Pandemic Year Update

Dragonlaird Gaming has been busy since the last posting though as with everyone the pandemic has disrupted time and attention. We’ve continued our partnership with KenzerCo and Knights of the Dinner Table with more Gaming the Movies articles: The Boys, The Way, Short Cuts, and Locke & Key. We’ve also produced articles for them: 100 Questions to Add Depth to your Character, Apocalypse How, and Deep Dark Secrets.

We’re back to working on material for Savage Worlds, now for the current Adventure Edition. We have an alternative rules sub-system for negotiations that is being prepared for sale as part of the Savage Worlds Adventurer’s Guild on We hope to have that available in the next couple months as we’re ordering art and going through some playtesting.

In parallel, our home group has been playing Blades in the Dark using Roll20 which is an interesting change of pace. Definitely different sorts of “game economies” to manage while creating the narrative story. There might be an opportunity to develop some material for that system or a reskinned version of it. Thoughts are being thought in that direction.

We hope everyone is staying safe, following the recommendations of the medical professionals, and hope we all get to slinging dice together soon… 2021?

New Content! Free article about doing more with Trappings in Savage Worlds

You can use your trappings with your powers, but what about your skills? Your edges? Your attributes? Really make your spell-caster distinctive with these easy tips.

Trappings! Article

Quick update…

Hey, quick update. Too much time has passed since my last update (mea culpa). A lot has been going on.

I’ve continued collaborating with SPQR Games, starting a series of adventures, each one focused on a different archetype from the setting. I’ve completed Spy and Assassin so far.

I’ve also been working another setting, SAINTS and Synners, which released a Jumpstart with the release of Savage Worlds Adventure Edition. The setting is basically a Suicide Squad Space Opera. I rewrote the JumpStart adventure and playtested it at Origins this year and two more times. I think it is quite a thrill ride.

I published a few articles with High Level Games last year (“3 Keys to Building a Savage Character”, “3 Keys to Taking on a Mastermind”, “3 Key Sources of Disaster”, “3 Ways of Love and Drama”, “4 Ways Battles Get Weird”)

So the writing and gaming continues at Dragonlaird Gaming. I haven’t been publishing new products as I’d expected by now but I am enjoying writing for other settings, writing articles for Knights of the Dinner Table magazine, and running games in my own Dark Ages and Dragon Gods.

Until next time…

Savage Characters Volume 1 Hardcover Available!

And now the hardcover print-on-demand format version is available. We’re very pleased to be able to put Volume 1 on our gaming shelf in this elegant hardcover next to our other Savage Worlds resources. Check it out at DriveThruRPG.

Savage Characters Volume 1 now available in Softcover Print-on-Demand

After far too long a wait, we’re finally able to offer you the option of purchasing Savage Characters Volume 1 in softcover print-on-demand format. We’re very pleased to be able to put Volume 1 on our gaming shelf next to our other Savage Worlds resources. Check it out at DriveThruRPG.

We’ll soon also have a hardcover option as well and will post an announcement here when that happens.

Love and Drama in your RPG

Actually posted on Valentine’s Day, here is my latest blog High Level Games Blog

The Time for Infinite Galaxies is here!

Hey, check out this Kickstarter for Infinite Galaxies. I’ve played it a couple times and its an easy, Apocalypse-Engine based game to enjoy one shot or even campaigns of science fiction pulp tropes and adventures. I’ve backed it and recommend you do as well. — Jim

Another year of Gaming the Movies!

It’s been almost 10 years (wow!) since I started writing my Gaming the Movies for the Knights of the Dinner Table magazine! 51 columns have been published so far with several more on the way. Most recently, I’ve tackled TV shows like Hell on Wheels, the Last Ship, Killjoys, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrill, and Longmire. On occasion, future columns will also tackle great comics like great movies.

So cruise on over to KenzerCo, publisher of Knights of the Dinner Table. Check out the web-posted comic strips and all the other cool stuff. I’ve been a subscriber to the magazine for over twelve years and highly recommend that as well.

When bad disasters happen to new heroes…

Time for another blog post from me over at High Level Games.

Masterminds! Mu Ha Ha!

My articles continue on the High Level Games website. The new article is on dealing with Masterminds in a gaming setting. Check it out!