Tabletop Tuesday — Throwing it Together (or… “I can barely keep awake…”)

So, as I mentioned last week, I am recovering from someone pulling old metal pieces of my face out and putting in the first new metal bits into my face—an ongoing process that will end in (deep breath) August. Until then, I'm eating yoghurt, Jell-O, applesauce, scrambled eggs, rice pudding... you get the idea. At … Continue reading Tabletop Tuesday — Throwing it Together (or… “I can barely keep awake…”)

Tabletop Tuesday — Supplemental… (Or, “Maybe if we bought a new bookshelf?”)

One of the built-in double-edged sword qualities of the tabletop role-playing game industry gig is how once you've released the books you need to play the game, you've given your players everything they need to play the game for... well, forever. They don't have to ever pay you again and they've got everything they need … Continue reading Tabletop Tuesday — Supplemental… (Or, “Maybe if we bought a new bookshelf?”)

Tabletop Tuesday — Bag of Giving presents: Mutants & Masterminds

Hey all! Something really special today for my Tabletop post, and that's a video live play of Mutants & Masterminds, from Green Ronin Publishing. The session was arranged by Bag of Giving, which is an awesome wee idea put together by Brandon Crilly and Michael R. Underwood that puts together authors and other creative types … Continue reading Tabletop Tuesday — Bag of Giving presents: Mutants & Masterminds

Tabletop Tuesday — Deck of Worlds, or “What to do when your idea well dries up before a session.”

Right now, I'm narrating three campaigns, though one of them is in a holding pattern. I'll be running a Mutants & Masterminds one-shot for an upcoming charity play (check out Bag of Giving, by the way), and I've got two Star Trek Adventures campaigns ongoing, like I mentioned last week. And while I'm generally Mr. … Continue reading Tabletop Tuesday — Deck of Worlds, or “What to do when your idea well dries up before a session.”

Tabletop Tuesday — Character Generation with Mutants & Masterminds

It might be obvious to anyone who ever read, well, anything I've written, but I'm a bit of a nerd. Okay, I'm a lot of a nerd, and specifically, I'm very much a gaming nerd. Tabletop board games and role-playing games have been a staple of my entertainment and social circles since I was a … Continue reading Tabletop Tuesday — Character Generation with Mutants & Masterminds

Short Stories 366:365 — “The Prisoner,” by Richard Lee Byers

I'm back to Powered Up! An Earth Prime Anthology today, and this time I'm basically reading what felt more-or-less like Captain America and John Constantine team-up fanfic, and I say that with the utmost respect and joy. Because Richard Lee Byers's "The Prisoner" combines the "modified soldier" hero of Victor ("the Sentinel") with an Irish … Continue reading Short Stories 366:365 — “The Prisoner,” by Richard Lee Byers