Monthly Archives: June 2008

Go-Play Ottawa

Ottawa’s Casual Gaming Convention – but what does that mean? The idea behind Go-Play Ottawa (GPO) is to mix up the gaming scene in Ottawa. Get gamers out of the woodwork, get them playing new stuff with new people, and … Continue reading

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Gencon? It might happen

Hey all There is the possibility that Sword’s Edge will have someone at Gencon doing some reporting for us. Fingers crossed that things go through. I’ll let you know as soon as I know.

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Beast of Namgakksan – Setting the Stage

When running a one-shot game at an event like the Go-Play mini-con, it’s important that your players know what they are getting into. Below is a quick summary of game philosophy in a kind of FAQ format. What is the … Continue reading

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Farewell, My . . . Something

I’ve said it before, Wikipedia is your friend. Doing some reading on Film Noir, I ran across a synopsis of Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. Oddly enough–or perhaps not so oddly–it inspired me to write another Hadrapole story. Hadrapole is … Continue reading

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Beast of Namgakksan – Your Korean Culture Lesson

Each of the characters has a quick personality sketch based on the character’s corresponding Chinese zodiac symbol. This, however, need not be the sum depth of the character. An important aspect of any individual in Choson (What Koreans call Korea … Continue reading

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Kilroy 2.0 Is Here, Kilroy 2.0 Is Everywhere!

  I’ve been involved in podcasting since September of 2006 when my friend Fraser Ronald of Sword’s Edge Publishing approached myself and another friend, Chris Groff, about starting up a podcast dedicated to discussions about modern-themed tabletop roleplaying games. For … Continue reading

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Beast of Namgakksan – Setting teaser

This is the teaser that I’m going to use to advertise the game. This could certainly lead into a campaign, but I need to plan it for about a four hour session. This is a dark time for Korea. A … Continue reading

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The Four Worthies – Stats

The Edges as written don’t really allow for designing certain character aspects (especially martial arts), so some edges have been modified and some edges have been added. A quick description is included in brackets. Also, each character has a Birthright … Continue reading

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The Four Worthies

Each of the characters will be based on a paradigm or role common to wuxia or historical action/fantasy movies. The actual personality will be based on the character’s Chinese zodiac symbol. The characters are listed by the name commonly used, … Continue reading

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