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Steve Jackson Games Interview by MTV Geek

MTV Geek interviewed Steve Jackson Games president Steve Jackson and Chief Operating Officer Phil Reed at PAX East 2011. The interview touches on various topics such as an introduction of Steve Jackson Games and their products, their involvement with PAX, how they got the Axe Chop license and their upcoming Ogre 6th Edition game. The interview can be read in full here .

Web Clip Wednesday: The Dungeon Master

Yet another gaming comedy. But I recognize some of the faces in this little clip. To be honest, I’m not sure if it’s going to be good or what. But we shall see. The Dungeon Master Trailer from The Strong Brothers on Vimeo.

Wizards of the Coast launches new Monster Builder

Wizards of the Coast has rolled out the new Monster Builder, an additional tool to their web-based Adventure Tools set. The new Monster Builder will allow users to customize the powers and levels of some 3,700 monsters from the 4th edition installments of Monster Manuals and other sourcebooks such as the Dark Sun Creature Catalog and the Monster Vault boxed set, after which …

Sam Zeitlin is RPG Superstar 2011

Paizo has announced that Sam Zeitlin is the winner of the company’s annual design contest in search of the undiscovered great game designers around the world at the Paizo blog . After 5 rounds of design challenges, Zeitlin, from Arlington, VA, was voted by the Paizo community to be the winner of the contest’s fourth season, with  judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark…

Mount & Blade: Fire and Sword Preview

I just had the chance to go up a few levels in the newest addition to the Mount & Blade franchise: Fire and Sword.  It was exactly what I was expecting and that’s a damned good thing! It works much like the original Mount & Blade games but with the addition of firearms.  This has been done…

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part four

Our heroes are on the ground, and Vampire Superman is hovering above them, looking down. This is Not A Good Place To Be. So far they’ve done a pretty good job of battling Silver Banshee and she has teleported away. It’s time for the main attraction. Now, it has to be said that Superman is not the smartest superhero around…

Crypts and Things

When it comes to the Old-School Renaissance I have some mixed feelings. On the one hand I enjoy the simple old-school charm of games like Swords & Wizardry or X-Plorers, but on the other hand I am unhappy with the lack of innovation and creativity in this part of our hobby. Games like the aforementioned X-Plorers , Stars…

AD&D Monster Manual part 28

Leopard: Leopards first appeared in the wilderness encounter tables in Supplement III , and they’re getting stats here for the first time. Their only remarkable feature is that they are more likely to gain surprise than other monsters, and they in turn are less likely to be surprised themselves. Leprechaun: These figures of Irish folklore and breakfast cereal mascots were first introduced in The Strategic Review #3,

Word of the Week: BASHI-BAZOUK

Bashi-bazouk makes me think of what a raging barbarian might say in battle. “Let’s go bash in some heads and go biserk. Bashi-Bazouk!!” Bashi-bazouk literally means “Damaged head” ; or leaderless, and refered to a mercenaries of the Ottoman army. The Bashi-Bazouk were part of the army but were not paid by the government and

Kingmaker: Welcome Storm Lake & Some Great Roleplaying

We just started our city for Kingmaker. Storm Lake. We haven’t gotten that far. We have a castle, some housing, started a road and some farm land. This part of Kingmaker is what everyone has been talking about. It’s a pretty abstract system. We’ve likened it playing Settlers of Cataan, Age of Empires or Civilization.

Kingmaker: Welcome Storm Lake & Some Great Roleplaying

We just started our city for Kingmaker. Storm Lake. We haven’t gotten that far. We have a castle, some housing, started a road and some farm land. This part of Kingmaker is what everyone has been talking about. It’s a pretty abstract system. We’ve likened it playing Settlers of Cataan, Age of Empires or Civilization.

Kingmaker: Welcome Storm Lake & Some Great Roleplaying

We just started our city for Kingmaker. Storm Lake. We haven’t gotten that far. We have a castle, some housing, started a road and some farm land. This part of Kingmaker is what everyone has been talking about. It’s a pretty abstract system. We’ve likened it playing Settlers of Cataan, Age of Empires or Civilization.

Kingmaker: Welcome Storm Lake & Some Great Roleplaying

We just started our city for Kingmaker. Storm Lake. We haven’t gotten that far. We have a castle, some housing, started a road and some farm land. This part of Kingmaker is what everyone has been talking about. It’s a pretty abstract system. We’ve likened it playing Settlers of Cataan, Age of Empires or Civilization.

Kingmaker: Welcome Storm Lake & Some Great Roleplaying

We just started our city for Kingmaker. Storm Lake. We haven’t gotten that far. We have a castle, some housing, started a road and some farm land. This part of Kingmaker is what everyone has been talking about. It’s a pretty abstract system. We’ve likened it playing Settlers of Cataan, Age of Empires or Civilization.

Kingmaker: Welcome Storm Lake & Some Great Roleplaying

We just started our city for Kingmaker. Storm Lake. We haven’t gotten that far. We have a castle, some housing, started a road and some farm land. This part of Kingmaker is what everyone has been talking about. It’s a pretty abstract system. We’ve likened it playing Settlers of Cataan, Age of Empires or Civilization.

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part three

One of the (many) fun things about Mutants & Masterminds is that what is written on the character sheet is just a starting point. You can guarantee that once the action starts, your players will come up with all kinds of awesome funky stunts and tricks, and the game comes alive. Here’s a case in point. Our heroes have been sent by Batman Himself to …

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part three

One of the (many) fun things about Mutants & Masterminds is that what is written on the character sheet is just a starting point. You can guarantee that once the action starts, your players will come up with all kinds of awesome funky stunts and tricks, and the game comes alive. Here’s a case in point. Our heroes have been…

Breaking the d20 Paradigm

“Dear d20 System, we’ve had a good run you and me… No, no relax, this is NOT that conversation. I am not breaking up with you! I just think we should see other people. You have your legions of adoring fans, and that shiny new 4 th edition, you can see whoever you want, I have met some new systems, Indies mostly, and I want to explore my options. You …

I’m still alive

Sorry about the very low post volume lately: for the past few months I’ve been working steadily on a major project associated with my job with a deadline in early April. As a result I’ve cut way back on my blogging, despite the fact that the volume of my gaming hasn’t dropped at all. With the project nearly finished my posting volume, including some …