Author Archives: Dwayne
About DwayneDwayne started his roleplaying game hobby with Dungeons & Dragons Red Box. Since then he has enthusiastically collected a broad range of games. Some of his favourites include Rolemaster, Gurps, Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 and Legends of the Five Rings. He is a regular on the Dice of Doom podcast.
This week HBO screened the initial episode of it’s much anticipated series, A Game of Thrones. The show is based on the book of the same name by George R. R. Martin and is the first novel in the acclaimed series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”. The preview released by HBO (embedded below) looks amazing. Seeing as A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying (which henceforth will be referred to as SIFRP) has been on the “maybe” list for our gaming experiment, and to celebrate the new series, it seemed like a good idea to do a mini review of the game and maybe inspire a few groups to get involved in a little bit of intrigue in the land of Westeros themselves. Continue reading →
Rolemaster is a traditional fastasy roleplaying system, with tolkien style elves, dwarves, hobbits (I mean halflings), orcs etc. along with the usual selection of classes; fighters, thieves, wizards, healers, rangers, alchemists, martial artists and bards to name a few. It is high fantasy, with powerful magics, heroic characters doing amazing things yet somehow manages to also stay somewhat gritty – to this day still a somewhat unusual combination. Continue reading →