Werewolf: the Forsaken tells good stories about keeping territory. As self-proclaimed stewards of both the Spirit and the Material worlds, the Forsaken werewolves find themselves hunted as often as they are the hunters. Stray Dogs is Werewolf: the Forsaken set in Metro Manila. While werewolves here are not a cultural icon as much as it […]Read More 12 Campaigns of Christmas #4 Askal (Stray Dog)
Over the past few years, I’ve been pretty much locked into a standard pattern of games mostly revolving around Mage: the Awakening and Legend of the Five Rings. Both are excellent games, and are certainly worth playing, but I think I’ll need to figure out if changing my usual focus will help me improve in […]Read More The Value of Trying Something New
Next to Fantasy, Horror has to be one of the most popular genres for Roleplaying games. In today’s installment for Games to Start With, we’ll take a look at the games focused on the creepy and horrifying. Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium If you haven’t heard of H.P. Lovecraft, then you have some serious catching […]Read More [Gaming 101] Games to Start With Part 2: Horror
RPGs come in all kinds, but one particular distinction that bears paying attention to is if the game lends itself better towards mission-based play, or a more sandbox style approach. Mission-based games are those that often have the player characters taking on a specific role relating to a group of PC types that are meant […]Read More Missions vs Sandbox, What’s Your Preference?
Upon talking to a lot of people about World of Darkness games in general, I’ve noticed that one common stumbling block would be the fact that a lot of people have difficulty comprehending the “classes” of the game. Whether it’s the 13 Vampire Clans of the old Vampire: the Masquerade or the 5×5 setup of […]Read More [WoD] Characters are People First