Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AV Club - Board Game Barrister

Running a Friendly Local Gaming Store is hard enough without your landlord being a jerk.

Monday, February 25, 2013

AV Club - Local Restaurants That Should Be Chains

Here's some of the best food Milwaukee has to offer, that should move in to your town soon!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kickstarter - Interface Zero 2.0

The next Kickstarter project I'm involved with ends this week. The game is called Interface Zero 2.0. It's a cyberpunk setting for Savage Worlds that's very cool. I write a small piece of the core book detailing New York. In the setting, New York was abandoned after the seas claimed coastal areas. The image of the New York skyline sticking up from the ocean was a visual I couldn't shake. It was exciting to explore one one of my favorite genres and get a blank canvas to paint. My part is due this week and I'm excited to see what David at Gun Metal Games thinks.

The core book is all about setting up conflicts for GMs and players to run with. The game is currently 13k away from 70k. That amount unlocks a stretch goal where I get to do a whole sourcebook on New York and start knocking down some of the pins I've set up. My own sourcebook is something I'm excited to do, so if you like games like Deux Ex, Android, Cyberpunk and, of course Shadowrun, check out the link above and consider helping me raise the Big Apple from beneath the sea.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fate Core Hack - Transformers

One of the most exciting things about this project is watching fans hack FATE Core to their favorite worlds. +Ron Frazier used CAMELOT Trigger to put together some rules for everyone's favorite heroes that are More Than Meets The Eye. With his permission, I'm reposting the hack here. Get ready to roll out with Transformers!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

AV Club - Robot Cabaret

Today's article is an interview with the director of Robot Cabaret. This young theater company has some very interesting things going on this season.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Podcast - #FatePoints

Here's a link to the first episode of this Fate Core podcast. Jake and Stacey had me on as their first guest to talk about CAMELOT Trigger. Future guests include fellow Fate Core writers Mark Diaz Truman, Filamena  Young, and Jason Morningstar.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fate Core Hack - Mechwarrior

This week begins the final draft and art notes stages for CAMELOT Trigger. One of the most helpful members of the community in catching errors and asking for clarifications has been +Ryan M. Danks . He took it upon himself to adapt the mecha rules for the Battletech universe on his blog. The response to the mecha rules has been great, and I hope to see more excellent adaptations like this of the Fate core settings.

Also, I'd be remiss to not mention tonight's #FatePoints hangout, where I'll be answering questions about CAMELOT Trigger, Fate Core, and my upcoming projects. See you there!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fate Hack - The Phaser Chase

Love is in the air this month. I love being able to read some of the other great Fate Core settings with the rest of the backers. This month's hack offers a chance to play Young Starfleet Officers in Love. +Filamena Young's White Picket Witches catches the feel of a CW soap opera perfectly. Mix that with the young, hotblooded officers from the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, and you've got a recipe for drama, love and loss at Starfleet Academy.  Will your first experience with Romulan ale cost your 4.0? How will you handle the Kobayashi Maru? What happens when you and your true love get postings on different ships?

The Phaser Chase begins after the jump!

Additional uses: This hack works well for Your Favorite Trek just as well, be it Original Series, Next Generation or Star Fleet Battles. It also can be further tweaked for Your Favorite Wizard School, Superhero School for the Gifted, or Crazy Anime High School.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CAMELOT Trigger - #FatePoints

I am the inaugural guest on #FatePoints, a Google Hangout by Fate Core fans for Fate Core fans. It takes place on Monday at 7 PM CST. If you have a question about CAMELOT Trigger, Fate Core, or any of my other projects you'd like to see me answer, feel free to leave them in the comments below.