Cinematic Zombie Movie RPG

In Outlive Outdead, you play a human fighting against the zombie apocalypse — until that character dies. Then you join the GM in hunting down the other PCs.

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Outlive Outdead Companion

Neanderthal zombies? Zombies in WWI? King Arthur vs. zombies? The Outlive Outdead Companion has several adventures, each in its own time period. Includes new rules, character options, and gear for each setting.

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Science Fiction, Religion, & Crime

Play in a futuristic world where religion is illegal — because angels, devils, and prayer are all real! Featuring the Effort System that allows you to decide how much to risk on each roll. Finally, you can play a level 5 Buddhist!

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Designer’s GenCon XP: Unity Underground

The following is not really a review of  Unity Underground by Red Moon Medicine Show.  Rather, it’s my experience playing the game at GenCon 2011 filtered through the game designer part of my brain. Your mileage may vary. Unity Underground is an unreleased game by undergoing playtesting at GenCon. When I read the GenCon description and realized this was a

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A GM’s GenCon XP with Triune

In the past few posts, I’ve described my experience playing games at GenCon from a designer’s perspective. Here’s something different–the experience of a GM running Triune at GenCon that’s not my own. Jonathan (libraryrpgamer at aol dot com) is a buddy of mine who agreed to run Triune at GenCon. He played Triune before but

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Designer’s GenCon XP: Dread

The following is not really a review of Dread by Impossible Dream.  Rather, it’s my experience playing the game at GenCon 2011 filtered through the game designer part of my brain. Your mileage may vary. I was impressed with Dread. It’s the kind of impressed that grows the more you think about it. There was one design

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Next HBG Product: Personality Chess

Happy Bishop Games is proud to announce our next product: Personality Chess! Let’s face it. Lots of us find chess interesting but … dull. Boring. Dry. It’s all strategy and no luck, all “plan ahead upteen moves” and no “let’s do this because it sounds fun”. All in all, everyone acknowledges chess is an all-time

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Designer’s GenCon XP: Gamma World

The following is not really a review of Gamma World RPG by Wizards of the Coast.  Rather, it’s my experience playing the game at GenCon 2011 filtered through the game designer part of my brain. Your mileage may vary. I cursed WOTC when they required miniatures to play D&D. Although I eventually came to enjoy it, to me

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Getting ready for GenCon

Here at Happy Bishop Games, we are busy filling up the car with gas, snacks, games, and even some clean clothes. GenCon 2011 is almost here! We will be running three games of Triune. The Saturday 2pm game is sold out but tickets are still available for: Thursday 7:00 PM at the Marriot Friday 2:00

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Why I Hate Steam

Earlier, I posted a rather longish rant about Homefront, a video game that squandered so much potential. Now it’s time for another rant, but instead of a specific game, I’m ranting about a game service: Steam. Steam acts as a store, multiplayer venue, and digital rights management system. By linking your game through their online portal,

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