Mass Effect: Polyhedron

Over my prolonged absence from the site, I have been working on making my collaborative adaptation of Mass Effect up to snuff. I think that the reception of Andromeda really provides the fan community an opportunity to tell our own stories in the Mass Effect universe. The tactical movement and cover-based shooter mechanics really lend themselves well to the powers system in 4E. Marrying the … Continue reading Mass Effect: Polyhedron

Lost Citadel Magic: Wizard and Sorcerer Archetypes

Green Ronin is holding a talent search for their new setting. Dark fantasy settings are something that have always intrigued me and I found myself coming up with these before reading the fine print. And so, I share what would have been part of my submission with you. This also marks a change on the blog, as I am going to try to write more for … Continue reading Lost Citadel Magic: Wizard and Sorcerer Archetypes

Round Table 112 – D&D Movie, N-Space, and the RPG Business

This is must listening material for anyone interested in breaking into the RPG business. A new episode of my podcast, The Round Table, is up on The Tome Show’s website. I sit down with Alex Basso, Rudy Basso, and Greg Blair to discuss Rob Letterman being named director of the Dungeons … Source: Round Table 112 – D&D Movie, N-Space, and the RPG Business Part 2 of the conversation took place on … Continue reading Round Table 112 – D&D Movie, N-Space, and the RPG Business

A Fifth Path: Pathfinder Unchained

As I shared previously, there is a lot of potential to bring forth Pathfinder material into a 5th Edition D&D game. Often times, this comes with minimal work on the GM’s part and could add a good deal of variety for GMs and players that may already have a lot of systems mastery. Even though Pathfinder Unchained was meant to correct issues with the current … Continue reading A Fifth Path: Pathfinder Unchained

Chocolate in the Peanut Butter: Pathfinder in 5E

There are many similarities between Pathfinder D&D 5E. It is not only because they are both d20-based games but also of their shared heritage and analogous method of determining success. Having played through Hoard of the Dragon Queen and a good portion of The Rise of Tiamat, and given 5E’s very small product catalogue, there are a number of Paizo products that provide interesting options for gameplay and … Continue reading Chocolate in the Peanut Butter: Pathfinder in 5E

When Death Isn’t (Always) The End

Originally posted on World Builder Blog:
In many Dungeons and Dragons campaigns death is merely a hurdle. In fifth edition PCs and NPCs alike can return from death with a diamond and a 3rd-level or higher spell slot. Creatures can return from death as wights, revenants, ghosts, and other more powerful undead. Now I know in most D&D worlds returning from death isn’t possible for… Continue reading When Death Isn’t (Always) The End

Mass Effect d20 Fan Project

One of the impetuses for restarting the blog is to provide an online resource for a project I have been working on for the past year. After a couple of playtest sessions, my partner and I are getting close to releasing an e-document meant to be shared with a wider audience. Although we do not have a date-certain yet for this release, we are confident … Continue reading Mass Effect d20 Fan Project