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!
LINK HERE

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
head."

  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!!!