As Promised: Lews Therin, the Magus (Sword Saint)

The Sword Saint is just a rename of the Kensai, which is a Magus archetype. Regarding his AC, that breaks down to: Base 10 Dexterity +3 Deflection +2 (Ring of Protection +2) Armor +6 (Chainshirt +2) Shield +4 (Shield spell) Natural Armor +2 (Wyvern Skin Cloak) Dodge +1 (Dodge feat) Dodge +2 (Combat Expertise feat) […]

Bad Blogger: Kingmaker and Excuses

So, yeah. I’ve been absent for the last week or so. I blame the official release of the Pathfinder: Kingmaker video game. I’ve been playing it almost nonstop. Admittedly, it’s still a bit buggy – Owlcat Games is a pretty small studio and, as someone who also works in a small software development company as […]

James T. Kirk Bourbon

Currently, in our face-to-face Friday group, we’re playing a Star Trek game set post VOY and our ship is the USS James T. Kirk. I suppose I could claim this is just a prop but … we’ll see how much of it is still left after Friday…  

Game Prep: New PC Background and Plot Elements

So, yeah. I’ve done a frankly terrible job of maintaining the blog over the last couple of weeks. As I think I stated in a previous post, I’m in that odd position where I’m not really going to be running (as a GM) for a while and as a result, I’ve allowed my focus to […]

Captain Marvel trailer

So … it doesn’t totally suck but neither is it especially good. If I had to pick a word for it, I’d use … underwhelming. I’m still not sold on Brie Larson – she has, it seems, exactly one expression and that’s not even taking into account that she sounds 12. I maintain that Katee Sackhoff would have […]

Back to Game Prep: Red Sky

So … it appears that I will likely be returning to Red Sky, my GURPS Monster Hunters game set in the Dresden Files universe, instead of GURPS Traveller: The Verge based on the changing metrics of the face-to-face group. One of my primary reasons for shifting from Red Sky previously was group stability – it […]

Cavill Out As Superman?

So, based on the internet chatter, it looks like Henry Cavill may be out as Superman in the DCEU. Honestly, I can’t say I’m very surprised – apart from Man of Steel, which I will go to my grave arguing was a good movie, his outings as the Last Son of Krypton have been mired with […]

Game Updates

Sorry for the recent lack of updates. I’m at that awkward point where I’m not GMing in either of my games and am likely not going to be GMing for a pretty long time (as in multiple months.) So my enthusiasm for planning has waned rather considerably and I’ve allowed myself to become distracted. Dammit. […]

GURPS Action: Consular Operations

In our Saturday group, one of the players ran an Action game that he entitled “Consular Operations” … which he stole from me as I ran a GURPS 3E game titled that … although to be fair, I originally stole it from a Robert Ludlum book (the name of which I can’t quite recall.) Anyway, […]

Game Prep: The PKF

In the year after his ascension to the countship following his father’s death, Lord Para quickly moved to reorganize the forces at his disposal. Their were more than seven different colonial customs and law enforcement agencies, each with their own jurisdictions, mandates and bureaucracies, all of which invariably competed with one another. Against the wishes […]