Tag: Table Top

Crit or Miss: Changeling the Dreaming

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New Series: Gaming Tales

Huntreck_cYou know there are two things that I love in this world. The first of which is gaming of any sort and the other is writing. I’ve been playing games since playing Super Mario Brothers as a damn near toddler on my Grandfathers NES and Super Nintendo and have been writing stories and attempting to get a novel published since my freshman year of high school.

Gaming and writing are pretty much my bread and butter and are intricate parts of my life and my personality as a whole. So needless to say anytime that I play an RPG like Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, World of Darkness, Dark Heresy, Call of Cthulhu and so forth I can actually see a written story unfolding before me only I do not have complete control over how the story is going to go. I absolutely love it and can even form the fiction in my head as we are playing. This probably being the reason why I tend to gravitate more towards the GM/DM role then the player role.

But for a while I have been wanting to create some new series that involved both of these subjects and now that new series is here. Gaming Tales will be my fictionalization of actual RPGs that I played in the past whether it be GM or player. I will emphasize that these are fictionalizations of these games, not stories of the games themselves and I hope you enjoy them.

That being said I was thinking of a story that would be a good starting point to this new series. While I would love to create some stories about D&D I feel those need to be saved for now as they are large epic lasting tales of yesterday. Instead I want to delve into the a story from the World of Darkness.

I absolutely love the series as a whole and is only second to D&D in my book. I absolutely love the story and the universe it sets and look for a chance to delve into every chance that I get. This particular story I’m about to tell comes from the Hunter: The Reckoning set of the series.

So in a nutshell, the protagonists of the story take on the role as humans who have been given powers by an unknown force called the Messengers in order to combat the vampires, zombies, werewolves, and so forth of the world that is dragging it into the depths of hell.

This particular one is one of my favorite stories and one of the most recent that I played with a few associates of mine here in Roanoke. So without further ado I hope you enjoy.

6 Easy Tips to Being a Great Dungeon Master

In my experience groups start as a Monty Python skit and end with us all drinking beer and making crude jokes about medieval sex toys.
In my experience groups start as a Monty Python skit and end with us all drinking beer and making crude jokes about medieval sex toys.

I am a complete nerd. I’m not sure I made that obvious yet or not, but it is true. I love classic tabletop RPGs and play them every chance I get. Naturally when you play a good amount of games, you do your share of being a player and being the ‘game master’ or ‘dungeon master’ whichever you prefer. Both aspects of the game are fun and challenging in their own ways. Personally I am a fan of being the DM/GM. I am the creative sort who likes to create big bold adventures and test my friends skills in different environments and settings. Continue reading “6 Easy Tips to Being a Great Dungeon Master”