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Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All of …

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All…

Karnival Decks of Cards

Karnival Inc , sister company of Big Blind Media , commissions decks of cards from Bicycle that are macabre enough for the likes of you. These are sample pics from their deck Karnival Dead Eyes .

Karnival Decks of Cards

Karnival Inc , sister company of Big Blind Media , commissions decks of cards from Bicycle that are macabre enough for the likes of you. These are sample pics from their deck Karnival Dead Eyes .

011: A Therion Steampunk-Themed Board Game

The symphonic metal band Therion will be transformed into a steampunk-themed board game, designed by Marco Valtriani and published and illustrated by Paolo Vallerga of Scribabs . Not only was the game’s development followed by the band, they will be releasing a tie-in video. You play the band members in Turin, the “magical” city per excellence, in an uchronic 1811. Various Norse mythology is woven …

011: A Therion Steampunk-Themed Board Game

The symphonic metal band Therion will be transformed into a steampunk-themed board game, designed by Marco Valtriani and published and illustrated by Paolo Vallerga of Scribabs . Not only was the game’s development followed by the band, they will be releasing a tie-in video. You play the band members in Turin, the “magical” city per excellence, in an uchronic 1811. Various …

WIN 419 Nuremberg Summary: 653 New Games

The Spiele Museum presents WIN 419 , a free summary of what was new in games at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, with information about 653 new games from 241 designers and 145 publishers. Available in English and in German .

Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast Episode 2 – A Largish Army of Orcs

Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG !  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition. In this episode – we begin to record just as a nasty thunder and lightning storm moves through!  We rescue the salty mouthed innkeep, reunite her with her …

First Look at Battleship Galaxies

Those of you who’ve been reading Purple Pawn for a while may remember when I first broke the story in August 2009 about a new Battleship game . At that time, however, I knew little more that the game would have a science fiction theme and include 3D spaceship models. Well, at Toy Fair I finally got a chance to look at Battleship Galaxies and I’m…

First Look at Battleship Galaxies

Those of you who’ve been reading Purple Pawn for a while may remember when I first broke the story in August 2009 about a new Battleship game . At that time, however, I knew little more that the game would have a science fiction theme and include 3D spaceship models. Well, at Toy Fair I finally got a chance to look at Battleship Galaxies and I’m even…

Classic Dungeon Trivia 9

As the doors to this magnificent room clanged open, the party barely had time to register their surroundings before Sir Vincent of Diakuw charged forward through the flames. Having recognized the danger immediately, and seizing on an opportunity to finally use his broadsword of Iron Phoenix Slaying, he did do battle with the abomination and stuck down the fell beast in an hour and 49 minutes. …

Fan Work Tableau Infractus #6 released

In this issue of Tableau Infractus we get to see an interview with Allen Varney, author of the Earthdawn novel “Piercing a Veil”. Also notable is the “Iopan Tales” chapter that completes this issue…

Free Stuff Friday: Oldschool Hack

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Oldschool Hack I love a free RPG. I love collecting them too! Check out Oldschool Hack! It’s free! On Oldschool Hack’s website they wrote this stuff up : A table-top roleplaying system that’s a hack of a hack of the original Red …

World Building Part 9 – The Don Draper School of World Immersion

Hey everyone, before I get into this weeks post, I wanted to go ahead and let ev eryone know that this month, the RPG Blog Carnival is up and running.  The host for this month, Evil Machinations , has chosen the topic “ World Building ” to be the focus for this month’s carnival.  Kind of convenient don’t you think… Now to return to our …

Solitaire Chess and Other Thinkfun Puzzle Board Games

The puzzle board game genre is defined by Thinkfun ‘s game Rush Hour : a board, a few simple geometric pieces, 40 or 50 cards indicating the starting positions for one puzzle, and the object is to move the pieces around in order to accomplish the goal, generally to un-obstruct one piece or one section of the board. We’ve covered some of …

Solitaire Chess and Other Thinkfun Puzzle Board Games

The puzzle board game genre is defined by Thinkfun ‘s game Rush Hour : a board, a few simple geometric pieces, 40 or 50 cards indicating the starting positions for one puzzle, and the object is to move the pieces around in order to accomplish the goal, generally to un-obstruct one piece or one section of the board. We’ve covered …

Link Advice #13

Books commit suicide……… Great reversible Dice Bags from Dragon chow Dicebags (via Stargazer) Shadowrun promo video “A night’s work” from 1990 (via Rollenspiel-Almanach) 1999 Russian…

Pow! Bam! Crunch! Story Conventions In Pulp (continued)

This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grown so substantially that it has become necessary to split it into multiple parts. The first part dealt with the relationship of genre to other aspects of a roleplaying game, and furnished a context…

The 4e Problem – Reconciliation

For quite a while, I had a large problem with 4e. To explain this well, I need to give you all some history of myself and gaming. If I’ve shared this here before and you’ve read it, bear with me. I’ve been a fantasy fiction geek since around 1st grade. As I was growing up, I was exposed to D&D via the original Red Box…

The Triumphant Return of Mirkmoot! More Magical Mayhem for Creatures Great and Small!

Mirkmoot has returned!  Now featuring artist Tim Reardon’s all original artwork (with a few bits from others) and 10 new magical items.  Plus, Mirkmoot himself has gotten his very own stat block. As always with my documents, Mirkmoot is available from DriveThruRPG for just a buck ! We here at Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium are constantly searching the known and unknown worlds to bring you, …