NuuksioCon 2014

It is in the past again. This year we played only the diceless Stalker roleplaying game. We also planned to play the last part of Babylon5 game started two years ago, but sadly it got cancelled at the last minute. The card gaming got more airtime! So the gaming continued with Bang! and Bilekuosi, with a new addition of a wonderful game called Cards Against Humanity. Based on the cards and amount played. We really are horrible people!

Cards Against Humanity


Time has gone like the wind

Hadn’t have the time or feel to post anything here for three months. The minecraft project has been slowly progressing. It feels neverending! Got a new job (well, got outsourced to another company). At least, I have had the opportunity to be learning functional programming language Clojure.

Children have been behaving, as they are supposed to – neither good or bad. And have read tons of roleplaying books:, including Numenera, Band of Zombies, Rogue Trader: Stars of Inequity, Lamentations of the Flame Princess books: Carcosa, and Isle of the Unknown; and not forgetting Premium 2nd ed. reprint AD&D PHB to name few.Happy Independence day Finland!Happy Independence Day to Finland!


This summer vacation is nearly over, and what a great holiday it has been. I have had leasure time on home, been on summer cottage on Eastern Finland, swam repeatedly on Finnish fresh water lake, been on Doghill with children, and tomorrow leaving to a history filled bus tourney into Åland. It has been years, when I was there last time. However, the best thing has been the time spent reading my evergrowing piled stash of books.

On Monday the pile went even higher as more books arrived. One for Rogue Trader for planetary world building, the new Star Wars new Core book and it’s Game Master’s kit. And not forgetting the almost complete set of ElfQuest comics on a flea market, costing only 5 euros!

Premium Magic Item Compendium 3.5The first on the pile is Premium Magic Item Compendium book for D&D 3.5, and oh my what goodness it contains! It is a must have for games where you don’t want to use the Complete XXX series, or any other books full of overpowered prestige classes, and just stick to the Vanilla 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons, which I prefer.

So much goodness to read and use. And when the August arrives, the long waited Numenera stuff starts rolling in based on people’s kickstarter pledge. I am waiting my dead wood copy, and while doing that anyone can pledge on this new Kickstarter project for Numenera. Many bookgasms coming, I see in the future…

NuuksioCon 2013

It arrived this year a little bit earlier, just a week before Midsummer festivities. Weather was nice, food was meaty, and the company superb. However, all didn’t go as well as it should have.

From the bowels of mud, and hubris it will rise, some day...

From the bowels of mud, and hubris it will rise, some day…

This year I prepared to run a World of Darkness, Innocents -game. As a game it is interesting by replacing the protagonist adults with nine to twelve year old children who try to cope in the shadows, peculiarities and horrors of a more sinistern world than our own. The book is well written, and gives helpfull insight how child psyche works. All the nWoD rules required are in the book, and are tailored specifically for this kind of game.

However, our session failed for two reasons. Firstly, it was I who failed my players. I was too tired (had to be at work that day too) to focus, and therefore was not able to keep up the pace of the game, it to be interesting enough. Although it was not complete failure, as there were extremely good and interesting roleplaying going on.

Secondly, there are some players in our troupe that does not have children of their own. It is troublesome for them to try to roleplay a child, when their reference material is neglible in how children behave. For this game it is almost mandatory! But, it is not their fault. I gambled with this one, and lost.

Saturday’s planned first game was a sequel to our last years game Babylon 5, where we continued our efforts for campaigning Santiago to be re-elected as the president of the Earthgov against the xenophobic vice-president Clark. It was d20 goodiness, with so much freeform roleplaying, juiced up with good ideas, that it almost carried on by itself. Actually, for this game we were so spirited up, that we decided to continue it even further than it’s reserved time slot allowed, and ditched our planned third game in favor of it. No zombie survival, this year for my film critic character.

We had fun again with card games Bang! and Bilekuosi. Nothing new there.

The Black Whiskey Tower is Burning

The Black Whiskey Tower is Burning

Hopefully in the next NuuksioCon there will be: