Jeremiah McCoy

Geek For Hire

Tag: gamer (page 1 of 4)

A video laying out my plans for the new year. I will be doing more video reviews, a bit on comics tied to gaming, and some other fun things.

My Blog
https://jeremiahmccoy.com

My Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

Honor Among Thieves

Honor Among Thieves

They say there is no honor among thieves.  That is probably true, but there are rules. There are societies, crews and of course guilds. I have written up a few guilds and there are plenty of others to draw on, but it can be hard for some folks to figure out how to use them.

The easiest use of course is adversaries. They steal the PC’s stuff and the PC’s have to get it back.  Either that, or they beat the PC’s to the loot. That is fine but is not always the most compelling answer. Many players are into the whole idea of playing criminals. There is something to the appeal of crime stories. There is a reason why we keep seeing heist films getting made. Gangster flicks are iconic and Robin Hood is an enduring legend. Criminal societies make good stories.

The problem is, not everyone knows how to translate that kind of story to table top. If you will permit, I will offer some advice on that point.

Continue reading

I ramble a bit about running a game for some youngsters, ages 4 to 7. Anyone else ran games for very young kids?

My Blog
https://jeremiahmccoy.com

My Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

So here is a brief update. I talk about the response to designing for Fantasy Age, designing Blight Elves over on my blog, and trying to find ways to format things for presentation.

My Blog
https://jeremiahmccoy.com

My Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

The Basics of the Game Gencon Wrap Up Episode

Here is my post Gencon write up. I am trying out producing video on the phone. The results are mixed.

 

My Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

 

 

This is inspired by a thread on the Brigade over on Facebook. I thought it was worth talking about.

My Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

The Basics of the Game Rambles 268 The Post-Apocalyptic Setting

I ramble for a bit about the post-apocalyptic genre of game worlds. I had some thoughts. Hey look I posted a video and a blog post. I am all productive and stuff.

My Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

This is a ramble about committing to my role play choices. Inspired by some recent gaming weekends and watching Stream of Annihilation.

Engage Shameless Plug:

Go check out my self-published gaming project.

The Grimoire of Grimoires

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/211467/The-Grimoire-of-Grimoires

My Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/jeremiahmccoy

 

I decided to do a primer on the boxed sets rules for Dungeons and Dragons. A number of people started playing with 2nd edition or later, and may never have used those boxed sets.

Trying something new here with the production. Tell me what you think.

 

Researching New Spells

So, this is my core system for researching spells. To say this could use some feedback is an understatement. Researching spells is something I want rules for, and sometimes you just have to write them yourself. It also forced me to look at the structure of Wizard spells in 5th Edition more closely.  These rules are assuming there are more restrictions on learning new spells than are currently in place in D&D, but they should work fine with the current system, as well.  With all that preamble out of the way…

 

Continue reading

Older posts

© 2018 Jeremiah McCoy

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑