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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Warrior, Rogue and Mage

I recently downloaded a pdf RPG from DriveThruRPG called Warrior, Rogue and Mage, and it looks to be a great game. It is a rules light, classless system with game mechanics that use dice roll checks based upon attributes, skills, and talents. There are three attributes, Warrior, Rogue, and Mage, which allow for a flexibility in character design and development not found in many games. Characters are fluid and free, not confined to classes.

Best of all, the rules and first supplement are FREE! You've got nothing to lose by checking it out. However, free doesn't mean cheap in this case, the pdf is wonderfully illustrated with top notch artwork. A second, background free, printer friendly version is also included.

To become familiar with the game mechanics, I plan on running either a random solo adventure using the solo dungeon matrixes from The Strategic Review (D&D), or possibly a run through Arena of Khazan (T&T). I've already created a character and am eager to get started. Once I've learned the game, I'll dig into the included setting notes to design a GM adventure and find a small group to play it.

You can download the Rule Book, as well as the first supplement for free here:

Monsters! Monsters!

I ordered a reprint of an old school pen and paper rpg called Monsters! Monsters! published by Flying Buffalo. It is the 'flip side' of Tunnels & Trolls, fantasy rpg from the monster's perspective. Cool, get to kick some adventurer butt!

I also ordered The Toughest Dungeon In The World, an old Judges Guild solo adventure usable with either Tunnels & Trolls or Monsters! Monsters! I found it on ebay, as it is now out of print.

Both were written by Ken St. Andre, the Trollgod himself.

I've been wanting this game, so I'm pretty excited. I also noticed the latest issue of TrollsZine (#3) has a gm adventure for use with Monsters! Monsters! Sweet deal!

I'll post some comments after I check it out.

In the meantime, to order Monsters! Monsters!, visit: http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/mm.htm

For a free copy of TrollsZine #3, as well as free Tunnels & Trolls rules, visit: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=2238

Friday, August 13, 2010

My latest cinquain poem

My next cinquain, titled Unwritten, will be published in the Sept 5, 2010 issue of Every Day Poets. To subscribe to EDP, visit: http://www.everydaypoets.com/

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Cinquain at Every Day Poets

My latest cinquain, entitled Empty Vessels, was published 7/31/10 at Every Day Poets. Check it out here: http://www.everydaypoets.com/empty-vessels-by-paul-ingrassia/