July 29, 2016

July 20, 2016

Finding Me at Gen Con 2016

Once again an early Gen Con barrels down upon us like a rollicking freight train of polyhedral mixed metaphors. And once again I will be available to chat with you either from my default perch at the Pelgrane Press stand, or in a fine variety of seminar formats. Either way, be sure to say hi. It’s what I’m there for.
Scheduled events are as follows:

Stealing From the Movies, Thursday 2 pm, Crowne Plaza Victoria Station C/D. Campaign ideas & awesome RPG action are as close as the multiplex. Pelgrane Press designers help you adapt, adopt, & improve the plots & characters of Hollywood, Hong Kong, & Hammer Films.

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, Friday 1 pm, Westin: Council. Join Kenneth Hite and me for a live edition of our ENnie-nominated podcast. Sold out, but check for no-shows.

Dramatic Interaction Master Class, Friday 3 pm, Crowne Plaza Conrail: Robin D. Laws & guests teach structures & techniques to turn emotional confrontations between PCs from frustrating roadblocks into rich moments of human drama. Also starring Emily Care Boss and Rachel A. Kahn.

Swords, Spies and Shoggoths: The Pelgrane Press Panel, Saturday 2pm, Crowne Plaza Grand Central Ballroom B. Join Simon Rogers, Cat Tobin & others from the Pelgrane team for a behind-the-scenes look at what the award-winning UK publisher's been up to this year, & what they've planned for the coming year.

Investigative Roleplaying Masterclass, Saturday 4 pm. Westin Capitol II. Mystery scenario masters Kenneth Hite, Robin D. Laws, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Ruth Tillman and Chris Spivey train their magnifying glasses on clue-gathering adventures to reveal the unlikely suspects behind your tabletop woes.

UPDATE: Location for Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff has been corrected.

July 15, 2016

July 11, 2016

Feng Shui 2, KARTAS and More at the ENnies Voting Booth

The electronic voting booth for the 2016 is now open for business. If you were planning to support Feng Shui 2, gather your chi for its nominations in five categories: Best Game, Best Setting, Best Rules, Best Aid/Accessory, and Product of the Year.

The sagacious voter will also note a Best Podcast nomination for Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, and Page XX for Best Webzine.

Or if your tastes run toward the literary and vampiric, you might spot a nomination or five for my boon compadres at Pelgrane Press and their Dracula Dossier.

July 08, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Stab Them in the Peninsula

In the latest episode of our ENnie-nominated podcast, Ken and I talk scenario climaxes, Edward Barton, AI screenwriting, and Nixon unpardoned.

July 01, 2016