hishgraphics:

I made nose art for the YT-1300 freighter Modesty Blaze in our Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaign. Yes, it’s based on Modesty Blaise.

For some time I’ve been using Rory’s Story Cubes as a way to come up with scenario ideas. As a time-strapped gamemaster, I’m always looking for more ways to get past creative roadblocks. The more the merrier, I say.

So when I saw Jason Tagmire’s Storyteller Cards: Fantasy Kickstarter, I was intrigued. Then Jason provided me a deck of the original Storyteller Cards for review.

While prepping for tomorrow night’s game, I had a chance to try them out. I’m now a believer. These are high-quality cards, featuring Campbell Whyte’s splendidly quirky images and an array of hooks that can’t fail to stimulate the imagination.

For example, while prepping this evening I used them to come up with the personalities for two NPCs, the motivation for a gang, and the overall character of a town. The cards didn’t give me new ideas as much as help me channel the ideas I already had in my head but didn’t know how to retrieve. The outline of an adventure came together with remarkable speed, and I’m excited to see how it all plays out tomorrow night.

While I’m not running any fantasy games at the moment, I know at some point I will. When I do, I want to have a Storyteller Cards: Fantasy Kickstarter deck handy.

The Kickstarter ends on 2014-04-24.

idaman008:

I can now say from firsthand experience that Star Wars: Edge of the Empire is super awesomely fun. I was a little worried about all the ridiculous dice at first, but holy shit does it run smoothly. A great imagination engine if I’ve ever seen one.

“We were surprised because I think at first our intent was to make a D&D for the Apocalypse World crowd but we ended up making an Apocalypse World game for the D&D crowd.”
Dungeon World co-creator Adam Koebel talks about Dungeon World, Inglorious, space-opera-future-romance, and more.

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comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

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This is important.

(via comixology)

Our Friday night group is busily engaged in Edge of the Empire these days, and it’s unlikely the campaign is going to take a turn towards the Rebellion any time soon. We’re just too enamored with living the scuzzy life on the fringes of the Empire, chasing after credits and ducking the Hutts.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not chomping at the bit to explore the Age of Rebellion core book. If FFG does as good a job with this game as they’ve done so far with Edge of the Empire, they’ll have another hit on their hands. Judging a book by its cover is never a good idea, but Onslaught at Arda I looks like it’ll get the game off to a great start.

Dark Heresy Second Edition is a roleplaying game of danger, mystery, and brutal violence set in the decaying far future of Warhammer 40,000. Players take on the role of defenders of humanity and embark on hazardous adventures into the dark heart of the 41st millennium. As an Acolyte of an Inquisitor, you’ll serve at the front line of a great and secret war to root out dangers that imperil all of humanity.

It’s coming Q3, 2014.

Dark Heresy Second Edition is a roleplaying game of danger, mystery, and brutal violence set in the decaying far future of Warhammer 40,000. Players take on the role of defenders of humanity and embark on hazardous adventures into the dark heart of the 41st millennium. As an Acolyte of an Inquisitor, you’ll serve at the front line of a great and secret war to root out dangers that imperil all of humanity.

It’s coming Q3, 2014.