Footage from the Zone

The real Exclusion Zone around Chernobyl, that is. Perhaps I’ll take a tour there one day, but the place already seems strangely familiar because the game developers were faithful to reproduce not only the tone and aesthetic of the area, but actual buildings and locations. I’ll certainly reference this for inspiration for more Zona Alfa […]

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TST Expansion: Trash Run

Part One of a HARDWIRED mini-campaign. Omar Patek frowned. There was a spread of images on McNevin’s display: body parts in a plastic tub. The organic bits were separated with a butcher’s precision, the cybernetic sockets were empty, smeared with gristle and fluids. “They kibbled him, jacked his ‘ware, and sent him back via pedicab […]

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What Darkness Hides – Interlude

THE CATACOMBS OF UMBRA John was unable to attend last night’s session so there was a quick interlude as Sergeant Dobrescu led the rest of the party into the the catacombs beneath the fortress of Ochi Vanat. Stretching for miles in subterranean darkness, the catacombs are believed to pre-date the fortress by a 1,000 years. […]

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What Darkness Hides

A SYMBAROUM MINI-CAMPAIGN* Our adventure begins in the fortress of Ochi Vanat, a remote outpost on the northern frontier of the Amroth Empire, on the border of the former Urgench Dominion. Exiled to this cold, harsh province, the party members find themselves recruited into the Black Guard: a battalion of malcontents, commuted military convicts, and […]

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Shots from a Dungeon Crawl

Two older grandsons came over last night, and finding me in the basement game room, requested a chance at Fortune and Glory. After some debate, they decided to risk The Tomb of Sagrak the Skeleton King. Selecting a Warrior, a Wizard, a Rogue and a Cleric, they made it as far as the first Treasure […]

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Accessorizing the Dungeon

UPDATED 28 MARCH : IMAGES OF END-CAPS/DOORS AT BOTTOM OF POST Some of you might recall my on-the-cheap modular dungeon made from faux stone vinyl tiles, insulation foam, craft paint, and a weekend’s worth of elbow grease. The Dungeon of Sagra-Bayar. Well a few months later, plus more paper shields, a Mantic Terrain set, and […]

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Tharnulf’s Crypt – Part 2

“Where have you been?” the Paladin snapped. “Spiders, roaches, ogres, all manner of creepy crawlies coming out of the stonework, and you’re upstairs looting bodies.” “Scared of bugs, are you?” the Dark Elf corsair smiled thinly. “Don’t tell me I have to hold your hand.” *** The party was joined by a Dark Elf Corsair, […]

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Terrain for Interface Zero 2.0

In preparation for our upcoming cyberpunk RPG games, (both Pathfinder and Savage Worlds iterations) the tabletop miniature gamer in me demanded suitable 3D terrain.  Can’t have chrome and mirrorshade minis blasting away on mere gridded map tiles, can we? So I went for a low cost, minimal labor 2 x 3 playing area using WorldWorks […]

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