I am happy to announce my newest article has been posted over at The RPG Academy. This is the homepage for The RPG Academy podcast. The podcast episodes are primarily split between tabletop RPG actual play recordings and the general advice episodes that are labeled Table Topics. I highly recommend the podcast, especially if you are a new dungeon master. They have a solid team of experienced gamers and a growing community of awesome listeners. Most importantly they are good people! At this point I will be submitting writings dealing with board games. I am excited to be contributing content to this page. I have a number of games in my collection that I would like to cover. In addition to those, I will be on the lookout for new and exciting games. You can find my first article here.
I am currently supporting two active Kickstarter projects. First we have Pirate Loot, A Card Game of Treasure and Treachery. The game was designed by Jason Bulmahn who you may recognize as the lead designer of The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The art is being done by Scott Kurtz and Dylan Meconis. Both are exceptional artists and they bring a very cool style to the game. You can see art samples and even demo the game if you visit the Kickstarter page. The game is already funded with full artwork and is on pace to hit some very cool stretch goals. I know it will hit Stretch Goal #2 which adds six bonus cards to the game. Then all sights are set on Stretch Goal #3 which expands the game to six players with two new suits of pirate. They have only unveiled one of the two, but it’s UNDEAD! Do you even need to see the other to be convinced? Pirates + Card Game = Fun time for all. Check out the full details of the Kickstarter here. There are eleven days remaining and you are already guaranteed some pretty awesome stuff.
The next project that I am backing is Boss Monster: Dungeon-Building Card Game for iOS & Android. This is the follow up to the tabletop version of Boss Monster by Brotherwise Games. The project has already been funded and is aiming at stretch goals as well. I own the tabletop version of this game and highly recommend it to fans of retro video games. Hopefully I will have a chance to write more about that game over at The RPG Academy. While this project is for an electronic version of the game, check out some of the pledge options. They offer some cool ways to get a copy of the original tabletop version as well as the new digital game. This Kickstarter only has four days left so if you are interested check it out soon! Full details can be found here.
Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box Set:
Lastly I wanted to mention that I am getting close to running a few newbies through the Pathfinder Beginner box. One of the players will be my younger brother and I am excited to introduce him to the world of role-playing. While we have shared a number of hobbies through the years this was never one of them. He grew up hearing stories of our gaming sessions and at some point in the last year expressed his interest in being part of a game. I believe we tried once in the late 90’s and it failed miserably (not because of him). Another player is an old friend who played in a few games with me, but it has been a long time for both of us. Expect to see more about our adventures in the near future. I am also thinking about writing up a few things on the Beginner Box as well.
Speaking of Pathfinder, my friend just bought me an awesome poster to hang near the gaming table. A parody of the Dogs Playing Poker oil paintings. This thing is perfect for any game room and the Etsy shop has versions for many different tabletop games! Even at 19″ X 27″ it retains a lot of detail and color. You can find Vice and Villainy here.