Irregular’s Intel – You’re It!

When I was in college and the Cold War was ending, but the effects were still everywhere, I participated in an unofficial game called T.A.G. – The Assassination Game. The idea was that we were all agents or assassins and each of us was given a target. You had a plethora of ways to eliminate your mark, from shooting, with a toy gun of course, to “mailing” a poison envelope. I’m not sure if anyone ever finished their mark in that way, but you get the idea.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Flying the Wild Skies

Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a literal animal fighting great battles in an alternate 1930s? Want to be a freedom fighter, revolutionary or pirate? Well now is your chance with Wild Skies: Europa Tempest. Wet Ink Games has just released a digital version of the core rulebook and print versions will be available later this year.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – GM Responsibilities: Beyond the Table

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, it’s about Game Masters and the roles they play.

In previous articles, we discussed some of the roles filled by players in a role playing game. Some of these roles involved combat, some involved support. Some were specialized, while others were generalized. In roleplaying games players often get to choose which roles they want to fill; that is often a luxury not available to the Game Master. Of all the people sitting at the table, it is the Game Master who often has the most responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities have nothing to do with role-playing, but they are still important.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Sweat Therapy

Blog-III’m a big guy. There, I said it and I know it to be true. In the past several years I have been up and down the scale, but mostly up. I have tried all kinds of eating plans and diets and whatnot, but they all failed. About four years ago I happened across a website that took people’s geekdoms and turned them into pathways to fitness. That website is www.nerdfitness.com and it was the first thing that actually made sense to me. There were even free workout programs that you could print off to get you started and groups for support. But, these were not your ordinary groups… but I digress. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – LARPs

bestgeekyfindsLARPs: “In LARP, or live action role-playing game, players assume the identity of their chosen character and physically perform their actions (as opposed to simply describing them).”

I enjoy cosplaying whenever I have the chance to, and I enjoy playing RPGs of any format, but I have never participated in a LARPing session. The idea does not appeal to me. When I watch the web series LARPs however, I find it difficult not to be entranced by all the possible stories. Continue reading