Tag Archives: Adventure

Freeport Companion: Pathfinder RPG Edition Review

The Freeport Companion: Pathfinder RPG Edition (affiliate link) does a great job of translating Green Ronin’s classic setting into the Pathfinder RPG system.  I also have the Savage Worlds version of the book, and somewhat prefer the Pathfinder implementation. The first chapter of the PDF discusses race in Freeport.  In addition to the standard races, there is …

Fantasy Craft Giveaway: We have a winner!

Tweet On September 1st I announced a Fantasy Craft giveaway contest in order to celebrate Crafty Games latest release: “ Time of High Adventure ”. There have been 30 eligible comments and two late entries which couldn’t be considered. Instead of rolling my trusty d30, I used random.org to generate a truly random number between 1 and 30. The lucky number was 29 this…

Review – ION Guard: ICONS Edition

ION Guard is a setting/organization supplement for the ICONS game that presents a new intergalactic organization of heroes. All of the ION Guard’s members wear a golden ION Fist, which provides them with a suite of superpowers including flight, blasts, a force field, and life support. This will sound very, very familiar to most of you (and if not, just wait for a certain movie …

The Heroes of Hougstran

Tweet Despite all the love Warrior, Rogue & Mage has received, here in the blog and the web in general, and loving the game myself, I have not written anything for it. Let me correct that mistake with this post! I’m planning a demo game of Warrior, Rogue & Mage at a local convention in Puerto Rico. For that purpose I’ve…

Smallville AP: The Mandrake Session #2

This session started with some great news. We are gaining an extra player. The wife of one of the existing players enquired about joining us, and since one of the features (Emilio) was originally designed as a lead he would make an absolutely perfect extra lead for her to play. We spent a little time filling her in on the…

The Penny Arcade Expo

Tweet I am so excited to be attending the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle this year! I have never been to a gaming convention before and I am looking forward to this epic adventure! I hope to come back with inspiration for new posts and maybe even a write up of my experiences at PAX. I will be traveling to …

Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #0

Fall is approaching, school is back in session, and that means the after-school game club is up and running again – this our eight year and as I’ve blogged about earlier , we had 16 students (ages 13-19) at the information meeting who said they were  interested in playing 4th edition D&D this year. Two weeks later, we’ve started …

My Motivation for Writing an Adventure

Tweet I recently announced that I was writing a Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition adventure . Progress on this project has been steady. Anytime I have a free block of time to myself I am working on it. I have already learned a lot and am excited to learn more as I continue working on this project. I thought It would be interesting to talk a little bit about where …

Fantasy Craft Giveaway!

Tweet To celebrate yesterdays’ release of the PDF version of “ Time of High Adventure ” by Crafty Games , we give away one copy of the Fantasy Craft 2nd printing PDF today! As with all our PDF giveaways in the past, you need to have an account at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow in order to participate. But this should be a minor …

D&D Essentials & Fortune Cards

So the two big things rattling the cages of the D&D blogosphere are D&D Essentials and the new Favor Cards. I admit that I am not a 4th Edition fanboy. I bought my Core Books, ran an adventure and pretty much shelved the whole thing. There just too many things that made me scream, “WTF!”

Enter the Singularity – Eclipse Phase Book Review

Just before I went to Origins, I started hearing about a game that was previously unfamiliar to me. The name Eclipse Phase began bouncing around my brain, and the more I saw of it, the more interested I was. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one. Eclipse Phase won not only an Origins Award this year, but also took home two Silver ENnies and one Gold ENnie at GenCon…

Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Review

Tweet I received and early copy of the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Red Box Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set last week. It’s the first product to be released from the 4th edition Essentials product line. I have already posted an unboxing video , but now that I have spent a couple of days with the Red Box it’s time to let you know…

4E AP: Osirion Session #7 (Kelmarane Liberated)

The seventh session of our ongoing 4E D&D campaign tied up a bunch of loose ends and set up the group’s next adventure. Session Summary We started in minutes following the group’s dramatic rescue of their employer, Alma Roveski from the clutches of the gnoll Chieftain and his dark warlock consort. Alma, ever the pragmatic businesswoman despite the peril she had faced moments …

Check out these WR&M reviews!

Tweet Recently a few more reviews of WR&M have been released. The first has been written by Ina Vegt of the “ Tales of the Swampwitch’s Adventures ” blog. Some while ago she already reviewed the 4-paged version of the game and now she picked up the revised version to give it another look. Here’s an excerpt from her review: All in all, this is an improvement over …

Review – Kingmaker, Volume 2: Rivers Run Red

The second installment of Paizo ’s Kingmaker adventure path gets to the heart of the campaign: kingdom-building. The PCs found their fledgling nation and begin to build it up; at the same time, they continue to explore the Stolen Lands and confront its many obstacles. This review is really two in one: a look at the adventure (and supplementary material) and a look at the kingdom…

A Picture Should Be Worth 1,000 Words

How good are you at doing two things at once, both of which require concentration? That’s what I thought! Few people are. And yet, we GMs often seem to expect our players to be able to do just that, and on a regular basis. We expect them to be able to take a verbal description of a scene or setting, integrate a…

Eureka!

Some time ago, Martin Ralya of GnomeStew.com and Engine Publishing asked me if I was interested in reviewing Eureka. I’ve read about Eureka before and since I am chronically under-prepared for my games, it looked like the perfect book for me. So he send me a copy and I was immediately blown away! So what’s Eureka about? Eureka is a 314-paged…

Coming Soon: Resolute, Adventurer & Genius

After the flurry of work to get Warrior, Rogue & Mage ready, I had time to think about how the Wyrm system might be adapted to other genres. Mark Meredith is hard at work on a spy/technothriller adaptation which I am eagerly anticipating. Jason Cabral, a longtime friend, and I had poked around with doing cyberpunk, and we still may, but out of the blue one day not long…

Old-School Unboxing: Dark Sun

I’m pretty active on Twitter , and I see a lot of interesting things. Most of the people I follow write about, create, or play a lot of RPGs. One of those fine folks is the Newbie DM . This guy does a lot for the game industry through his blog and his podcast (which have been nominated for ENnies). Well, a few days…

Quick Review: Green Ronin’s Freeport Companion for Pathfinder. Pirates, guns and madness!

Green Ronin has produced a superb Pathfinder expansion with the Freeport Companion , an expansion to their system agnostic A Pirate’s Guide to Freeport . For a decade now Freeport has stood as one of fantasy gaming’s most distinctive cities. Home to pirates, foul cults, terrifying monsters, vicious gangs, crime lords, and corrupt politicians, Freeport is a dynamic setting that offers a unique blend of high adventure …