Dragon Age RPG Set 2 is Out

Green Ronin’s highly anticipated second set of the Dragon Age RPG is now available for pre-order but the PDF is already up for sale at Green Ronin’s online store. The set would follow on where the first set left off and will take players to play from level 6 to 10. The boxed set comes with an 80 page Player’s Guide and an 80 page Game Master&#…

Adamant Entertainment Merges with Empty Room Studios

Adamant Entertainment has formed a partnership with a leading art provider and original IP studio, Empty Room Studios. According to a press release , Gareth-Michael Skarka said that all images of the studio would be released under the Adamant brand while all financial and business transactions to Empty Room Studios will now be handled under Adamant Entertainment. Apart from that, studio owner Rich Hershey would…

Shadowfell Supplement for Free RPG Day

Wizards of the Coast has unveiled their contribution to this year’s Free RPG Day. According to the Free RPG Day Facebook page , Domain of Dread: Histhaven would be a supplement for the Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond boxed set that will be released on May 15. There is no other information and details of what is contained inside the book, except that it is written by Erik…

Parahuman Playtest Podcast: Issue #1–Eulogies

And the playtesting continues…in their first adventure our heroes foil an assassination attempt against he daughter of the famous Patriot by the Parahuman assassin, Friction and face down the infamous Blitz, WWII Nazi Wunderkind and Patriot’s greatest enemy… Technorati Tags: actual play , mutants & masterminds , parahuman , playtest , podcast , superheroes Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Parahuman Character Conceptualization Podcast Parahuman Preview: The P-…

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game: The Review

Back in 1998 I was just beginning high school (my apologies to any of you who now feel particularly old), and a friend of mine introduced me to this crazy little CCG called Middle Earth: The Wizards by the sadly fading Iron Crown Enterprises . I was well-versed in collectible card games at this point in time; I’d been playing Magic: The Gathering since the Revised Edition, …

City Government Power Bases – Religion

What forces govern your city? Religion, spirituality, and ideology make excellent government power bases because they are powerful sources of influence, prestige, and affiliation. Religion and cosmology varies from campaign to campaign, but it’s likely gods do exist in your world and they imbue certain, devout followers with spells and special powers every day. Even if your current campaign has …

Game Bandit—Royal Edition

To celebrate the royal wedding, Mongoose Publishing is offering all core RPG rulebooks at half price in the company’s web store through the long weekend. Grab what you want before they return to the office on Tuesday morning (UK time). Attendees at the May 6th New York premier of “ Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story ” will receive a collectible…

A final goodbye to an old friend

Yesterday afternoon my family had to say our final goodbyes  to one of our cats, Echo.  He was a pretty special cat, even as far as this site was concerned.  Out of all of my cats, he’s the only one who appears, if silently, in every single Old School Actual Play podcast, including the one to be released a week from today.  You may …

Introspection, The Game of Invasive Questions

Introspection from sggc Interpersonal Communications Co. was designed on the premise that we would all like to know more about each other before we have passed on. To that end, they have produced a board game with over 1300 invasive questions on topics ranging from religious beliefs to secrets that you never told your spouse or family. Each player can pass a certain number of questions, but the current player…

Review – Paizo’s Inner Sea Poster Map Folio

The  Inner Sea Poster Map Folio is the culmination of several years of Paizo’s development of their Golarion setting. Let me start out by saying [i]I love maps.[/b] I have very fond memories of the maps from the original  Forgotten Realms Campaign Set and still pull them out from time to time to look at. I also am a sucker for the …

“Hello, I’m a Board Game.” “And I’m a Video Game.”

Stratus Games is uploading a series of board game vs video game animations inspired by Apple’s PC vs Mac commercials. They’re paced a little slowly, but funny, sometimes unintentionally.

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Moshi Monsters Mash-Up Trading Card Game

Moshi Monsters is an online game world for kids aimed at a marginally younger audience than Neopets. Neopets attempted a TCG (published by WotC starting in 2003, discontinued in 2006), so naturally Moshi Monsters is attempting to do the same with a TCG called Moshi Monsters Mash Up , published by Topps. The UK and US decks are slightly different (the US packs have an extra card and …

Discover Risk: Promoting Work in the Insurance Industry

Discover Risk is a board game designed by the CII (UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute), intended to educate about the concept of insurance and inspire kids to work in the insurance industry. They claim that pre-game play less than 5% of the 1,755 children surveyed consider working in the industry, changing to 70% post-game. ( source ) See a session . The game was …

[meta] Fun & Buttons

We’ve been playing D&D together for almost four years and it that amount of time, you develop inside jokes, themes and traditions. Many of our jokes come from our first campaign, the 2.5 year adventure of Shackled City, which took place in and around the city of Cauldron. We still have those characters — now 15th level — and I hope…

Remodeling the gaming room

I decided to spend some of my spring break holidays (I’m off work for two weeks every spring), cleaning, upgrading, and remodeling my game room. Over the past few years I’ve been slowly and incrementally upgrading the basement which serves as my gaming cave, adding book shelves, lights, etc. This year I decided to replace the miniatures gaming table I built …

Dragon Age Set 2 is out. My First Impressions

Like so many I scooped up Set 2 from Green Ronin and I spent much of last night reading through it. I’m proud to announce that it is well worth the wait. I did take the chance to go over the play test documents released a while ago and and thought a lot about whether

Blokus Junior

Like me, you may wonder how much more junior Blokus can actually get. Turns out: not very much. Blokus Junior plays exactly like Blokus. However, some of the “more complicated” pieces are removed in favor of a few more straight shapes and singles. In addition, the game comes with a few “Rush Hour” like solo puzzle cards.

Old School Podcast: Geek Chat Episode 2 with Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Quinn Murphy, Tracy Hurley, Logan Bonner and Phil Menard

At PAX East, Tracy was able to sit down and record a series of talks about the state of the RPG industry today, GMing, gaming in general and all things geek. In this episode, Tracy chats with RPG luminaries Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Quinn Murphy, Tracy Hurley, Logan Bonner and Phil Menard Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks you may know from Evil Hat Productions , who…

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.