SOCIAL CONTRACT PART 3: WHAT GAME WILL THE GROUP RUN?

Welcome back! Last weeks article! This week we finally cover the all-important question of what game the group will sit down and play. For me this mainly comes down to knowing the amount of player “buy-in” that each person is willing to give for the game. This buy-in will vary between each game. Some games require […]

UPLIFT ME AND I’LL PUSH YOU DOWN

Uplift.   Say it out loud and people will look at you strange if you’re in public, but say it at home and safely private.  Uplift.  The word makes you feel good.  The word is also synonymous with “god like”.  To Uplift in the transhuman use of the term is to impart sapience on a […]

INTERVIEW WITH NEALL RAEMON PRICE: SCION 2nd EDITION

Thank you for doing this interview. Those of us here at Keep on The Heathlands are pretty big fans of what Onyx Path Publishing have been putting together and Scion 2nd Edition looks amazing so far. Neall: Thank you very much for taking the time to write out a few questions and for honoring me […]

ONE METHOD TO USE GAMING AS A FORM OF DIALOGUE

One of the goals of Reach-Out Roleplaying Games is to encourage cross-cultural dialogue using gaming as a venue. What exactly do I mean by that though? WHAT IS DIALOGUE? Dialogue is a method of semi-formal to formal discussion surrounding difficult topics. Dialogue is often facilitated by a neutral or semi-neutral party to help the participants […]

THE STORYPATH SYSTEM IS AWESOME: BACK SCION’S KICKSTARTER!

KICKSTARTER LIVE NOW Scion is a game that puts the players in the role of descendants of Gods. This is a game of cinematic story, fast moving and epic.  From ‘lowly’ heroes, to demi-gods, and eventually reaching godhood, characters in Scion strive for apotheosis while battling the reawakened Titans. In the original game, there were […]

MORPHOLOGICAL FREEDOM IN THREE EASY STEPS

Genetic engineering is one of the oldest human technologies dating back some 15,000 years.  Yes, you read that correctly; I hope. Mesolithic was the era and the descendants of the wolves to first scavenge off the refuse of human communities were the target.  While the exact series of events are debated, the fact is, around […]