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Stone Walls from Epsilon

Nifty 28mm walls . And, apparently, a dead tree.

Stone Walls from Epsilon

Nifty 28mm walls . And, apparently, a dead tree.

D&D Fortune Cards

Wizards of the Coasts is launching a new set of randomized, collectible cards to give a new edge for your player characters during an encounter. The D&D Fortune Cards: Shadows Over Nentir Vale comes in 8-card booster packs with each card giving a small-time benefit to characters which players draw at the start of an encounter. The cards are also divided based on rarity (common, uncommon and rare) with…

Evolution of the Goblin

I had a blast over New Years playing Pathfinder at the New Years Con in Orlando FL. I played four games and made 2nd level after the 3rd. It was my forth game that inspired this post, you see, there was some table talk about goblins in the PF game, and someone mentioned they were

Evolution of the Goblin

I had a blast over New Years playing Pathfinder at the New Years Con in Orlando FL. I played four games and made 2nd level after the 3rd. It was my forth game that inspired this post, you see, there was some table talk about goblins in the PF game, and someone mentioned they were

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a story’s total value. I said it’…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a…

Chess Players Launching Hedge Funds

Patrick Wolff left Clarium Capital to found a new hedge fund Grand Master Capital. Wolff is a grandmaster chess player with a 2563 ELO. Now three other guys, two with ELOs of 2423 and 2238 are co-founding yet another hedge fund, Genius . You can trust them: they play Chess. Igor Postelnik tells you why [PDF] Chess players make good hedge fund managers. ( source )

Chess Players Launching Hedge Funds

Patrick Wolff left Clarium Capital to found a new hedge fund Grand Master Capital. Wolff is a grandmaster chess player with a 2563 ELO. Now three other guys, two with ELOs of 2423 and 2238 are co-founding yet another hedge fund, Genius . You can trust them: they play Chess. Igor Postelnik tells you why [PDF] Chess players make good hedge fund managers.

Catan Horror from Nerdaphernalia

Nerdaphernalia writes a blog post with the rules for Catan Horror, essentially Arkham Horror crossed with Cities & Knights of Catan . The game hasn’t been play-tested yet, but it looks like fun (and I don’t even like Arkham Horror). ( source )

Catan Horror from Nerdaphernalia

Nerdaphernalia writes a blog post with the rules for Catan Horror, essentially Arkham Horror crossed with Cities & Knights of Catan . The game hasn’t been play-tested yet, but it looks like fun (and I don’t even like Arkham Horror). ( source )

Toylets, More Games for Your Urinal

Since Peeball obviously hasn’t exhausted the great untapped market for games that can be played at a urinal (I’m carefully trying to avoid using certain phrases here in order to avoid showing up on the wrong Google searches), Sega is testing out a few games called Toylets . Unlike their analog counterparts, these games include digital components to flash your score, including high scores downloadable by…

Toylets, More Games for Your Urinal

Since Peeball obviously hasn’t exhausted the great untapped market for games that can be played at a urinal (I’m carefully trying to avoid using certain phrases here in order to avoid showing up on the wrong Google searches), Sega is testing out a few games called Toylets . Unlike their analog counterparts, these games include digital components to flash your score, including high scores …

Companions on the Road

Our journey to Shiro Kaotsuki was simple. Gami-Gami not a big talker, which is fine with Te’Ka! Old Mir’ Id’ Tus same-same. Talk, listen, don’t listen. He not care. Just talk-talk. About towns he knows and humans he has met. Bah! So Te’Ka’Mok of the Third Whisker is to being impressed? Hardly. In city, smelly, smelly city …

Companions on the Road

Our journey to Shiro Kaotsuki was simple. Gami-Gami not a big talker, which is fine with Te’Ka! Old Mir’ Id’ Tus same-same. Talk, listen, don’t listen. He not care. Just talk-talk. About towns he knows and humans he has met. Bah! So Te’Ka’Mok of the Third Whisker is to being impressed? Hardly. In …

Threads of Sanity #5 & 6

This time our session recap considers two sessions because two previous session have been short and we held the sessions over the net with Irc + Cacoo + Mumble combo. Those tools worked surprisingly well and made the handling of the combats a lot easier. Plus we noticed that it is easier to arrange time

Threads of Sanity #5

This time our session recap considers two sessions because two previous session have been short and we held the sessions over the net with Irc + Cacoo + Mumble combo. Those tools worked surprisingly well and made the handling of the combats a lot easier. Plus we noticed that it is easier to arrange time

Issue 510 – Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 2

This Week’s Tips and Features: Best Game Master Tips of 2010, Part 2 Reader Tip Request: How to Run A Campaign With 8th Level NPCs Campaign Mastery Blog

Converting a D&D economy to the silver standard

          These Genoese coins, dating to the 12th Century, are a prime example of silver standard currency. Inside the treasure chest are 3,500 gold pieces, a silver bracelet inlaid with ivory worth another 50 gold, and an amethyst gem worth 100 gold pieces. That phrase, or others that are practically identical to it, can be found in almost every published Dungeons & Dragons …

Review – A tale of 3 Fudge dice sets

This is a review of three different sets of Fudge dice – two made by Grey Ghost Press (the GM’s Pack and the new Olympic set) and one made by Evil Hat Productions (the Wizard set). A Brief Overview of Fudge Dice For those not familiar with Fudge dice, these are 6-sided dice with two faces marked with a +, two …