Darkest of Winters Adventure Synopsis #2

by Silveressa “Whooeee Uncle! you smell like the inside of a cows butt hole!” -Tommy Booths, commenting on his uncles new “cologne.” “So does his breath.” -Renee Black, quietly stating the obvious. With our adventurers now on horse back and heading in a northerly direction, leaving the now Not-so-Happy Trails Ranch behind them, they wisely […]

Pet & Peer NPCs

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by Silveressa Sometimes playing a major NPC that’s part of the party can be tough. After all, it’s hard not to have the NPC come up with a winning strategy, spot a piece of evidence or find a trap the PCs overlooked. However, if one does this too much, the NPC becomes the crutch the group leans […]

Minis giveaway winners selected and contacted

I just finished contacting all the randomly selected winners of the minis giveaway. I had to word the emails carefully to avoid them getting flagged as spam. Words like contest, winner, free and others are killers on deliverability. Here is a list of winners to check just in case you were selected and my email […]

Dead Reign rpg campaign synopsis, Intro & Adventure #1

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by Silveressa Intro: For those unfamiliar with zombie rpgs and Palladium’s Dead Reign in particular, you may want to check out this short review of the game setting: (Also the excellent zombie image is courtesy of  James Ryman, check out more of his artwork.) Now on with: Darkest of Winters “A road trip? In this mess that […]

Keep focused on the game

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By Silveressa When I first started GMing years ago I ran into this problem rather frequently: An in-character action resulted in an out-of-game movie one liner, and then the game unexpectedly paused for several minutes while the group discussed the movie in question. I found a few easy tricks that worked surprisingly well to keep […]