Archive for the role-playing Category

12.10.2010

Mayfairstivus – Be Part of the Legend

Today concludes my coverage of Mayfairstivus, the celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! What a crossover it’s been!  Over 60 posts across 19 different blogs!  Unbelievable!  Just goes to show how much excitement this game system can generate.  I apologize for missing the past two days here;  a lack of sleep and real-world […]

12.7.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 7 – Starman (Will Payton)

Welcome back for the seventh day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at the 1989 character card for Starman (Will Payton)! The Will Payton Starman series holds a special place in my heart.  While the Jack Knight Starman was the best-written, Will Payton’s adventures […]

12.6.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 6 – Animal Man

Welcome back for the sixth day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! We took a break on Saturday and Sunday, but we’re back today for more Mayfairstivus holiday fun!  Today we’ll be looking at the 1989 character card for Animal Man! I don’t talk about him much here, […]

12.3.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 3 – Doctor Fate

Welcome back for the third day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at the 1989 character card for Doctor Fate! If you are new to ONCE UPON A GEEK, then you may not know that I’m a tremendous Doctor Fate fan!  He’s one of […]

12.2.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 2 – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Edition

Welcome back for the second day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at all three editions of this RPG. DC HEROES ROLE-PLAYING GAME – FIRST EDITION – 1985 The first edition of the DC Heroes Role-Playing Game was released in the summer of 1985.  […]

12.1.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 1 – DC Heroes RPG

Welcome to the first day of Mayfairstivus!  This holiday event lasting nine days celebrates Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! From 1985-1993 this was one of the premier superhero role-playing games! A holiday event in December lasting nine days?  Hmmm…  Okay, you caught us.  A few comic bloggers decided to use this year’s Hanukkah celebration […]

09.20.2010

ACQUIRED: DC Adventures RPG – Hero’s Handbook

I bought the new DC ADVENTURES: Hero’s Handbook RPG from Green Ronin Publishing! Here is the description of the book from the Green Ronin online store: Join the never-ending battle for truth and justice in the world’s greatest super-hero universe, using the world’s greatest super-hero roleplaying game! The DC ADVENTURES Hero’s Handbook is a complete […]

06.22.2010

DC Adventures RPG – Coming Soon!

Back on May 3rd, Green Ronin announced they’re working on a DC Comics roleplaying game based upon their Mutants & Masterminds system.  Here is a snippet from the press release: Green Ronin Publishing announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with DC Comics and will be releasing the DC ADVENTURES RPG book this […]

04.22.2010

Star Wars Resume – Role-playing Games

Concluding my Star Wars Resume!  In 1992 a former classmate named Serv and I assembled a group of folks to try the West End Games Star Wars Roleplaying Game.  Serv and I didn’t really know each other that well at the time, we just both happened to share an interest in Star Wars and RPGs.  […]

03.15.2010

Green Slime! Don’t Touch It! It is Certain Death! Look Out! It’s Dripping!

Here is a Dungeons & Dragons advertisement that ran in comic books in mid-1981.  The lack of color, amateur artwork, inconsistent lettering, and ridiculous scripting is appalling.  This ad is simply terrible. With that said.. I LOVE IT!  This pathetic little ad inspired me to try roleplaying and seek out further comic adventures of these […]

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