Victorious wins Three Castles Award for RPG Design

We are very proud and pleased to announce that Mike Stewart won the Three Castles Award for RPG Design for his game Victorious! Long-time gamers will recognize the names of those on the judges’ panel–Chris Clark, Jeff Grubb, Allen Hammack, Steve Pe...

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The Intelligence Check: Part II

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the “Intelligence Check” article, which is nice! I will address two of the questions that came up below: Q: What do you do if everyone fails their rolls? As a Genteel Magistrate (GM), I strongly advise that you avoid any ...

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The Intelligence Check: or “When do I think of that?”

One of the joys of role playing games (RPGs) in general and Victorious in particular is that you can make characters to play that are unlike you. Perhaps you’re a couch potato; you could create an outdoorsman hunter for your character. Another could play so...

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Power Fatigue List

Greetings all, An insightful gamer asked me about how the Fatigue rules in Victorious work when broken down to specific powers and abilities. To provide examples, I threw together the list below. Please note: There are 3 types of answers here. “Yes” means ...

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Victorious nominated for the Three Castles Award

Victorious is proud to be one of the nominated finalists for this year’s Three Castles Award for RPG Design! The Three Castles Award has been awarded to RPG products since 2011 with the very first one going to Michael Curtis for his “The Dungeon Al...

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The ‘Fleetfoot’ Class

The following is an additional (unofficial) class that covers the ‘speedster’ of comic book fame, exemplified by such figures as the Flash and Quicksilver. It is a Victorian trope too, as noted in H. G. Wells’ short story “The New Accelerator” of 190...

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Blake’s 7 Victorious: Classes Part II

Here it is, the second part of the Victorious Blake’s 7 rules regarding classes. The four classes presented here are the Rebel, the Scavenger, the Technician, and the Trooper. With the classes already given in Part I earlier, this makes a total of seven ...

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Blake’s 7 Victorious: Classes Part I

Greetings all, It took a little time, but this one is getting in right before the year’s end…which is close enough right? ☺ Below are the first three B7 classes (Dilettante, Functionary, Pirate) with their accompanying special skills, and the remain...

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Where Duty Lies Part 2: The “Prior Engagement” Shortcoming in Victorious

As noted in the previous article (Part I), there are a plethora of situations that can get in the way of heroines battling villainy. The first part dealt with events that can happen to characters regardless of their social or economic stations in life. This ar...

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Deconstruction: An optional rule for Victorious

Buildings in Victorian Cities Any Genteel Magistrate preparing his or her chronicle of Victorious has many preconceived notions regarding Victorian era people, places, and things. Whether it’s from historical study, novels, movies, or the Steampunk movement ...

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