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Hat’s Games hosted the Annual Free Role Playing Game Day today. They greeted all with a nice bag of Swag as they entered the doors. My bag had this die in it.

The die is a commemorative six-sided die that had this logo where the one pip would normally go. The bag also had some cards to some, game some cards to another game and two rpg adventures. Burgers were available, the game designer John Wick was there and brought a crock pot full of refried beans as well as his effervescent personality.

At the event several people ran their favorite role playing games and guests were welcome to join.

One of the adventures in the bag was Dungeons and Dragons Domain of Dread: Histaven. I played this adventure first hand and felt it had some good encounters but I had to leave before we finished it.

When I got home I read the adventure and felt it had a great story once I found out what was really going on between the villains of the adventure and the horrifying secrets of domains of dread.

There is a great description of the domain and the town of Histaven that is very simple and could be run as a one-shot but also with plenty of room and a obscure enough win condition that it could be turned into a mini campaign with the main villain reoccurring in a kind of Groundhog Day kind of way.

The other adventure was an introductory adventure for Black Crusade rpg called Broken Chains. I haven’t read, read it yet but it comes with 4 pre-generated characters and and a brief description of the rules so you can play without needing Black Crusade’s rulebook and can just jump right in.

This will be excellent because I like to try different games and Broken Chains will be a great thing to play at the break point in my Dungeons and Dragons story arcs.

In summary Free Role Playing Game day is lots of fun with friends and a great way for the gaming industry to turn us on to new things.

Gaming: Megaman Style part 2

One thing that is great about the Mega Man games is when you defeat your opponent you get their weapon to use. What makes this so useful is that another one of the bosses has a weakness to that weapon. i.e. Iceman’s weapon is super effective against Fireman

Defeats                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    btw Megaman is available for purchase on the Wii Virtual Console for $5 and is totally worth it.

In my bi-weekly Dungeons and Dragon’s game I used they concept. My players had received some alchemist’s fire from a defeated enemy so I had them fight some green slimes that have a weakness to fire. It was fun watching the players  so handily defeat their  enemies with crafty fire bombing. The best part was watching how excited they got when their plan worked.

Here are the green slime minis I used that you can make with smashed marbles that you get at the dollar store and some googily eyes that you can get at just about any craft store.

Gaming: Mega Man Style

If you have played Mega Man the video game you that Mega Man is a vanilla gun toting robot with a cannon attached to his arm.

What makes Mega Man cool is after he deafeats an opponent he can then use their abilities. i.e. after defeating Cut Man you can now shoot scissors if you want to.

I have been doing this in my current Dungeons and Dragons campaign. After defeating an assassin that uses poison I give them the assassin’s poison gloves and his poison.

Another fun part of that is now these guys are carrying around the poison the assassin has been using on people in the town and the guy that hired the assassin now has a group of patsys.

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