Triple Threat: Blitz Barnacle

Blitz Barnacles are large (almost a half a foot in length) barnacle-like critters. They get their name from the fact that if they take damage they are liable to explode. Worse, stepping (or God help you, falling) on one causes a muscular contraction that shoots out several sea urchin-like spikes. They’re natural prey of the […]

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Software Reveiw: Scapple

Ho. Lee. She-it. Finally, software that allows me to continue my compulsive need to cork-board everything without the wall in my room becoming a “murder board” or an “I’m really obsessed with someone wall shrine.” Seriously, about a month ago I was two steps away from being Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory, and my kid […]

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Casting Lots – Part I – Game Session 4

Angelique Ashur, Jonathan Valerius Baksheesh, Maynard “Alex” Hamilton, Franklin Kasseal, & Sergei Romanova June, 18th, 2001, 3:00 pm 46 Hours Since Kidnapping 3510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 The PCs arrive at CPD headquarters just in time to begin interrogating the cell’s leader (who refuses to give his name). Franklin is given desk detail […]

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Triple Threat: Rat-Thing

Rat-Thing Rat-Things are large (about a foot and a half long from head to tail) rodent with a human faces that are twisted with hate. Despite their size they are fiendishly strong and can bit off the finger of a grown man with a single bite. Any Game System… ST: 8                      HP: 10                 […]

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Gamemaster’s Guidepost: Character Points, Embodied

XP. Eeps. Exp. Experience points. Character points.Whatever you call them they are the currency that drives the player economy. In GURPS these are simply called “Unspent Character Points” (no abbreviation, however adoptive exists – CP is a GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling term). In games that use GURPS Power-Ups 5: Impulse Buys or Influencing Success […]

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