Who is Ben Chong?

Who is Ben Chong?

Date : May 6, 2018
Ben Chong is one of the Good People. If you’ve been to a major tabletop gaming event in the last couple of years, there’s a good chance he was there. From Kotakcon 2.0 in 2016 to the #KakiTabletop North Tour and Free RPG Day, and even at the Maelstrom LARP, Ben Chong is a (literally) towering presence on the gaming scene.       Who is Ben Chong? What was...
Blades of the Inquisition: Mission for Missionaries

Blades of the Inquisition: Mission for Missionaries

Category : Actual Play
Date : November 29, 2017
What: Blades of the Inquisition Tigranya Heresy, Episode 3-5 – Mission for Missionaries When: 3, 16 and 23 August 2017 Where: Dragon GameZ   Each year, Imperial subjects across Tigranya celebrate the Festival of the Beacon. Great fires are set atop high towers to commemorate the lighting of the Astronomican. Passion plays are performed, depicting the Angels of the Emperor as they take part in the Great Crusade and witness the...
Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Date : October 24, 2017
Maelstrom LARP 2.5, a one-day live-action roleplaying (LARP) event, took place on 15 July 2017. Once again, our local live-action gamers ventured into the lush green environment of Sungai Chongkak Park and Resort in Hulu Langat. This time, the stalwart survivors who inhabited the island of Refuge were overwhelmed by a barbarian incursion!     Maelstrom LARP 2.5: Incursion The LARP had at least thirty participants, player characters (PCs) and non-player characters...
RPG Game Review : Blades in the Dark (2017)

RPG Game Review : Blades in the Dark (2017)

Category : News & Reviews
Date : August 14, 2017
What: Blades in the Dark When: 2017 Who: John Harper Why: The allure of playing a gang of daring scoundrels in a compelling industrial-fantasy city setting, with structured heist and downtime mechanics.   Blades in the Dark: A Game Deserving of the Spotlight We’ve always been captivated by stories of criminals, from Outlaws of the Marsh and Robin Hood to The Thief of Bagdad and the legendary stealth computer game...
Blades of the Inquisition: Pilgrims and Poultices

Blades of the Inquisition: Pilgrims and Poultices

Category : Actual Play
Date : August 4, 2017
What: Blades of the Inquisition Tigranya Heresy, Episode 2 – Pilgrims and Poultices When: 13 July 2017 Where: Dragon GameZ   Episode 2 – Pilgrims and Poultices At the drug lab in the Deep Tunnels, our Inquisitorial agents tried to learn more about Samael’s gang. Helius managed to further gain the Deep Knives’ leader’s trust by giving him one of her religious texts. She convinced him that she represented a new...
Blades of the Inquisition: Into the Deep Tunnels

Blades of the Inquisition: Into the Deep Tunnels

Category : Actual Play
Date : July 11, 2017
What: Blades of the Inquisition Tigranya Heresy, Episode 1 – Into the Deep Tunnels When: 6 July 2017 Where: Dragon GameZ     Episode 1 – Into the Deep Tunnels I met up with my players Ian, Ruben and Ezra at Dragon GameZ in Shah Alam to properly begin this Blades in the Dark campaign, using RoosterEma’s Blades of the Inquisition hack for the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In previous weeks, I...
Preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5

Date : July 9, 2017
I started this blog last year by blogging about the local Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) event, Maelstrom II. Now the time has time for the next chapter. That’s why a group of enthusiastic live-action gamers, including myself, spent last weekend preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5.   Maelstrom is Malaysia’s own ongoing outdoors fantasy LARP. Last November, I covered Maelstrom II, in which over 20 participants gathered at Sungai Chongkak Park and...
Worldbuilding for Blades of the Inquisition

Worldbuilding for Blades of the Inquisition

Date : July 2, 2017
Life has kept me busy lately, but I’m getting back into roleplaying with a game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. John Harper’s Blades in the Dark provides tools to run a butt-kicking Inquisition campaign. This way I won’t have to rely on the complexities of the out-of-print Dark Heresy RPG.   I’m utilizing a fan hack for Blades in the Dark by RoosterEma, titled Blades of the Inquisition. I want...
Who is Razzman Khaliff?

Who is Razzman Khaliff?

Date : May 7, 2017
Razzman Khaliff is a mainstay of Pathfinder Society Malaysia and one of the most enthusiastic promoters of roleplaying in my local scene. In addition to pushing RPGs in KDU University College and at various conventions, Razzman is also involved in the live-action roleplaying (LARP) scene. This is my Q&A with him.   Razzman Khaliff: The Pathfinder Guy What was your first RPG as GM? My first RPG as a DM was D&D...
Who is Douglas Larke?

Who is Douglas Larke?

Date : February 19, 2017
My good friend Douglas Larke is the epitome of the storytelling game master. Whether he’s running Vampire: the Masquerade or Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition or Golden Sky Stories, his games focus on the fiction and the characters that live within it. His Canadian sense of hospitality and generosity makes new players feel welcome, while those of us in Malaysia who’ve known him for nearly two decades always remember him...
Future Dungeons, Part 2: Bunker World

Future Dungeons, Part 2: Bunker World

Date : January 25, 2017
When powerful rulers get carried away with grandiose construction projects, their dungeons and fortifications can overrun the whole world. A Bunker World, perhaps. Let’s take an example from real history to see what that looks like.   A Bunker for Every Citizen! In many typical fantasy game settings, foolhardy kings and lords keep building conventional castles and towers. Traditional fortifications hardly seem appropriate when every three-penny wizard can toss lightning and...
Future Dungeons, Part 1: Fallout Shelters

Future Dungeons, Part 1: Fallout Shelters

Date : January 8, 2017
Dungeons can be much more than just tunnel networks full of traps, monsters and treasures. Want to create some truly memorable concepts for future dungeons in post-apocalypse RPGs? You can find plenty of inspiration in the rich history and weird present-day of our own world.   Future Dungeons of the Cold War The Cold War soaked popular culture in the constant dread of nuclear war. As the Western powers and the...


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