This is an archive of all my site updates back through March 2001
when I started my updates.
- April 27, 2003
- I've added a new essay to my Magic
section on "Magic and Society".
- April 23, 2003
- Oops. I realize I should list the new essays on genre
instead of making people search for them among the links.
- April 21, 2003
- Well, I have added a series of essays on "Techniques for
Common Genre Conventions" to my
Role-playing Styles section. Much of this actually
overlaps with system design, so I might cross-link some
of it as well.
- April 1, 2003
- Well, I don't have any good jokes, but I have linked in my
Lord of the Rings RPG section
which includes a complete review, links, and some other
material. I have also added an "open-license" keyword to
the options of my Free RPG List.
- March 5, 2003
- I have added two new essays to my
Role-playing Styles section. The first is
Genre and Setting Simulation: Perils, Pitfalls, and Possibilities"
by Steven S. Long -- reprinted from Grey Ghost Games'
Gamemastering Secrets book with permission. The
second is entitled "
Reifying Genre Conventions", written by myself.
- February 3, 2003
- I have re-done the sorting of my
company list, which should improve the reliability
of links. I have also added new pages so you can look
up companies by country and by system (such as "D20"
or "FUDGE") as well as alphabetically.
- January 16, 2003
- A few new additions. I have added new genre keywords to
my Free RPGs list, such as
horror and modern. Also I have reorganized and expanded my
Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG pages,
including an annoted list of classic horror movies.
Incidentally, the BtVS RPG campaign I am playing in is
looking for players -- if you are in the SF Bay Area
and are interested,
send me an email.
- December 4, 2002
- A few other additions: there is now an
About This Site page, along with a
Site Map page. There
have also been major additions to the
SRD Page including a
conversion of the Modern SRD to browsable HTML and an
archive of Kenneth Hood's Sleeping Imperium site.
- December 3, 2002
- I have reworked the timeline feature of the
RPG Encyclopedia so
that you can quickly jump to a given year, and updated it
with all of the latest information.
- November 5, 2002
- The big new addition is that I have a new
RPG System Design page. Currently
I have three essays there, and I have a few more in the
- October 1, 2002
- Again, I have been remiss in cataloging my updates. Over the
past year, I have majorly revised my RPG Styles
page with new essays, and added a new section on the
Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG from
- [Long time gap]
- August 31, 2001
- Oops. I have not been keeping up this "What's New" page. Well,
my latest addition is a new section on the Weird War II
sourcebook from Pinnacle Games. The main feature is the review,
but I also made a few utilities to go with it.
- June 8, 2001
- I have moved my rpg site to a new host, darkshire.net,
thanks to my friend Graham's generosity. The bad news is that
you should update your bookmarks and links. The good news is
that in the future you will start seeing interactive stuff on
my site. My old host had very limited permissions for CGI only,
but now I can freely do CGI scripts, PHP, and database stuff.
The old site location (www.ps.uci.edu/~jhkim/rpg/)
should have auto-forwarding set to the new location. If you
notice any problem in the forwarding, please
- April 27, 2001
- There have been some miscellaneous updates to my
Dungeons & Dragons section,
based on a recent game I played. I have various charts including
spell tables with expanded information, a chart comparing various
class features, and more. I should add some more to my reviews
as well based on playtesting, but that is not there yet.
- April 10, 2001
- I have added a Magic
section, which you can find under Articles and Reviews. This
is a collection of non-system-specific articles on RPG magic
in general. The first feature is a long article on "Designing
a Mythic-style RPG Magic System".
- March 28, 2001
- I have revamped my campaigns page
with some fixed-up information, and reversed the order so that
the most recent campaigns are first. These are the ones which
tend to have more web information.
- March 15, 2001
- Well, first of all, I have added a What's New section. :-)
Other recent changes have been that I have added a Spanish
section to my
RPG Encyclopedia with the addition of 7
Spanish-language RPGs -- hopefully to expand soon.
John H. Kim
Last modified: Tue May 13 12:17:35 2003