Category: Gaming


Ambush in Absalom

Paizo’s first PSQ.

Paizo recently launched their revamped “Get Involved!” program which was previously known as the Open Call for writer submissions. I could go into the long and the short of it but basically the old program was not working well for Paizo. Nor was it working well for writers who were submitting their work for consideration. Out with the old! In with the new!

Under the new program writers submit 2000-word mini-adventures which showcase the skills of the writer for Paizo and provides the company with adventures which only need a little bit of work to be ready to publish. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Ambush in Absalom is the first Pathfinder Society Quest (PSQ) scenario and is being used to demonstrate the kind of work Paizo is looking for. Download it for free and check it out.

See my full review of this PSQ on

Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide

Options, options, options…

Finally! After a long period of development and an open playtest involving more than 50,000 gamers the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide has hit the shelves. To cut to the chase this book lives up to all of my expectations in every regard. Not only does it provide an immense number of options for the standard races but it also presents thirty new races as well as a system for gamers to create races of their own.

Check out my complete review here.

Dark Roads and Golden Hells

Think “Manual of the Planes” for Midgard but with more material to work with.

I just finished reading Dark Roads & Golden Hells. This game supplement was developed for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game to be used with the Midgard setting by Open Design (a.k.a. Kobold Quarterly). I usually enjoy books like this but this one was especially nice because it is packed full of not only material I can use with the PFRPG but with just about any game I can think of. “Premise Zero” of this book is Plug and Play and it definitely lives up to that. I even found some inspiration for my Mage chronicle.

You can read my full review here on Examiner DOT com.

Star Wars the Old Republic

Free to Play you say? Time to strap on my lightsaber and a blaster. Let’s kick some galactic butt.

Do you like Star Wars? Do you like video games? Then you should like Star Wars the Old Republic! Wait, what!?!

Let’s just say Star Wars the Old Republic has had a rocky start. Lots of players at launch with a steady trickle out the door since then. For most gamers the problem has been we’re not getting enough game for the monthly fee we are paying. Well, Electronic Arts and Bioware have been listening and this fall they are making some major changes to the game. SWTOR will be going Free to Play sometime this fall. Check out my article and “may the Force be with you.”

Impact! Miniatures

impact! Miniatures is an Indianapolis based company.

Impact! Miniatures has launched a Kickstarter to help fund the creation of 14-sided and 18-sided dice. With the inclusion of these dice gamers will be able to get their hands on every type of die from four-sided to 20-sided with no difficulty at all. Check it out.

Gary Gygax Day!

Gary Gygax

Gary at Gen Con 2007.

Yesterday (July 27) was Gary Gygax Day. As has become traditional I wrote a short testimonial about the impact of the work of both Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

July 27 is Gary Gygax Day

Madden NFL 13A class action lawsuit which began over four years ago has finally reached settlement. The end is in sight! Check it out on Examiner.

$27 million settlement reached in EA class action lawsuit

White Wolf Game Studio

Who is Onyx Path Publishing? Wait and see!

White Wolf has been teasing a big announcement for a couple weeks now. There are still things going on behind the scenes but they have decided to reveal their release schedule for the next year to appease fans. Check out the buzz on Examiner.

White Wolf’s release schedule for the next year is out

Open DesignOpen Design, most well known for the Kobold Quarterly magazine, has four products which have been nominated for ENnie Awards. To celebrate they are running an awesome sale. Check it out on Examiner.

Open Design runs sale on ENnie nominated products

Falling Scales Chapter One

“All at once something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized,” Acts 8:19

Flames Rising DOT com has published my¬† review of Falling Scales Chapter One for White Wolf’s World of Darkness. This product is the first of a two part chronicle involving the Unmasked which is a cult in Denver that believes uncovering the supernatural and revealing it is more important than anything else. Even more important than the welfare of its own members. Check out the review.

Falling Scales Chapter One RPG Review