Irregular’s Intel – Late to the Party

I am LOVING Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. For those who don’t know, it is a hack and slash fantasy RPG video game. There are several classes that you can play, based on your preference and personality. There’s the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Wizard, Necromancer, Witch Doctor and Paladin. I chose the Monk, of course. Now, mind you, in the time that I bought this game I was trying to finish the Uncharted series, so I was little preoccupied. Oh, then there was Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Tekken 7. Let’s just say that I realized that if I was gonna fight, why not do it with style and in search of serenity (shout SERENITY NOW here).  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Perspective of a Female Gamer

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, it’s about what it’s like to be a female tabletop gamer and DM.

Here at the Malted Meeple, one of the key things we provide our guests is a friendly and open environment. This can be challenging when a game like Dungeons & Dragons has a mythos behind it of the group of nerdy guys sitting around a table with their pocket protectors and Doritos. These games can easily seem, much like poker night, to be a time when the girlfriends or wives aren’t welcomed.  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 114 – It’s No Secret!

Over the past couple of weeks you’ve heard us talk about a kickstarter for a new version of Top Secret, widely considered the first ever espionage role play game when it was released in 1980. Well this week we have an interview with the creator, Merle Rasmussen! We pick his brain over the original game and how the new version, Top Secret: New World Order, came about, plus Kylan finally gets the answer to a question that he’s wondered about for years. Listen now!  Continue reading

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