Remembering Aaron Allston and Strike Force
I’m writing this post on February 27, 2016. And just two years ago today, Aaron Allston passed away. I first became aware of Aaron Allston in the late 1980’s, through seeing his work on the shelf of my local game store or in the pages of Dragon Magazine: stuff like Autoduel Champions (I was a
I’ll be at MileHiCon this weekend! Here’s my schedule: Friday: 4 PM, Five Fantasy Worlds You Wouldn’t Want to Visit Saturday: 10 AM, What’s In A Game? 2 PM: Savage Rifts 7 PM: Savage Rifts Sunday: 12 PM, Reimagining Anime Come see me there!
Timelines & Storyworlds, Part 1
My friend Darrell Hardy has a term he uses called a “Storyworld.” I think it is an apt description when we apply it to settings that we then use to tell stories in and around. This is not limited only to gaming; some of the greatest storyworlds in our culture are things like Star Wars
Rogue Warden’s Comicpalooza Report
Greetings, readers! It has been far too long since I last put up a blog post here. My apologies – April and May were just a madhouse around the Watson household. Rather than make any excuses, I’m going to jump right in and talk about something a lot more interesting. This blog post is about
Rogue Warden has a new home!
Greetings, readers! As you can see, Rogue Warden has a new home at therosswatson.com, which is my brandy-new personal website. All the posts and comments and images have been moved over here, and keep checking back for more all-new posts taking flight from this site. Thanks for your patience!
Interview Time: Scott Heine
Greetings, readers! Today I’ve got an interview with one of my favorite superhero RPG writers, Scott Heine. Scott is not only a gifted writer, he’s an excellent roleplayer as well–I got a chance to sit down with him at Herocon MD back in 2007. In addition, Scott is a Senior Paster at the Hope Christian
Genghis Con 2014 Report
Greetings, readers! Today, I’m going to share a brief report of my time at Genghis Con in Aurora, Colorado this year. I was a gaming guest of honor, and thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Genghis Con is one of my favorite conventions, and it is something I strongly urge any gamer to check out if they can.
Roleplaying as Another Gender
Sometimes, it is just like this. Greetings readers, I’m interested to find out how people feel about this particular blog post, because I consider it to be yet another (somewhat) controversial topic: playing RPG characters of a gender other than your own. I should begin by stating that my personal opinion is that the
Interview Time: Mack Martin
The man himself. Greetings, readers! I’m very pleased to present an interview with a good friend and colleague of mine, Mack Martin. I first met Mack when he spoke to me about working in the gaming industry and his podcast (which at the time was Dice Like Thunder) at a convention called Adepticon in Chicago,
2013 Rogue Warden Retrospective
Greetings, readers! It’s the end of 2013 and I wanted to take a moment to look back at this year. It’s traditional in December to contemplate one’s accomplishments and setbacks, and that’s where I wanted to go with this post. In general, 2013 was a pretty good year here at Rogue Warden. I got to