A Grim, Dark Future for Auros IX

“KEEP YER BEADY eyeballz skinned!” Big Boss Nadzdrag bellowed. His boyz trudged along the cold desert plain, heads down, not because they were tired, but because their leader was looking for something. Many somethings, in fact. It had been several Continue reading A Grim, Dark Future for Auros IX

Forget 40K, I’m Going “Grimdark” (Part 3)

IN MY PREVIOUS POSTS, I discussed how fatigued I am with the bloated rules for 9e Warhammer 40K, and how I’ve ditched the game in favor of Grimdark Future, the streamlined, easier-to-play alternative by online upstart OnePageRules. In tabletop wargames Continue reading Forget 40K, I’m Going “Grimdark” (Part 3)

“KD&D,” Part 3: Simpler & Better Character Classes

This post is part of a series describing the rule changes I’ve made for my current fantasy role-playing campaign. “Kilgore’s Dungeons & Dragons,” or “KD&D,” is a full-fledged variant of the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game initially released Continue reading “KD&D,” Part 3: Simpler & Better Character Classes

“KD&D,” Part 2: Simpler & Better Character Races

This post is part of a series describing the rule changes I’ve made for my current fantasy role-playing campaign. “Kilgore’s Dungeons & Dragons,” or “KD&D,” is a full-fledged variant of the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game initially released Continue reading “KD&D,” Part 2: Simpler & Better Character Races

“KD&D,” Part 1: A New Take on an Old Game

ONE MIGHT THINK, judging by the longevity of this site, that Warhammer 40K is my favorite game. It’s true that I began playing 40K when I was introduced to the original, Rogue Trader, version in 1987, and I kept on Continue reading “KD&D,” Part 1: A New Take on an Old Game

Forget 40K: I’m Going “Grimdark” (Part 1)

I STARTED PLAYING Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K in 1987, when it first arrived in the United States. While for the most part, it’s been a lot of fun, I’m done with the game. I don’t see myself ever playing again. Continue reading Forget 40K: I’m Going “Grimdark” (Part 1)

The Fighting Tigers of Veda: Homeworld

Second in a series of preliminary reports (Translated to Imperial Gothic from High Mahaduyanan) ++MEMORANDUM TO: [REDACTED], Ordo Astartes++ ++FROM: Inquisitor Varman Kumar++ ++DATE: 3282002.M42++ PER YOUR DIRECTIVE, I am conducting a multi-year investigation of the Adeptus Astartes Chapter known Continue reading The Fighting Tigers of Veda: Homeworld

The Fighting Tigers of Veda: Overview

First in a series of preliminary reports (Translated to Imperial Gothic from High Mahaduyanan) ++MEMORANDUM TO: [REDACTED], Ordo Astartes++ ++FROM: Inquisitor Varman Kumar++ ++DATE: 2882002.M42++ PER YOUR DIRECTIVE, I am conducting a multi-year investigation of the Adeptus Astartes Chapter known Continue reading The Fighting Tigers of Veda: Overview