Tag Archives: Adventure

Quick Review: 0one’s Meteora blueprints – perfect for your insane overlords.

Clocking in at 16 usable pages (plus a title page and advertisement at the end) 0one’s Blueprints: Meteora is a fantastic, non-fantasy building for use in your fantasy campaign.  I know, right? Meteora is an honest to gosh monastery existing in our world today, high on stony peaks and looking like it would go perfectly with your fantasy campaign.  Nigh unassailable, built out of stone, …

Review: Monster Vault (Plus 2 Bonus Mini-Reviews!)

Monster Vault is the latest offering in the D&D 4th Edition Essentials line of products.  As you’ve no doubt heard by now, it’s a collection of many of the most famous monsters from D&D, including ones from previous Monster Manuals, collected into the Essentials 6

What about the Coliseum Morpheuon? A review…

Tweet “I have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong.” Beyond the Wall of Sleep , HP Lovecraft Any book that starts with an HP Lovecraft quote is a winner in my book! It’s a tribute to the enduring influence of …

Enemies of the Empire – A Review

The fine folks at Alderac Entertainment Group sent me a review copy of their newest L5R rpg book – Enemies of the Empire . It is a combination monster manual, history book and GM resource. And, somehow more than all of those things, too. As with the first book of the new 4th edition , it is beautiful. These people really know their …

A New Rifts Chaos Earth Sourcebook, and Other Notes

Motivate the clock I have several notes his morning as I stare, bleary-eyed at my computer screen. But hey, it’s Friday, which means that the day will get progressively better as the hours roll off the clock. In the meantime, let me project a number of announcements and notes out onto the Internet, in no particular order. Read for more on Rifts, …

Upper Deck Launches Hello Kitty Game

Gameplay for Hello Kitty World Adventures involves filling a passport with stickers representing the United States, Italy, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Holland, India, Scotland and Russia. Each Hello Kitty World Adventures Collectipak includes one foil card, one token card, four sticker cards, one passport, and one rules sheet ($1.99). For a dollar more, expanded Collectipaks include a Hello Kitty miniature.

Getting Our Feet Wet with the Dresden Files Part II: Lessons Learned

So here’s some notes for any future DFRPG GM’s and players. The game is a sand box let the players go off on their stories. They may not follow the exact adventure you have outlined but they will get there eventually. Don’t be afraid to improvise the adventure based on the player characters are doing.

I laugh and I cry at Knights…

Tweet Besides being a longtime gamer I have other hobbies. For the longest time I’ve been a comic book fan, I’ve written about it before ( here and here ), and even if I don’t read that many these days (Fables, The Walking Dead are among the few that make the cut) there is one comic that I can’t take …

Free Pathfinder Magic Item – Mirkmoot’s Wondrous Waterator

We here at Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium are constantly searching the known and unknown worlds to bring you, our wealthy and overly encumbered adventurers, the finest magical items.  We’ve journeyed the planes, trawled lakes of fire, flitted through realms composed of clouds, and consorted with demon princes and godlings. We’re not quite sure why it is then that we continue to be fascinated…

Play Review: Interface Zero

In the year 2088, the interface has been eliminated.  The Tendril Access Processor creates a direct link to the brain, downloading the user’s entire consciousness to a virtual-scape known as The Deep .  This is Interface Zero , this is Savage Cyberpunk. Booting Up Interface Zero has been waiting in my rpg queue and calling to me since the day I got it.  …

Death & Traps

Tweet As a Dungeon Master (DM) I have a confession to make. I want to kill a player character at my table. Just one. Not the whole party. Just one, or maybe two and I don’t care which one. I just want to kill one. I have wanted to kill one since I started this 4th edition D&D game two years ago. My D&D game has…

This Survey For New Players Ensures A Good Fit

New player surveys are a worthwhile time investment Roleplaying Tips reader Zerfinity sent me a campaign survey he used to build his new group. A friend once told me the best finishes have great starts. So it is with great campaigns, and one key is getting a group of like-minded, enthusiastic people around you each game night. Zerfinity’s survey offers a …

An Interview with Ben Munroe of Call of Cthulu, Stormbringer and Nephilim fame

Ben Munroe is a gaming professional who has worked on several products you’re probably familiar with such as Call of Cthulu, Stormbringer 4th Edition, Nephilim and his upcoming game, Something Wicked.  I had a chance to conduct an interview with him, and jumped at the opportunity. You have an impressive list of authoring and editing credits; One of the Living, several Call of Cthulu products, Nephilim, Conspiracy X…

RAID: Random Adventures in Dungeons

RAID (Random Adventures in Dungeons) from Double Aye Games is a dice-based combat dungeon crawl with a map that grows as the game progresses. Draw and add a tile, draw a random room occupant or event, resolve combat or event, collect gold and treasure. Play ends when someone finds the exit. The player with the most gold wins. The game is $20.

Game Bandit—Colossus Edition

Compass Games is giving 40% off Price of Freedom, Yalu, Spanish Eagles, Bataan or Red Storm with preorders of the company’s upcoming releases: Steel Wolves, Storming the Reich, or Imperial Japanese Navy . To celebrate the newest Catan game, Settlers of America: Trails to Rails , Mayfair Games and Catan, Inc. are running a photo contest. Photos must be submitted through Facebook. The 50 most popular will earn…

Zombiepocalypse the SpyLite route…

Tweet At a recent local convention the Puerto Rico Role Players group set up a table to spread the love for pen and paper rpgs. This time around since we are so close to Halloween I figured what better game to run than a zombie game. I decided to use the SpyLite 2.0 supplement Zombiepocalypse , a handy little 3 page document for turning SpyLite into a zombie game. What’s …

A brief report from Spiele 2010

I only was able to go on one day this year to Spiel and for the first time took my eight-year-old son. As a result my pace was somewhat slower – some might say “relaxed” – and I also didn’t have the chance to explore every nook and cranny of all of the halls. However, I…

Project Sanctuary, Magical Energy Through Games

Project Sanctuary is a process whereby we take the natural powers of human imagination to create worlds or habitats. We then step inside those worlds and have adventures and experiences there which teach us many things. While we have these adventures which we call games, we learn by immersion about how to communicate with our energy mind. We learn the language of metaphor, we become smarter, and we evolve. Role…

Aruneus – Where it’s at and what’s coming – or – zombies, goblins, haunted mines and two new classes

A lot has happened since my last official update in late July , so lets dig right in and see what’s new! Last December I sat down with a good friend and we talked a bit about what a standard high fantasy world would be like if a worldwide zombie apocalypse were to happen to it.  What would happen to the various …

Wolfgang, Baur, Chris Pramas, and Michael Furlanetto to work on new patronage project

Tweet I just got word from Open Design that they’ll be launching a new adventure design project called “ Dark Deeds in Freeport ”. As already revealed in the title, Wolgang Baur (Kobold-in-chief of Kobold Quarterly ), Chris Pramas ( Green Ronin ) and Michael Furlanetto will be all on deck for this new adventure. It will be set into Green Ronin’s Freeport setting and compatible with…