Monday, May 27, 2013

Addiction

"Hello, my name is Mark and I'm an addict."

Seriously.  It's not pretty.

If you look over to the right you will see four items from my library.  I use LibraryThing for that display.  I enter mostly RPG items with some science fiction and fantasy books that have influenced my gaming or that I just plain love.  Yesterday I was adding new games that I have acquired over the last year or so or that I hadn't entered yet.  Then I looked at the total number I games that I have.  I have 92 games.

92

92!  And I actually haven't entered them all yet.  92!  How did that happen!  Yes, about half are in PDF form.  Yes some of them are supplements or modules and one or two are repeats but most are core rules.  But wow.

Sigh.  I'm told the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.  So:

"Hello, my name is Mark and I'm an RPG addict."

Friday, May 24, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Og: Unearthed Edition

"You bang hairy food thing!" said Ug.
Uk shook his head.  "Hairy thing bang me!  Me food!"
Ug frowned.  "Go food!  Me bang you!"*

It's tough being a caveman.  Particularly when there are only 18 words in your entire language and you probably don't know all of them.  Welcome to the world of Og, a simple comedic caveman roleplaying game.  My son was perusing my game shelf, saw it, read it and we played a very brief session with it.

It uses a simple system that only requires one d6.  You choose your type of caveman:  Banging, Fast, Tough, etc.  There are four stats:  Attack, Ungggghh Points (hit points), Damage (done to others) and Dodge/Evade.  In addition to stats you have your Words.  You choose between four and eight words from the list of 18.  You get more if you are an Eloquent caveman.  Choose a few skills and you are off.

I played with just my son and it was fun and funny.  I think it would work better with more people though because the players can only communicate with each other using only the words their caveman knows.

Check it out if you want a fun game that probably work best as a filler.

*Translation:
"I'm hungry.  Go kill that elk!" said Ug
Uk shook his head.  "No way dude, that sabertooth will kill me and eat me!"
Ug frowned.  "Go kill the elk or I'll kick your ass from here til tomorrow!"

Ok.  Roughly translated.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gamer ADD

Like father like son.  My son has inherited my gamer ADD.  I didn't even know it was genetic.  He bounces from one system to another more quickly than I do.  Although I purchase a lot of game rules I still prefer a select few.  He looks at the mass on the bookshelf (I print out a lot of games and put them into binders) and wants to play them all.  He's actually stated that out loud.  Right now it's Hollow Earth Expedition (which I'm a little torqued at.  It's one of the few games I've have in hardback.  Had it for years.  It chooses now to cough up pages from both front and back).  We are watching the television show Primeval and I mentioned that HEX has dinosaurs in it and he was off to the bookshelf.

Yep, gamer ADD.