• The Future Will Not Save Us – Book Review of Maschine Zeit

    There comes a time in every review’s life when they look out over the landscape of the products they review and they ask themselves: “What need is there for another product in genre X?” In RPGs,...

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  • Second Look — Forbidden Island

    My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without...

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  • Second Look — Forbidden Island

    My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without...

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  • What about Kobold Quarterly, specifically the winter issue, number 16? A review…

    Tweet The publishers of Kobold Quarterly , Open Design Publishing, provided us with a review copy of their latest issue, the winter edition of their excellent publication, number 16 . Michael has written about the magazine...

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  • Bring a little 1e lethality – and some background- to your new 4e character

    The AD&D module "Treasure Hunt," published in 1986, can prove instructive in bringing the lethality and tension of the game's first edition to the game's current edition. Years ago, when opening the fourth edition Player’s Handbook...

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  • Looking for a change of pace in your D&D game? Switch sides!

    The "Reverse Dungeon" module was a breath of fresh air for the writer's game 10 years ago. Adventures like it can do the same for your game today. In this writer’s estimation, one of the high...

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  • Pathfinder: My First Experience

    2011 has brought two new campaigns to my group.  One of them, which started Friday, is Pathfinder.  While I played D&D 3.x since it was released, I had never played or run Pathfinder until now. After...

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  • Bridging the Gap

    Tweet There is a lot of animosity between the old-school and new-school gaming groups. A lot of this I think is unnecessary. I mentioned briefly in my introduction that I am more of an old-school gamer....

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  • Bridging the Gap

    Tweet There is a lot of animosity between the old-school and new-school gaming groups. A lot of this I think is unnecessary. I mentioned briefly in my introduction that I am more of an old-school gamer....

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  • Converting a D&D economy to the silver standard

              These Genoese coins, dating to the 12th Century, are a prime example of silver standard currency. Inside the treasure chest are 3,500 gold pieces, a silver bracelet inlaid with ivory worth another...

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