Review: Ptolus – Monte Cook’s City by the Spire

Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire re-released and updated for Dungeons & Dragons 5E & Monte Cook Games' Cypher System Whether you agree or disagree, the longer you find yourself in this hobby, the more likely you are to run across things that are considered cultural icons.  Products that have influenced so many people … Continue reading Review: Ptolus – Monte Cook’s City by the Spire

Converting to the Cypher System

"Push the button..." Angel’s Citadel and Josh Walles wrote an article several months ago called ‘Adapt don’t Convert’. It was a discussion on how instead of trying to convert your favorite game to the Cypher System you should instead Adapt to the Cypher System. For this article, however, I'm going to try and present the … Continue reading Converting to the Cypher System

Does the Cypher System Need Cyphers?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”Romeo & Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 Joann and I were part of a conversation a little while ago where someone we know on our Discord Server was asking about Cyphers in the Cypher System and if you … Continue reading Does the Cypher System Need Cyphers?

Review: Mal’Vandal’s Mythic Vade Mecum

One of the things that I did not realize that I would enjoy as much as I do when we started Angel’s Citadel is the opportunity to read and review RPG products.  While many of these are products that we ourselves purchase (partly because we want to play them, and partly because we want to … Continue reading Review: Mal’Vandal’s Mythic Vade Mecum

Flipping the Switch – Adapting Foci and Abilities to Different Settings

In a previous post I talked about using flavors with types to make them fit your setting better. This time we’re going to talk about Foci and specific Abilities. Foci: There’s a lot of them. Some of them are even listed as genre-recommended in the Revised Cypher System Rulebook. This post is going to be … Continue reading Flipping the Switch – Adapting Foci and Abilities to Different Settings