Off the Map: True Grit

One night this week I had the opportunity to see the movie True Grit from the Coen Brothers and starring Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn, Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross, Matt Damon as LaBoeuf, Josh Brolin as Tom Chaney, and Barry Pepper as Lucky Ned Pepper. Though the Coens and I don’t always agree, this…

Food for Thought – Articles, Posts, and Other Things Around The Net

As we approach the end of 2010, I’m left wondering where it went as far as my gaming went. However, I look forward to 2011 being a series of new beginnings with my gaming. Will it work out? Who knows? But I won’t know until I try… But in the meantime, here are some things…

Momentum, or a lack thereof…

So here I sit, wondering at what topics to address on this blog. The concept of Moebius Adventures is very much alive, and yet I have not released anything since the Core Rules book came out a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve attempted to revive the efforts of writing and publishing, revising and…

RPG Review: Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots To Inspire Game Masters

Have you ever found a sandwich that’s so big, juicy, messy, and full of sandwichy goodness that you can’t figure out where to start eating it? That’s kind of what happened when I grabbed a copy of Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots To Inspire Game Masters by the authors of GnomeStew.com. This book should be like…

More thoughts about Typography, or the tools used to create it…

Image by voyageAnatolia.blogspot.com via Flickr Long title, I know… But basically I am wondering how we might take the small things, such as the method of writing, and use that in a game. And by “method” in this case, I’m thinking of the tools used to create the work.¬†For example, were the letters painted onto…

GMing and Playing Styles… What’s yours?

Hi there… Recently I watched the new documentary Dungeon Masters that featured a GM who managed to kill his whole party simply because they were dumb enough to charge into a Sphere of Annihilation… And it got me thinking. Over my nearly 30 years of playing RPGs, I’ve encountered a variety of GMing styles. Everything…

DVD Review: The Dungeon Masters

Hey there… People who play roleplaying games sometimes get a bad wrap. We get accused of practicing witchcraft or blamed for the suicides of individuals with mental illness, when all we’re doing is getting together to pretend we’re someone else for a while and hang out. “It’s a game, people” seems to be our regular…

RPG Blog Carnival: NPC Show and Tell…

I’m coming late to the RPG Blog Carnival this month, but better late than never, right? Image via Wikipedia NPCs are an area where I either go very deep or very shallow. For example, a common theme I have in running a game is putting an Inn/Tavern in every town and there always happens to…

What do you look for in a game setting? Part 2

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the two short samples of life in the world of Immortals’ Wake – part 1 and part 2 – culminating in the demon trial of the merchant Evani Georgia. This world has a little bit of everything… Controversial religious-based persecution? Check. Traditional wizards and people with the ability to control raw elemental…

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