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SuperMoon

With all this talk about tonight’s Supermoon , it had to be done. Superman + Sailor Moon. Perfect.

Heat Scramble: Transformers Card Game System

Seeing as the Transformers Battling Card Game wasn’t enough for y’all, get ready for Heat Scramble , a “Card Game System” featuring Transformers. Supposedly available from Takara Tomy by mid-May. That’s all I got. If you read Japanese, fill us in with the details. ( source )

UK D&D Tweetup Declared a Success

…. by me, and doubtless by the countless others who attended. The sound of laughter (and screams, but mainly laughter) came from each table as the games ran. If that’s not a measure of success, I don’t know what is. We turned up rather later than planned – getting lost in Nottingham is particularly embarassing because I worked there for many years – and I was immediately…

Link Advice #14

Weird treasure containers All scholars and cartographers; check out the resource of OnlineClasses.org offering 83 links for cartography geeks! Step 14 published an article about the Earthdawn…

Some Info on the Pathfinder Intro Box

(Photo credit to Black Diamond Games) There’s been bits and pieces of information of the Pathfinder Intro Box circulating around the internet lately. While Pathfinder designer Jason Bulhman said that full details of the intro box will not be made known until Paizocon, retailers and distributors have been given a first glance of it at the GAMA Trade Show. Here’s…

Devious NPCs and Curious Creatures – a new Pathfinder PDF now available

Devious NPCs and Curious Creatures is a document designed to give GM’s interesting creatures and NPCs to mesh in to their ongoing Pathfinder games. The creatures and NPCs and Adventure Seeds are designed for low to mid-level campaigns.  Get it now for $0.99 from DriveThruRPG ! These NPCs and creatures are a bit different from what one may …

Lazy Friday Video Post: “She don’t like Firefly!”

It has been quite some time since the last “Lazy Friday Video Post”, but I thought I should resurrect this tradition. This week’s video is not really RPG-related but I know that a lot of gamers also like Firefly, so it’s not totally off-topic. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yHSaP0Dyg By the way, this song is definitely fun to listen to, but I doubt it’s based on a…

AD&D Monster Manual part 27

Lamia: This is a new monster, a desert-dweller that has the torso of a woman and the lower body of some sort of beast. The illustration depicts the lower body as that of a lion, but it’s not specifically said in the text, so it could really be any animal. As is the way of things in D&D, the illustration shown here…

Too Much Life for The Living: March 2011 Blog Carnival

One more article for the Blog Carnival! Next time, I’ll get back to the series on Pulp Genre Conventions, if everything goes according to plan… A Variant Combat System for D&D 3.x Is healing too easy in D&D? Sometimes it seems like Clerics are little more than magical drip bottles, especially in more tactically oriented campaigns and adventures, like the typical dungeon. Only when adventures …

Running Star Trek using 4e D&D

I mean, how hard can it be? That was my off the cuff idea I threw into the twitterverse, and the more I thought about it, and others jumped onto me asking the difficult questions, the less is seemed like a stupid idea, and the more it became a darned good one. Which probably says a lot about the people I hang around with on …

What is Cryptozoic Planning?

Last year Cryptozoic was formed to carry on production of the World of Warcraft TCG. Which they’re doing, apparently just fine. But they’re also planning to branch out. Here are some planned releases from their site: The Lookouts board game , a hybrid RPG and board game based on their comic series. The Penny Arcade deck building game , based on the comic series. Food Fight card game , not much…

Ogre 6th Edition Eat You Soon

Steve Jackson’s 6th Edition of Ogre , a new edition of his first game from 1977, is intended for release later this year. It will be an over-sized war game, with a double sided hex grid board, 14 sheets of chits and counters, rulebooks, scenarios, and a $100 retail price. Rules and units from G.E.V. and Shockwave included.

Musketville Vol.1

Del Esau has just released Musketville Vol. I The Siege of Briitsh Brittania , a 3 player board game being distributed through The Game Crafter.  The game is set in a steam powered fantasy universe inspired by Tolkien fantasy. Players can play as humans, orcs, or halflings. If you’d like to get a peak at the rulebook, it can be found here .

Pax East 2011 – A Critical Success

I feel like I’m in a relatively unique situation. Not only did I just get back from PAX East, at which I had a fantastic time, but my one-year anniversary as a writer here at Troll in the Corner came up just a few weeks ago. Thinking about Pax through that lens has given me a different perspective …

Wizards of the Coast, please reconsider your PDF policy!

In April 2009 Wizards of the Coast stopped all sales of PDFs . The reasons are still not 100% clear but there was always some talk about piracy. Almost two years later there are still no legal PDF products you can buy from WotC. I doubt I have to point out that piracy is still strong. But I don’t want to talk about piracy today. …

Cubicle 7 Hires New Staff

Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced that they have hired Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Walt Ciechanowski, Charles Ryan and Neil Ford, as part of a major staff expansion, following the companies growth into the roleplaying game market. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, who was formerly a staff writer for Mongoose Publishing with 10 years of experience in the industry, would be taking up the role as Line Developer for the Doctor Who: Adventures in …

Deadlands Miniatures

Pinnacle Entertainment Group is partnering with Reaper Minis to produce a line of Deadlands miniatures. These first four servitors will be available in May. Pinnacle is also partnering with Image Comics and Visionary Comics to publish a series of four Deadlands comics. The first will be available in June. Each will present a one-shot story but also contain one

MayDay Games Slammed Over Handling of Crokinole Board Problems

Pete at Superfly Circus relates a troubling story about quality and service from Seth Hiatt at MayDay Games . MayDay Games sells popular card sleeves, animeeples, a few original games, and a cheapish (still over $100) Crokinole board. It is problems with a Crokinole board that begin Pete’s story. The summary: Pete received a bad board (bumps, protruding screws, bad lacquer, etc). He asked for a refund but…

Web Clip Wednesday: Tales from the Table Top

Another Gamers style web series. It may have potential but really folks, I’m tired of seeing players dressing up sort of like characters. Do they think that people do that or that it’s the only way that the people in the cheap seats can figure out who is who? I dunno. But this one looks

Parahuman: Wasp & Tankbuster Power Armors

(Note: This is still early stage stuff and may go through some revisions/corrections before the final product) The Special Parahuman Police Force normally could not stand against a Parahuman threat and makes use of power armors when it must stop a Parahuman threat in the city. Below are examples of two of the SPPF power armors in common usage. SPPF Wasp …