Monthly Archives: June 2018

Origins 2018 – My First Time Running an Event at Origins

A behind-the-scenes look at a GM for an RPG event ~

Avery Abernethy, 26 June 2018

Although I’ve run a Cons before going all the way back to 1983, I’ve not run at Origins.  My experience was quite favorable.


Rogue Cthulhu

My event ran under the Rogue Cthulhu group.  Rogue is quite strict on whom and what they allow to be run under their logo.

They must see you as a player before they will let you run an event.  The leaders of the group also review the materials before you run to maintain a certain level of quality control.  Rogue does not run anything that has been published previously, although they will run one or two new, unreleased scenarios by Chaosium every year. 

Origins 2018 – More Gameplay!

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Yeah, there really was that much gameplay ~

GrogHeads Newsdesk, 25 June 2018

There’s no shortage of gameplay at Origins, across the show.  There’s some great wargaming going out outside of the GrogHeads area.

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What’s Gus Playing? Assassin’s Creed – Origins, part 2


Today, a different kind of “Origins” as Gus takes us back to the desert ~

Lloyd Sabin, 25 June 2018

Still smarting from a harsh and quick defeat as Nabatea in Rome 2 Total War, I returned to the warm bosom of Alexandria in Assassin’s Creed: Origins. I am currently at Level 13, and have just cracked open the game world by killing the first in a series of other assassin’s who tried to kill my wife, Aya.

Progression in this game is effortless, almost to fault…mind you that the difficulty level is adjustable. Players get experience points for just discovering locations, in addition to more difficult tasks like completing side quests and advancing the main plot line and completing quests. The controls can occasionally be slightly wonky but this is offset by the beautiful set pieces and visuals, all accessible to the player.

If you have any interest in the ancient world of Rome, Greece or Egypt you will love Origins. And if you don’t, Origins may kindle that interest. My continuing advance through the game world of is below.

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After a few hours of introductions, the player can gain access to ancient Alexandria, where the game really begins to shine.

Armageddon War – First Look!

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Armageddon War, and Burning Lands have both arrived ~

Vance Strickland, 24 June 2018

Just received my KS package for Armageddon War and here are some shrink-ripping pics!

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Kickstarter basic package. Too cheap for solo expansion.


Medieval – First Look!

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As the Kickstarter start to arrive, we check out what’s inside ~

Vance Strickland, 23 June 2018

Relaunching an old classic, the new version of Medieval is starting to make its way to Kickstarter backers.  What’s inside the box?

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Big heavy box