Blue Dolphin published the Blade Runner Sketchbook back in 1982 and it’s been a prized commodity ever since. The book is a collection of concept artwork from Syd Mead, Mentor Huebner, Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan and Ridley Scott for the movie of the same title. It’s now been uploaded to issuu and can be viewed… Continue reading Blade Runner Sketchbook
The New York Times published an article this morning about the much talked about 5e for AD&D. It was an interesting article, particularly as it attempted to educate readers, who likely know nothing of the edition wars that have peppered blogs in recent years, or the issues that have emerged within the industry. The NYT… Continue reading Back to 2e?
I’ve commented a number of times previously that I enjoy the idea of gaming in the Star Trek universe but ultimately pass it up for its cumbersome tropes. The idea that “adventures” are constructed around the crew of a starship is awkward at best and often impossible. The same problem arises in almost any space-faring… Continue reading Wrath of Khan
Scimitar of the Nymphs by Tim Hensley The Scimitar was originally given to the Archdruid Leofrick by the Nymphs of Gallish in exchange for acting as guardian of the river. It remained within druid society for nearly four hundred years until it was stripped from the dead body of the Great Druid Namist who was… Continue reading Minor Artifact (Scimitar)
I’ve been a long time opponent of the accountant-heavy trader campaigns that present themselves as the default story arc for classic Traveller. It is possible to pull together a game that centers on transporting cargo but it takes a great deal of work and ingenuity on the part of the GM. With that in mind,… Continue reading Browncoats inspiration
James Maliszewski started an interesting conversation on his blog about the literary influences of Traveller. What struck me is how a fair number of people thought that the game’s overall setting has not aged well. To me, these conversations are fascinating as I’ve never treated the core rules — the first three LBB — as… Continue reading Traveller…the skill based OD&D
If you haven’t stumbled across it on your own Oddysey and Trollsmyth have posted a podcast about their experiences at GenCon. You can find it here or here. Goes well with your morning coffee.