Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bruno's RPG Talk episode 3: Thank You, Jack Vance

I talk about Jack Vance's Dying Earth, Dalek miniatures, the Cinematic Unisystem and playing rpg campaigns in established fictional settings.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Bruno's RPG Talk episode 2: Recommended Reading for D&D

I reply to a letter regarding the first episode, explain the fate of the 'How to Not be a Bad Role-Player' series, recommend some books to read if you like D&D and talk about the new Low Life RPG Kickstarter.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

'Low Life: Rise of the Lowly' Video Review

  Now that there's a Kickstarter for a revised core book, here's a video review I did of the first version of the Low Life core book and its first supplement from not too long ago.

Low Life Kickstarter

  I love the Low Life RPG and often point to it as an example of an original game and a good setting to play for the right mix of chuckles and storytelling.
  Well, now is the perfect time to check it out, author Andy Hopp is coming out with a revised core book for Low Life and he has a Kickstarter for it!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bruno's RPG Talk episode 1: Are Magic-Users balanced?

In this video, I talk about how to balance Magic-Users in D&D with the other Classes.
Side-note: I forgot to mention that spells are limited, while a Fighter can swing his sword all day long as long as he has Hit Points left.

Friday, 10 May 2013

An Idea to Make Xorns Scary

  I have recently bought myself a miniature for the Xorn, a D&D monster which eats precious metals or minerals.
  Basically this thing exists so a DM can mess with an adventuring party's treasure. And I like oddball monsters, I really do.

  Aside from that, I was recently reading Green Devil Face #4 and one of the articles ('Wand of the Weird') had a table for random effects a magic wand could do. One of them was the following:

"The subject’s eyes turn into gems worth
5,000gp each. The eyes function as normal
as long as they remain in the subject’s

  Now... You can also insert that effect into a magic trap, a spell, a mutation, it doesn't matter... What matters is that to someone who suddenly has gems for eyes, the Xorn has gone from being a nuisance to being a terrifying monster who wants to eat his eyes!!!