Annals (Run Concept)

It’s a funny thing—ever since the first Matrix people have been saying “there aren’t mysteries anymore.” Ignoring the fact that there are entire universities and trillion-dollar companies focused on plumbing the depths of our ignorance, just...

The Family Business (Runner Concept)

Shakespeare once wrote that "some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." For some the idea of running the shadows—rubbing major corporations' noses in their own stinky business—was a pipe dream, one...

Energy Generation

Not every character in Heroes of the Storm relies on mana to fuel their abilities. While it is by far the most common expendable resource in the game, and able to be recovered by regen orbs as well as time, there are several heroes that operate...

Silent Running

Sailing at a leisurely 10 knots, the cruise ship New Horizon made its way out of Puget Sound. As a floating grand hotel its clientele were largely well-to-do corporate types that wanted to experience a veneer of the region's rich Tsimshian culture...

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Conquest: The Sleeper (Part 2)

Barik and I, now supported by friendly soldiers, were able to push the Earthshakers and their guards further back, giving Eb and Verse enough room to join us on the far side of the stone bridge. Eb was able to counter or at least deflect the bulk of the incoming magic...

The Showstoppers

Maybe the Boy Scouts had something with their "be prepared" motto—a little forethought went a long way into not having to deal with afterthoughts. Sometimes the universe had a special way of showing its serendipity to those not normally enthusiastic about planning....

Conquest: The Sleeper

The Scarlet Chorus were delighted to see us return to Howling Rock, far angrier in countenance than when we left but now in possession of the powerful crystal that would let us invade the Earthshaker's camp. "At your word, we'll cut them all down," the red-garbed...

Pink Mohawks and Mirror Shades

I have a great deal of respect for the minds behind the Shadowrun role-playing game, first released by FASA in 1989, and their commitment to giving their dystopian future a grim reality while leaving plenty of opportunities for levity and lightheartedness. They did...

Cinematic Role-Playing

Recently I started running a new Legend of the Five Rings campaign, with most of the players having participated in at least some of my previous five-year story arc in the same setting. I thought long and hard about how to make this experience different from those...

Conquest: Repetition

The constant tremors that rippled through the area helped hide our clandestine investigations, though it made navigating the shifting landscape treacherous at best. The Earthshakers had dug in fairly substantially, both barricading their own camp and limiting avenues...

Halfway Deals

"I don't like him," the large man grunted from the doorway, fingers drumming on the hilt of his aged machete, having escorted the strange traveler from their small bandit village. O-Baka hardly registered his companion's complaint, lost in thought. He mulled over the...

Conquest: Stone Halls

Our return to Stone Down Gorge was uneventful, particularly after a few hours' good rest inside the Spire. All of us felt more refreshed, more alert, when we were able to spend our down hours inside the tall structures. Meeting with Hundred-Blood, who first sent us on...

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