Super Power Game
Psycho Mind Your character has the Psycho Mind Power. Pretty much anything goes. +1HD to all rolls involving crazy batshit maneuvers like jumping out of a plane or punching sharks. Boss Face Everyone thinks your character is someone important and will generally let them have their way unless they have problems with authority. +1HD to interactions with hierarchists, +1BD to interactions with...
I laid me down and gazed into the crown of summer sky, and for a moment caught a glimpse of heaven in my eye. I sat up, stretched and felt the breeze across my sweating brow and looked across the field of grass, breathed a lazy pleasant sigh. I laid back down and wrapped arm round a warm and clear-eyed guy and asked who under blue stained-clouds was happier than I.
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Gender, Sexuality and Rape
So of late there’s been a great deal of talk in my life (not personally just coincidentally) about gender, equality and identity. There are some people talking about gaybros, there are concerns about economic roles of men and women in a class I’m taking and of course there’s this big rape incident in Stuebenville. On the one hand, I like to look on gay society as a place where people are freed...
I’m on spring break, so rejoice! Content will happen this week. My concern for Starcraft 2 was that the game would change so radically that it wouldn’t be recognizable as playing starcraft. I was afraid there would be wonky hero units that would dominate my play experience as in Warcraft 3 or that the units that were lost and those that have arrived would detract from the game in...
I’m bedeviled everywhere I go by progressivist thinking. Today, Chagnon’s new book revives a discarded notion of human beings behaving one way in the past and another in the present, as though the development from one was as natural and inevitable as the move from A to B to C. I’m a fan of Mediterranean civilizations, not just for the romance but because they represent periods...
1. Subject Profiles Shannon Shannon is a homosexual male Caucasian American of 26 years raised in the rural region of northern Ohio. He works night shift at Abbot where he does QA for food products. His family is very active, his mother continues to run in half-marathons. Shannon is single, living with two room mates. Foods are not shared in their household, but toiletries and other...
I walked slowly down the alley and when I reached the end of it, I saw a church to my left and a dwelling on my right. The church was lit with the soft flicker of many candles. The house had the pale blue glow of television shining from its window. The air was cold. I could see my breath. Over my shoulder was a looming death that let his finger bones rest on my shoulder and I felt the wind...
Players and Places in your World
Of Fate and Fealty is very much centered on the protagonists controlled by the players. Before you begin designing your world of Fate and Fealty, have your players design their heroes. The Noble is the most obvious example, but you will find that each of the Archetypes in the game begs questions of the game world. In some cases, the characters bring game world...
The Ice Tyrant
From the annals of the Holy Kings It is told in the annals of the kings that the Progenitor Empire fell, and that it was sealed in the Ice of Val Soluth. At the end of the wars with the Demon Emperor, before Val Soluth went to face Vad Artoth in single combat, Val Soluth committed his son Val Artu to the keeping of the fairies. For long years, Val Artu remained with the Elder Queen, where he...
Of Val Soluth
From the annals of the Holy Kings What is known is that before the elfin kingdoms came from across the sea, the land was ruled by the Progenitors. It is said that the Progenitors were men, but that they were men who treated with the powers of magic and passed into the Veiled Realm more often than men should. Learning magic, the Progenitors set themselves to the task of mastering it. In that...
Writing a World of Fate and Fealty
Of Fate and Fealty includes all of the tools that you need to construct a game world, but does not include an example world. This was a deliberate decision on my part. I am of that faction of RPG players that disdains published worlds and takes delight in the drawing of our own maps and the devising of fair realms not yet put to paper. My game then is as has been said, like unto...
Why Don't We Remake Books?
nerdology: I watched The Firm the other day. I hadn’t seen it and something just compelled me to watch it. When I searched for it on Amazon Instant two results came up. The first was the one directed by Sidney Pollack starring Tom Cruise that came out in 1993. The other was something from 2012. I obviously wanted to watch the 1993 version. As the opening credits rolled they read “based upon...
Of late, being me has meant living in a state of increasing isolation. I’m one of two vets I know locally, and then the only gay one. I don’t mind being single so much really, the hassles of seeing someone are more than I can handle with my schedule right now. It’s a social and not romantic problem. I have no others. My circles, locally speaking, have dwindled down to a...
Of Fate and Fealty reviewing 5/5, 4/5
magenta-project: I’m still trying to come up with ways to get everyone to pick up my game and give it a play. I’m proud to announce the most compelling reason I can think of so far: people who pick it up and give it a play are having fun. Try out Grand Tourney for free, or take the plunge with the full version for 20USD, or use the Facebook offer on the Of Fate and Fealty page for 25% off...
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Magenta Project: Launch Date →
magenta-project: First, let me apologize for the delay on launching Of Fate and Fealty. Like any game and any independent production especially, road bumps have cropped up from time to time during the project. While it was my goal to deliver in the first days of January, art delays have forced me to delay the…