Posts tagged “roleplaying hobby

Contest Winners


You didn’t think I forgot to announce the winners of our 2017 Writing Contest, did you?  No sir, just a bit delayed what with everything else that’s going on.

The Winners

Ian — Honorable Mention
Ian gave us the tale of a woman whose live has been shaped by loss and black magick.

Brodie — 3rd Place
Brodie gave us a scavenger hunt waiting to be discovered.

Julian — 2nd Place
Julian gave us a Parisian cafe with a secret.

Sophia — 1st Place
Sophia gave us the tale of a Prince under a dread curse.


Meet the Judges

Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams
Wiggy is the Creative Director of Triple Ace Games and one of the creative minds behind All for One: Regime Diabolique (his name is on the cover, kids!).  He’s been a published author since 1998 and has written for Atlas Games, Eden Studios, Britannia Games Design, Kenzer & Co., Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Cubicle 7, and Green Ronin. He’s married and lives in the wild north of the UK, in the land of little ponies and constant wind.

Ed Wetterman
Ed is a teacher at College Station High School as well as one of the devious minds behind the Pinebox, Texas and East Texas University setting for Pinnacle Entertainment’s Savage Worlds game.  In addition to his game design work for Pinnacle and Reality Blurs, Ed has written many articles and short stories including The Witch of Linda Lane for Buried Tales of Pinebox, and Hellfighter for Pinnacle.


All for One Special Event


Welcome to a France that never was.

Join us Monday, January 30 at 6 pm for a special inaugural event for the new All For One: Regime Diabolique game.  Take a tour of 17th Century Paris. Learn the duties of a Musketeer. Create your hero for the story to come: Who are you? What drives you to be the hero you hope to become.

Teens ages 11-17 are welcome.  All materials provided. No experience necessary.  This is the perfect introduction for new players and anyone new to tabletop roleplaying.

Happy Halloween


Did you have fun at our annual Halloween event? I hope so. Now you can download the Halloween Dark game, along with all the cards. This version is updated from the one we played, as your madcap efforts revealed some holes and flaws in the original design. This version fixes those. So get your friends together, grab some dice, and watch as them try to do each other in! Have fun! And thank you for coming out for the event.

Based on Graham Walmsley’s excellent Cthulhu Dark, Halloween Dark is a light hearted horror game where the players deal cards to steer themselves or their compatriots to safety or deeper into harm’s way, often with hilarious results.

You can also download Joyland, the horror story we played.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Well ain’t that something…

We also hear more and more from parents, educators, and mental health professionals who encourage Dungeons & Dragons because it’s not screen-time. The game’s about social interaction that builds certain skills like teamwork. Kids get an experience that they want to play and they get to tell stories and come up with amazing ideas. It doesn’t feel like learning or the normal things schools would shove down your throat. It’s gone full circle from a thing that was even demonized to something that’s now lionized.

— Greg Tito, Communications Manager, Wizards of the Coast

Emphasis mine. I’m just gonna leave this here for anyone who might wander by.

Here’s the article.

BTW, Stranger Things is great but definitely in PG-13 territory.  Parents take note.

Annual Halloween Event

Hey everyone!

Just a reminder that NEXT monday night, October 26, is our annual Halloween event.  The library will be providing the treats, we’ll be providing the tricks and horrors.  Remember, costumes are optional, but encouraged.  And yes, there will be benefits to coming in costume.  This will not be a regular Deadlands game.  Monday I asked if you wanted a preview of the next campaign, or something completely different.  And you voted…for something completely different!  So that’s what you’ll be getting.  But you’ll still earn experience for your participation, which you can carry over to your regular character.  How much experience?  That depends on how long your character survives.  MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

What’s that?  You want a clue?  Of course you do.  So I’ll give you one.  But only one.

Chickens in the Mist SW v02.indd

See you Monday night.

In the meantime, I leave you with a Halloween tradition you should carry on.

E. Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of the grandfather of the roleplaying hobby.  He is perhaps best known as the co-creator of the Dungeons and Dragons game, the co-founder of TSR Hobbies, Inc., the author of the Gord the Rogue novels, and the creator of the world of Greyhawk and a multitude of fantastic characters.  But prior to the RPG craze, he was an avid wargamer and author of nearly a dozen different tabletop wargames and scenarios.

He is missed.  Rest well, Gary.