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Completely Horrible and Utterly Made Up Covers – A wonderful way to make your game night awkward and uncomfortable!

Well, it happened.  Enough people asked me where they could actually obtain some of these covers (thanks Rita!) that I went ahead and published the entire 8 of them as a 9 page PDF.  Go figure. It’s available right now from DriveThruRPG for half a buck.  What do you get for that small, impulse buy, less than a …

Battleship Reinvention

Not to be confused with the new, upcoming Battleship electronic tower game, Battleship Reinvention is a revision of the classic game. The board is hex, it stands between the players, and the ships have funky shapes. It appears to only be available outside the US (you can find it at Chapters in Canada, Hamleys in the UK, Big W in Australia).

The Superiority of d20 Modern

Say hello to my little friend . Hello, one and all. It’s very nice to see you. I thought this morning I would talk a little bit about my experiences over the past month or two with the d20 systems as I have spent this time getting my Complete Characters up and running using the OGL. Mostly, I really want to talk up d20 …

Munchkin LARP

Did you ever play Munchkin and wish it were a LARP? If so, you’re in luck; I know some fine doctors who can help you. While you’re waiting for their call, if you’re in the vicinity of Birmingham at the beginning of June, head on down to the UK Games Expo 2011 and play “ Living Munchkin “. Let us consider, for a moment, the full…

WotC and SarahDarkmagic Stole from Me!

When I opened up my RSS feed this morning, I could not have been more dismayed. It seems that WotC ( Weems of the Coast ) has been working on a new version of D&D! That, in and of itself, is not terribly surprising or shocking. What stole my breath and made my blood boil was the new setting they announced on sarahdarkmagic.com . …

Exciting Alternity news!

We’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks, dying to share it with our readers, but we couldn’t until all the details were worked out. Now that all that is taken care off we can share some exciting news… Here is the press release going out to gaming magazines (the two left) and gaming blogs later today.

Paizo auction to support relief effort in Japan

They’re auctioning off some original artwork, signed copies of the first edition (now sold out) core rule book, and other stuff. Check it out here .

Batman. With a moustache.

Continuing with the whole “All superheroes should have moustaches” thing, here’s Batman, if Batman was a movie serial from the ’30s and ’40s. I would totally watch the heck out of that. PS: Hope you like the new theme. Thought it was time for a change, and who doesn’t love Kitty? UPDATE: As pointed out by Dominowriting , there was a 1940s Batman serial …

Lazy Friday Video Post: “Mike Mearls talks about the future of D&D”

Check out what Mike Mearls, who is currently in charge of D&D development, told us about the future of D&D. You probably won’t believe a few of the changes they have in store for us! What do you think? Will this change what we think about D&D? Do you intend to give 5th Edition a chance? As always all your comments are highly appreciated. …

Munchkin, Virtual and Undead

Steve Jackson Games’ two new products in the Munchkin line are Munchkin Zombies and the Munchkin Level Counter for Android devices. With Munchkin Zombies , you get illustrations by John Kovalic and a level-up-take-their-stuff game where you’re the zombies and the monsters are people. The new Munchkin Level Counter is a port from the iPhone edition and has…

I think we know where this is going, don’t you?

Earthdawn nations world wide

With this funny video about the “nations of the world” I just wanted to remind you of my former reports about the international Earthdawn community (at least some of them). Enjoy!

New Wizard of Oz Card Games

I’ve been in contact since October with a sggc called Orion’s Bell . They have been working on a CCG based on The Wizard of Oz for over seven years now. They have a ton of great artwork for over 300 cards and a complete set of rules. I don’t know what the heck is taking them so long. …

Clang! Crash! Pow! Game Mastering The Pulp Genre

If all has gone according to plan, you are now looking at the final part of what’s been a massive series on the Pulp Genre. This article is mostly afterthoughts and GM advice that I’ve culled from many discussions with players and with my co-GM, Blair Ramage, together with some stuff straight from my own head. It’s a cleanup article, let&#…

Looking for some creepy music for your Cthulhu or horror campaign? Pelgrane Press delivers with the Eternal Lies Suite

Wow.  It’s not often that I get to start off a review with that word, so I’d like to use it again.  Wow! Pelgrane Press has released over sixty minutes of music to accompany their forthcoming Cthulhu campaign, Eternal Lies.  The Eternal Lies Suite consists of 27 tracks of moody, orchestrated music featuring addition sound samples.  Created …

Old School Podcast – Interview with WotC

I had a great time at Pax East, as I said in my post on the matter . What I have been remiss in doing, since then, is getting the audio content that I captured out to you, our readers and listeners. Well, I am rectifying that immediately. The first bit of audio that I am putting up is my interview with Kieran Clark and Chris Perkins of…

A font by any other name…

I don’t know about you, but I love collecting them. Ever since I got my first word processor I cherished the possibility of changing the font depending on the purpose of the document I was writing. For a big period in my gaming life one of the things I enjoyed the most was creating character sheets for the games I was playing, (this was in that…

Charity Auction for Jolly and Barb Blackburn

Picture credit to Erik Bouchard Knights of the Dinner Table creator and writer, Jolly Blackburn, and his wife, Barb Blackburn, had unexpectedly lost their daughter, Amber, at 5.30pm CST on Tuesday (March 28). RPG Geek is organizing a charity auction for anyone to post whatever gaming items they would like to auction off so that the proceeds would be given to the Blackburns to cover any expenses…

Issue 515 – 29 Minis Tips For The Frugal Gamer

This Week’s Tips and Features: A Brief Word From Hannah: Donkey Catapults and Leather Jackets 29 Minis Tips For The Frugal Gamer Use Google Documents For Campaign Organization Spy Tips: Blind Communication Demonstrate Character Heights Tips For Naval Battles Turn Terrain Into A Monster Three Quick Equipment Tips One More Tip: How to Handle Pursuit Adventure Campaign Mastery Blog

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from …