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My Top 10 Favorite RPG Systems

Greetings, readers! At the closing of the year for 2013, I think it’s a good time to talk about some of my favorite RPGs of all time. I can’t really say much more than that—I like top 10 lists, the end of the year seems like a good time for that, and I feel like

Champions System Review Part 4: 6th Edition

Greetings, readers, and welcome to the final installment of my review of the Hero System. This particular entry in the series focuses on the sixth edition of Champions, released originally in 2010.  My review of this edition is going to be relatively short and sweet—the newness of this system and the fact that it is

Top 10 XBOX 360 Games: A retrospective

Greetings, readers! My apologies for being rather quiet in November—I had a lot going on with getting the Accursed RPG setting wrapped up and ready to send out to the backers, plus I moved, plus I had some other writing things I had to do in the meantime. I definitely want to take a moment

Champions System Review Part 3: 5th Edition

Greetings, readers! My apologies for taking so long since my last post – I was doing some additional research on today’s topic and got caught up with more work to make sure the Accursed setting gets everything together the right way! In addition, I need to make sure and let you guys know I’m co-hosting

Interview Time: D3 Games (Mark Carroll + Jason Yarnell)

Greetings, readers! I’m taking a quick break from covering the Champions System as I do some additional research on 5th edition. Plus, I’ve been working hard on the Gamer’s Tavern, a podcast I’m hosting along with Darryl Mott (the Abstruse One), the AICN Tabletop coordinator for Ain’t It Cool News. Today I have a great

Interview Time: Richard Lee Byers

Greetings, Readers! This week I’ve got an interview with Richard Lee Byers, a fantasy novelist and gamer. Richard’s got a large body of published work, including several books set in the world of popular D&D setting, the Forgotten Realms. Richard Lee Byers. Writer. Fencer. Secret Agent. Richard’s list of novels is pretty impressive: my personal

Tracon Afterparty Report: Finnish Sauna!

Greetings, readers! Back in my report on the Finnish convention Tracon, I mentioned that I planned a followup about the Sauna experience. Well, here it is! There’s really not much I can add to discussing what Sauna is like to Vincent Baker’s excellent post on the subject, but I’ll do my best. As Tracon started

Interview Time: Bill Keyes

Today’s post on Rogue Warden is another interview with a veteran game designer: Bill Keyes. I’m excited about this interview because Bill is not only a fellow member of the gaming industry, he’s also a good friend and a fellow gamer par excellence. He and his wife Tammy have been running games at Genghis Con

Champions System Review, Part 1

Greetings readers! Yeah. The Hero System will use ALL of your D6’s. Today’s blog post is going to be the first in a series of blogs about the Champions game system. It should be no surprise to longtime readers that this is one of my favorite and cherished RPG systems. This is just one reason

Ennies 2013: A Rogue Warden’s Critique

Greetings, readers! Today’s subject is going to be another controversial one (and is bound to ruffle some feathers!), because it involves the Ennie awards program for 2013. In a previous blog post, I covered different awards for the tabletop RPG industry, including the Ennies. And at that time, I considered the Ennies to be a

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