So, I thought for the first post, I would try to make it apparent who I am in a gaming sense. After all, I will be writing about various gaming related things. This is just a short post to share my bona fides as a gamer if you will. And so I want to share my gaming history with you.
I played D&D for the first time in 8th grade. It was a wonderful experience, but it would be a few years until I played a role playing game again. From my mid high school on, I began to play AD&D, Cyberpunk, WoD, Shadowrun, and anything else I could get my hands on. I have been playing role playing games ever since (approximately 23 years). I am currently working on my own game.
I also have played a lot of Magic the Gathering since high school. When I started playing, Legends had yet to come out (it came out a month or two after I started). I stopped around Ice Age. I came back to the game during Legions and have been playing through most sets since. I have competed on the Pro Tour (made money at the only Masters format Pro Tour in Philly) and made money at a Grand Prix.
I also began miniature gaming right after high school with 5th edition Warhammer Fantasy. I shortly there after began with Warhammer 40k as well during third edition. I have since stopped playing GW games, though Brendan Carrion is trying his damndest to pull me into AoS. Currently, I play Infinity, which in my opinion is the coolest and most challenging miniature game I have ever played.
I thought I would begin with this short introduction as to who I am as a gamer. After all, this should give you a background into my experiences with various systems, etc. as I ramble about them on this blog. I hope you enjoy this journey with me.
In which sleep deprivation and a day of virtual mayhem combine to make everyone just a little bit giddy. Special guest stars Jim Miller, Warlord Amanda, Shadowsworn Adam, Richard Newby, and PhillyC! This one was a lot of fun to record.
Join in the fun at the Crit Hit Facebook group. Weirdos only. Neckbeards and squares forbidden.
The ShadowSworn crew gather under cover of darkness to discuss the dark history of our world and how it can be mined to enhance your game.
oh boy…here we go.
Brendan and Ben get LepreCon’d! In which we learn an important lesson about the makeup of the gaming community and the atrocious lack of hygienic standards.
In which… Brendan and Ben return from the wastes. They have been exploring exaggerated landscapes. Exaggerated deserts. Exaggerated swamps. Those crazy forests where the trees have evil faces. They have battled. They have leveled up. And now they are back to lead the cult to new frontiers, new vistas. The greatest challenges are yet to come…
In which Brendan and Ben are joined by none other than Josh of the Wrecking Crew and their podcast, Podcast: the Wreckening. The three talk about the difference between rules light and rules heavy as opposed to crunchy vs. not crunchy.
Get with our homies at the internationally renown Wrecking Crew here:
In which Brendan and Ben are joined by Randy, a GM’s GM. Randy talks about the epic, long running game he has been crafting and the monster manual he is producing so that you can share some of his adventures at you table. Brendan needs more than just a protein shake after working-out and he and Ben find a way to make it all about the Kickstarters! Yea!
In which Ben and Brendan are joined once more by the Warlord Amanda and they make the art contained within roleplaying books their entire subject. Many digressions and Brendan probably talks more than he should.
Here’s some art by that dumb fuck Brendan Carrion (aka Vampire Cop):
Born to Kill
In which Brendan and Ben are joined by Adam and they discuss their long and storied history of playing games in the cyberpunk genre.
In which The Shadowsworn Radio Hour gives up the independence of it’s own unique feed and becomes a member of the Full Metal RPG family in good standing. Lots of banter between Shadowsworn Adam and Brendan. We really see the different ways that they run games coming to the fore.