how it started. I was never a fan of the Prince Valiant comic strip growing up. And, yeah, that's back when newspapers were still a thing. Anyway, it was not my jam. Valiant seemed to go on endlessly with no beginning, middle, or end. And then a couple of years ago … Continue reading Prince Valiant: The Storytelling Game – Ep. 0, Ye Tangled Web

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual, Letters W,X,Y & Z – The Killer DM’s Nasty Little Helper

Thanks once again for visiting my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading. It's where my son and I read the D&D Monster Manual and dig for story gold... Wow. We've kept at it through thick and thin and look where we are now! Wrapping up the alphabetical listings. I'm certainly going to be a better GM and … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual, Letters W,X,Y & Z – The Killer DM’s Nasty Little Helper

Indie Game RPG Review: Mark Diaz Truman & Avery Alder’s The Deep Forest

What is this? This is a map-drawing game. You collectively explore the struggles of a community of monsters, trying to rebuild and heal after driving off the human occupiers. It’s a game about community, difficult choices, and decolonization.  —The Deep Forest This is a review of Mark Diaz Truman & Avery Alder's The Deep Forest. … Continue reading Indie Game RPG Review: Mark Diaz Truman & Avery Alder’s The Deep Forest

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – Letters T,U,V – Its lair is the world, and existing is its action. Or, 3 Ways of Looking at a Tarrasque.

Thanks once again for stopping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading. It's where my son and I read the D&D Monster Manual and let our imaginations run wild... It's hitting me again what a long running project this has been. I hadn't even heard of COVID-19 when we started, and gosh, look where we are … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – Letters T,U,V – Its lair is the world, and existing is its action. Or, 3 Ways of Looking at a Tarrasque.

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 5: Meltdown

If you haven't read my previous posts from this series, I'm playing The Mecha Hack, an OSR take on BattleTech-style games, with my wife and my 7-year-old son, Xander. Here's the setup... We're using the off the shelf Mech Hack "mini-setting," Lodestar Alpha. There are three main factions from Old Earth. Our scrappy heroes, Thumper … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 5: Meltdown

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – The Letter S – Am I living with a serial killer?

Thanks once again for stopping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading. It's where my son and I read the D&D Monster Manual and bond in a time of great, and necessary, change... Let's talk monsters... Sahuagin. I didn't expect to dig these guys so much, but I do. Hunh, my Dad was endlessly amused by … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – The Letter S – Am I living with a serial killer?

Should It Stay or Should It Go: my wife and I review Tales of the Arabian Nights (Z-man Games)

I’m expanding my normal purview of talking TTRPGs to dip, once again, into the world of story-telling boardgames. A few months ago I discussed Untold: Adventures Await in some detail, and it’s actually turned into one of my more popular posts. So when my wife asked if I wanted to do a post with her … Continue reading Should It Stay or Should It Go: my wife and I review Tales of the Arabian Nights (Z-man Games)

Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – The Letters P,Q,R – The pointy-point killer from Point Town

Thanks once again for stopping by my weekly feature, Irreverent Reading! It's where my son and I dive deep into the D&D Monster Manual and daydream about what we find... Xander finished 1st Grade last week. We could never have imagined back in the Fall what the end of the year would look like. Two … Continue reading Irreverent Reading: D&D 5E Monster Manual – The Letters P,Q,R – The pointy-point killer from Point Town

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 4: Ambush!

If you haven't read any of my previous posts from this series, I'm playing The Mecha Hack, an OSR take on BattleTech style games, with my wife and my 7-year-old son, Xander. Here's the setup... We're using the off the shelf Mech Hack "mini-setting." There are three main factions from Old Earth. Our scrappy heroes, … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 4: Ambush!