Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stargate Command/Stargate RPG


Last night stumbled upon some old notes for my Stargate Command RPG campaign that I ran for a bit and it took me back seven years!

2003 and Alderac Entertainment released the Stargate Command RPG at GenCon that year and I was not able to go due to the birth of my third son, but two really great friends went and bought the game for me. Not only did they buy it but they drop shipped it to me so that by Saturday I had the game in my hands!!

Now I am a die hard SGC fan and it even displaced my love for Star Trek, heck my wife started watching that show and later on my older sons as well! Over time after seeing every episode at least twice and owning most of the seasons the fondness went away and I moved on.

2010 Stargate Atlantis came and went after SG-1 was canceled and now we have Stargate Universe...and I have watched a bit and just couldn't get into it. I know it's a dark show and the casting is actually pretty good but it just didn't do it for me.

Well I think that I am going to dust off the game and see about converting it to my favorite Sci-fi game, Traveller. Traveller has become my go to scifi game and I can see having some fun with this one as well. Just have to see if I can get A, B, C, S and T to give me a one shot with this one...and yes those are the initials of my players, no D as of yet. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

After Surgery

Ok for the next few days I am going to be restricted in movement, I had arthroscopic knee surgery. I am looking at things that I have downloaded and not really looked at. One of the first things that I started looking at was Swords and Wizardry...I have to say that I like the simplicity of the rules, I might have to actually pay for a print copy here down the road.

I also liked some of the addons that I have found out there, Kilgore has some great house rules and I could see myself using these with my high school kids group. I sponsor the club in the high school I work at, usually between 4-6 players are what I have and one of the great rules that Kilgore uses is a roll to see if you level! Great idea for a group that has limited time!!

Before I nod off here I wanted to say that I saw the post about DnD essentials and I once again know that I am glad that I am teaching my own kids Pathfinder. DnD 4 has pretty much run its course with me...I will pick up something that looks interesting but right now I am not impressed with the marketing strategy nor the direction the game is going.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lone Wolf Multiplayer

I picked this up...because...I wanted to. First of all this reminds me so much of the old school rules that have made a comeback in the last three years. The rules are simple and easy to learn, the rulebook gives you only one character "class" that you can be a Kai Lord but that's ok there are a few more out there on Mongoose's Web site. I am looking forward to seeing what the next rulebook brings, it is supposed to be more character types.

I could see this be as a nice simple game that can be played when one player doesn't show or when you are going on vacation and don't want to haul a bunch of books or even your laptop. I have seen some "home" rules on the web site that can be easily used to expand some options for combat, and some that I think make it more complicated.

All in all a good buy for me and right now I like easy compared to more complicated.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Science Fiction Gaming

I am a HUGE scifi fan and when it comes to scifi gaming I have determined that the system I wish to use is Traveller, by Mongoose. I have all of the old classic stuff and I have a lot of the MegaTraveller products as well.

Traveller the way I would play it though would be more Space Opera than hard core let me throw this out there for you guys to chew on, what system would you use?