Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!

I wish all of you out there a happy New Year full of health, job, love and, of course, many dices (no botches!), a lot of adventures and plenty of fun playing your favorite(s) RPG(s)!

I hope to post more the next year, to resume two of my hobbies: drawing and hand painted miniatures, and upload pictures of them. I'd also like to attend a convention, but that's a little more complicated living down here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Thanks to Chgowiz for setting up this wave with an AD&D 1e/OSRIC game. I lurked it with interest for some days and was lucky that a spot opened. Now I'm part of this experience of playing an RPG on Google Wave. The campaign is called "The Dark Ages" and you can find more information about it here. Here's the character I've created for this campaign:

Orbilar (his name is a homage to RJK's Lord Robilar) is a young human fighter from the highlands north of the port city of Skalfier. At the age of 15 he joined the retinue of a minor lord and learned the use of weapon and shield, mounted combat and close-combat formations. Now, 4 years later, with the Darkness advancing on the world of men, and the forces of his lord disbanded, he seeks in Skalfier an escape from an ominous future.

Str 14, Dex 9, Con 15, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 12

Friday, December 25, 2009

Feliz Navidad...

Just a little post to wish a Merry Chistmas to all of you my fellow gamers!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

D&D in Google Wave

I've been following for some time several Waves about playing D&D and other RPGs as well. There are some of them that even includes mapping and dice rolling gadgets. I find many of them very interesting and an alternative way to play when is not possible to gather around a table, and PBEM doesn't suits you. I'm looking forward to join a game on the Wave soon and also trying to get our Oriental Adventures campaign into it since some of the players couldn't always meet. Let's see how it develops. Oh, and if anyone is interested I've got spare invites for Google Wave!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Two months without posting... shame on me!

The truth is that I've been DMing a lot trying to finish before the end of the year the module Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk (3.5e), but I won't be able to do it. I've also been working on the Spanish version of Labyrinth Lord Rev. Ed. but the advance has been sluggish at best. It's a titanic task for one person only, so any help is welcome. No wonder the recently released Italian version was done by seven people.

I was expecting to begin the new year with a new campaign under a new system. It'll most certainly be Labyrinth Lord but I have some doubts about the spell system. What happens in the actual system is that the party spends almost all their most powerful spells in one encounter, so after that the group calls it a day. I'm afraid the same will happen with any other system based on Vancian magic. Any thoughts?

Those are my plans for the future, but first I'll gather my players and ask them what kind of game they want to play. I know some of them may want to try 4e (be my guest, go find another DM) while others may give a rules-light system a try. We'll see.