What is your favorite roleplaying genre? I would answer sword and sorcery, but the longest campaign that I was ever part of was a super hero campaign (and it was a lot more fun than the typical sword and sorcery campaigns I’ve been in).
RIP Michael Jackson
This may seem a strange place to post this, but rest in peace Michael Jackson. I spent many hours crafting adventures while listening to Thriller. I think it is the perfect song to create something to crush challenge player characters.
About Hipshot Reviews
Hipshot is a reference to the idiom, shot from the hip. Basically, it is something done or said without a whole lot of thought behind it. A hipshot review is a quick glance at another roleplaying game with the general intention of seeing if there is anything that can be pulled out of it for use in another system (such as Risus). If you know of a roleplaying game you’d like to see put under...
I’ve been asked to look over PDQ# for purposes of a message board based roleplaying game. While it is a lot more complicated that it probably needs to be, it does seem to take a page from Risus by describing characters in a somewhat freeform method (using Fortes instead of clichés). Here are some things that might be liberated from this for Risus: Foibles (roleplaying hints) Taking a...
Old School v. New School
I have no real opinion about the debate brought about thanks to Dungeons & Dragons. If you aren’t aware of the debate, the short version is that the latest version of Dungeon’s & Dragons is too different/too separated from it’s origins, that it isn’t really Dungeons & Dragons any more. I do have some advice though: Get over yourselves. Why bother someone for...
If you were going to get kids started with roleplaying, Risus makes a great choice. It doesn’t require any special tools that people aren’t going to have (most people can scavenge six-sided dice from old board games, and finding paper and pencils aren’t terribly difficult), and it can be taught to someone pretty quickly. The big question is, where do you start? On the old Risus...
…let them help a little old lady across the street, or the genre...– The Risus Companion (p. 42)
Risus Character Compendium: Victorian England
I am cross posting this with my own blog as I have started a little side project of creating various characters for different settings and genres. I will try to present two (or more) for each as I come up with them. First up is Victorian England, suitable for a pulpy Sherlock Holmes type setting, or a good WhoDunit in the fair city of London. If you notice, I like detailed clichés that allow for...
I enjoyed making the first One Page Dungeon and I have been itching to make another one, just could not find a suitable theme. I mean, one cannot create just a standard, boring old dungeon for a OPD, you must have some snazzy catch, or neatO trick for the dungeon, otherwise, what’s the point? So late last night I was watching TV and happen to come across the Dawn of the Dead remake and it...
A Member of the Twibe?
Cleireac must use Twitter, because he’s started up a Twibe for Risus folks. If you Twit (or whatever the kids these days are calling it), you might want to check it out. Maybe I’ll have to actually start using Twitter…
Curious Tinker happy to work for a meal (4) Honest go-between who seems to be accepted by everyone (3) Happy tin whistle player (2) Common Sense Philosopher (1) Jude is a simple man who just loves to figure out how things work and how to fix them. He’s not out for a lot, a simple meal or whatever someone can afford to pay him. His easy go-lucky nature has him sometimes sent on errands for...