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Bachelor Party RPG!

“Rick Gassko is settling down… But before he walks down the aisle with Debbie he’s having on last fling. Accompanied by his friends, some dice, the Necronomicon and his favorite game designer and wild party animal Ed “The Beard” Greenwood, Rick will have an adventure he will never forget. Literally… Bachelor Party RPG!” No, I’m sorry to disappoint, this post is NOT about a role playing …

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part one

I’ve given you the setup and a brief who’s who of our characters, so let’s get started with the session write-up! This is a one-shot scenario using the Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition/DC Adventures rules. Our heroes are all members of the Batman Irregulars , a loose group of heroes-in-training who answer to Batman Himself. They have been sent to Metropolis to investigate reports of …

Paper Money #46: Opening a Game Store

Ben and Rett are back (minus the reverb) to talk about opening a game store. What do you need to know? How much will it cost? Things you never knew about Fixtures and Amenities. All this and the week’s news!

Tsunami Relief and Tsunami Games

Game companies offering donations for Japan tsunami/earthquake relief include (so far): Highmoon Games: Buy an Oriental Adventures (and some other stuff) for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Dork Storm Press: Dork Covenant for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Arc Dream Publishing: The Unspeakable Oath (quarterly magazine) for $…

Tsunami Relief and Tsunami Games

Game companies offering donations for Japan tsunami/earthquake relief include (so far): Highmoon Games: Buy an Oriental Adventures (and some other stuff) for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Dork Storm Press: Dork Covenant for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Arc Dream Publishing: The Unspeakable Oath (quarterly magazine) for $5, all money goes…

Old School PAX East ultramini podcast

Our first dispatch from PAX East! A quick, ultramini podcast highlighting our first day at PAX East. Lots more coming! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast …

Old School PAX East ultramini podcast

Our first dispatch from PAX East! A quick, ultramini podcast highlighting our first day at PAX East. Lots more coming! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast Episode 2 – A Largish …

Death in a Dungeon, Keeping the Dead Quiet

I just read over at Campaign Mastery about death in RPGs, they brought up a cool idea for a game hook where monks are gathering the dead in town, paying for the bodies, and then screening which ones may have interesting stories, and then casting speak with dead on them. If the body had a

RPG Blog Carnival: Death and Undeath in my games

I was really excited by Johnn’s post announcing the March carnival because: 1) life and death in RPGs offers a lot to play around with, and 2) his examples really sparked my imagination. To be honest, death doesn’t feature very heavily in my games. Nor does undeath, in fact. I’ve stayed away from vampires, liches, and zombies and I’ve never had a…

Inappropriate Sexual Content in Games Roundup

Folks were bullish over Mattel’s acquisition of the Monster High license , but their line of dolls aimed at girls has caused some ire. The dolls’ figures appear to out-Barbie Barbie, and the dolls’ descriptions indicate that the dolls spend their time trying to look pretty by waxing, shaving, and plucking. ( source ) Ok, that’s not really about games. Here you …

Inner Sea World Guide for Pathfinder RPG

The Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea World Guide will be coming out soon according to an email from Paizo. I going to add it to my wish list since I have played a few Pathfinder Campaign Society games and The Council of Thieves Adventure path (most of it) and I keep hearing folks “in the

Happy 3rd Birthdawn Blog

It’s now been three years that the Earthdawn Blog exists and I recently realized that I somehow missed to celebrate the second birthday of the blog. So I decided, from now on I‘ll only celebrate the…

Dear God….

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan. Like Unlike

Traveller MMORPG for the iPhone

At the SXSW Screenburn 2011, IngZ, Inc has announced that it is developing Traveller-AR ; a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) RPG based on the Traveller RPG for the iPhone. Players will get to pick a character class and immerse themselves in the game world as they fight, trade or explore the wide universe that is Traveller. The MMO will utilize the iPhone’s Augmented Reality to overlay your view…

One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 Open for Submissions

The One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 is now open for submissions until April 1 at 0:00 GMT. Contestants will have to create a ‘dungeon’ (the definition is used very loosely here) with rooms, complete with a map and keys to each room without any game stats. All of which has to fit onto a A4 paper. They must also attribute their creation to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share …

Nations of Barsaive Volume Three: Cara Fahd released

Here’ just a short information for you all. Today RedBrick announced that the new Nations of Barsaive sourcebook about the Ork Nation Cara Fahd is available now as PDF. Shipping of softcover books is…

L5R 4th Edition Core Rulebook – Full Review

Today, I’m proud to bring you my complete review of the Legend of the Five Rings 4 th Edition Core Rulebook . L5R, produced by the folks at the Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) , has been around since the mid 90’s. Now, in the 4 th Edition of the RPG, L5R continues to bring top notch stories set in the Far-East inspired …

Choices Education Boards

Choices , chaired by Jocelyn Duncan, makes a number of different board/card game/activities intended for group discussion and education. Topics include bipolar depression, self-harm, overdose, sleep, hepatitis c, self-injecting, marijuana, alcohol, smoking, and anxiety. Each board/card set costs £12 and comes with instructions and an information pack. ( source )

Tomy To Acquire RC2

UK’s venerable toy giant Tomy has acquired leading US toy company RC2 in a $640 million deal. RC2 doesn’t have much in the way of games; neither does Tomy, really, though they have a few plastic dexterity games I may cover here eventually. Their brands and products appear to be a natural fit. These both represent the major competitors to the likes of Mattel and Hasbro, …

Hot Orc Chick has heard about this Hot Elf Chick thing

…. and this is what she thinks. Hot Orc Chick says Hot Elf Chicks are tasty. Especially with barbeque sauce. Inspired by Big Ball of No Fun and the whole darned OSR crowd. You game therefore you rock, whatever the edition of your chosen role-playing game. I think we can all get behind this Hot Chick Revolution/Renaissance/Rebellion, am I