Tag: Roleplaying Game

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D&D, FoundryVTT, and Dungeon Crawl Classics – Week in Review 05/23/2021

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending May 23, 2021. Blog News The Spring semester has wrapped up and today marks the first day of the Summer term. I’ve got a fairly full plate this summer with two classes each for both the first and second Summer terms. I took some time to update my Solo Roleplaying Game Resources page with a section on random generators. I’ve Double Tome Studios I’ve been struggling a bit lately to nail down what rule set, if any, to base some of our upcoming projects around. Each has pros

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The Fantasy Trip – Gaming with Minions

Happy days! The Hexagram #6, Adventures 2, and Old-School Monsters Kickstarter by Steve Jackson Games is in fulfillment and my copies arrived via FedEx earlier this week. I had a blast digging into the box of goodies and flipping through the new content. From what I’ve seen so far, the finished product continues to maintain the high level of quality that the SJG team has put in to each prior TFT release.

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Dark City Games New Release – Village of the Dead

Incredibly excited to see the next release from Dark City Games Legends of the Ancient World series of modules: Village of the Dead, coming 4/22/2021. As you know, I’m a big fan of Dark City Games and their Legends of the Ancient World rule set and accompanying scenarios. These have been a big hit around the house and I’m incredibly excited to see a new release coming our way.

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Virtual Cons, FoundryVTT, and 5e – Week in Review 04/17/2021

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending April 17, 2021. Blog News It’s been a crazy 6 months or so since I was last posting regularly. The world has been going through plenty of ups and downs both personally and generally. It has all been a bit overwhelming and I largely stepped back from online activities last fall to focus on priorities. While things are still a bit bumpy, it is at least trending upward and I’m ready to start easing back into things with this site. All has not been doom and gloom. I

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Painting, Writing, and More – Week in Review 9/13/2020

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending September 13, 2020. Blog News Due to prior commitments, the Elder Minion and I were unable to spend very much time with our Star Wars RPG mini-campaign this week. We did manage to wrap up Episode 1 and complete all of Episode 2 of Strike Force: Shantipole. We’re looking forward to playing catch-up a bit this week and hope to finish the remainder of the scenario before deciding which module we wish to tackle next. Stay tuned! Double Tome Studios We’re now live on itch.io! You can find

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Star Wars RPG, Imperial Assault, and More – Week in Review 9/6/2020

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending September 6, 2020. Blog News The Elder Minion and I continued our Star Wars RPG mini-campaign this week, diving into the first episode of Strike Force: Shantipole. We are having an absolute blast playing so far and the Rules Update booklet included in Strike Force: Shantipole has helped smooth over a few of our initial bumps with combat. Double Tome Studios I’m reviewing the artwork and working to prioritize the next “Items of Adventure” release. I’ve been bouncing around a bit from idea to idea, with notes started

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Star Wars RPG Part 2 – First Session

First Session The Elder Minion will be playing three of the characters from the templates provided in the Star Wars RPG core rulebook. We leveraged the template download file from the Fantasy Flight Games website to print a stack of double-sided character cards on heavy cardstock, making the character creation step that much easier.   Campaign Backstory I’m running this as if we are in the time period short after the Battle of Hoth. The Rebellion is struggling a bit to get up back up and running. My hope is to guide us through at least two of the published

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Star Wars RPG Kickoff, More RPG Writing – Week in Review 8/30/2020

Welcome to The Alfred Effect Week in Review for the week ending August 30, 2020. Blog News The Elder Minion and I kicked off our Star Wars RPG mini-campaign this week and had a blast rolling some dice in a galaxy far, far away. Double Tome Studios Our third title, The Serpent’s Shadow, is now live on both DriveThruRPG and Open Gaming Store. We are now live on the Open Gaming Store so go check us out! Work is continuing to progress with my first module. I’ve got a solid outline that I’ve refined a bit more this past week.

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Star Wars RPG Part 1 – Setup

Background West End Games released the Star Wars Roleplaying Game in 1987. It was followed with a second edition in 1992 and a revised/expanded second edition in 1996. The game uses a d6 dice pool mechanic and is famous for truly capturing the spirit of Star Wars in the gameplay. The sourcebooks written by the WEG team were well researched and detailed. Even non-gamers could appreciate the sheer amount of Star Wars lore being presented in one of the earliest product lines to build out the expanded universe. For this mini-campaign, the Elder Minion and I will be using the

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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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