Archive for December, 2009

Time for pagan traditions

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s been a busy month both in gaming and real life too.


Our 4e campaign has been marching on quite steadily. My cleric just reached the 6th level. I still have some doubts about the 4e system as anything else but miniature wargame. The more I read about Hackmaster though the more convinced I become, of it being the game for me. But gaming for me is after all about meeting friends and having a good time so I can bear gaming with 4e rule set too.


I have not had much time to play face to face boardgames this month but I have been closely involved with playtesting Ed Beach’s upcoming game The Virgin Queen. It’s a sequel to his wonderful history lesson Here I Stand. So far it has been very interesting experience and the game itself is perhaps even more diabolical struggle between diplomacy, military and religious powers. I am very excited about the game.

But now it is soon time to celebrate some age old pagan ceremonies that are veiled in christian shrouds these days. And most importantly enjoy the excitement and happiness glowing on the kids’ faces 🙂

Merry Christmas!

I’ll return to Hackmaster after Christmas… 😉

Categories: Boardgames, D&D, Hackmaster, Life, RPG

Mastering the Hack, Finishing Character

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

After a short hiatus it’s finally a time to finish my first Hackmaster Basic character. I spent a great deal of Building points on different skills and also Charm Resistant talent. Then I bought one step of specialization for long sword Attack and Defense. That left me two BPs to save for later use. The final steps are more like polishing up the character. Read more…

Categories: Hackmaster, RPG, Rules