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Lazy Thursday video post

As you all well know the people running this blog just love H.P. Lovecraft’s work. So it’s no surprise that I am very excited about “The Whisperer in Darkness”, a movie that should soon be available on DVD. It was created by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society which already brought us the most awesome “Call of Cthulhu” silent movie! Check out the latest trailer below!

Shakespearean Background Options for D&D

Here’s a handful of Background Options pluck’d from the Bard himself. Add these to your PC to inject some good old-time Shakespearean flavour to your character, or (if you GM) run a Shakespearean campaign complete with quick witted duelists, storm-tossed lovers, rival noble houses, clowns, shipwwrecked magicians and more. Each player can choose as many Background Options as they want for their character…

OASIS 24 Downtown Orlando

Hey another con in Orlando, Called OASIS. Blackmoor, Living Greyhawk, Legends of the Shining Jewel, and much, much more. May 27, 2011 through Sunday, May 29, 2011 (Memorial Day Weekend). Gaming starts at 9am Friday, and runs through 6pm Sunday, I am hoping for some Pathfinder Society games… AND… Here is what they are offering…(organized

Amethyst for Pathfinder

EN World reports that Deus Ex Machina will be creating an adaptation of their Amethyst setting to Pathfinder which will be named Amethyst Renaissance. There is not much detail of what the book will contain but the report indicates that it will be an adaptation of Amethyst Foundation and Evolution for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition to the Pathfinder system. The report also emphasized that Deus Ex Machina…

Living Legends solving crime In Broad Daylight

Monkey House Games co-founder Jeff Dee has created Living Legends, a roleplaying game set in the superhero setting of Villains and Vigilantes, according to ICv2 . This is an updated version of the classical Living Legends, and will offer a point-buy system or an optional random generation method for character generation and faster paced mechanics. The 160 page standalone core rulebook, …

Troll Lord Games planning introductory set for Castles & Crusades

The lords of Troll Lord Games, Stephen Chenault and Todd Tripp, are planning to produce an introductory set for Castles and Crusades. This was revealed in Scott Thorne’s column over at ICv2 while he was musing about the benefits of introductory sets in many RPG games of late. Although there isn’t much details on whether the introductory set is confirmed, it was stated in Thorne’s column that…

RPG on IRC: Where are the nerds?

I love IRC. It’s simple, easy, and a great way to connect with people all around the world. I am a particular fan of #5by5 , #wikipedia-en-help , #wolfire , and #linkinus . Between podcast chatrooms and Wiki help groups, IRC has a lot to offer. I know that IRC has been used to run games since the protocol was first available, but I …

Web Clip Wednesday: Epic Rap Battles of History

Einstein Vs Hawkings. Yeah, I’m a little late in throwing this one up but hell if you haven’t watch any of these your missing out on a good laugh.

More Savage Worlds Deluxe Info

Pinnacle Entertainment group released their official website announcement for the upcoming Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition this morning, but readers of their forums know that is really where the action is.  Since their Savage Worlds Deluxe thread started last Thursday, the forums have been filled with questions.  Core Rules Manager Clint Black (who previously did an interview with us here on this site), Pinnacle Company VP …

How do I add more to 4d8+18?

Despite Wizards of the Coast not showing up on my doorstep with a giant novelty check and a offer to move to Renton, I’ve decided to complete what I set out to accomplish. And that was of course to publish two articles so mind numbingly boring that ICANN shuts down the internet. The first was “How do I add 25% to 4d8+…

Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game Fastplay Rules for Free RPG Day 2011

Paradigm Concepts, Inc president Henry Lopez has announced that they would be handing out fastplay rules of their upcoming Arcanis: the Roleplaying Game to participating retailers for this year’s Free RPG Day (June 18 2011). The 2005 ENnie Award winner for Fans’ Choice Best Publisher is also welcoming reviewers to take a first glance of the final game at their ‘Reviewers Table’ at Origins where they would…

RPG Blogging 101: Writing posts

Writing posts is actually the hardest part of running any blog. Everything else up to this point was mostly theoretical or technical stuff, but now we come to what really makes a blog. A nice theme may help grasp a readers attention, a good blogging software might make things easier for you, but if you’re unable to get any posts written…

Goodbye Sarah Jane

Reports are confirming that Elizabeth Sladen has passed away. She will be missed by entire generations, both young and old, but never forgotten. The world is a darker place tonight.

Taern

This is the first in what I hope will be a long series of posts detailing the world of Telmane. I am writing Telmane in a locally hosted wiki and have enough to start posting regularly. Enjoy! Taern, the City of Lights, is in the contested region between Morgau , Doresh , Wyte , and Tele . In 1370, the Oligarchs declared the city independent …

Eau d’Gamer: The Good Kind

That’s right a line of RPG themed perfume oils. I just heard about Black Phoenix Alchemy and its RPG Line via Geek Girl Diva. Dang, this is pretty cool idea. Black Phoenix makes a whole line of natural scents and body oils. This little grouping is really interesting for you gamers out there, a series

Old School Podcast: Rippers at RavenCon Actual Play

If there was one game that I knew I wanted to get in at RavenCon , it had to be a game run by Paul Charran.  I met Paul at one of his games last year and I learned from him one of the major elements missing from my own games at the time, bringing energy to the table.  Paul is filled with laughter, movie …

My quest to run a Fudge game

I’ve been flirting with the Fudge RPG for quite a while now. It was in April 2009 when I wrote about my plans to run an urban fantasy/horror game for my girlfriend using FUDGE. Alas this game never left the early planning phase. Recently I have thought about a SF game using that system and again, I had huge problems getting started…

Dork Decade on sale at DriveThru Comics

Dork Decade is a 148 page collection of every Dork Tower strip that appeared in Shadis Magazine and Dragon Magazine in chronological order. It is also the first full-color Dork Tower collection ever, with author creator John Kovalic’s notes, tons of extra material, developmental sketches and guest appearances. Dork Decade can be downloaded as a PDF for $8.95, purchased in …

Ruins in the Woods

I am getting another dungeon ready. This one is further south in the land of Jelling, in the Galleywein Forest, where elves are cursed ad half-elves fare no better. I haven’t decided what to put in that old hut but it will be challenging enough for my 4 level group of Pathfinders… For now, I

City Government Power Bases – Magic and Psionics

What forces govern your city? We resume the city design series this week with thoughts about how to use magic and psionics to build interesting city government power bases. For the purposes of this article, magic and psionics are treated the same. Your game system might make this thinking incompatible, but hopefully you can take the thinking that follows and apply…