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

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!

Weekly Round-up: I Hit the Wall, Big Damn Hero 2, & One-to-One Play

I suppose the way to sum up this week is to talk about last Saturday morning. I didn't start my day with a hike or a jog, or a nice breakfast, or even a terrible breakfast... I literally crawled out of bed, started a bath, and got in the tub. My wife was like WTF? … Continue reading Weekly Round-up: I Hit the Wall, Big Damn Hero 2, & One-to-One Play

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 2: Hard Lessons

Picking up where we left off last week... Starian and Thumper came out of their simulated battle to discover that their lunar base was under attack. Since they were already suited up, they headed out of a rupture in their hangar and onto the edge of the battlefield. LEEROY JENKINS!!! In classic 7-year-old aggro fashion, … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 2: Hard Lessons

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 1: A Little Simulation

I've often wondered when I'd open the door to the realm of in-game violence for our son. Up to now we've played RPGs that either don't have a combat system, or that just aren't about physical conflict. I've known for a long time I was going to hold off on introducing him to the play … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 1: A Little Simulation

Weekly Round-up: My Podcast Premiere, BattleTech/The Mecha Hack, We Play How to Host a Dungeon

Hunh, turned into kind of a big week around here when I wasn't looking! Champions NOW, right now! So I guess it took a pandemic to do it, but you can find me on my first ever podcast this week. MadJay Brown and I have been whiling away our Tuesday nights in the seedy meta-human … Continue reading Weekly Round-up: My Podcast Premiere, BattleTech/The Mecha Hack, We Play How to Host a Dungeon