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Take a look at LARP: the movie

It’s not often you see a Kickstarter video that oozes cinematic skill. In fact, there’s so much video goodness that there’s actually two videos; one for Kickstarter and another pitch video. Let’s look at both. [Back this Campaign] A $1 backing gets you a vote as to whether Larp Girl‘s character lives or dies. That’s […]

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Nightmares of Futures Past

We are just a few weeks from the opening of the new X-Men movie Days of Future Past. This is perhaps one of the most popular X-Men story arcs even though it only spanned two issues of the original series. It presented a dark future where all mutants were seen as a threat regardless of […]

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Competition: Boost your GM skills with a pack of Storyteller Cards

Storyteller Cards are a deck of 54 playing cards from Jason Tagmire and Campbell Whyte. The cards are designed to let you bring some random inspiration to your gaming. Flip a card over and let it guide you. How does that work? Each one has 4 unique elements; character, item, action and a location. Each […]

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Explore Altais: Age of Ruin

A big project pitch for a new RPG from Parhelia Games. This is a dystopian science fantasy game set in a world nearly destroyed by magic. Here’s the pitch. [Back this Campaign] Parhelia are looking for AU $40,000 to fund the full colour book. It’s worth noting the exchange rate. If you work in US […]

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Big Damn Shiny Heroes: A Review of Firefly Friends in Low Places

Firefly came and went like its insect namesake, but the series endures through a wide fan-base, comics, and various games. Rightly so, because in my opinion Firefly was a damned fine series that warrants the adoration it receives. Margaret Weis Productions has taken a stab at the ‘Verse before, presenting a Cortex-powered game based on […]

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Storyteller Cards: Fantasy inspiration takes to Kickstarter

For $10 you’ll get yourself a toolkit for creating stories and running games. Here’s the pitch. [Back the Campaign] File this Kickstarter under “might as well”. They’ve 9 days on the clock and about half of the $13,000 goal to collect. This can be done. I see the attraction to the storyteller cards. I’ve not […]

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World of Darkness MMO cancelled – the last of White Wolf?

White Wolf’s owners CCP have today announced that the World of Darkness massively multiplayer RPG has been cancelled. This means 56 employees in the Atlanta studio have lost their jobs although some, thankfully, from the office have been offered other roles in the company. Today, the CCP site is still advertising for jobs in Atlanta […]

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Daring Comics RPG cancelled

The Kickstarter for Daring Comics RPG has been cancelled. It was only a few pledges short of success. Anna Lunsford, financial officer for Daring Entertainment, posted a notice on the site to explain the decision. In short; not enough demand. That’s interest. The kickstarter wasn’t flying; that’s true… but it did get close to passing […]

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Tears at Bitter Manor: Insights from RPG Superstar winner Steven Helt

Tears at Bitter Manor is a brand new adventure from Paizo for Pathfinder. The 64-paged book includes a two-sided, full-colour poster map and suits a group of 5th-level characters. The adventure module is written by Paizo’s in-house team and Steven Helt. Helt won Paizo’s RPG Superstar winner of 2013 and this means that this adventure […]

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Summoning Warhammer to the real life battlefield

This is impressive. These photographs come from the Czech Republic and a LARP event called “Smrthihlav 2014“. In the event, in the grounds of Orlik Castle, gamers brought the forces of The Empire to life to do battle against the armies of Chaos. Hat tip too Luke Plunkett at io9 for the find and to […]

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