Game Review: Legends of the Wulin

Another one for RPG Blog Carnival. This got a little wordy.
I wasn’t expecting to like Legends of the Wulin as much as I did. It’s a wuxia-inspired game, and a less-spirits-and-supernatural spiritual successor to Weapons of the Gods, to which the closest I got was a discussion of one of their key mechanics that ended [...]

RPG Blog Carnival Rerun: Hoard Review

For RPG Blog Carnival. Let’s face it, one of the reasons why this blog is system-neutral is that in the beginning, I didn’t play what most of the bloggers played, and over the last year, I’ve played a lot of what most of the bloggers don’t play. So an entire month of squealing about games [...]

Review: Hoard

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my group, it’s that “Baby dragons” is the fastest way to get us to do much of anything. Which explains how, with next to no warning, we agreed to jump right in and play in a game of Hoard run by our resident collector of shiny new RPG [...]

Getting Started, Part 2

So now that you’ve decided to play, and figured out approximately how (no need to commit yet, though, since these things are all intermingled), the next choice is what you’re going to play. Now, this part gets a bit more difficult.
First, there’s the simple question of whether you’d prefer a freeform or an established system. [...]

Getting Started, Part 1

As joanne1398 has pointed out in her response to my opening post, a lot of the problem with getting into roleplaying is knowing where to get started and whom to get started with. This series will be on the basic decisions that go into game setup.
The first thing you want to consider is the medium [...]