As we roll over to ’09 to ’10, getting nostalgic for the advances and updates for the past 10 years is inevitable. 2000 to 2009 was an important decade for gaming, and the landscape for us gamers has changed dramatically. Here, on New Year’s Eve, we look back on our opinion of some of the most important games of the decade. While they are not all necessarily great games in and of themselves, they have made their impact on the gaming industry for many years to come.
Archives for December 2009
Yes, Yet another Year End Post. I’m sure the RPGbloggers network‘s first page must crumble under that Echo Chamber effect. But I don’t quite care about that. 🙂 The Year in Review Oh man what a year. Last year you could taste the the first signs of the rapid unraveling of my mind in my […]
See part 1 here. Cave of the Crystal Kings I set up the second and final encounter of our little game by piling books and boxes to create a ‘throne’ for the Crystal King. Chatty: All right, the king awaits your arrival. Nico: Oh Dad, wait, I’ve got these gems in the Rock Wrecker. Chatty: […]
How are the blocks chosen in Tetris? If you said some kind of random generation, you’re wrong. Next time you play, make sure you pray to the God of Tetris.
I was thinking how long it had been since I played a post-worthy RPG session with my soon-to-be 8 years old son Nico. A few weeks ago, I made him a Swords and Wizardry PC and we started doing a random dungeon crawl but I made the bad decision of using the 1e DMG dungeon […]
This week I’m taking a hard look at what has been announced for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition in the coming year (you can see them all at WotC’s catalog in wondrous chronological order) and wondering what’s in store, getting a taste of what I’m going to like and what I won’t in 2010.
RT @InitiativeGames: LOTR done on Facebook. Hilarious! http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1796048 # Dungeon Master Monster Library/Encounter Builder http://bit.ly/8kXEfz # Review by @wotc_rodney of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3e, includes comparisons to D&D 4e http://tinyurl.com/ycucpoa # Dare you face: Savage Maul Santa, the Gingerdead men, and a Silent Wight? http://bit.ly/6DW017 (via @JaredvonHindman) # Review that matches my feelings perfectly: RT […]
It’s X-mas morning and my family is doing geeky things. My daughter asked to play on the CBC kids website right after watching the Disney Parade. My son and wife are playing Wii Sports Resort and I’m just checking a few things online before joining back the fun. I just thought I’d take a few […]
Adventure premise is simple: it’s New York, modern day. An election is coming up. Some bad guys are conducting dark rituals to try to steal said election by sacrificing creatures in Brooklyn. Those dark rituals, it turns out, were a favorite of Hitler’s.
Player Turn: In the player turn, each player gets to spend a free ‘token’ called a ‘check’ to do one thing, of his own choosing, like recovering from a negative condition, playing a scene to achieve an unmet goal or interact with the story in some way. Players each get 1 free check. They can […]