Image of Ghostbusters
There’s something about the promise of a boxed-set. For me they’re evocative of roleplaying in general, and specifically of MERP. It was the first boxed set I owned. For a lot of folks it’s probably the “red box” or something like that (the first D&D book I owned was the Advanced Player’s […]

What’s in the Box?- Ghostbusters (GBI)

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People begin their design of a roleplaying game in all sorts of different places in the design, and for all sorts of different reasons. It might be a cool dice mechanic you thought up, the desire to create a certain type of character, or a reaction to something somewhere you […]

The Perfect Metaphor

I read an article about paying for games which basically, was saying that aside from Gary Gygax nobody really got rich from role-playing so buy stuff and support writers. It also raised the point that, like musicians, RPG writers have been disadvantaged by torrenting. I agree, but I think that unlike musicians, […]

Is Organized Play Good For the Hobby?

Call of Cthulhu 7 is finding its way into letterboxes all over the world. Not mine yet, but that’s what you get for failing to even be aware of one of the largest Kickstarters in RPGs ever. Anyway, the more people who play a game of Call of Cthulhu the […]

Call of Cthulhu: the Most Important RPG