World: [Immortals’ Wake] The Nameless One and His Path of Destruction

In the Immortals’ Wake world, there is a character simply known as The Nameless One. For more than 2,000 years, he has roamed through populated and unpopulated areas, leaving a wake of destruction and bewilderment behind him. His is an extreme case of what I will call the “Road to Redemption.” Unfortunately for him, it’s…

Elemental Appearance – Should it depend on the environment?

While driving around during a recent snowstorm (not much snow, but lots of wind), I saw a “snow devil” as the wind whipped across the road and created a mini-tornado of snow and it got me thinking… How would elementals manifest themselves in different environments? And after thinking about it for a bit, I’ve come…

Friday Links for October 30, 2009

Hey all… Yes, I’m a bit late this week. Sorry about that. First ugly cold of autumn for me and work has been keeping me busy. That didn’t stop a whole mess of people coming up with some interesting articles to keep us all thinking about gaming. 🙂 We’ll get the list started off this…

Small Press Week Links for Friday, October 23, 2009

Hi all… Instead of my usual Friday links post today, I’d like to focus on entries in the Small Press Week effort for the RPG Blog Network. There were some great games covered, including my own. Check ’em out! AllGeektOut covered  Berin Kinsman’s Gaming Toybox product: http://allgeektout.com/2009/10/20/spw-berin-kinsman/ I covered the Open Game Table book from…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 4 of 4 – Conclusions

So from the first three parts of this series (part 1, part 2, part 3), you hopefully have seen some of the thought that went into our slightly different take on alignment for Moebius Adventures. Again, this is totally portable and could be used with any system I think. But does it work? The jury’s…

Review: Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Volume 1 Edited by Jonathan Jacobs

Hi all… As my contribution to the RPG Gamer Network’s Small Press Week, here’s my review of Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Volume 1. As a lifetime player and gamemaster of tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs), I’m constantly amazed at the amount of passion, knowledge, and depth of other members of this…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 3 of 4 – Virtue

Ok, so we’ve chatted a bit about Morality and moral codes (back in part 2). Now let’s change our focus to Virtue and bring some pain into the equation… What is Virtue? Virtue represents the mortal drive to ease or cause pain and suffering in themselves and others. Someone’s virtue isn’t determined by how they…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 2 of 4 – Morality

As I said in Part 1, this series deals with Morality and Virtue as we define them for the Moebius Adventures games. But as with many things, I think it goes beyond the system of rules and provides more food for thought when looking at alignment. So let’s talk a bit about Morality. Every time…

Moral and Ethical Ambiguity, Part 1 of 4 – Intro

For this month’s Blog Carnival, I thought I’d throw some different ideas out there about an alternative to the simple alignment grid… Though I understand the attraction of a simple alignment scheme for some games, I’ve always been fascinated by the gray area. Rarely will you find anyone who has a perfect moral compass. As…

Friday Links for October 16, 2009

Hi all… Once again, the RPG community presents not only creative ideas, but thought-provoking material that crosses genres and systems. I’m always impressed by the collective knowledge in the RPG blogosphere and this week was no different. Hopefully I can finish a couple of posts over the weekend about my own take on morality in…

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