Live from Barsaive: Episode 4

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Episode 4 Highlights: Overview of airship rules Tips for using airships in your campaigns Roleplaying the Air Sailor discipline How to unbalance a campaign (and why you shouldn’t) Your Humble Game Master YouTube channel about various tabletop RPG’s, including Earthdawn https://lavamonkeygames.com/podcastfiles/LiveFromBarsaive_004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | …

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Live from Barsaive: Episode 3

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Episode 3 Highlights: Part 2 of 3 in our series on the Twilight Peaks setting How chiropractors are like highland trolls 1879: Go pledge the Kickstarter even though Chad botched the explanation of the game Chad’s experience of making one game per month for an entire year www.onegameamonth.com Kickstarter campaign …

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Live from Barsaive: Episode 2

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We’re back for another episode! (actually we recorded it the same night) Some highlights include: How to tell if someone is a tabletop gamer. Chad says “uh” and “ah” about a million times, but we’ll cut him some slack because he is new at this. Highland Troll culture. History of …

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Live from Barsaive: Episode 1

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Our first episode! Some highlights include: Chad actually remembers to introduce himself (after several takes). Focus of the show and what to expect from future episodes. Our initial impressions of the 4th Edition books. Rachel gets Chad going on a big unplanned tangent about Parlainth, but it kind of works. …

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Flibitz is Very Close to Release

Things are happening. Bugs are getting fixed, the iOS release is getting closer, and this blog post is being written in passive voice because my college English professors can’t tell me what to do anymore. I apologize for being so terribly inconsistent about keeping up with this blog. Technically, I …

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Can’t Blog…Working

I really, can’t blog tonight. I would love to, but I just can’t because I’m busy putting the finishing touches on Flibitz. If I did have time to blog, I would tell you that I’m less than one week away from submitting the game for app store review! I would …

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Building Levels with My Son

I just finished making the last of the levels for our upcoming iOS game, Flibitz. Actually, I should say we finished the levels, because I had some help. My eight year old son, Andrew, sat by my side today for several hours, offering ideas and suggestions. He even designed one …

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Makin’ Levels

Yup…that’s what I’m doin’…makin’ levels, from sunup to sundown. Makin’ levels lickety split, faster ‘n a tumbleweed in a torn-nader!!! Sorry, I’ve recently gotten back into playing the Deadlands tabletop RPG, and the voice in my head has turned into that of a cowboy/gunslinger/ghost rock prospector. I will try to …

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Did I Fall Off the Face of the Earth or Something?

No. I did not. But since I have not written a game, or even a blog post, since completing #1GAM back in February, I thought I should post something that serves two purposes: offering flimsy excuses for my absence, and letting you know what we’ve got coming up. In the …

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Postmortem: Fun With Asthma

Well, here we are, at the end of my One Game a Month challenge. Once per month, for twelve months in a row, I have managed to finish a game. Looking back on it, I’d say some were good and some were…errr…less good. Not a single one is half as …

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