The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs of Taern rose to power in 1370 during an incursion by the undead princes of Morgau and Doresh. They declared the city independent of both Wyte and Tele, which had fought over the territory for centuries. The Oligarchs are ruthless leaders who have brought prosperity to the region. In addition to economic advancement, the Oligarchs have also encouraged the growth of Taern’s culture and fund art and theater…

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Review (PS3)

Here is another review about a game I’ve really enjoyed recently. Hours well spent compelled me also write few words about the game. Clash of Heroes tells the story of five heroes from five different areas of the same world, all coming together to fight the same overreaching demonic malevolent force. In short: the game

Web Clip Wednesday: Gravy Rainbow

I’ve watched this thing about half a dozen times and still have no freaking idea what it’s about. But I’m sure that there’s some sort life lesson hidden in the lyrics. Hmm. Gravy.

Scratching That Itch – Winds of Change Session 7

WARNING: This session features a particularly raunchy joke within the first 5 minutes of the recording. It’s not just NSFW content, it’s kind of Not Safe for Life. That said, here’s the link to that audio ! =) In this session, the party ventured back into Freeport to begin their search for the Cultists of Haagenti that had cursed the Hall of …

RPG Blogging 101: Attracting Readers

So you’ve started your RPG blog but for some reason nobody is actually reading your stuff. Especially if you want people to read your posts and give some feedback this can be a very disheartening experience and it’s probably one of the main reasons why new blogs die after just a few weeks. So what can we do about this? Regular content …

Paper Money #49: Mail Bag and Our Favorite Games

Ben and Rett answer questions about copyrighted PDFs (sort of), game conventions in Western Canada (sort of), producing plastic minis terrain(mostly) and more (again, sort of). Then, after 49 episodes, they indulge themselves in a gabfest about their favorite games. No worrying about business, or production or anything other than talking about games they love – gems, dogs and other faves. Why? Because its fun! Show Links: Crazy cool…

New RPG Teaser: Gateworld

To begin with, this game is almost certainly not going to be called “Gateworld.” That is what we in the biz call a “working title” and it is little more than a placeholder until the proper name strikes the authors. A few thing are certain, though. First, this will be a smallish release of what I anticipate to be 50 pages or so. Second, it will be…

Old School Podcast: WoD Mortals at RavenCon

Yet another game session audio post from Richmond, Virginia’s RavenCon 20111 !  This week’s actual play is an almost two hour, role playing “get to know you”, with a nice dramatic battle to cap it off, all within the New World of Darkness rules set.  Although it was run as a con game, it seems to be more suited to a longer campaign.  You don’…

What about Northlands? A review…

Northlands is a new supplement for the Pathfinder RPG published by Open Design games. It is setting book for their Midgard campaign setting. It’s a 112 page book, including a gorgeous color map of the Northlands and the Open Gaming License in the last two pages. The book is available in print for $19.95 (which includes a PDF copy of the book) and in…

My experiences with Fudge

Last Friday I ran my first game of Fudge . An old friend visited me and asked me to run a roleplaying game since he hasn’t played in ages. At first he showed some interest in Esoterrorists, but then he told me that he would love to play the one-page dungeon I wrote for the 2009 One Page Dungeon Contest. “The Horror Of Leatherbury House” is a short …

Word of the Week: DRAGOMAN

When looking at this word, I thought “Dragoman” would be a chimeric creature that is part dragon and part man. But Dragoman is actually the title of an interpretor, specifically someone who helps relations between Arabic, Persian and Turkish speaking countries and European countries, like during the Ottoman Empire. In our games we frequently run

8 Easy Ways to Organize Your Dungeon Tiles

This month’s RPG blog carnival is about cartography and mapping. So, I thought I’d talk about D&D tiles, of which I have several sets, and I like them a lot. If you own more than a couple sets of D&D tiles you understand the challenge in organizing them. The tiles are double-sided, so you want to see …

Five More Characters Who Just Might Be Time Lords Too

Dr. Who is back and the blue police box has hit the shores on this side of the pond but you already know that don’t you? So what other what other Time Lords might be out there hiding. I think I just might have found a couple. James Bond Every few years he changes appearance

Arma’s easter egg hunt 2011

The Eye in the Sky aka Arma has published again a forum post wherein he gives us an update of the upcoming Crystal Raiders sourcebook. He talks about added stuff like new Adventure Hooks, new Goods…

TAG! You’re it!

Sometimes, creating an dynamic and interesting environment can be difficult.  I have found an interesting way to help organize my thoughts to so that I can say “yes” more often when a player decides they want to try thinking outside of the box a little bit.  Tags. This is something that I’ve borrowed from the FATE system.  In that system, every scene has certain aspects that…

Close to Death

I felt the wind as the katana sliced at my throat. Ha , I thought. Missed me! And then I felt the pulse of blood flowing out. I did the only thing I could. I straightened my tail out, stiff like a plank and fell over backwards. If the thief thought that I was dead, I may have a chance to heal myself before doom fell. I…

Volcanic Disaster, The Card Game

Volcanic Disaster , from sggc Volcano Video Productions (specializing in volcano photography), is essentially a rummy game of collecting like sets of disasters, with some hazards to avoid. The game includes information and pictures of real volcanoes around the world.

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The Settlers of Catan Song

I’m starting a contest for the best Settler of Catan song, starting right ….. now. OK, contest is over. There is one submission: It comes in second place. Lyrics at source .

Savage Mojo launches fundraiser to print Caladon Falls

Savage Mojo has launched a Caladon Falls Print Fundraiser at IndieGoGo and is offering a range of perks to those who sponsor them, depending on the amount of their sponsorship. Savage Mojo is hoping to raise $7,500 so that it would be able to print 750 limited edition print-run copies of Caladon Falls, printed in hardcover and high quality paper. The 144 page book will contain details of the realm of…