July 20, 2016

Finding Me at Gen Con 2016

Once again an early Gen Con barrels down upon us like a rollicking freight train of polyhedral mixed metaphors. And once again I will be available to chat with you either from my default perch at the Pelgrane Press stand, or in a fine variety of seminar formats. Either way, be sure to say hi. It’s what I’m there for.
Scheduled events are as follows:

Stealing From the Movies, Thursday 2 pm, Crowne Plaza Victoria Station C/D. Campaign ideas & awesome RPG action are as close as the multiplex. Pelgrane Press designers help you adapt, adopt, & improve the plots & characters of Hollywood, Hong Kong, & Hammer Films.

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, Friday 1 pm, Westin: Council. Join Kenneth Hite and me for a live edition of our ENnie-nominated podcast. Sold out, but check for no-shows.

Dramatic Interaction Master Class, Friday 3 pm, Crowne Plaza Conrail: Robin D. Laws & guests teach structures & techniques to turn emotional confrontations between PCs from frustrating roadblocks into rich moments of human drama. Also starring Emily Care Boss and Rachel A. Kahn.

Swords, Spies and Shoggoths: The Pelgrane Press Panel, Saturday 2pm, Crowne Plaza Grand Central Ballroom B. Join Simon Rogers, Cat Tobin & others from the Pelgrane team for a behind-the-scenes look at what the award-winning UK publisher's been up to this year, & what they've planned for the coming year.

Investigative Roleplaying Masterclass, Saturday 4 pm. Westin Capitol II. Mystery scenario masters Kenneth Hite, Robin D. Laws, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Ruth Tillman and Chris Spivey train their magnifying glasses on clue-gathering adventures to reveal the unlikely suspects behind your tabletop woes.

UPDATE: Location for Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff has been corrected.

July 15, 2016

July 11, 2016

Feng Shui 2, KARTAS and More at the ENnies Voting Booth

The electronic voting booth for the 2016 is now open for business. If you were planning to support Feng Shui 2, gather your chi for its nominations in five categories: Best Game, Best Setting, Best Rules, Best Aid/Accessory, and Product of the Year.

The sagacious voter will also note a Best Podcast nomination for Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, and Page XX for Best Webzine.

Or if your tastes run toward the literary and vampiric, you might spot a nomination or five for my boon compadres at Pelgrane Press and their Dracula Dossier.

July 08, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Stab Them in the Peninsula

In the latest episode of our ENnie-nominated podcast, Ken and I talk scenario climaxes, Edward Barton, AI screenwriting, and Nixon unpardoned.

July 01, 2016

June 17, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: All Its Guns In Norman Rockwell

In the latest episode of our clock-melting podcast, Ken and I talk investigative scenario hard parts, Italian horror cinema, surrealist Communism, and past life regression.

June 10, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Knocking Off Early For Gin and Lemonade

In the latest episode of our rugged yet avalanche-threatened podcast, Ken and I talk environmental obstacles, The Cthulhu Wars, Toynbee tiles, and Ken’s claim to be from Porlock.

June 06, 2016

Me and the Kraken

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be doing the guest thing at The Kraken at the Schloss Neuhausen in Germany this October 7th to 10th. Billed not as a convention but a gaming retreat, the event offers grown-up, all-inclusive amenities to go with its games and panels. It unfolds primarily in English and, I am now told in an exciting update, still actually has a few unsold slots left. Those unable to attend will be able to enjoy its panels when they are later posted as Internet videos.

June 03, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Bonaparte Eyes

In the latest episode of their always authentic podcast, Ken and Robin talk Greg Stafford, occupied Istanbul, fake stock moments and the Westfield Watcher.

May 27, 2016

May 20, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: : In Case I Trip Over a Sand Dune

In the latest episode of their rootin’, tootin’ podcast, Ken and Robin talk things they used to say, the Dreyfus Affair, Westerns 101, and peasant revolts.