Thursday, April 30, 2015

Updates and thoughts

Some of my new purchases... 

I was searching for new dice and was asked to evaluate a set of gold dice, they were nice and he wanted to sell them, I consulted with one of my players (Luke) who owns metal dice that were similar... They seemed to be in the 30 dollar range but I needed to look further into it. They were 16mm as opposed to the standard 20mm.  I ended up not buying them 

I did find a brand new pair for a reasonable price, with no shipping charge

Absolutely stunning 

Gold Dice... 
Flip Battle Map and Plastic Travel Tube for protection

RPG, love this system

The Elves of Sannatogga

This is my current campaign that I am running. What happens when you take a group of elves and displace them where there are no Elves....

Started out on a ship as galley slaves, then the ship is under attack, taken over and the Elves are set free in another part of the world unknown to them.  with nothing but a few crappy swords and some gold from the slavers spoils 

First they encounter a race that has the ability to make people forget that they ever met them.. 

Then, they find that there are no Elves in this area of the world and they have not seen any other races

Then make their way to a Town and Small Kingdom and have to win over people and prove they are friendly, then they are asked to clear out a nearby cave system of the current foul creatures that have taken it over. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Philly GamersCon....

The pathfinder table

SO I went to the Philly Gamescon on April 17th and 18th. I had a pretty good good time all in all. 

Friday, I played in my first Pathfinder game. What I did not realize was that I signed up for a Pathfinder Society game and needed to register. So I was given a folder with the information for Pathfinder Society and how to register
So now, My Dwarven Cleric, Gundababba, is now registered

All in all , it was a good quick adventure for the 3 players and we all got a book for playing from the Pathfinder Society.

I have to say that on Friday it was mostly Greybeards like myself in attendance, That was kinda depressing because it would mean that when we go, RPG's will be gone...

Gregory the Grey Beard


Arrived at just a bit before I running my fisrt game only to find that someone took over my table... normally not a big deal but I was assigned the table next to the wall and did not want to be in the middle of the room... I am very animated sometimes when I run games and I like to walk to about...

Con Staff was very good about it, even if the card players did not like it (I was running 2 Games at the same table and both games were supposed to be filled.)

Game 1 - So You Think You Have an Attitude

My Drunken Dwarves game had only three players but they made the most of it. It is a fun game to run and always gets loud. 2 of the 3 were in my second game

Game 2  - AAHH

This is my masterpiece, this game was full. I handed out the Pre-generated Characters and set the game... Everything worked rather well... even if they did over pay the price to get to the town.

I was very happy to see a good balance of younger players and Greybeards at the con on Saturday. I do not take pictures of people so I have none of the game tables.  Next time I will ask permission and take some.

Kudos to the Staff, my experience was Great and I am very experienced with Cons, I felt taken care of.

The only slight complaint I had was the dealers room.. The guys in there did not have a great selection and I was going to buy on Saturday but when I got to try, it was closed. Next time can you announce in the Game room that the dealers room is closing so people have a chance to buy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

These are a few of my favorite Games....

Having been around Role Playing Games for most of my life, I have a few favorites that I would like to expand on:

First, Dungeons and Dragons, the grandfather of all modern role playing.

It was a game without a winner, where you tried to become someone else... and our gaming group was pretty tight through HS

The game is Trait based -  Strength, intelligence, wisdom constitution, dexterity and and charisma are the basics. Then there are charts for battles and armor class ratings... lots of percentiles to do accomplishments such as thieve's skills...

I mastered the game and then went on to have several gaming groups and did many conventions in NJ

Vampire, the Masquerade

I had several friends that played Vampire, I had resisted playing for a while because it really was not something I was into..... well, after the first few sessions, I was hooked..  The D10 system was straightforward, it was skill based and not based on traits,,,,

I found that I enjoyed it because it was (at least the games I was playing) set in the current modern era

Soon, I had a weekly group that played and I kept finding stranger and darker story lines for them.

Toon, The Role playing Game

Some of the best games I have run and played in were Toon games... it takes a lot to be in the right frame of mind for Toon. You have to be fully prepared and on your toes at all times.

You have to act before you think, this means keeping a few running gags in pocket at all times so you can do them at the most (in)appropriate times..

Dangerous Journeys

This is my favorite Role Playing System because it is completely built on Skills, making a character takes forever, but once completed, the game is so rich and diverse

This is a game for people interested in ROLE playing and being able to do things not normally found in games.


More of Strategy than Role Playing, I do enjoy a good game.

Dream Park

Built on the Cyberpunk 2. 0 system, this is fast flexible and fun... does a great job of combining many genres even it is does not do one batter than others...