Category Role Playing Games

Four Things That Made Final Fantasy Tactics the Perfect SRPG

Happy New Year everyone! I want to start the year off right, by talking about one of the few games that is, in my opinion, just about as close to perfect as a game can be.  So let’s get started. Nearly 20 years ago Squaresoft released the actual perfect videogame in Final Fantasy Tactics.  At […]

Video Game Investigations: Super Dungeon Tactics

Super Dungeon Tactics, for those that don’t know, is a tactical RPG video game based on the “Super Dungeon Explore” board game made by Soda Pop Minis.  Super Dungeon Tactics was developed by Underbite Games and appears to be their first official video game (as it is the only game on their website).  The trailer, […]

Heroes in the Darkness: A Look at Roleplaying Horror Adventures

Horror is a genre that’s very easy to do poorly.  Whether we’re talking literature, cinema, or games it’s really easy to screw up being scary because fear is a difficult emotion to effectively manipulate, particularly in an observer.  It can be really difficult, for example, to take advantage of certain primal fears in the mind […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Copper Dreams

Copper Dreams is an upcoming cyberpunk RPG by Whalenought Studios, creators of the strategy RPG Serpent in the Staglands.  Stepping into the far future, Copper Dreams looks to offer all of the best and most iconic parts of dystopian sci-fi: corrupt agencies, digital espionage and hardened mercenaries trying to make ends meet in a dirty […]

Campaign Idea: Your Shining Armor Won’t Save You

My “Campaign Ideas” section is an idea I’m trying where I talk about concepts for a game.  Not full-fledged adventure paths, but rather a theme that you can build your game around.  This is a sort of practice for me getting back into writing, and hopefully will build toward me writing full-fledged adventure modules.  For now, […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas is a tactics-style RPG in the same vein as Final Fantasy Tactics or Tactics Ogre.  Fortunately, the genre has stopped being so obscure that every game within it needs to include the word “tactics” in the title just so you’ll know what you’re getting, but I digress. Arcadian Atlas feels shares a tone […]

Playing with a First Time GM

When it’s your first time running a game, you’re very likely to have no idea what the hell you’re doing.  Everything looks different from the other side of the screen, and there are a lot of things to worry about that used to be someone else’s problem.  I’ve talked before about ways a fresh GM […]

Turning the Gears: A New d6 System

Alright, so technically this isn’t new.  I designed this core system for an RPG when I was in college the first time, and now I’m sharing it with you.  It’s a unique system that I’m very fond of, and I hope you will be too.  In this article I’m just talking about the system of […]

Tabletop Tales: An Origin Story

I often talk and act like an expert on this whole gaming thing.  I’ve got some pretty strong opinions and I believe that on the whole I’ve earned the right to have them and defend them with the full force of my intellect and sarcasm.  With that said, I think it’s important to take some […]