RPG Game Review : The Warren (2015)

RPG Game Review : The Warren (2015)

Category : News & Reviews
Date : January 6, 2017
What: The Warren When: 2015 Who: Marshall Miller (author), Bully Pulpit Games (publisher) Why: Because you were wondering about the rabbits in my logo   The Warren: Why a Roleplaying Game about Rabbits? Animal adventures appeal to me. The struggle for survival and a better community grows starker and more elegant when viewed through the eyes of tiny creatures. Rabbits. Let’s go back to when I was 12 years old....
Dec 2016 | KotakCon 2016 at Publika

Dec 2016 | KotakCon 2016 at Publika

Date : January 2, 2017
What: KotakCon 2016 When: Monday-Tuesday 26-27 December 2016 Where: Publika Shopping Gallery Who: All Aboard Community Gaming Centre   Hurrah for KotakCon 2016! Just after Christmas, All Aboard Game Cafe came together with local gaming groups, artists, game creators and vendors to put on the biggest tabletop convention of the year. KotakCon 2016 ran for two days – including the public holiday after Christmas – and featured some of the...
Urban Shadows: Shanghai Shadows Episode 1

Urban Shadows: Shanghai Shadows Episode 1

Category : Actual Play
Date : December 12, 2016
What: Shanghai Shadows Episode 1 When: 4 December 2016 Where: The Heart of KL   Urban Shadows in action at last! Ever since my friend Ben scored me a hardcover of the Urban Shadows RPG, I’ve been eager to try it out. On Sunday, we finally got a chance to play with my friends Azlan, Ilona, Darren and Elisha.   We created a diverse group of supernaturals and wanderers of the shadows...
Maelstrom LARP Combat

Maelstrom LARP Combat

Date : December 12, 2016
What’s it like to be in the thick of LARP combat? Last month, I had a chance to find out at the Maelstrom II: Refuge event.   The Rules Behind Maelstrom In the Maelstrom LARP system, based on the Dutch Vortex LARP rules, a single strike from a foam weapon inflicts 1 hit point of damage. Most characters can survive 3 hits, but leveling up and wearing armor can increase that total....
Maelstrom LARP: Doom Comes to Refuge

Maelstrom LARP: Doom Comes to Refuge

Date : December 2, 2016
Maelstrom II: Refuge, the latest in a series of ongoing fantasy live-action roleplaying (LARP) events, kicked off on 26 November. I was glad to be on hand as one of the non-player characters (NPCs) participating in the game. Gamers from the local LARP scene suited up in costume and joined in the epic tale of survival and adventure.   Into Maelstrom II: Refuge The Sungai Chongkak Park and Resort, Hulu Langat...
Behind the Scenes: Maelstrom LARP

Behind the Scenes: Maelstrom LARP

Date : November 20, 2016
Maelstrom II, Malaysia’s first and foremost boffer LARP event, is just around the corner (26-27 November 2016). As a member of the Maelstrom NPC (non-player character) crew, I joined the pre-game briefing today.   Behind the Scenes Behind the scenes of every successful LARP, there are long and in-depth planning sessions. Here, where we work out how to connect game events with the players’ various missions and goals. Under the direction...
Maelstrom LARP: Live-Action Roleplaying in Malaysia!

Maelstrom LARP: Live-Action Roleplaying in Malaysia!

Date : November 2, 2016
Maelstrom, Malaysia’s First Fantasy Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) Event, is ending its first year with a bang! On 26-27 November, Malaysia’s live-action roleplayers will gather at the Sungai Chongkak Park & Resort in Hulu Langat for Maelstrom II: Refuge. In this weekend-long event, gamers will play the role of mighty warriors and cunning wizards fighting to survive in a shattered magical world. And they’ll do it dressed in style.   LARP, the Lowdown For...
Trail of Cthulhu: Bookhounds of London Episode 2

Trail of Cthulhu: Bookhounds of London Episode 2

Category : Actual Play
Date : October 4, 2016
What: Bookhounds of London Episode 2 When: 4 September 2016 Where: Wira Games & Hobbies     Wira Games and Hobbies has been very accommodating to our gaming group, setting aside tables that would otherwise be used for Warhammer miniatures so that we have a place to play. Although there is no table charge for roleplaying, there is limited space and we appreciate the generosity. Bookhounds of London Episode 2, Summary For the next...
What’s a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG)?

What’s a tabletop roleplaying game (RPG)?

Category : How We Roleplay
Date : October 3, 2016
Roleplaying is a uniquely intimate and powerful way to play. It lets us make stories that are personal yet universal. It’s a way to sit together with friends and explore strange worlds and epic histories that never were.   Maybe you’ve heard of the more famous roleplaying games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons or Call of Cthulhu or Vampire: The Masquerade. Or perhaps you’ve played computer games inspired by the...
RPG 101: The Warren and Dungeons & Dragons

RPG 101: The Warren and Dungeons & Dragons

Category : Actual Play
Date : October 3, 2016
What: RPG 101 When: 2 September 2016 Where: All Aboard Community Gaming Centre     RPG 101 with Rabbits and a Farm of Doom After being contacted on Facebook by some young folk who wanted to learn to play RPGs, I arranged for a demo session one Friday night at All Aboard Community Gaming Centre. At heart, an RPG demo is about getting players to have fun playing in the story together. Although Chern,...
Trail of Cthulhu: Bookhounds of London Episode 1

Trail of Cthulhu: Bookhounds of London Episode 1

Category : Actual Play
Date : October 3, 2016
What: Bookhounds of London Episode 1 When: 27 August 2016 Where: Wira Games & Hobbies     Bookhounds of London Episode 1, Summary I’ve been a fan of Kenneth Hite’s Trail of Cthulhu RPG for years, and the Bookhounds of London supplement is perhaps the finest product ever written for ToC. Aside from an abortive attempt to run a Bookhounds game on Storium some years back, I’ve never had a chance to explore...
Aug 2016 | Roll for Initiative! at All Aboard Publika Station

Aug 2016 | Roll for Initiative! at All Aboard Publika Station

Date : August 30, 2016
What: Roll for Initiative! When: Sunday 21 August 2016 Where: All Aboard Publika Station, Publika Mall Who: All Aboard Community Gaming Centre     Ready, Coffee, Go! Roll For Initiative! The tantalising scents of premium coffee wafted up through the main hall of Publika Mall on this fine day in August. The coffee promotion that was sure to draw the crowds, so the local RPG community arranged a series of game...


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