Monthly Archives: May 2014

Though not exactly a Kickstarter, this is in the same ballpark. It’s all about helping Ross Watson, myself, Carinn, and the rest of our family get moved to Denver, Colorado. There are lots of important and excellent reasons we are doing this (not the least of which is getting access to needed health care).

At the same time, there are some pretty cool gaming rewards ponied up as thanks for your support.

Please check out the Big Denver Adventure GoFundMe page and see if there’s a level you like. We greatly appreciate the support!

Based on the Atomic Robo comics by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, this is the FATE Core RPG you want – you need! – in order to fight the good fight against the terrors of a world gone mad at the hands of those who would abuse Sacred Science.

Really, I can’t put it any better than Evil Hat does –

Action! Science! Robots! Punching! More Science!”

That’s Atomic Robo RPG.

If you’re running Traveller (0r any far-flung science fiction gaming, for that matter), you probably need space stations. For, you know, landing. And refueling. And back-stabbery adventure filled with danger and the ever-looming threat of explosive decompression. The long-awaited Supplement 14: Space Stations has you covered, with fantastic and believable rules for designing and constructing space stations of all sizes and needs, as well as plenty of adventure hooks and sample stations.

Numenera already offers a rather impressive array of options for character building. Apparently Monte felt it wasn’t impressive enough. With Numenera Character Options, you’re getting more than 40 new abilities for each character type; over 40 new descriptors (including some negative ones, and location and racial derived ones); new foci, mutations, and a hell of lot more. Pretty much the next must-have book for any Numenera player.

Welcome to the Big Irish Vlog of 05/27/2014

* The Pittsburgh Edition
— Carinn and I participated in the awesome wedding of Eric and Lindsay MacCallum. Much fun was had. There may be video evidence of me rapping about their cats…
— The “bachelor party” event turned out to be an ad hoc game of FATE Accelerated, run by the best man Randy Oest, hosted at Daryl Putman’s house, and featuring Daryl as Ferris Bueller, Carinn as Velma Dinkley, the groom-to-be, Eric, as Swamp Thing, and yours truly as Jack Burton, somewhere in a version of hell run by Charles in Charge, trying to rescue the Ghost Busters. It was… awesome. More on FATE Accelerated later.
— Shaintar stalwart Rich Brown treated us to traditional Memorial Day grilled burgers and dogs; a rousing session of Sentinels of the Multiverse (will have to discuss this game on another BIV) followed. I am thrilled to discover he is joining the ranks of the Grey Lanterns and plans to run additional Shaintar: Justice and Life games at Gen Con!
— Pittsburgh has been one pleasant surprise after another. Burgatory, Full Pint Pub, Church Brew Works… Among the greatest pleasant surprises was Piper’s Pub. Holy crap! Food story…

1828 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

* Some Shaintar Adventure Card News

— Had to change some files, somehow the ability to buy print versions got shut off. It’s back on now, so they can be purchased again.
— I will have “Moment of Glory” promo cards available to hand out, starting at Cleveland Concoction this coming weekend. Come ask me for one at a con when you see me!

* Saw “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
— I agree with most of the great commentary already out there. Nicely done, excellent tie-together of the older stuff and the new, with the perfect launch point to go forward. Also, it wasn’t any one single character’s show – a serious effort to craft and execute an ensemble happened here, and Wolverine ~didn’t~ feature as the Do It All Hero, the Rest Are My Sidekicks.
— If you didn’t stay for the after-credits… wow.

* FATE Accelerated
— Having never played FATE before, I was very pleased when Randy offered to run an ad hoc game for us. I was even more pleased to discover just how EASY a task that was with the rules in question.
— Less stressful, more interactive narrative, much easier to grasp than anticipated.
— Possible one of the more perfect system for exactly the situation we were in.
— Still love Savage Worlds and remain loyal to it for the experience I tend to favor for most games.
— I am going to have to explore FATE much further and more deeply, now. I see its influence in Storium – a good thing, I realize – and I see its appeal for a lot of situations. I really would like to play some more, I believe.

Randy’s Write Up
Randy’s FATE SRD Page

* Cleveland Concoction coming up…
— Running the next phase of the Thundering Skies Saga at the show.
— Gene “Rod” Roddenberry is the Guest of Honor, and a ton of other amazing stuff happening!

* Sean’s Pick of the Day – the Web Site
— After a lot of encouragement from various sources, I decided to launch a full site dedicated to aggregating my Picks of the Day, the Big Irish Vlog, and other useful and fun bits of news and interest for RPG fans.
— Darryl Mott, Jr. of “Ain’t It Cool News” and “Gamers Tavern” fame graciously set up the pages to act as the server for it. Michael and Gayle Reick helped me get the tech stuff settled for it.
— Now you can click the link to get all the stuff I am sharing every day that may be of interest to you, including this Vlog. Thanks for the support! Share it around! Send me stuff to share at evilbeaglegames [at] gmail {dawt} com

 

 

Sean Patrick Fannon, creator of Shaintar, RPG industry veteran, and Chief Everything of Evil Beagle Games, expounds regularly about stuff he is into and stuff he feels like sharing… which could be pretty much anything.