Space. The Final Frontier. Locally, sci-fi has not had much luck getting off the ground (bad pun, I know.) That said, there’s a wealth of games that are worth checking out with their own (often dark) visions of the future. Eclipse Phase by Posthuman Studios Taking place in a transhumanist future where mankind has transcended […]Read More [Gaming 101] Games to Start With Part 3: Science Fiction
Being from a third world country means that I have to be very picky about what I spend on, and sales like these are a perfect way to cut loose and pick up a bunch of neat books. All the sale items are corebooks, which is an excellent idea to get new players into the […]Read More Drivethrurpg’s New Year, New Game Sale!
After taking a bit of time to study up on the various systems involved in Shadowrun 4th edition, I think I’ve got enough of a grasp of it to give a first impressions report on the game as a whole, from the perspective of a GM. So, after about a week or so of delving […]Read More [Let’s Study: Shadowrun 4th] First Impressions Scorecard
The other half of Shadowrun’s equation is the cyberpunk side of the game. That said, it looks like that the people behind Shadowrun 4th edition were more than willing to detail everything with the same thoroughness as they did with magic. I found this particular chapter to be well written, taking the time to slowly […]Read More [Let’s Study: Shadowrun 4th] Systems: The Wired World
Ooookay… I’m no stranger to complex systems, but I have to admit that the magic system for Shadowrun 4th edition is… well, it’s robust. It never really occurred to me that Shadowrun could actually have a Magic system that detailed, given that my mindset was still well-rooted in the idea that it was a cyberpunk […]Read More [Let’s Study: Shadowrun 4th] Systems: Magic