Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Flames Rising - Deadlands Player's Guide

Here's a review of one of my favorite RPGs in it's newest form, Deadlands Reloaded. Some of you can probably already hear the first guitar riffs of "It's A Dark Night".

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shadowrun - Shadowrun 2050

This is the "historical" setting for Shadowrun using the current rules set in the original time period. Writing about things I read as a pre-teen was a trip. I got to do two sections in this book:

KA-POW KA-POWER List 2050: Most of the freelancers were excited to write in the voices of their favorite commenters. I was excited to explore elements of Shadowrun history. Sure, names like Neil the Ork Barbarian and Concrete Dreams are mentioned in passing. But who were they. Turns out I got to say a bit about some of those names I grew up with, which is so, so cool.

The Neo-Anarchist's Guide To Pissing Off The Star: Lone Star used to be the Big Bad that made all the runners shake. The earliest editions concentrated on the chrome gutterpunks striving to steal their way to a good life. This was a tribute to the NA Guides that I spent hours devouring for that lived in Shadowrun feel.

Shadowrun:2050 is currently available through Catalyst directly. It's also most likely going to be at Gen Con. If you pick up a copy and see me I'll be glad to sign it!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Flames Rising - Emerald Empire Review

My reviews of l5r's excellent 4th edition continue with my pick of the line, the excellent Emerald Empire.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

AV Club - Festival Film Festival

I love scouring Netflix for films to watch. This list contains ones that work as either companions or replacements for the many ethnic festivals held in Milwaukee. Thanks to Bastille Days, I get to pimp my favorite version of The Three Musketeers again.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flames Rising - Streets of Bedlam

Here's a review of Jason Blair's newest game, Streets of Bedlam. The elevator pitch? Sin City: the RPG. It's probably my favorite noir game ever.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cosmic Patrol - Into The Cosmos

I got a chance to work on Catalyst's retro sci-fi game's release this year. This book features over a dozen missions written by yours truly. I got into this style of sci-fi through many hours spent watch Mystery Science Fiction 3000 and the last page offers a fun little surprise for those fans.

Collider - Woman In Black Review

Here's a review of a decent little spookshow starring Harry Potter, er, Daniel Radcliffe.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

AV Club - Queen Elizabeth

The murderous heat doesn't stop the Ren Faire. I'm going this weekend, where my friend Jenny Higgins is Queen Elizabeth this year!

Monday, July 2, 2012

AV Club - Summerfest's Day Off

Our big music festival takes a day off today. Here are some helpful suggestions of things to do if you took today off as well. Watch for references to my favorite childhood terminology for wiping out and the Museum's Secret Rattlesnake.