dancefloorlandmine: (Dice)
Monday, August 7th, 2017 11:04 am
This really does generate game concepts that look suspiciously real.

Random RPG Generator
dancefloorlandmine: (Dice)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 11:46 am
The first hundred issues of White Dwarf (and some of the specials) are now available on t'internet as an archive.

White Dwarf Archive

(These were the days when WD wasn't an in-house advert for expensive miniatures, but a wide-ranging gaming magazine that covered games by a number of manufacturers. Somewhere I've got my old copies in a box - which started with number 71.)
dancefloorlandmine: (Dice)
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 05:44 pm
For personal reference, a couple of sites with advice on running one-on-one RPGs.

Gaming For Two
Solo Roleplaying

(Links originally scrobbled from the Bundle Of Holding offer on two-player games.)
dancefloorlandmine: Me pointing at camera (Kitchener)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 04:45 pm
The winners of the 2016 IF Comp have been a) announced and b) made available for play or download on their site, here. Some of them look rather interesting.
dancefloorlandmine: (Amused)
Friday, August 31st, 2007 02:27 pm
DM of the Rings is excellent. OK, so you need to be passingly familiar with "Lord of the Rings", and a familiarity with the more annoying tendencies of some gamers helps too ...

The comments at the bottom are excellent, too - for example:
When you want an image to use for your character portrait, you have two choices:
  1. Spend years mastering the art of sci-fi / fantasy illustration. Perhaps attend art school. Hone your craft until you can fully realize your character on paper just as you imagine them.
  2. Use Google Image Search and swipe something that looks roughly like how you want your character to look.
For whatever reason, most players take the lazy way and opt for #2, despite the fact that there is a 90% chance they are going to look like a brooding androgynous goth / punk elf holding the wrong weapon.
Go figure.
dancefloorlandmine: (Food)
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 01:53 pm
In a link scrobbled from [ profile] bugshaw, Cupcakes of Catan - combining the Settlers of Catan boardgame with baked goodness, to inspiring effect!

Did give me a bit of a quandary as to which icon would be more suitable, though ... [grin]