Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Evil GM - Converting favorite Cartoons/TV Shows to your games..thoughts on the topic.

Man, sometimes you get a great idea in your mind of a cartoon or TV show and you just want to convert it over to your favorite game.

So then you sit down to do:
  • Tons of research of what you think would be cool to use in your game.
  • Maybe watch a few episodes of that cartoon.
  • Watch it again, this time taking notes.
Finally you realized you've done all this work and not a lot to show for it all, but you push forward.

Then suddenly you get stuck on trying to convert something or make something work in the world of roleplaying. 

This sudden stop makes you question what you've done before, so now you start going over what you already did. This makes you frustrated as now you are going over everything, until you get to the point you just say, "SCREW IT" and you don't bother with the entire project. 

Sadly now it just sits where you left it as you move onto something else in life.

This is what I heard from a friend last night while I was planning out the show notes for the various podcasts I do.

The only advice I could really give on the topic, is do your research, move forward and sometimes realize NOT EVERYTHING from a TV Show or cartoon can be ported over to your favorite game. Sometimes things will need to be made up on the fly or find a rule that fits it to the best of the games ability. Sometimes, somethings will just not fit with the game at all.

I wonder how many people start projects of converting something and just leave it because of a roadblock or something like that?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Evil GM - Far Away Land - Taking a close look at Character Creation

I was talking to a few of my buddies yesterday and they became very interested when I showed them my Far Away Land RPG Tome of Awesome. What caught their eye was the artwork and then they wanted to know more about the game. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Evil GM - Far and Away Podcast is now on iTunes!

Finally Apple has sent the information to me alerting me the Far and Away podcast, the only wonderful podcast that talks about the Far Away Land RPG, is now available in searches.

So for those with iPhones, iPods and iPads go ahead and follow this link and it will open directly for you where the podcast is located.

For those on a PC, you can also click https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-far-and-away-podcast/id979066079 and it will open iTunes and show you our show.

So get out there, subscribe, download and give us a review! Remember the more reviews we get the more we get moved up on the list of iTunes Podcasts!

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Evil GM - Far Away Land Premium Tome of Awesome!

Opened up the mailbox and this little gem was sitting there waiting for me and of course everyone wanted to touch and look at the book in my group when I brought it over to them. 

Looks like we might be playing a game of it soon, but we need more books (off to buy!), I don't want this copy being used and abused around the table!

Thanks to the creator Dirk +Far Away Land RPG  for this wonderful edition of the book.

Don't forget its coming soon, the +The Far and Away Podcast -- remember our website is http://FNACast.com

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Evil GM - Breaking news for Far Away Land RPG Fans. Creature Cards will be for sale!

Today I was given some interesting news from the creator of the Far Away Land rpg,( +Far Away Land RPG ) Dirk.

He let me know the Creature Cards from the KickStarter he held in March 2014, will be released this month so all folks can purchase and enjoy them for their own home games!

Now that is great news as I know quite a few people have been interested in picking those up for their own their own collecting purposes.

No price has been determined at this point, but please do keep checking on this blog as more news breaks.

The Evil GM - Using Lego for FAL Minis?

With this week of all the stupid ice storms, me not being able to get into work, trapped inside my own house, I got to thinking about using minis in the Far Away Land.

I quickly looked at my D&D minis and thought they wouldn't make due, because they were boring and didn't show off the wacky wonders found in FAL.

Then I got to glancing over at my hundreds of Star Wars Lego figs I had, and thought let me look. I wasn't let down at the Lego site, as with these couple of examples of the sets you can purchase and then mix and match for great little monsters.

I will be heading to the Lego Store this weekend, and grab a bunch of little pieces, bodies, heads and whatever else to see what I can make.

I've used Lego in my Star Wars games before, but nothing else, so this should be fun as well.

Sure I could print the creatures on small hard-stock paper, and cut them into minis with standees, but using Lego for this project would be a lot more fun.

Anyone else think this could work out?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Evil GM - Review of A1 - Far Away Land RPG Adventures: Isle of the Rat Wizard

Today I decided to take a look at one of the modules for the Far Away Land RPG. Of course you all may or may not know this game has quickly jumped onto my #1 game to play list. Why?

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Evil GM - March 4th, GM's Day at RPGNOW.com!

Here is your chance to get your favorite GM (Ehem, ME!) something from RPGNOW.com, for 30% off starting March 3rd!

Oh yeah and you can get something for yourself too, may I suggest getting the +Far Away Land RPG, located here

The Evil GM - Character with Baby, Follow up.

Following up on my post from last week, when one of my players asked about a concept of her character having a baby while adventuring, The Evil GM - Adventurer with... baby?!

The group got together, and we all talked about it, and everyone seemed to agree with playing along. One player even stepped up and decided on going with a Paladin to make sure "nothing happens to the baby". He also decided that their back story was they met along the way and the Paladin out of the kindness of his heart, started helping her and protecting her.. not THINKING there was anything wrong.

The back story on her snatching the baby, was that the mother and father died while out in the field doing work. How she got the baby was she was traveling out of town, and heard the baby crying, and went to investigate. When she came upon the house she found the parents dead, the house ransacked and a crying baby nestled in blankets in a crib. She, with out thought, took the baby and ran, not seeing if anyone else was alive or if she had local family.

Does this fall under "evil intentions" or "motherly nurturing"?

Maybe a little of both, as she decided on Chaotic Good for her alignment.

Here is a twist I decided to add, her character was not aware of the older (but not enough to defend) brother who was hiding in the closet peering out.

So.. I could set this up for a whole brother on her tail, seeking out revenge, as maybe he thinks this character slaughtered his parents and stole his baby sister.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Evil GM - Adventurer with... baby?!

I am in the process of gathering up some friends and doing a face to face game of D&D, and I told my friends, think about your character concepts as we will be rolling up characters next time we meet. I also advised them that I want them to work as a group and figure out their back stories, whom they know in the town, family members..etc. I wanted to see if they could form a well rounded group with characters that meant something.