Vampires Werewolf Fairies from Gozer Games

After Zombie Ninja Pirates , Gozer Games gives us Vampire Werewolf Fairies . I’m trying to imagine myself inside the Gozer Games theme think-tank. Do they just throw darts? Whatever. You can combine both games to play Vampire Zombies Werewolf Ninja Fairies Pirates . They rounded up some exceptional artists for the illustrations. True gamers should recognize all of the artists on the above cover.

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Explaining Fate’s aspects

I recently posted this in response to a question over on RPGG and I thought it might be useful to others who are new to Fate and are trying to figure out how aspects work. This is necessarily the definitive explanation, but it distills down many of the important points. You can read the complete thread here . Bazin originally wrote: “In the games I played…

Enhanced Atlas of Barsaive

Well many of you might know the great Atlas of Barsaive that was made by Telarus some time ago. You think it can’t be made better? Well in fact an enhanced and very useful version was recently made….

I have my advance PDF copy of the Fiasco Companion and it’s awesome

I received my complementary advance PDF of the upcoming Fiasco Companion – I had the great honor of having an interview with me included in the book – and it’s awesome. The book looks great, is filled with tons of useful advice for both running the game and creating your own playsets, and includes four new playsets including the fantastic  Fiasco High playset …

The Devil’s Six Gun – New Comic Series from Image

If I’ve not made it clear before, I love the Deadlands campaign setting for Savage Worlds. Ever since I was introduced to it by the lovely folks over at The Gamer’s Haven ( thanks to their actual play sessions of it ), I have been hooked. Well, I recently found out about a new series of one-shot…

The Devil’s Six Gun – New Comic Series from Image

If I’ve not made it clear before, I love the Deadlands campaign setting for Savage Worlds. Ever since I was introduced to it by the lovely folks over at The Gamer’s Haven ( thanks to their actual play sessions of it ), I have been hooked. Well, I recently found out about a new series of one-shot comic from Image that are, wonderfully, Deadlands comics. I …

Interesting characters and the sliding scale

For me, character generation is one of the most fascinating aspects of this role-playing hobby. I love the idea of being able to build people from the ground up, quantifying their abilities and what makes them tick, and laying it all down on a sheet of paper. The challenge is being able to capture that essence, and translate it into something meaningful …

Pathfinder RPG Goodies: Venture Captain

As a confessed Pathfinderite (I don’t see that moniker catching on!) I am always on the lookout for new tools, ideas and goodies for my favorite fantasy RPG. Today while casually reading the tweet feed I discovered Venture Captain . It’s a site containing online tools for the Pathfinder RPG . The banner tells you right away it’s a beta version of the site…

New Video/Board Game Announcements Roundup

Announced over three years ago , the Gears of War board game comes closer. Ticket to Ride for the iPad . Puerto Rico for the iPad . And a list of nearly every other top game on BGG for the iPad. The Walking Dead [1] board game from Z-Man Games. ( source ) [1] Ok, this was a comic/TV series, not a video game. But the …

The, Uh, “The Best Party Game”

“The Best Party Game” (that’s its title) from sggc Serengeti Systems is an icebreaker game with 20 cards. The questions are mainly about your sex life, and the activities are the usual silliness. $20. Twenty cards. There are 3 questions on each pink, purple, green and orange card, 2 activities on each yellow card, and 1 activity on the blue cards. I don’t know the exact…

Boom, An Unofficial Tech-Themed Monopoly Redesign

Podcast Studio 360 challenged their listeners to send ideas for a redesign of Monopoly to make it relevant for today’s economy. They passed these ideas to famed designers Brenda Braithwaite and Ian Schreiber . The result is Boom . Boom’s companies range from the cheap “sin” properties on up to Apple and Google on the top spots. More important is the incorporation of Euro-design …

Win a Copy of Say Anything Family Edition

Purple Pawn will run an online game next week. The winner gets a copy of the new Say Anything Family Edition from multiple award winning publisher North Star Games. To play, or for information about the game, hop over to Purple Pawn’s Play page . If you’d like to sponsor a game giveaway on our site, contact me to work it out.

Ohio Society of CPAs: The F.E.T.C.H. Game

The Ohio Society of CPAs developed the game Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits to teach kids financial literacy. The board game has some kind of dog theme. In November, 1,200 volunteers ran session for over 10,000 children in elementary schools across Ohio. Source has a promo video as well as a twenty minute facilitator instruction video, with annoying background music looped over the whole thing.

Baila, the Estonian Drinking Card Game

Baila is a popular Estonian drinking card game. There’s not much to the game, really: pick a card and do what it says – drink, make someone else drink, kiss someone, speak in rhymes, steal someone’s shirt, etc. Last year it was a top seller – at least it was for Fortuna Games , an Estonian game shop. Baila has a new game, this time a board game, called…

Crystal Raider brass knuckles

Well I slowed down a little bit. So to get started again here’s a picture of some Crystal Raider brass knuckles. Anyone got some stats for those? (via) thx to Galdo The announced Guest Blogger…

Texas House Approves 42 as Official Table Game of Texas

The Texas House of Representatives approved bill HCR 84 designating 42 (or Texas 42), a partnership/trick-taking/auction dominoes game, as the official table game of Texas (it has sometimes been called this, unofficially). The bill was introduced by Rep Erwin Cain, who read the following poem [1] on the floor in support of the bill and to diss poker and other games of luck: In a little town…

Perfect Skin: Some Musing On The Design Of Monsters

Monsters generally come in three parts: Stat Blocks, Descriptive passages (which some people refer to as Fluff), and Templates, enabling you to add the “monster description” to an existing race – sort of an ersatz Class. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the differing values and usefulness of books on the subject. NB: This is an unabashedly d20/3.x article. YMMV with other game systems. Reskinning…

Magicka: Button Mashing Fun

I don’t play all that many video games any more. It’s mainly a time thing. World of Warcraft has pretty much bored me to tears. Dragon Age is fun and pretty. But sometimes, I feel like playing a game that is about running around a blowing shit up. Magicka is pretty much a Gauntlet style

DriveThruRPG want’s to know all about your favorite character – enter this contest, win great things!

The folks at DriveThruRPG want to know all about your favorite character.  Boil it down to a great description and their panel of three celebrity judges will pick the best!  Click the image to go directly to the contest entry page. Good luck! Technorati Tags: drivethrurpg , contest , characters , rpg , role playing games Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Reminder – 2 days left to enter the International Dragon …