Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gaming now & then

One of the first images that really stuck in my mind was the adventurers leaving the dungeon. I don't remember if it was from one of the boxed sets or the 1st Edition AD & D books.
It was a simple image that really captured the core of the game. Go exploring, fight the monsters, 
come home with the riches. When I was in the recruitment phase of gaming in college and explaining the game to those really unfamiliar with RPGs this image was the one that I would often show to potential games as I explained the game as a playing in an interactive story.
The real game changer for RPGs was the LOTR movies. That opened up the cool aspects of gaming and adventuring to the general public. For me, it was a wonderful time to pass on my love of the hobby to many other people. I still have not lead that many other people into hosting games as a GM, but many more know the joys of character creation, shared story telling, the fellowship & shenanigans of the gaming table, and talking about complete fictional events as if they were real. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Night Song - Led Zepplin

Without a doubt one of my favorite Zeppelin songs! When the levee breaks!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Feeling the itch again

Greetings all if any,
       Hoping to reassemble some of the gamers this summer and get another campaign up and rolling. Not sure what they might want to play, but I am open to running about anything they might be interested in playing. I am thinking fantasy would be fun, but I do really like the flexibility of playing in the Cypher System and have become very fond of it. Of course I could go back to Dragonquest at any time and start there, just need to tweek combat so that it goes a little quicker if that is the route they choose. -

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fun BBC Show on Netflix - Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell

Greetings all,
      While poking around on Netflix one evening I came across Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell. It is an enjoyable 7 episode series dealing with the return of magic in England during era of Napoleon. Mr. Norrell is your trained and control magician while Jonathon Strange is your amazing prodigy. It's worth a look if you are seeking something to watch at the end of the day.    ~ Padre.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Night Music

For a while I was in the habit of posting some Friday Night Videos and music, but these days my blogging seems less frequent. However I heard this earlier today and thought I would share it here.
The Necromancer from Rush

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Time for the Greybeards

Tonight we see about adding the older gamers to the Roll20 Mix. This time around we have been playing The Strange and really enjoying it.  Overall I have come to like the Cypher System and the more I play it and read it the more fluid it is. 
       On a side note my only real complaint about Roll20 is having to prepare everything in advance, I have hoping as the interface becomes more familiar I will be more comfortable doing things on the fly as is my normal style at table top. I would be interested if anyone has a 10 best things to know about using Roll20 as a way of accelerating the learning curb of the site.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Out of the basement and onto the internet

Greetings all,
         It's been a while since I have posted, I have done some gaming on and off in the meantime. All of it has been at the  table down in the basement, however it has become increasingly difficult to get all the players together. With some reluctant I have begun exploring the use of Roll20 as a substitute for actual table time.
       Played an on-line game using Roll20 for the first time last night with a group of three players. I am still learning the in and outs of Roll20 but overall I think it may be a good second to actually gaming with friends at the table. My biggest complain about be about maintaining connection to the server, but I am thinking that is more of a service provider issue rather than something caused by Roll20. All of the players were college students and seemed to be pretty comfortable with medium for the game. Some had their own connection and lag issues, but overall the experience was positive.
        The only other issue/complaint I have is that I have to do a lot more prep work then normal. I am guessing that once I have enough random encounter pages and the like made it will become less time consuming. The best part of it all, is more opportunities to game!    ~ Padre

Dungeon World

Of Ireland and the Irish

Of Ireland and the Irish