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ADMIN: Spam and the Holidays

While Askimet has been working well for the past two years, it recently introduced a bug of some kind. We reinstalled a previous version, which prompted us to update our Askimet key, whereupon we were informed that we would now have to pay for their services. As a result, we have dropped Askimet. In its place we have installed three different WordPress anti-spam …

More Commands & Colors

Fantastic! Two more games using the Commands & Colors system from designer Richard Borg. Between Memoir ’44 , Commands & Colors: Ancients , and BattleLore I only have about 20 C&C games and expansions so far. Seriously, it’s a great tactical combat system and I’ve really been looking forward to these two. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics is being published by GMT Games and includes French, British, and Portuguese…

Resident Evil [Deck Building Game]

Every video game deserves a card game version, right? Must be so; the latest is Resident Evil. And as you can tell from the subtitle, Bandai has decided to follow the deck-building trend, rather than the standard CCG. Good for them! Resident Evil Deck Building Game includes three modes of play: Story mode—where each player tries to collect the best weapons and other resources for fighting …

A couple of photos from our Dresden Files game

City Dossier Character Dossier

Lost Girl Some Thoughts

If you like urban fantasy type stuff then Lost Girl just might be up your alley. I really hesitate to call this a review. he problem is that it is well Canadian and despite being in the age of instant communications over the internet darned hard to find legally south of the border. So search

A sneak peak at the Supplicant – a new base class for Aruneus & the Pathfinder RPG

The Supplicant is a new base player class for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the World of Aruneus.  Please note that this is a preview of the un-edited and un-playtested class.  As such, what you do see is subject to change. The Supplicant Forged from the resolve of a single tortured soul, the Supplicant is willing to give up everything to become…

The Very Best of Troll in the Corner Vol. 2 available at DriveThruRPG

The Very Best of Troll in the Corner Vol. 2 Here you’ll find a collection of the best 10 articles we’ve featured over the past six months on our site. We’re gamers. We love RPGs, board games, video games, CCGs, dice games; games where you juggle live hedgehogs. You name it, we love it. We’re figuring you do…

Hit me Magus one more time! (With apologies to Ms. Spears…)

Tweet Following the round 2 playtest for the Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Magic supplement, a few days ago Paizo released round 3, a revised version of the Magus class they had released in round 1 . It’s an 8 page (one more than the previous version) revision of the class. I always find the process of playtesting interesting and have come to enjoy the rules discussion on this and other aspects …

All I want for Christmas…

Can anyone out there call my wife and convince her to buy this for me for Christmas? Tell her that food is a luxury item that I’m willing to live without and that electricity is over rated anyways.

Rules Mastery For Dummies & Busy GMs Part 2: Getting Enthusiastic About Rules

Last time around, Johnn described (via exerpted email) his difficulty in getting enthusiastic about reading rules. Johnn has been making a common mistake, and it’s one that I have been guilty of myself in the past. When reading rules becomes tiresome, we avoid reading and re-reading the rules because we have the impression that we have to read them in one solid…

Book Review: How We Came to Live Here

Image by: Stryfe589 I had the pleasure of talking to Brennan Taylor when I went to GenCon this summer. One of the results of that conversation was a copy of How We Came to Live Here for me to put my eyes on and review for the lovely readers of TC. I was able to take the time to do that recently and these are the results. How We Came…

Game Bandit—Like to Give Edition

For every 10 people who like Out of the Box on Facebook by December 15th, the company will donate one game to Toys for Tots . Mongoose Traveller ebooks are on sale at DriveThruRPG. So are those of Lamentations of the Flame Princess . For the month of December, RPGShop will include a mixed bag of multicolor meeples with every order of $50 or more. Wizards of the Coast is…

Paper Money #40: Niche Markets and Bein’ Green

It ain’t easy bein’ green, as Kermit the Frog once sang, but Ben and Rett talk about Hasbro’s new green effort. Also, lots of news and commentary about niche market games – and how you can make money in small places! (Everyone: Sorry for the late posting. Real Life and eBay have intervened with our placid gaming and podcast schedule!) Next

A response to Newt Gingrich

First, watch this video: Second, read my response: Mr. Gingrich, I do not believe we are at war.  But let’s say that we are.  In a war it is even more important to preserve civil liberties so that we remember why we fight.  And we fight for the right to vote people like you out of office.  Oh wait, I think we already did.

A response to Newt Gingrich

First, watch this video: Second, read my response: Mr. Gingrich, I do not believe we are at war.  But let’s say that we are.  In a war it is even more important to preserve civil liberties so that we remember why we fight.  And we fight for the right to vote people like you out of office.  Oh wait, I think we already did.

Web Clip Wednesday: Brokeback Barbarian

Oh, what can I say? I did have my questions about about Dar but Conan the Gubenator?

Web Clip Wednesday: Brokeback Barbarian

Oh, what can I say? I did have my questions about about Dar but Conan the Gubenator?

Traveller RPG Week Preview: Welcome to Hell Station

COMING SOON!

Purple Parlay (Late Edition)—Miniature Painting

Do you paint your miniatures? I’m guessing the answer is yes if you’re a miniature player, but what about those war/board gamers with minis in their games? What about you RPG players who use minis in your campaigns? Do YOU paint your minis? Back in the day when I played Warhammer 40K I used to loved painting my minis, even though I was terrible at …

Old School RPG – Playing Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition) again and loving it!