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Preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5
Preparing for Maelstrom LARP 2.5

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

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?

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?

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

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

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…

RPG Review : The Warren (2015)
RPG Review : The Warren (2015)

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

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…

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