Monday, April 21, 2014

Synonyms: Personalized Description or Re-inventing the Wheel

I like to spend some of my free time (what there is of it) browsing through game systems rule books and adventures. It helps to keep the creativity flowing and always turns up some interesting ideas. But one thing I've noticed, especially from independently produced products, is that they tend to change the names of things just for the sake of changing them. Especially when it comes to character attributes.

For example, it's important to know how Strong a character is, so Strength is a good word to represent that. However, I've seen Strength, Power, Prowess, Muscles, Physique etc.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Random Items: Mundane

Got a thief that loves picking pockets?

How about a list of mundane items to fill those pockets with?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

First of all...Spoiler Alert!
I'll keep all of the spoilers for the end of the review so you can stop reading before you get to them.

Now, on to the review:

If you enjoy super hero movies, and you like the old-school political thrillers of the 70's, you're gonna like this movie. 

Random Wilderness Encounters

 Just a little something to spice up a leisurely stroll through the forest...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Empire Role Playing: Update

So things are going well, thanks for asking.

They say that art is never finished, its just abandoned. Thats the point I'm getting to now. I feel like I've gotten it to a point that now I'm just fussing over little things and not really adding any value to what I have already written. So I will be looking for an editor soon. I've never published, or been published, so all of this is new to me, but from what I have researched, a good editor can make all the difference. 

It's strange, I read a lot about book publishing but trying to publish a game is a little different. It's not really a story, and its not really a text book. It seems to be something in between so I need to find an editor that is familiar with games. Unfortunately, I don't know where to find one of those. So the search begins.

Anyone know a good editor with game