Screw You, Pikachu!

Yeah, I realized I missed posting last week. Truth is, I’ve been obsessed with something lately — to the point where I’ve stopped thinking about much else. Back in June, my “friends” Matt McElroy and Monica Valentinelli were trying to convince me that I should give Pokemon Go! a try. They were having fun with […]

Growing Up vs. Growing Old

I was reminded recently of an event Tracy and I were invited to years ago: it was a Halloween party, and the hosts specifically asked us to come in costume. This was in the days when the film The Fellowship of the Ring was still new, and we’d worked up costumes of one of the […]

Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains of Madness

In Assault on the Mountains of Madness, Achtung! Cthulhu players will follow in the snowy footsteps of the Pabodie expedition from HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness and take part in an epic, full-blooded campaign at the far flung ends of the earth. There they’ll discover the secret history of the final days of […]

Summer Game Recommendations

It’s nearly summertime, and that means summer vacations are a thing many people have to contend with. Fear not! I have a few recommendations for good, portable games to help the summer hours pass in entertaining fashion. These are games that kids will enjoy, but that will also keep adults amused for hours on end. […]

Crushing Hopes and Dreams — AGAIN!

For the third year in a row, I’ve been a guest judge at Waunakee High School’s Game Design and Theory classes. Taught by long-time friend, colleague, and gaming buddy Aaron Pavao, the class teaches students the elements of game design, and the dizzying array of ways to employ them.

Firefly: Smuggler’s Guide to the Rim

Firefly: Smuggler’s Guide to the Rim is now available at your favorite local game store or through DriveThruRPG. SMUGGLER’S GUIDE TO THE RIM is a supplement for the FIREFLY RPG that is designed for both players and GMs. The third supplement in the line, the SMUGGLER’S GUIDE TO THE RIM introduces Reputation rules for Crewmembers, […]

Achtung! Cthulhu Guide to the Pacific Front

Achtung! Cthulhu is a terrifying World War Two setting, fully compatible with the Call of Cthulhu, Sixth Edition and Savage Worlds roleplaying games. Discover the secret history of the war beyond Europe: tales of heroic struggles in the Far East and the Pacific Islands; the re-emergence of archaic evils deep within an ancient land; the […]

My Favorite Tabletop RPGs

I’ve worked in the games industry now since 1984. Most of that time was spent working retail, some in distribution, some working for a manufacturer, but all of that time was spent gaming, and trying out new stuff. I enjoy roleplaying as much now as I did in my teens, even though most of the […]