All posts by Seamus Conneely

An escaped Mad Adventurer on the loose! After playing tabletop RPGs for more than a decade and a half and GMing for most of that I turned my hand towards writing for/about them! I got my start with the Gaming Security Agency, and then joined the Mad Adventurers Society for a few years before setting up CHG. I've been fortunate enough to publish adventure materials for Raging Swan Press and Beer Star Games, and am part of the team for the Transit RPG (Closed Beta out now!). You can find me personally @RGM79Ace.

The Independents: Amidst Endless Quiet

In the Tabletop Gaming world you have your big names, your corporations, your bastions of the genre with a pedigree that spans decades and an unassailable claim to greatness.

And then you have the little guys and gals. The small outfits, the crazy geniuses, the little projects, the ‘Indie’ creators who are simply out to make a name for themselves and a game people can enjoy. Here at The Independents we aim to highlight some of these games, for a change of pace and a new (and great) experience!

Somewhere in the vast universe of the far future a sentient starship plies its trade, moving goods and cryogenically frozen passengers through the void to new worlds. This is such a feat that only extremely valuable cargo (material and personnel both) is worthy of being transported. Alas, disaster strikes, and the destruction of the ship is imminent.

One of you is the ship. You cannot be saved. But some of your cargo might.

The rest are the passengers. There is a single escape pod, room for one.

Are you the one who gets to live?

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Meet the Party: 5th Edition D&D

Welcome to the inaugural effort of Meet the Party, where you can find an entire group of ready-to-play adventurers (maybe even some heroes) for your gaming needs for a variety of systems and settings!

For this first effort we’ll be looking at an old friend wearing a fresh new face: Dungeons and Dragons! Character creation for 5th Edition is rather simple across the board at Level 1: choose a race, a class, a background, and with a few other minor details you’re off to the dungeons.

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