Event sign-up for Chicago Gameday 42 starts next Monday at 7:00 p.m. — Register now!

Phone the kids and wake the neighbors, Chicago Gameday 42 is fast approaching (October 17th, folks).

Games currently on offer are:

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Earthdawn 4th ed.
Feng Shui 2
I Was A Teenage Creature
InSpectres
Monster of the Week
Numenéra
Pathfinder
Robert E. Howard’s Conan, the new RPG in beta from Modiphius
Savage Worlds
Tenra Bansho Zero
Translucent University
Worlds in Peril

You can register now for Gameday 42 itself, and then we’ll open event sign-up on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

#chicagogameday   #chicagogameday42  

https://warhorn.net/events/chicago-gameday-42

If there’s anything on the Wizards of the Coast forums that you want to keep, pull it off ASAP.

It’s interesting to see companies pull back from this sort of thing. First it was comments, then forums. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, or even that it’s a major trend.

I do think that a lot of companies’ money and time would be better spent on things other than managing forums.

h/t Stephen Brandon

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/wizards-coast-community-forums-be-shut-down

According to Boyer’s model, a single vial of antivenom that would cost more than $14,000 in the United States would cost $100 to $200 in Mexico. Same medicine. Same manufacturer. But a totally different pharmaceutical market.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/09/09/the-crazy-reason-it-costs-14000-to-treat-a-snakebite-with-14-medicine/

I love Burning Wheel lifepaths

On the train to work this morning I was reviewing the Lifepaths of Man in BWG, looking for some ideas for my PC in an upcoming BW game. I knew I really wanted the Kid lifepath, and the choices I had to make in order to get it while staying in my original concept led to a far better concept for the PC’s back-story, and a solid idea for a juicy Relationship.

BW surprises me every time I pick it up. I’m not sure any other game I have manages to do that.

#bwhq   #burningwheel  

https://www.burningwheel.com/store/index.php/front-page/burning-wheel-gold.html

Finally got around to finishing season one of Killjoys

It’s old news at this point, but this show is great. What started out as a seemingly pedestrian attempt to capture the essence of Firefly in a mid-budget Canadian SyFy series turned into a well-written, well-plotted, action-packed political meditation populated by a great — and fairly diverse — cast. What I thought were just random bits of  corporate-dystopian setting color slowly grew into, IMO, a well-woven fabric of intrigue, full of complex relationships and slick spacecraft.

Sure, it’s no Firefly, but what is? And, yeah, it’s obvious that a lot of the sets are just empty warehouses and Canadian fields, but I think the writing and performances suspend my disbelief enough not to really care. The fact is that this is solid adventure SF well-deserving of your time.

http://www.syfy.com/killjoys/cast/1

#killjoys