Category: RPGs

Shadowrun Sixth World Part 4 – Campaign Wrap-up

The Final Battle Approaches? Our fourth, and final, session of Shadowrun 6e saw us working our way through the final pieces of the “Free Seattle” scenario. I endeavored to stay fairly close to the gist of the final runs, but I found myself departing more and more from the scenario as it really felt like the political intrigue and behind the scenes action was a bit more than we wanted to tackle. As mentioned last time, I was using Erika Hoffman as the group’s point of contact for the missions. The angle was that the governor and secretary of state

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Shadowrun Wrap Up, RPG Writing – Week in Review 8/23/2020

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending August 23, 2020. Blog News We wrapped up our fourth and final game session for the Shadowrun 6th World mini-campaign as part of the Tabletop RPG Sampler project. This week saw the finale of the Free Seattle scenario and saw pretty hairy moments of intense action plus role-playing. The Elder Minion and I will be kicking off the next game in our series this coming week. The new system will be West End Games Star Wars RPG. This is a system that I have many fond memories of

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Shadowrun, Solo RPGs, and Star Wars Imperial Assault – Week in Review 8/16/2020

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending August 16, 2020. Blog News We wrapped our third game session for the Shadowrun 6th World mini-campaign as part of the Tabletop RPG Sampler project. This week we kicked off our playthrough of the Free Seattle scenario and had a blast role-playing through the first few missions. I did have to completely rework one mission due to the mature nature of the content, but we were able to continue making some solid progress. I kicked off a new page on the site dedicated to cataloging resources for solo

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Announcing Double Tome Studios and The Ember Gate

Greetings everyone! I’m proud to announce that my wife and I are diving into the world tabletop rpg publishing with the launch of Double Tome Studios.   We are kicking things off with a new series of system neutral supplements called Items of Adventure. Each of these TTRPG supplements will add an engaging new item to your game world. Included is a detailed description along with 3 story hooks and 3 plot threads to mix and match. These provide ready-made ways to introduce the item and plots to further the story. Our inaugural title, The Ember Gate, is now posted

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Shadowrun Sixth World Part 3 – Mid-Campaign Recap

The Adventure Continues Our second session went much more smoothly as I was able to pin down some of the rules that had been causing headaches previously. Special shout-out to the Shadowrun 6th Edition Chummers Facebook group for all of the support. This session saw our group continuing their shoot out with the gangers who had captured the NPC-in-distress, Erika Hoffman. With Rude providing cover fire from the rooftop of the store, Yu was able to lead Zipfile and Frostburn across the street to engage the gangers more directly. A combination of sniper fire, Yu’s pop-shots, some epic ice spells

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Shadowrun Sixth World Part 2 – First Session

First Session With our starter set characters setup and tool cards distributed, we kicked off our first session of Shadowrun: Sixth World. Starting off our playthough, the Elder Minion will be running three of the pre-generated player characters and I will be running the fourth as well as handling gamemaster duties. As a reminder, we will be starting with the adventure from the beginner box set entitled “Battle Royale”.     Something that really struck me as we got setup for this session was the organization of the pregenerated character packets. The booklets for each character contain the character sheet

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Shadowrun Sixth World Part 1 – Setup

Background Shadowrun: Sixth World is a science fantasy roleplaying game set in the year 2080. The sixth edition of the game is published by Catalyst Game Labs and was released in 2019. Shadowrun as a setting has long intrigued me. The mix of cyberpunk and fantasy elements makes for a truly unique setting. My first exposure to the world was via the Sega Genesis game, released in 1994. The local card and comic book store had a selection of NES, SNES, and Genesis games for rent and was always a better deal than the video store because you could keep

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Dungeon Fantasy RPG Part 4 – Campaign Wrap-up

The Final Battle Approaches Our fourth, and final, session of Dungeon Fantasy RPG kicked off with a brief foray to finish exploring the last few rooms from a side passage before the group set off towards the final unexplored route. The adventure was doing a great job of establishing the latent threat, but we were starting to tire of some of the encounters and decided to skip past a few to focus on what had to be the final encounter. The culmination of the adventure was a solid combat session that tested the limits of the group without pushing things

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Dungeon Fantasy RPG Part 3 – Mid-Campaign Recap

The Adventure Continues We kicked off our second session by introducing a new character to the group, the gnome thief Puddin’ Noddington. The Elder Minion was now managing three characters, but was eager to jump back in to the story. This session featured a number of new mechanics that we haven’t worked with before in addition to some exciting combat. There were opportunities to test against some of Puddin’s thief skills along with encountering the effects of disease and magic curses. Even our combats were learning experiences as we continued to become more familiar with the tactical rules elements. New

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Dungeon Fantasy RPG Part 2 – First Session

First Session With the Elder Minion’s two characters picked out and the adventure prepped, we kicked off our first session of the Dungeon Fantasy Role Playing Game. Starting off our playthough, the Elder Minion will be running two player characters and I will be gamemastering. As a reminder, we will be starting with the adventure from the core set entitled “I Smell a Rat” with the action taking place in Nordlond, mini-campaign setting outlined in the Hall of Judgment sourcebook.   Campaign Backstory To keep things simple, we established that Sir Yvor Gryffyn (Human Knight) and Llandor the Gray (Elven Scout)

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