The Wizards & The Wastes 2e: Review

I forget exactly how I found The Wizards & The Wastes by John Batts. (Available on the Nerves website). I do know, the hook that sold me was the spellcasting mechanic. I’m always on the look for unique mechanics that lead to interesting stories, and TWTW has a great one. The Wizards and the WastesContinue reading “The Wizards & The Wastes 2e: Review”

Turn Undead: 3.5 House Rule

I still play a lot of 3.5. It’s my primary RPG, and generally the default game my home group plays. I play other games with other groups pretty often, but when I call my buddies up to get a rpg game going, it’s probably 3.5. We’ve played a lot of 3.5, and we almost alwaysContinue reading “Turn Undead: 3.5 House Rule”

A5E Advanced Player’s Guide: Thoughts

Level Up was a big push for a 5.5e, or advanced 5e, or whatever 5e. They are using the term A5E, so I will too in the review. The idea was it would be the Pathfinder 1e answer to 3.5. A complete rewrite that takes the knowledge gained from the edition’s lifecycle, and modernized RPGContinue reading “A5E Advanced Player’s Guide: Thoughts”

The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood: Review

The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood is the first in the new, second series of Chamomile’s guides to everything. Whereas the first series was about types of adventurers and monsters, this series is more focused on places and what to do there. The Darkwood is both a specific place in Chamomile’s hinted setting, the BladeContinue reading “The Traveler’s Guide to the Darkwood: Review”

5e Condition Tracks

I’m a big fan of condition tracks, and alternate win conditions outside of just dealing piles of HP damage until death. Since I’ve been playing Star Wars Saga Edition a lot lately, I’ve rediscovered my love of their condition track. It’s an elegant solution to the problem D&D games have where a creature is eitherContinue reading “5e Condition Tracks”

Crimson Saber Lounge: Party

As mentioned in a few previous posts, I’ve been running a Star Wars Saga Edition game recently, and I am loving Chamomile’s Party rules. We had our first kickoff session, and launched with a party, so I thought I’d post my notes and our starter so you can see how it works in practice. PlotContinue reading “Crimson Saber Lounge: Party”

Use the Force: Saga

I’ve been playing a bit of Star Wars Saga Edition lately and dug out a lot of my old house rules and ideas from when we played all the time. Some, like Astrogate are back in circulation, and others are… not. One area my group always complained about, and I’ve had relatively positive feedback around,Continue reading “Use the Force: Saga”