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Star Without Number POD Unboxing!

When I first discovered RPG e-books they changed my life! Well that may be a bit of hyperbole, but they definitely changed my gaming experience. Gaming supplements on PDF opened the door to so many new publishers, to experience the work of small press game designers who could electronically publish their ideas and supplements, they could now could put together products that …

AD&D Monster Manual part 26

God bless the letter K, and the paltry number of monsters whose name begins with that letter.

The Lord of War

Do not mess with the Warlord. He is the LORD OF WAR! Rendered in DAZ Studio, postwork (added background, minor toning) in Photoshop. Like Unlike

Socks in the City

I didn’t get the pun for a good ten minutes; until then I was wondering what on earth would make them choose socks for a theme. In this two-player game , designed by Gunter Cornett and published by Bambus Spiele (co-published by White Goblin Games), players try to build tracks between same-colored socks placed randomly on hex tiles placed…

Munchkin Axe Cop

Axe Cop is a webcomic written by a creative 5 year old (now 7 year old) and illustrated by his 29 year old brother. It is panel after panel of ridiculous deux-ex-machina, as one would expect from the fresh perspective of a 5 year old (“And then he pulls out a magic unicorn baby and chops their heads off!”); it’s also pretty funny. If that description also …

D&D Championship Encounter Design Contest

Wizards of the Coast is opening an Encounter Design contest in search for the most original, creative and exciting encounters for their Dungeons & Dragons Championship at GenCon 2011, from March 15 to March 28. The encounter should be designed for Level 10-12 characters and follows a specific theme that surrounds the fall of Neverwinter. In 200 words (or less), it should include proposed monsters, traps…

Our Little Dragon Age One Shot

We played through the intro adventure in Set 1 (AKA: The Dalish Curse). Reviews were a little mixed from the players. There were four players, three veterans and one newbie. The party was fairly balanced. We had two warriors, a rogue and a mage. Over all, everyone liked the game and the mechanics. Folks did

Superhuman Games to Release Villains & Vigilantes Card Game

With the return of the Villains and Vigilantes RPG to store shelves , comes another licensed product for the superhero franchise. Monkey House Games has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Superhuman Games to release a card game that is set in the V&V universe. The card game, created by Superhuman Games’ Ben Swainbank, will feature characters from the official V&V universe and will continue to evolve as Monkey House Games…

Villains & Vigilantes Returns After 20 Years

The Villains & Vigilantes superhero RPG is returning to shelves after more than 20 years of absence, when Monkey House Games signed a distribution deal with British-based publishing company, Cubicle 7 Entertainment . Cubicle 7 will be distributing all of the book-length products released by Monkey House Games, starting with Villains and Vigilantes 2.1 and Intercrime: Hostile Takeover for V&V. The publisher would also be carrying …

Purple Parlay—Who Do You Game With?

I’m not really interested if you’re playing with your siblings, parents, or Uncle Bob. In this case I’d like to know if you game primarily more with adults or children. Being a parent of 3, I game more with my children than anything else. That wasn’t always to case. Back when I worked in an office (I telecommute…

Dungeon Master’s Keep – Ultimate DM Screen

Gale Force 9, an official licensee of D&D, is now accepting pre-orders for the ultimate DM Screen, with the announcement of Dungeon Master’s Keep. The Dungeon Master’s Keep, sculpted by Jason Buyaki, is made out of durable resin and is pre-painted. The ‘keep’ has shelves for keeping miniatures, tokens, cards and game notes while the towers of the gatehouse …

LOTR – City of Kings – Minas Tirith model made of 420.000 matchsticks

  Recently one of our players asked me if I know about the “Minas Tirith” matchstick model. I had never heard about the work of Patrick Acton before, who built this model in almost 3 years,…

$20: Help a Cancer Patient, Get a Unique Board Game

Joe Callero, owner of Western Design Flooring America , wants to help his friend, one of his wife’s relatives, who is hospitalized for cancer. To that end, he is offering a political board game that he designed called Campaign to anyone who donates $20 on his friend’s behalf. It’s a dice based game where the object is to gain control of the three branches of…

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

Megiddo Chess: Jews vs Christians vs Moslems vs Devils

Megiddo Chess is a variant on four-player Chess. First, a thin veneer of theme is added by calling each one of the four sides by a religion (or, in one case, the devil). Second, designer Chuck Carruth adds a few variant rules for two-player play, such as diagonal starting positions or controlling two sets of pieces (3 queens and a king). ( source )

Ara Peterson Makes a Pretty Backgammon Board

Ara Peterson also has a strange web site . ( source )

Word of the Week:BANTAM

Bantam is defined as 1) a small breed of chickens, and also as 2) a small quarrelsome person. This immediately brings to mind a PC who was a chaotic neutral halfling thief. He was on the borderline of evil and never wanted to do what the party wanted to do. So, after some not so

You could have at least kissed my first, AT&T

It’s Monday and it keeps being Monday. I read this little gem over the net earlier today and I’m still a pretty pissed about it. Let’s see. Hmm. The argument boils down to this. AT&T claims that they really can’t handle the traffic of the bandwidth hogs. It’s difficult to tell since they I doubt

PAX East in review – my side of the table

PAX East has come and gone.  Throughout the entire convention we only managed to get out one extremely small podcast .  Why?  Because we were having too damned much fun, that’s why!  Here’s our first in a series of PAX East related posts. Today I’m going to highlight my experiences at PAX East, touch on the games we played, the people…

City Government Power Bases – War and Military plus Software Giveaway

What forces govern your city? A strong military is real, solid power. A city with a skilled, well-equipped and well-led army can protect itself, fend off its neighbours, go on a conquering binge, and keep its own citizens under control, though not necessarily all at once or in that order. A politician with a private army can often get away…