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Gaming in 2019 Goals

One of my big gaming problems that I’ve been sorting through the last couple years is paring down the number of gaming systems I have. At my age and station in life I don’t have the time, desire, or ability to maintain collecting and let alone playing so many different systems. Currently, I have a very large Palladium Megaversal System collection that they will have to take away from my cold dead hands so that collection is never going anywhere. Palladium Books is responsible for my love of this hobby between the TMNT, Palladium Fantasy, Rifts, Dead Reign, and Beyond the Supernatural, I’ve had thousands of hours of entertainment.

I have the three core rule books for 5E but I mainly have those to go along with my Adventures in Middle-earth collection. I’m a huge fan of Tolkien and Tolkien gaming going back to MERP and the under appreciated Decipher Lord of the Rings CODA system. My other 5E gaming books are confined to the Original Adventures Reincarnated products from Goodman Games. I…
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Can I run a blog with only an iPad and a smartphone?

Right now the only laptop my family owns my wife uses for school. I have the 9.7” iPad Pro with the Apple Smart Keyboard. My other mobile device is the LG V30. I’m wondering how functional running a blog will be using only this iPad and my smartphone. I’m going to give it a go. If I keep up with blogging and get any sort of audience I’d be willing to invest in better technology but I seem to do okay typing with the iPad Pro keyboard just fine.


I’m Back

I’m going to try again to restart this blog. I have three weeks before I start a new job and that gives me plenty of time to try to make three posts a week. I received my copy of Mutant Crawl Classics from the Kickstarter this week and I’m going to be reading it. I’m also going through and rereading the Wheel of Time series of books from Robert Jordan.

Anyway, just a post before bed. I’m going to try to have posts up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next three weeks.

I purchased an iPad

I've never been a big fan of PDFs for my gaming books. Nothing in my mind can beat the smell, the feel, and the touch of a physical gaming book. However, more and more often I'm getting PDF copies from backing Kicstarts, bundled with physical books, or smaller publishers that only publish to PDF. With all of these PDFs, I wanted an easier way to read them. This past week I purchased an iPad Pro 9.7 with 32GB of storage. I'm actually typing this blog post using the Logitech keyboard case that I purchased with my iPad at the Apple Store. 
I'm going to start reading my PDF books and will be posting reviews and thoughts. I'm actually going to try to use this iPad Pro as my main computing device as I hate hauling around a laptop with me. 
Hopefully this means I will publish more content.
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The Discworld Roleplaying Game Review

During the summer of 2016 across various social media platforms I engaged in discussion with other GURPS fans about ways to get more players playing GURPS. I always wanted an easy entry point product for players to get into the system, see how it works, and quickly get into playing the game. Dungeon & Dragons, and many other systems have an introduction boxset that players can buy into and start playing. GURPS has GURPS Lite but that’s a free PDF and really tailored, in my opinion, to experienced gamers. GURPS Lite doesn’t make it easy for players with limited or no experience find their way into GURPS. This leads me into the Discworld Roleplaying Game.

SJ Games released a 2nd edition of their Discworld Roleplaying Game at the end of November 2016. It is the first physical GURPS book release in a few years and currently buying the physical book is the only way to purchase it. The Discworld Roleplaying Game is a hefty tome coming in at 408 pages with a full glossy hardcover and bla…

Happy #GURPSDay

Thursday is #GURPSDay and I wanted to write a post to join in. GURPS is actually the first RPG I ever played. My older brother and his friends played and when he would have them spend the night (they were in high school and I was in elementary through middle school) my parents made them let me join in. It was a lot of fun. Prior to this my gaming experiences were limited to video games, board games, and games like Dragon Strike and Hero's Quest. I loved that GURPS was so free form that I could do whatever I wanted. In High School, I ended up joining a Rifts game my freshman year and then moving into AD&D 2nd Edition. I did get back into GURPS with the release of 4th Edition in the early 2000's but I could never get a group to stick.

Now that I'm (almost) 34 and have a family of my own I have started to wax nostalgic on my past and I had a lot of good times playing GURPS. More than I have had play any other RPG. So I went out and purchased the characters book as well a…