Monday, November 4, 2013

Space City Con 2014

 Fire n Dice has the privilege of running two games at the upcoming Space City Con, January 4th and 5th, 2014, at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, TX. Because this is FnD's premier opportunity at SC con, and because it is just a month before our regular gaming at Owlcon, we will be running games that promise to be fun without needing incredible prep time.

So we have decided to run "Ghost in the Shell" using 3:16. In it, players will take on the roles of an infiltration unit belonging to Section 9 and go on an important mission to eliminate a powerful horde.
What will the enemy be? It could be anything from A.I. uprising to a terrorist organization to rogue rebel operatives within the Security Forces. You'll just have to wait to find out.

Second on the list to run will be Shingeki no Kyojin, or Attack on Titan, Cinema, using Zombie Cinema rules. This is a storytelling game where no one will know what might happen until they play. Players take turns telling the story about their character's interaction with the other characters and setting. It'll be lots of fun, so sign up and see you there!

Update (Jan 5, 2014):

 Space City Con was an amazing amount of fun. Special thanks to the volunteer crew and Moody Gardens of Galveston. Extra special thanks to the gaming help desk who showed considerable care for all the GM's in the rooms and facilitated gamers in finding the appropriate tables and filling out sign in sheets. You rock!

I also got a few cosplay pics. While Jason Momoa, Kristian Nairn, and many other celebrities were there, I got to see them but did not get pics (possible legal reasons) to share online, but I did get these cosplayers permissions. Please comment your name if you would like credit.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Fire n Dice is expanding. We're throwing sushi parties (pics we can't share with you, but oh ho ho are they fun). We're starting our own online adventure game where you the reader can play along and interact using your own dice at home. And now, we're venturing into webcomics with OtherSide, a fantasy parody of Flipside that hopefully will let you, our audience, get a better glimpse into what the fusion of fire and dice is all about. Burners and gamers unite.

Check out OtherSide here, and create your own webcomic at ComicFury.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Owlcon 2014

It's time to once again start thinking about our favorite regular gaming convention, Owlcon. Fire n Dice is proud to present the first selection we plan to run.

Double Cross is a wonderful RPG from Japan, written by Shunsaku Yano and translated into English by Ver. Blue Amusement. Thank you, guys, for your amazing contribution and dedication to the gaming world. Double Cross is a dark supers game about developing powers that you can use to shape the world around you, but with a hefty price. Find out more about Double Cross at J-Rpg. 

As you should all be aware, however, I don't run games in their canon, but prefer to mix in my own stories either entirely original or inspired by other works that would mix in seamlessly. For this game I have chosen Baccano!, a great anime that takes place in the 1930s America. It's a story about the events surrounding mafia families at war, bootleggers, kind-hearted robbers, and a deal with a devil. I highly recommend it as an anime to watch, if for no other reason than this is the only one I've watched where I enjoyed the English dub over its original Japanese voice acting. It fits perfectly and they did a wonderful job. Just watch JesuOtaku's review on it for more info:

I have decided upon my second game to run next year. Ever since I got my copy of Tenra Bansho Zero I've been trying to decide what anime would work best to run in. TBZ has all kinds of different character types, and it seemed the only story to run would be canon or in my own. The problem is that TBZ has character types that don't mesh well with Kamigan (like giant mecha) and I really, really want to keep them in. I don't want to stray from my own world unless it ties directly into a popular anime. To check out more on the amazing work and dedication of Andy Kitkowski's translation into English of the popular, direct from Japan role playing game, click Tenra Bansho Zero.

So, what then did I finally pick, after months of searching for the right anime? It's silly, it's over the top, it's awesomeness! Who the Hell do you think I am? That's right: Gurren Lagann. It'll be giant mecha, giant guns, giant drills (and for the heck of it lets throw in some giant magic thanks to TBZ) and saving the world from the beast men. And as if you needed a review of Gurren Lagann:

Hope to see you all out at Owlcon 2014.
And remember, keep your dice on the table, or we make 'em burn.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Shin Megami Tensei part 1

Welcome to Alpha Elementary, where the students are handpicked for enrollment and are trained to become the next leaders of the world. It is your last day before graduation and time for the awards ceremony, when something goes wrong. Will you face your fears and take your place among the leadership elite?

This episode of Fire n Dice comes to you from Owlcon 2013 and is played through using Monsters and Other Childish Things rule set. This intro episode runs smoothly and is a great start to what could become a wonderful campaign. As you'll see in later episodes, however, the time constraints of running a four hour convention game tend to rush story, but a fun time was still had by all.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Delta H Con 2013

Fire n Dice is proud to be a part of Delta H Con, the University of Houston anime convention, this year. We'll be bringing you two games, Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, and Shin Megami Tensei played through Pokethulhu (download a free copy of it for yourself). It will be lighthearted, silly, and fun.  If you're in the Houston area, check it out, there will be loads to see and do.  Check it out at DeltaHCon.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Monday, May 13, 2013

BESM: 6Gun Samurai pt Final

As we come to the conclusion of our convention game, I want to thank everyone at Owlcon for putting on such a wonderful event. I'm so excited to get to be a part of it all, but it's thanks to the wonderful coordinators that I get to meet so many new and different gamers from around the Houston area. Stay tuned for the next upload, Shin Megami Tensei (where we go off the rails and just have fun summarizing a game that was really way too big for a four hour slot...oops, that's just me with too many ideas and not enough time.)

 Also, Fire n Dice will be at Delta H Con in July, so come find me there. We're playing a much shorter Shin Megami Tensei in possibly a different system, and I will be trying my hand at the word and story game of Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple.

 And lastly, check out our facebook page and like us. We want to keep in touch with all our fans and would love to build so many more. So, until next game, keep your dice on the table or we'll light 'em up.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

BESM: 6Gun Samurai pt 2

The main characters have all been introduced. As the mystery begins to unfold they all see that they are connected to the events happening in town.  Will they work together or will centuries of mistrust and sordid past have them fighting each other?

I had lots of fun running again in the world of Kamigan and its newest neighbor countries.  One issue with running a convention game, though, that I still have yet to fully master is timing.  At a convention your game is limited to four hours, and I get so excited to run a game in my fantasy world that there are just too many plot hooks and stories I want players to enjoy.  At the same time, the players have fun interacting with each other in character that sometimes the story doesn't progress as quickly.

In this episode you'll hear how the players get into character and enjoy interacting with the other players and their characters.  As a GM I try to encourage this role playing to a point, so long as it doesn't deviate too far from the game, but I always end up with more for them to play out than I have time for.  I would love to have made this convention game into two or even three sessions.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

BESM: 6Gun Samurai pt 1

We start off the new year in a new land. Ningen have ventured out beyond Kamigan into a godless land named Marukah. The frontier is harsh, unforgiving, and the land holds a secret that the natives fight to protect.  There is an evil that has been awakened and the citizens of Ferotown must work with the natives and the Shinsengumi both if everyone is to survive.

It has been a year since Fire n Dice has had a recording. Times have been tough, but I'm happy to bring you more in the ever expanding world of Asian fantasy, now mixed with Western frontier. Look for many new episodes and projects to come in the near future. Thank you for listening.