Monster Hunters

A while back, Rob Donoghue wrote a clever little mashup of the television show Supernatural into the Cortex+ game based on the Leverage television show. (Original posts are on his site, under the Cortex tag. Start your reading in late January, 2011.) Supernatural/Leverage sounded like one of the games I would like to run for my group, and--having just upgraded to CS5.5 and wanting to sharpen my InDesign skills--I started compiling the notes on Rob's page, slightly reorganized it and started putting it into a rules document. Alas, our Dresden Files game went on longer than expected and it looks like our next game will be more of a sci-fi horror game, so I wound up putting Monster Hunters on the back burner. Here it is, slightly cleaned up for your downloading pleasure. I am sure I will return to the document at a later date to really spruce it up, but for now, here's Rob's game in PDF form: Monster...
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The BattleTech DMG: All The Cards

Well, well, well. This has been a curious exercise. Worked on a design problem for a little while, did up some basic rules for a fictional game, heeded the call and clamor for a real game based on the graphic design, and here we are, just about a week and a half later. I've got a date with the IP holders for this project, a proof of concept proto-game (ur-game?) to show off, and la de da, my dance card at GenCon is filling up. Want to see the contact sheet for the cards? Sure you do! Continue reading “The BattleTech DMG: All The Cards” »...
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GenCon: The Stuff To Get Post

Updated with Martian Dice from Tasty Minstrel Games. This year at GenCon I will be demoing games for Fantasy Flight Games, which is sort of my not-so-sneaky way of getting to play with and check out several of the FFG games they have to offer this year. Top of the list is The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. A major draw of this game is it is designed for two-player right out of the box. Actually, that is a primary consideration of any game that I purchase: I don't just play games on game days or at conventions or with large groups. When the wife and I want to play a game, we need something that will work for two players. I have too many games that require at least three players, so games with two player options are first in line for my wallet. (A note for attendees at GenCon -- pick up Android at the FFG booth. It plays...
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