This time I’m starting off talking about some Fantasy anime that are worthy of consideration, and introduce a concept I’ll be revisiting over the course of this series – the Axis of Emotional/Comedic Intensity.Continue reading “The Anime Appendix N: Fantasy (Part 1)”
This week I’m starting a new limited series, spun off from my RPG recommendations. This time I’m giving recommendations for anime by genre, based on how they spur inspiration at the gaming table, inspired by AD&D’s Appendix N. This time, I’m getting into why I’m doing this spinoff in the first place.Continue reading “The Anime Appendix N: Introduction”
I recently picked up the corebook for Cyberpunk Red, and have read through the whole book. I haven’t done anything with the rules yet, so I can’t speak to those. However, I do have some thoughts about the setting, particularly the changes in the Time of the Red.Continue reading “Thoughts on the Time of the Red”
It’s been a while since I wrote my last adventure review, as I examined the GDQ adventure series (Giants, Drow/underDark, Queen of the Demonweb Pits). This time I’m taking a look at the first adventure in the Competition Series. C1: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan.Continue reading “C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan: Adventure Review”
I’m about due for one of these Anime & RPG recommendation videos, so it’s time for another.Continue reading “6 More Tabletop RPGs for Anime Fans”
In this episode (with its light novel adaptation length title), I give some recommendations for tabletop RPGs based on various video games and anime from the last year.
Oriental Adventures was a sourcebook for AD&D 1st edition that sort of re-imagined and re-interpreted the game to fit a setting inspired by various stripes of Asian cinema, with varying degrees of success. However, two things that book did moderately well was to present a setting in microcosm that used the mechanics and the book’s non-weapon proficiency system. What it didn’t do well was to create classes and races that were conducive for adventuring, and it didn’t create a setting that a standard adventuring party could be inserted into.
This week I’m reviewing Of Dice and Men, a personal and general overview of the history of role-playing. Continue reading “Book Review: Of Dice and Men”
Tomb of Horrors is quite possibly the most infamous D&D module of all time. It’s an adventure that has been credited with annihilating campaigns, and is claimed to be the most broken and unfair adventure ever put out by TSR. However… I think this reputation might be because people are approaching the scenario the wrong way. Continue reading “Adventure Review: S1 – Tomb of Horrors”
I off and on have been reviewing the parts of the first AD&D adventure path – Against the Giants (in two parts – Part 1 & Part 2), and Descent into the Depths of the Earth. Well, now the time has come to the conclusion of the Adventure Path, and while for an inventive ending, it’s kind of a rough one. Continue reading “Adventure Review: D3 – Vault of the Drow & Q1 – Queen of the Demonweb Pits”
A while back, I reviewed G1: The Steading of the Hill Giant Chief, an adventure that launched AD&D’s first real adventure path, and had some really interesting adventure design concepts. The other two adventures in the series – G2: The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl and G3: The Hall of the Fire Giant King, are much more conventional dungeon crawls, so they’re worth discussing together. Continue reading “Adventure Review: G2 & G3 – The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl & The Hall of the Fire Giant King”
Back when I was getting actively into gaming again, I started reading Knights of the Dinner Magazine, and some issues of Dragon Magazine when I could. In those issues of the magazine, I encountered ads for Dwarven Forge, a company making miniature dungeon terrain out of really durable material, what I presume is plastic resin, called Dwarvenite. It was incredibly well sculpted, beautiful to look … Continue reading Documentary Review: The Dwarvennaut
It’s time for another RPG Roundup video. This time I’m making my recommendations based on Anime series! Whycalibur’s Log Horizon Actual Play RPGs Recommended: 13th Age: Amazon, DriveThruRPG Maid: Amazon, DriveThruRPG Champions: Amazon, DriveThruRPG Icons: Amazon, DriveThruRPG Mutants & Masterminds: Amazon, DriveThruRPG Wild World Wrestling: DriveThruRPG Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Watch my Live-Streams on http://twitch.tv/countzeroor/ Footage … Continue reading 6 Tabletop RPGs for Anime Fans
The concept of the “adventure path” – a series of adventures or vignettes strung together to form a larger campaign – has become increasingly more prevalent in tabletop gaming. Even standalone adventures, like some of the adventures for Dungeon Crawl Classics, are built around the idea of being part of a larger world, with the idea that the player characters would have further adventures brought … Continue reading Adventure Review: G1 – The Steading of the Hill Giant Chief
I recently took a look at the Dragon Age RPG from Green Ronin, along with the more generic Fantasy AGE RPG, and I want to give a few thoughts on those. Continue reading “Thoughts on Fantasy AGE”
This week I’m doing a book review, covering a collection of short stories featuring R.A. Salvatore’s most famous creation – Drizzt Do’Urden – and also covering the audio book release by Audible.com. Continue reading “(Audio)Book Review: The Legend of Drizzt – The Collected Anthology”
This time I’m reviewing the fantasy anime series “Record of Lodoss War” from 1990. Footage: Actual Play – Star Wars: Edge of the Empire – by WhyCalibur Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana – by Wil Wheaton Both used with Permission Record of Lodoss War – by Kadokawa Shoten Used under fair use. Music: “Little Lily Swing” – Tri-Tachyon Used under a Creative Commons License. Please support … Continue reading Anime Review – Record of Lodoss War (1990)
This time I’m revisiting a concept did a video on a few years ago – recommendations for Tabletop RPGs for people who play video games. Continue reading “Tabletop RPGs for Video Game Fans II”
This week I’m giving my belated thoughts on the dissolution of White Wolf Games at the hands of CCP. Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Continue reading Vlog – CCP and the Closing of White Wolf
This week I’m doing a list with 6 tabletop RPGs you might like, based on your taste in video games. If you’re interested in any of the tabletop RPGs mentioned, lists to the games can be found below.
Also, the weekend of June 15th, 2013 is Free RPG Day! Stop by a participating game store see about picking up one of these games, or many others that might strike your fancy! You can find participating stores here. Continue reading “6 Tabletop RPGs for Video Game Fans”