Sunday, March 17, 2024

GURPS now On Demand


In case you haven't heard Steve Jackson Games is taking a new direction with the physical copies of GURPS fourth edition. They are now going to be available 'On Demand' via Amazon. I believe that basically means print to order. Not only that you will be to get each of the core books in four different formats based on softback or hardback and black/white or color. Check out the links below to see their listings on Amazon.

GURPS Basic Set: Characters

GURPS Basic Set: Campaigns 

This is very interesting to note since most companies are going POD via DrivethruRPG (SJG already has many GURPS products there in pdf and POD already) so going with Amazon I believe they are hoping for more broad market appeal. So maybe this will breathe some new life into the GURPS line, or maybe not. Time will tell

Sunday, March 3, 2024

What Happened to Bubblegum Crisis?

One of my favorite anime's back in the day. Always wondered why it never really got finished. Now we know. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Jaded Gamer Diary - The bad folks


Having now worked in a game shop for a few years I have a whole new understanding of the dynamic of the people who go there to play. Not all of it good. Most of it is, lots of great people, some enjoyable folks and plenty of opinions on the games but then there are those who make me shake my head.

The GM that nobody wants to play under. Got a couple of these. They are the ones who think they are gods gift to the gaming world. The experts, the know it all, the wanna be elite. Not to mention abusive and a bully most of the time. Always bragging about how epic their games and never leaving the counter as they vomit forth this self congratulatory monologue. 

Of course their groups consist of another type of gamer.

The Players that nobody wants in their group. Several of these as well. These are the ultra creeps who leer at every woman who walks into the place, the hygiene challenged, also some abusive bullies who focus on tormenting their fellow players. Oh and the fucking experts when it comes to how to play the game. The guys you don't call chuds because that would be insulting to the chuds. You may also find a few GM's that nobody wants looking to play in some games as well. But, to no surprise, they are also Players that nobody wants.

Also lets now forget about the Self Injectors. They see a group playing a game and they immediately walk up and start talking. Usually telling them how to do it better while interrupting the group nonstop. Almost always leads to them asking if they can have a seat at the table to play. Acts insulted when you tell them to fuck off because you're playing a damn game.

I've experienced these in the past. But damn I get a front row seat now.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Little Fears: Sanitarium


Woke up this morning with an idea for a new Little Fears campaign. Haven't thought about that game for a long while. Just been busy doing other things and taking a break from running horror. However the idea I have is a bit different than what I usually do. So I bounced it off my wife to see what she thought and she really liked it. 

So as I continue to flesh this out I will be making a few posts on the details. Well not to much into the details as I want to keep some things secret. 

The setting will take place in a large old style orphanage which is connected, via old school steam tunnels, to a very large abandoned sanatirium. Will be using the original first edition Little Fears rules (which you can find here) and will need a few props. Mainly a good large sized map of the sanitorium, a notebook that will be used by the 'kids' to keep track of information and a set of old keys. 

Also the player group will be limited to six at a time. If, or should I say when, your character dies or is removed from the setting in someway that player leaves the room for the night. There will be a waiting list of people who want to play so when your character is gone you go to the bottom of the list. The next person in line gets called up for the next game. Last time I ran Little Fears I had almost twenty people wanting to play and I ran three different campaigns at the same time. Hoping this outing turns out as popular.

Hoping to maybe get this going in two to three months from now. 

Monday, February 19, 2024

NIMONA | Full Film | Netflix on YouTube for free!

The entire movie on the Netflix YouTube channel. For free. No ads. Hell yeah. Metal. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Cyberpunk RED on Humble Bundle

Right now you can pick up a really damn good deal over on Humble Bundle. Getting the entire line of Cyberpunk RED books in pdf, including one that hasn't been released outside of the bundle yet. Along with a nice little selection of Cyberpunk 2020 pdfs as well. If you were looking to get into the RED then now is your chance to do so at a steep discount. 

Check out the Humble Cyberpunk RED Bundle.

See you in the streets choomba. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Bullet Dice from Steve Jackson Games


Got to play around with a set of the 'Bullet Dice' from Steve Jackson Games. They come six to a package and each one is a six sider generating the numbers using a hexagon shaped end. Very noticeable on the table and quite fitting for my Cyberpunk 2020 and RED games. Now while I've seen a lot of the more snub nosed bullet shaped dice over the last year or two these are more of the longer rifle round style. Which I think is a much better visual appeal at the table. 

For size comparison that's a one inch grid they are laying on top of in the picture. So they'll need a little more room to roll than their normal polyhedron cousins. They are numbered in pips from one to six, although in the picture I rolled pretty craptacular and didn't get anything over a three. These are also plastic which is different than most of the other bullet shaped dice that I mentioned earlier. But for me that's a plus, I prefer the feel of rolling plastic dice, but that's a personal preference. 

These will probably be added to my collection and pulled out when it's time to roll damage from firearms. You can pick them up your FLGS (mine is Aesop's Treasury) or you can also grab a set over on Amazon pretty cheaply as well. 

Happy shopping and may all your bullets find their marks.