Monday, March 30, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Gen Con Back In Milwaukee

My editor asked me if it was realistic to think Gen Con could return to Milwaukee in 2021. I crushed his dreams.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Goodbye Fantasticon

It would seem only the Milwaukee convention that booked me as a special guest last year survived to return this year. Coincidence? Check out a slightly more op-ed style of piece on Milwaukee Record.

MKE RPG - On Facebook

If you ever want to come play games with me, chances are I'll be running something for MKE RPG at 42 Lounge or 42 Ale House, one of two excellent geek bars in the Milwaukee area. I run playtests, one shots, blog hacks and a variety of games, so if you're in the area, sign up for the group and see what's coming up on the schedule.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Milwaukee Record - Bob's Burgers LIVE!

My review for the revue featuring the cast of Bob's Burgers is up. I went into the assignment not knowing much about the show, but after running the series on Netflix to prep, I'm sorry I waited so long.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Gamehole Con - Guest of Honor

I've been added to the roster of Gamehole Con's special guests. The convention takes place November 6th through 8th in Madison, Wisconsin at the Alliant Energy Center. Got any suggestions for events or panels you want to see me run?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kickstarter - Blades in the Dark

John Harper's design work catches the eye and crams more game in a few pages than some books do in hundreds. His current Kickstarter, Blades in the Dark, expands the industrial fantasy setting first revealed in Ghost Lines to a game featuring crews of scoundrels and miscreants carving out a bloody chunk of turf in the ghost and fog shrouded city of Duskwall.

Not only do you create a character for the game but you also create a sheet for your Crew to track their rise through the underworld. I'm contributing a Crew sheet for Grifters, con artists hustling their way in the shadows through a mix of well-told lies and well-played greed.

I'm excited to work with John on the project. Back today to get in on the rapidly expanding content!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Actual Play - Don't Turn Your Back

Every couple of weeks, the good folks at MKE RPG host an event at +42 Lounge where local geeks get to play some games and drink some drinks. I enjoy the event because it offers an opportunity for me to bust out games from my library. Thanks to the good folks at +Evil Hat Productions , I was able to get my hands on a prototype of their newest board game. Don't Turn Your Back puts players in a war for control of a strange city by pulling Nightmares under their influence. It uses the setting of their classic Don't Rest Your Head RPG.

The game is currently funding on Kickstarter. A short rundown of the game and my thoughts on the game are below the jump. Thanks to +Caleb Andersen , +Mike Holmes  and +Nihar Nilekani for playing the game with me!