WotC cancels the Star Wars RPG!

It is official, as of May this year, D20 is dead. WotC’s Star Wars was the last big d20 title still in production.  Unfortunately, WotC has announced that they won’t be renewing their Star Wars license with Lucasfilm. I loved the old West End Games: Star Wars and could never get into the new D20 version of Star Wars. Still D20 Star Wars was a bench mark...

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Why I am making an RPG?

My journey to the world of Game Design has been a long and windy one. I started playing Roleplaying Games in junior high with 1983’s red boxed Basic Set of Dungeons & Dragons. It was great, I played with my best friend Shawn. We would play all the time, even without dice or rules while doing his newspaper route. I still can’t believe he never gave me a...

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Everyone, let’s make an RPG!

When I’m out there on the net, it seems like everyone and their dog is making their own RPG. When Gary Gygax wrote his seminal Role-Playing Mastery, he had an entire chapter on designing your own game. It seems, when you read it, that he believed the natural progression for a Game Master was to design their own game. Sooner or later a Game Masters, who...

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RPGs: Boards, Boxes, & Cards

In June 2008, Dungeon and Dragons: 4th edition was released and, love it or hate it, was a revolution in Roleplaying. D&D 4e brought new conventions from board games and collectable card games into Roleplaying. The new D&D emphasises miniatures and tactical maps. At the end of last year, November 2009, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay upped the ante, with...

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