Sunday, October 14, 2018
Greg Stafford passed away. This saddens me. I have never met or interacted with the man or played Runequest or any of the other games derived from it. However, he holds a special place in my gaming heart. The first RPG I played with my now 18 year old son was Prince Valiant, written by Stafford. I tracked down a used copy about 12 years ago because I had heard it was a good introductory game for kids. Mr. Stafford, through his game, created special memories for my son and me and for that I thank him.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Chaosium is coming out with a Call of Cthulhu Starter Set! Apparently, this news has been out for a couple of months but as usual I missed it. I've always had a passing interest in CoC but have never dived in. I've read the quick starts and such but never went beyond that. Particularly now that the core rules are split into two expensive hardback books. So, this might actually be the product to get me started. It looks like it's going to be a boxed set for around $25. You can find more news here. If you actually scroll down into the comments a representative from Chaosium confirms the contents of the box. Also, it appears to be available for pre-order on Amazon and other sites.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Steve Jackson Games is bringing back The Fantasy Trip. The Kickstarter to finance it just wrapped up. It's goal was $20,000. It hit this goal and surpassed it significantly. It actually reached $311,821.and reached all of its stretch goals.
What's really exciting to me is that they've commissioned five writers to create adventures that they are going to release through their store even before the game ships. I'm hoping for a couple of solo adventures. You can read about it here. I'm still very excited.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
News, news, news on The Fantasy Trip front!
- Steve Jackson is going to be running demonstrations of the new Melee at Origins this coming weekend.
- There will be a small Melee box and a small Wizard box each for $15.
- There will be a Kickstarter for a big box recreating the original The Fantasy Trip. It will contain both small boxes.
- Liz Danforth, one of the original artists, has submitted artwork for the new edition counters.
- And there's cover art for the new Wizard box.
- I'm so freakin' excited!