Thursday, June 28, 2012

AV Club - Milwaukee Smoked BBQ

Bay View has a new BBQ place a few blocks from my home. The turkey would have gotten my top recommendation but it was out two out of the three times we visited.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AV Club - Cheapskate Summerfest

Our annual big music festival begins today in Milwaukee. Just in time for a heat wave to bake some drunks with temperatures in the mid to high 90's. This article started as a guide on how to smuggle things into Summerfest, but then we realized getting sued was a bad idea, so it became a cheapskate's guide instead.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flames Rising - Strongholds of The Empire Review

Another review of the l5r 4e line. This book is only available online. It's also the first print-on-demand book for the line.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Honor and Intrigue - Escape from Castle Island

I love pirates. 7th Sea was my first professional writing gig, but I loved that game long before I got a chance to work on it. For all the pirate movies I've made other people watch, I've watched dozens more.

I happened upon Honor and Intrigue on the web. I liked what I saw, especially since I was looking for different system to run 7th Sea as well as other swashbucklers like Regime Diabolique. I got into a conversation with the creator who mentioned he was a huge fan of 7th Sea. We chatted for a little bit about games, swashbuckling movies and swordfighting mechanics. Then he asked me if I wanted to produce something for his game. I was honored and said yes.

So here's a short little adventure/setting about a Spanish prison island featuring a mystery on the mainland, a treacherous knife wielder and quite a few names you may recognizes. I present Escape From Castle Island.

For those of you looking for a good set of conversion notes to run 7th Sea using Honor and Intrigue, I recommend El Vago's conversion rules.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Onion AV Club - Lasertag Adventure

This article marks the beginning of a recurring series of road trip articles for the summer. If you have any suggestions for places to cover, please let me know.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Onion AV Club - Rest of the Fests

Milwaukee is known for plenty of fests over the summer. Here is an article about ones that are a bit less well-know, including everyone's favorite, the Ren Faire.