Thursday is GURPSDay, and marks the first full week of 2019. It’s been a bit of a crazy week for me, as schedules are only now returning to normal after break (the kids are back in school) and trying to work out a good balance of writing and doing other things.

There are, however, things to do. I am busily writing The Citadel at Nordvorn, a mini-setting with far too much going on for its own good, for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG. This is the first of three works that will be published for that game in 2019. As noted in my brief post today: I’m having ridiculous fun writing it.

In personal Gaming Ballistic News:

  1. If you liked Hall of Judgment, and either also play or have friends that play Fifth Edition or Dragon Heresy, the Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) campaign closed having raised roughly the same amount of money as the 1st edition. That left us short of the offset print run stretch goal at $6,000 . . . but the Backerkit Phase is going very well, especially thanks to a few folks who ordered Viking-style shields! If you can show your D&D-playing friends the link, pitch it to your FLGS, it would go a long way. We’re something like $100-400 from that stretch goal, with two weeks left in the Backerkit phase. The more I can get product out there, the better stuff I can do for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, as rising sales lift all boats.
  2. There’s been a lot happening “under the waterline” over at GB, and more will be revealed soon. I will say that several varieties of product, not written by me, are all simmering on the mid-stove. Some of these will really excite SJG fans!

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary January 4, 2019 – January 10, 2019”

Thursday is GURPSDay, the first of the New Year (well, another one: it’s 2019 now). We’re coming up on six years of the blog! As one does, I reflected on the prior year, and you can see that post below the break. All in all, it was a good year for Gaming Ballistic.

And I have to say: for various sekrit reasons, 2019 has already started off well.

Which brings us to GURPSDay! Read ’em all, check ’em out, and if you spot a GURPS blog in the wild, ping them and let them know they too can be on the list, so long as they, as Emmet would say, “follow the instructions.

GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “New Year GURPSDay: Welcome to 2019!”

Thursday is GURPSDay, and today is a sad day, in that it marked the final issue of this volume of Pyramid magazine. Issue #3/122 was titled, with an appropriate nerdy call-back, “All Good Things,” and while true, it is regrettable all the same. I got my start writing professionally with Pyramid, way back when, with two articles: a geeky one on gun design (still available for free), and a quickie rule on Camping Out in a first person shooter for Frag.

Since that time in 2002, I went on to publish just over a dozen times, and that set me up to eventually start my own blog (in 2012) and game company (in 2016). So it is with a sigh of regret that what was a reliable and quirky support engine for GURPS turns off the lights. I still can’t help but flash back to J. Michael Strazinski turning off the lights for Bablylon 5 in “Sleeping in Light.”

Perhaps, Phoenix-like, something will emerge as embers, in the future.

Even so: it is GURPSDay, so read ’em all, check ’em out, and if you spot a GURPS blog in the wild, ping them and let them know they too can be on the list, so long as they, as Emmet would say, “follow the instructions.”

In personal Gaming Ballistic News: Two items.

  1. If you liked Hall of Judgment, and either also play or have friends that play Fifth Edition, I have launched the Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) Kickstarter. This ports Hall of Judgment over to my 5e-derived Dragon Heresy RPG, and upgrades the maps. That part funded on Day 2, and those maps will be inserted into HoJ as well. But I’m trying to get to first the $3,500 level (print quality equal to HoJ), and then the $6,000 level that gets an offset print run (softcover, lay-flat binding, even better paper than HoJ). If you can, pledge. If you can’t, reshare. Show your D&D-playing friends, your FLGS, etc. The more I can get product out there, the better stuff I can do for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, as rising sales lift all boats.
  2. All of my RPG products are on sale until January 2. Whether as a gift, or for yourself, check ’em out.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Dec 14, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018”

December 7 marks Pearl Harbor Day in the USA, the famed “day that will live in infamy.” I have had the privilege to visit Pearl Harbor twice, and it was sobering and sad and . . . too many things. But you should go if you can. The first time I was there, the narrator on the tour was actually there, and had lived through it. That opportunity is vanishing quickly.

And yet! Thursday is GURPSDay! Read ’em all, check ’em out, and if you spot a GURPS blog in the wild, ping them and let them know they too can be on the list, so long as they, as Emmet would say, “follow the instructions.”

In personal Gaming Ballistic News: Two items.

  1. If you liked Hall of Judgment, and either also play or have friends that play Fifth Edition, I have launched the Lost Hall of Tyr (2nd Edition) Kickstarter. This ports Hall of Judgment over to my 5e-derived Dragon Heresy RPG, and upgrades the maps. That part funded on Day 2, and those maps will be inserted into HoJ as well. But I’m trying to get to first the $3,500 level (print quality equal to HoJ), and then the $6,000 level that gets an offset print run (softcover, lay-flat binding, even better paper than HoJ). If you can, pledge. If you can’t, reshare. Show your D&D-playing friends, your FLGS, etc. The more I can get product out there, the better stuff I can do for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, as rising sales lift all boats.
  2. All of my RPG products are on sale until January 2. Whether as a gift, or for yourself, check ’em out.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Dec 7, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018”

Thursday is GURPSDay! It’s a good haul this morning, befitting the entry into the vast wasteland of productivity called the Christmas-New Year period. Read ’em all, check ’em out, and if you spot a GURPS blog in the wild, ping them and let them know they too can be on the list, so long as they, as Emmet would say, “follow the instructions.”

In personal Gaming Ballistic News: All of my RPG products are on sale until January 2. Whether as a gift, or for yourself, check ’em out. Additionally, for those who (gasp!) cross over into the lands of Dragon Heresy, I will be launching a Kickstarter tomorrow at some point to port Hall of Judgment over to the Dragon Heresy system. If it funds, I will certainly update the HoJ combat maps to the new style.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 6, 2018”

Thursday is GURPSDay! There’s still big news floating around the GURPS-o-Sphere today concerning the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Update 102.   Phil Reed and Sean Punch have been active and firm on several points: The book’s scope will be tightly defined: The art is driving the monster inclusions. The boxed set reprint is linked to the Bestiary. The funding goal will (say it like in 300) not be small, not likely be progressive, and the scope of the project will be controlled and defined. Adding more tokens to a game book is not in the plan. Head on over to any of the forums (Kickstarter, GURPS Forums, GURPS North America Facebook Group) and let them know you’re interested if you are, in fact, interested.

In personal Gaming Ballistic News: All of my RPG products are on sale until January 2. Whether as a gift, or for yourself, check ’em out.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Nov 23, 2018 – Nov 29, 2018”

Thursday is GURPSDay! And Turkey Day (hereafter called Sweet Potato with brown sugar and roasted marshmallows day, so as to focus on what’s important) for those in the United States. So may your tryptophan comas be pleasant! There’s big news floating around the GURPS-o-Sphere today, as the latest Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Update 102 contained a preview of three monsters for a notional Dungeon Fantasy RPG Bestiary . . . and a reprint of the boxed set! While details of the project are being held close as usual, Phil Reed and Sean Punch have been active and firm on several points: The book’s scope will be tightly defined. The art is driving the monster inclusions. The boxed set reprint is linked to the Bestiary. The funding goal will (say it like in 300) not be small, not likely be progressive, and the scope of the project will be controlled and defined. Less certain but seemingly also in there was that adding more tokens to a game book is not in the plan.

The GURPS North America Facebook Group has a very active thread on this topic, and there are 77 comments on the kickstarter link itself, plus the “Future of the DFRPG” thread on the forums.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Nov 16, 2018 – Nov 22, 2018”

Thursday is GURPSDay, and we’re back on schedule. GameHole Con was awesome, and next year I’ll go and set up a Gaming Ballistic booth. Enough about that: GURPSDay is currently pulling from 104 blogs on the roster.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Nov 9, 2018 – Nov 15, 2018”

Thursday is GURPSDay, and well, that was a bit ago. I departed for GameHole Con and forgot to set up remote access, as I always forget to set up remote access. So this covers a longer period than usual.

GameHole Con was awesome, but more on that later.

GURPSDay is currently pulling from 104 blogs on the roster.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Nov 2, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018”

Thursday is GURPSDay, wow, the kiddos all over were recovering from what was clearly a most excellent sugar rush, accompanied by the following sugar manic and sugar crash. Chaos all over this morning, with empty parking lots at work, clearly due to vampiric action.

Yesterday I tested the Perception skills of the children coming to my door. I posed as a draugr and didn’t move much. Most of the children and nearly all of the adults assumed I was a statue, and one group’s reaction to my movement as they attempted to pillage the candy bowl at my feet was . . . both memorable and satisfying.

GURPSDay is currently pulling from 104 blogs on the roster.

GURPSDay is in its fifth year – GURPSDay started in February 2013,  a year after I started Gaming Ballistic. Things have slowed down a bit, and I’ll be considering how to revitalize this weekly activity. I’d like to see an average of 100 posts here per week – one per blog, ish – so we’ll see what we can do to get creative juiced flowing.

The Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPSIf you just started a GURPS blog – and I know that some of you have – email me and get on the list! With the advent of the Dungeon Fantasy RPG, Powered by GURPS, there’s even more reason to write.

How? Two action items: post more, recruit more. It’s really that simple. More posters is more posts, and more interest in GURPS.

Below you can find the blog activity for the last week. There’s a whole lotta awesome GURPS going on. Read all the posts.

Not every blog posts about GURPS every week, but some are ridiculously prolific! The list is randomized, so different bloggers will be highlighted at the top of the post each week.

As always, if you’re interested in having your blog consolidated here, navigate over to The Instructions Page and drop me a line. Take special note of the RSS Settings Fix if you’re on WordPress.

Continue reading “GURPSDay Summary Oct 26, 2018 – Nov 1, 2018”