Saturday, September 23, 2017

Greg Gorgonmilk and I were online friends and collaborators for over five years.

Due to the current controversy over some of Greg's social media posts, Greg's personal politics have been debated, accusations have been thrown, threats have been made, mis-characterizations have occurred, and clarifications have been made by all parties as to which political turf they are willing to stand on to defend their views. In the middle of all this, Greg removed his presence from Blogger and deleted his G+ account.

Before he purged his accounts, I emailed him privately and explained to him that while I disagree with his politics, he has every right to voice those politics. But there is a limit to my tolerance, and Greg hit that limit.

I withdrew my participation in further Dolmenwood/Wormskin projects and any future issues of the long-delayed Underworld Lore zine.

This was a hard decision. There are varied reasons why I felt I had to withdraw from working with Greg for the foreseeable future. I am not going to go into those with the general public. Greg knows and understands and that is enough for me.

I am saddened to see our working partnership of several years end. I think Greg is a wildly creative guy with great gaming ideas. His passion and his love of gaming inspired me to get involved in this whole crazy hobby again. But friendships can hit seemingly intractable walls at some point and that is where we are at the moment.

And that is all I am going to say about that.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lasers & Feelings & Assorted L&F Mods

I have a soft spot in my heart for Lasers & Feelings. I use it in my Digital Narratives class to introduce narrative design to my cRPG-loving students who have never played an analog RPG before, and they grasp it right away.

I don't think anyone has compiled a list of all available Lasers & Feelings mods that are out there, so I decided to do it myself. These are English-language only because that's the only language I speak. So, here we go:

The Original

The Hacks & Mods
* Everyone Is John - Game + Character Sheets

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tunnels & Trolls For Free Via Old Game Manuals


It's been awhile. I've been over on G+ mostly, neglecting this blog.

But here's something I stumbled across:

Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan PC Game Manuals at the Computer Game Museum:

Game Manual

Ref Card (contains errata for game manual)

Clue Book

You could run a whole game of T&T right from these, as they seem to be based on the 1979 5th edition rules. Be sure to download the clue book for maps, encounters, magic items, and a bestiary!