Revelations in Cold Iron

Coming Soon The First Setting Built on the Lighthouse Roleplaying System A cabal of occultists known as the BROTHERHOOD OF MOLOCH has secretly taken over the world. The resistance are a loose alliance of magicians who call themselves COLD IRON, after the substance traditionally used to repel malevolent supernatural creatures. As a member of a…

Lighthouse: How the New RPG System Works

Lighthouse is a system that’s easy to learn and simple to use. The subtlety and nuance lies in how you choose to interpret the die rolls and use them to tell your story. Here’s a quick overview of how the new RPG system works. There When You Need It Most of the time, you can…

An Introduction to Lighthouse, the RPG System I Wrote

A lighthouse is a navigational aid, guiding ships so they can safely get to where they’re going. This Lighthouse is a tabletop roleplaying system designed to emphasize storytelling. It is easy to learn and simple to run, but incredibly versatile. Using polyhedral dice, you determine not only the degree of success or failure of a…

5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons: More Story, Less Crunch

On Saturday I ran a Dungeons & Dragons game for the first time in years, using the most recent iteration of the rules. I picked D&D, rather than any of a dozen other systems I prefer and am more familiar with, because this group specifically wanted an authentic D&D experience. Only one player (other than…

Buy Me a Coffee

As we head into the new year, I want get out of the apartment more often. It’s not a resolution, or even a goal. I certainly wouldn’t classify it as a need. I just miss working in libraries and coffee shops, the way I did back in Albuquerque. They’re quiet, pleasant spaces, generally free from…