RPGs, Tabletop Games

The Vampire (Chronicle) Diaries: Chicago by Night

If you've been around here for a while, you'll know that I do love Vampire: the Masquerade.  It was my first RPG, the first game I ran as GM (storyteller, in this case), and just a setting that I have long adored.  Within the world of Vampire: the Masquerade, my favourite location is the 'default'… Continue reading The Vampire (Chronicle) Diaries: Chicago by Night

Tabletop Games

The Best of 2019 Awards

As we near the end of 2019 a number of blogs have started posting roundups of the year that was. We're no exception, with part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this year's Top 50 List being posted thus far. One post that I really enjoyed reading was Plastic Craic's 2019 roundup. I liked… Continue reading The Best of 2019 Awards

Reviews, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Review: Changeling C5 (fan-made)

The 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade brought with it a plethora of changes in rules, tone, and art direction.  Of these, the change in art was the hardest for me to swallow but, having now played a fair of this edition, the style does fit the tone.  I've also gotten used it and no… Continue reading Review: Changeling C5 (fan-made)

RPGs, Video Games

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Reveal Trailer

People seem really excited for the upcoming sequel to Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines. The game was a sleeper hit and is still spoken of very fondly today, some 15 years after the original release. The thing is, Bloodlines 2 is not the only World of Darkness video game on the way. For some time… Continue reading Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Reveal Trailer

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Humble Bundle: Vampires & Werewolves (World of Darkness)

World of Darkness!  I'm always glad to see WoD bundles appear, whether on Humble Bundle, Bundle of Holding or wherever.  If nothing else, they help to raise awareness of a great series of games.  This bundle, featuring titles from the Vampire and Werewolf game lines, focuses on the world of the World of Darkness, with each book… Continue reading Humble Bundle: Vampires & Werewolves (World of Darkness)

Board Games, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Sliding Out of Print

In most forms of entertainment, things go out of print.  They get to the point where it's just not worth making more copies as they will more likely than not sit unsold.  Tabletop games seem to slide out of print more quickly than other forms of entertainment.  Certainly, they disappear faster than many books or,… Continue reading Sliding Out of Print

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Sale at the Storytellers Vault

I don't normally share sales on here. I do share bundles, which are a type of sale, but not your regular, old sales. This one, I'm sharing. After talking up the Storytellers Vault in this week's 5 on Friday, it seems there's a sale on lots of fantastic World of Darkness material over there. The… Continue reading Sale at the Storytellers Vault

RPGs, Tabletop Games

My Top 5 RPG Publishers

There are so many great publishers out there, putting out a huge number of RPGs and RPG supplements.  The wealth of creativity within the industry is inspiring and today I'm going to pay tribute to my 5 favourite publishers. These rankings are completely subjective and based on my own experience of the products put out… Continue reading My Top 5 RPG Publishers

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition: Initial Sessions

Last week my Wednesday RPG group, who almost always play D&D, sat down to make characters for the latest edition of Vampire: The Masquerade. The session was already planned before my game of Vampire at Tabletop Scotland, but the weekend session definitely inspired me to really go for it! This took a wee while, as… Continue reading Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition: Initial Sessions

Reviews, RPGs, Tabletop Games

Reflections on Tabletop Scotland 2019

This weekend I made the long journey south to Tabletop Scotland.  This is the second year that the show has run, but it's the first time I've attended.  A few people from our local club went along last year and loved it, so I was keen to visit this time.  All in all, from my… Continue reading Reflections on Tabletop Scotland 2019