“Tell Us About Your Character” Contest @ DriveThruRPG

Usually when people are starting to talk about their characters and what epic adventures they took part in, people start to look for a quick escape route. Not so the judges at DriveThruRPG ’s “Tell Us About Your Character” Contest ! They want you to send them your favorite character (game mechanics and a brief biography). And if they like…

A Whole New World – Characteristics of Golarion

Yesterday I announced the beginning of my article series on Golarion, the default campaign setting for Pathfinder. I promised that today I would look into the characteristics of Golarion as a setting and I am here to fulfill that promise. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it. High Magic The first thing to know about Golarion is that it, for the most…

If You Build It… – Book Review of Fantasy Craft

When I talked to the guys at Crafty Games at GenCon last year about their current and upcoming offerings, I got a chance to get a copy of Fantasy Craft, their d20-based fantasy RPG. I honestly didn’t think a whole lot about it. The thought of another d20-based fantasy RPG sort of just flitted into my brain and then right back out of it. What…

First Look: Apocalypse Prevention Inc.

While Third Eye Games’ API has been around for quite a while I just recently had the change to have a closer look at this fine game. While most roleplaying game take themselves quite seriously, API was definitely written tongue in cheek. That’s something you don’t see that often nowadays and in most cases it doesn’t actually work. Luckily API is the laudable exception…

Game Bandit — Fat Edition

For 20% off a single order of Fat Dragon Games’ products at DriveThruRPG , use coupon code “FatMayJune11″. Mona Saves blog is giving away two copies of ThinkFun’s Snack Attack! Typical like/follow/tweet/comment rules to enter. Follow and retweet Eagle Games for a chance to win Railways of the World: The Card Game . Dice Hate Me is celebrating an anniversary …

Geocaching

Geocaching is a global game of hide and seek. Millions of waterproof boxes are placed/stowed/hidden in hundreds of countries around the world, and you try to find them. The box contains a log for you to sign and – usually – a small object for you to swap out with some small object of your own. The game is…

SJ Tucker’s “Playing D&D” music video directed by The Dead Gentlemen

Brought to you by the same people who created Gamers: Dorkness Rising, and using some footage, actors and possibly the same catering from that film!  Check out SJ Tucker’s new song Playing D&D! Head on over to Strowlers to get more from SJ Tucker, The Dead Gentleman and lots of other cool stuff.  Then there’s SJ Tucker’s site, and we cannot forget The Dead Gentlemen . …

Web Clip Wednesday: Bill Cavalier, Adventure Coach

So if you’ve been under rock as far as viral RPG comedy videos (like there are so many), here you go. Hopefully, this will continue on this is going to a classic. Check out the site at Dungeon Bastard where you can partake of more wisdom. I’d also like to add that punching your DM

A Whole New World – The Introduction

About a year and a half ago, my home group decided to make the switch from D&D 3.5 to Pathfinder. Upon buying the Core Rules book, I began seeing references to Golarion, the default setting for Pathfinder. Honestly, I ignored them. Our group was playing a Forgotten Realms game and I had little issue adapting the FR campaign setting to the Pathfinder rules. As time went on, however, I…

Word of the Week: COMPURGATION

Compurgation is a trial method in which the defendant may be acquitted on the sworn endorsement of friends or neighbors. It is good to be nice to people, be cause you never know when you may need help. In a game, our party had been asked to recover objects that may be in warehouse. We

Being a better Game Master: Credit where credit is due!

Being a Dungeon Master, Game Master, Storyteller, Referee, call it what you may, is not an easy task. It requires a lot in terms of creativity, passion, preparation, but it’s not the thankless job they make it out to be. It’s a great creative outlet, if you like to tell stories well there is no better pastime, and you get to spend …

This Week’s Bit of Kingmaker Fun

This week is pretty calm. We did a bunch of kingdom building and now we finally have something that can pass as an economy. The peasants, of course, were complaining. “The nobles are running off and adventuring too much and leave the town undefended.” OK, fine. “Why aren’t they doing anything about the trolls?” There’s

FlashWordz

FlashWordz from U.S. Games Systems Inc is a “letter cards” word game due to be in stores by June 15. Cards are double-sided. On your turn, you have to race to combine your letters with the letters on the backs of the other players’ cards to form as many words as possible (four letters or greater). If you fail to form a work…

Roll vs Boredom: Dream Worlds

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Roll vs Boredom article, my little experiment with  a new mechanic per adventure hasn’t gone as well as I’d hoped initially.  In truth, I think the requirement of coming up with a new mechanic and the subsequent implementation has been distracting rather than enhancing my game play.  …

RPG Blogging 101: Be different!

As someone mentioned in the comments section of the second post in the series , the RPG blogosphere feels pretty saturated right now. The RPG Bloggers Network alone has over 300 member blogs and the RPGBN itself is only a small part of the whole RPG blogosphere. Even if you follow all the tips I’ve given so far, you might still have a …

Agents of S.W.I.N.G. Groovy!

I just had to pick this up. I’ve stopped by here enough, you know that I like FATE. One thing I haven’t really mentioned is that I’m big fan of spy genre for RPG’s. The longest campaign that I have ever ran was my I.S.I.S. (International Secret Intelligence Service) campaign. It started out with the

Electric Dreams

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Parahuman NPC: Phyr

Here is the statblock, created in Hero Lab, for one of the villains of the Parahuman campaign setting:  Phyr.  Phyr is the daughter of Charon, and was the favored of his children, right up until she cruelly slew an entire village in Korea for no other reason than she was bored. Charon did not approve of this, and a battle ensued…

Caladon Falls Fundraiser

My fellow RPG Blogger Tommy Brownell just let me know about the Caladon Falls fundraiser at IndieGoGo . Caladon Falls is a Savage Suzerain sourcebook by Savage Mojo that has been available as PDF for a while now. From what I’ve seen so far, the background looks quite interesting and the production values are exceptionally high. Here’s the blurb from the DriveThruRPG product page :

First Look: Chthonian Stars

Wow! That was actually the first word I said after laying my eyes upon this fine book. Chthonian Stars totally took my surprise and I mean this in a good way. Wildfire ’s latest product is a space opera setting for Traveller directly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Wildfire is actually the same company that was responsible for the award-winning CthulhuTech . As you all well …