All posts by R.E. Davis

Reflections on High Valor

Six years ago, I had my view on gaming flipped on its head. I was at the end of a two-year 4e D&D campaign; one that saw decks of power cards, miniatures, three different desktop applications, and combat encounters that lasted entire evenings. It was clear that, while we had a blast, that the days of such bloated systems were in need of ending. We needed something lighter, more elegant, and easier to run in the fewer hours we had.

That’s when Tim Kirk sent me a review copy of High Valor. And it blew my mind.

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Ramblings on Shadowrun: Anarchy

Well, it happened.
Catalyst Game Labs released Shadowrun: Anarchy,  an “alternate rules set” that aims at letting players run the shadows of the Sixth World in a more story-driven rules set.

If you’re looking for a solid, full review of Anarchy I highly recommend the Casting Shadows review.  Otherwise, I’m just going to sit here and gush fanboy for a moment…

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Frequently (Non) Asked Questions: The Patchwork Manifesto

Perhaps as an exercise in narcissism, I’m going to ask questions that nobody has ever asked me about my upcoming rpg system: The Patchwork Manifesto. That said, I figured it’d be a fun way to talk about the Hows and Whys of the project. Besides, you can’t tell me that any FAQ posted at time of any other game announcement consisted of questions that were, ya know, frequently asked up until that point.

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Rota Fortunae: A Simple Fantasy RPG Framework

Rota Fortunae is a simple fantasy rpg framework driven by CarPG.

We took the base rules and repackaged it as a complete, stand alone 16-page PDF fantasy game. In addition to showcasing the system in a clean layout, we added all sorts of fun stuff:

  • Expanded Skills & Tags
  • A simple magic system with expanded options.
  • 8 fantasy races (plus humans)
  • Additional house-rule options to expand or simplify the game.
  • Available for free and released under CC-BY-NC-SA