Grant and Peter are back, with Fear the Con 8 behind us and new gaming horizons ahead! Grant’s had some major changes in his local gaming group, which prompt some discussion, but soon enough it’s on to our main topic: Picking a system that works best for the kinds of stories you want to tell while gaming. From universal to simulationist to light-weight indie games, we weigh all the considerations we can to help you pick the right game. Plus, some (well-deserved) plugs for System Mastery [NSFW], and this clever trick for making your own Fate dice!
Scripture: Proverbs 4:6,
UPDATE: A couple people have been asking about entry fees. I want to be clear that there is NO COST FOR ENTERING THE EVENT. There will be an entry for the Pretense “Last Role Standing” competition (see below), but you can come and play the games in our collection for … Continue reading
Velsharoon!, pt 1 Standing over a pit of zombies, the adventurers must descend into the midst of the undead horde to find out what else stirs in this most ancient of temple warrens. Session 13: Part 1 (finally nailed the overlay thing, kids) The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas … Continue reading
It’s convention season, and that means everyone is talking about the new hotness. Game reviews and previews are flying across every media outlet, Board Game Geek has an expansive listing of upcoming releases, and the rest of us are all … Continue reading → Continue reading
If you haven’t had a chance to read part one of Heather’s to part series, you can find it here. My evolution from non-gamer to game master has led to many positives in my life. In my last article I shared how I got into role-playing games as an adult. … Continue reading
Grant and Peter sat down together—in the same room for the first time in the history of Saving the Game—and recorded a short bonus episode together at Fear the Con 8 in St. Louis, MO! We talked about a lot of people, including Mikey Mason and Rev. Derek W. White, but mostly we talked about what we did at the convention and how much fun we had there with the extended Booter family. Enjoy!
We started the process of registering InnRoads Ministries with the state and federal government in January of 2015. There has been a lot of work and a lot of paperwork between there and here, but we just receive notice that we have been APPROVED for 501c3 tax-exempt status! What does … Continue reading
The Undead in Our Midst, pt 4 The adventurers stand ready to face the horrors of the guardian. On the other side of puzzles and mysterious objects lay fire. Session 12: Part 4 (session wrap up included) The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas the Wizard – Luke Navarro Baerd … Continue reading
The Undead in Our Midst, pt 3 Puzzle boxes and a lurking guardian spell trouble for our brave heroes! Session 12: Part 3 The Cast DM – Jeff Romo Silas the Wizard – Luke Navarro Baerd the Cleric – Mike Perna Kindrik the Rogue – Mike Boscia
In this episode, we get an update on Jeff’s trip to the Green Dragon Inn. We talk about Neuroshima Hex, Gloom, and a thematically odd but spectacular game about turning antibotics fighting diseases into an epic fantasy card game. No. … Continue reading → Continue reading