A while ago, I started building a fantasy world. I didn’t mean to do it, it just kind of happened. I ran across an interesting fact and thought, “that would be neat to use in a game.” If this has ever happened to you, you know that usually these kinds of ideas evaporate into the ether. At most, these random thoughts find their way into a pre-existing campaign or convention game.
The title of this article is inspired by a book I once read. I know what you're thinking--reading is for pussies. Well, most of the time I would agree. But I ordered this book from the back of Jugs magazine, so it's acceptable. Other than Jugs and related periodicals, the only thing a REAL MAN reads is Batman. Batman is a manly He-Man, just like me--Ryan Trimble. And we both look great in tights, baby!
Welcome to the first installment of QAGS Corner. As the name implies, QAGS Corner is all about QAGS, the hot new role-playing game that’s sweeping the nation. Each and every month, we’re going to give you new stuff that you can add to your QAGS game. While QAGS Corner will occasionally discuss general concepts, most articles here will tend towards “crunchiness,” offering ideas on how to adapt the QAGS system to different settings and genres.
Hello, and welcome to the first installment of our new weekly feature, aptly named Archetype of the Week. Every week, we'll be posting a new Archetype that you can use as a starting point when creating a new QAGS character. For those of you already familiar with the Hex product line, we're not using the Jungian definition of “archetype” here—we've already described those in Q2E. Instead, these will be archetypes of the sort used in Spooky and Rasslin', which give descriptions and suggestions for creating archetypal characters for a particular type of story. For the first installment, we're going to tell you about one of our all-time favorite character types: the hard-boiled detective.
Well, here we are again. The fourth (or is it the fifth?) re-launch of Hex’s online magazine, The Death Cookie. This site’s been dormant for a long time, but in a way that’s a good thing. It’s given us time to actually write some articles in advance, which means we’ve got new stuff to last for a while. We’ll also be posting some of the better articles from previous editions of the Death Cookie from time to time. Hopefully the article stockpile we’ve built up will allow us to keep updating the site even when we’re busy working on the books that people actually give us money for.