Guardians of Magic

Year Zero Engine: Guardians of Magic

I was not able to do it last year, but I thought I would run a tabletop RPG for my Theatre Arts students this year. Last Saturday, I invited them all to Discord and I gave them a briefing on how to play the game. For this online session I chose Free League’s Year Zero Engine as my system of […]

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The Alien RPG cover

Alien: The Roleplaying Game

“That’s not even funny, don’t joke about stress dice! “ Will “BilliamBabble” Meddis I admire its purity I have been a fan of the Alien cinematic universe ever since I read the movie novelisation when I was 13. A couple of months later, they showed the movie on television. I remember we as a family slept in the living room […]

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The Expanse RPG: Escape From Ganymede

Scheherezade Tales continues with Kazuo Khan played by Irfan incarcerated overnight in a Star Helix jail in the twin-domed colony of Uruk Junction on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede after acquiring information on his missing sister Jirou Khan and tangling with an assailant in a full-body, black combat gear. Meanwhile, the crew of the Keris Gangsa, Captain Furaha Ding, pilot Batbayar Gray […]

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30th April 2021 Goblinization Day

Today is Goblinization Day

According to the Shadowrun RPG, today, 30th April 2021, is Goblinization Day. This is when 10% of all humanity physically transforms from humans into orks and trolls throwing the world into further turmoil. Goblinization is not to be confused with UGE, where in 2011 people who were pregnant began giving birth to elves and dwarves worldwide. Not to mention, magical […]

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Skull Spacer

Art Video: Skull Spacer

Here is a sped up video recording of my drawing a “Skull Spacer”, created for Chris Mennell. In actual fact, it took about 50 minutes to complete this. Additionally, I edited the video with both Flowblade on the desktop and InShot on mobile. The astronaut needs more skin lotion though. I will see about doing more art vids and posting […]

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I play Caleb Sale

Delta Green: Chicago Hopeless

We began a new campaign on Discord and Foundry VTT. This time it’s Delta Green, gamemastered by Ivan. Delta Green is a game of conspiracy of Lovecraftian proportions set in the modern age, and published by  Arc Dream Publishing. It uses a variation of Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying  System for Call of Cthulhu. This was the second time I played it. […]

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USS Jemison

STA: Echoes of the Past

Star Trek: Thine Own Self S01 E05 Echoes of the Past *** Stardate 57079.9 – Mon Sep 01 2380 23:49:02 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time) Starfleet Dramatis Personae Lt. Kodar Tamat, Cardassian engineering officer and mission commander Lt. J.G. Simon Cañete, Human security officer Lt. Cmdr. Jora Mungar, Trill conn officer Ensign Sparik, Vulcan conn officer (NPC) Last time on Star Trek […]

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The Expanse Sister Moon

The Expanse RPG: Sister Moon

The Expanse 05 Sister Moon Last time on Scheherezade Tales… Kazuo Khan, Detective of Scheherezade Safety and Security Concern (S3C) of asteroid colony 643 Scheherezade a.k.a. Zadi was authorised to be transferred from the settlement to Keris Gangsa, the asteroid’s only armed patrol boat for a trip to Ganymede. His old friend Captain Furaha Ding was the commander of the […]

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Robot on a dead world

Esoteric Underground Cover

Several months ago, Chris Mennell requested a cover are for his new RPG zine entitled Esoteric Underground. I tried to finish it as soon as I could, but it was still a slog to get through because of day job workload. Needless to say, I was late in submitting the piece. Recently, Chris unveiled Esoteric Underground #1 with layouts by […]

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The GM with book

STA: The Shadow Passage

Star Trek: Thine Own Self S01 E04 The Shadow Passage *** Stardate 57079.8 – Mon Sep 01 2380 22:51:45 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time) Starfleet Dramatis Personae Lt. Cmdr. Jora Mungar, Trill conn officer Lt. Ekwueme Marwan, human engineering officer (NPC) Commander Kavitha Rajakumar, human command officer (NPC) NIGHT FLIGHT STARDATE 57072.3. Elsewhere: as Lt. Kodar Tamat, Lt. JG Simon Cañete and Ensign […]

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Cover of Cortex Prime

Cortex Prime Arrives

I had a communique with Josh Roby for whom I did some work before. He said he would help get a copy of the Cortex Prime Game Handbook from by Fandom Tabletop and author Cam Banks. This was because I have been running role-playing games for language learning at work. According to Josh, Cam was happy to contribute to games-in-education […]

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USS Sienkiewicz

STA: A Stitch in Time

Star Trek: Thine Own Self S01 E03 A Stitch in Time *** STARDATE 57079.7 – Mon Sep 01 2380 21:54:29 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time) CAPTAIN’S LOG, STARDATE: 57079.7. AFTER FENDING OFF THE SS RAFFLESIA FROM A PIRATE SHIP, WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM CAPTAIN SEIDOV THAT THEY SPOTTED THE MISSING USS NAIROBI AT DELTA MELPOMENE 5 TWO DAYS AGO, ABOUT TO […]

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Grey, semi-opaque with glitter

Gift Dice at Work

As featured elsewhere on this blog, I run The Laundry RPG sessions for my colleagues at work. There are two more sessions – at this time of writing – that I have yet to produce actual play write-up articles on. I expected my players to have fun, and perhaps uncover new teaching and learning methods from our sessions. One thing […]

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Kerteh, Terenganu Valley

Coriolis RPG: A Peaceful Drive In The Countryside

Coriolis RPG 05 A Peaceful Drive in the Countryside Last week, the crew of the Prosperous Cheetah tracked a missing archaeologist and retrieved a stolen artefact. They found the First Idol of the Dancer hidden on a bridge in the Coriolis Promenade. Suddenly, the person who hired them appeared… Dramatis Personae Omar Kayyam – captain and leader of the crew […]

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Keris Gangsa airlock

The Expanse RPG: Voyage into the Dark

The Expanse 04 Voyage Into The Dark Last time on Scheherezade Tales… Caught in a stand-off between two criminal gangs in an abandoned Archean Biotechnology palmyra palm orchard, Detective Kazuo Khan of S3C discovered that an external and invisible hand was working silently in the background. It had allowed infiltrators to sneak onto Zadi for secret operations that Kazuo had […]

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Keris Gangsa of 643 Scheherezade

Keris Gangsa: The Expanse RPG Patrol Boat

Here is my sketch of the Keris Gangsa. The Governor of 643 Scheherezade (also known as Zadi) comissioned her to keep its surrounding waters safe from pirate attacks. She also performs runs to nearby colonies and settlements for various official errands. Present crew: Furaha Ding – Captain and CO Sasithorn Fawzi – Operations Officer and XO Batbayar Gray – Flight […]

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