Tag Archives: Adventure

Undungeon

The points of light have faded. Darkness overtook the land and once prosperous towns and hearty villages now lay deserted or suffer the depredations of evil. In a wicked twist of fate mankind has been driven to the very place that was once home to the scions of malice. Underground. Now humanity and her allies cling onto life below the surface, fighting a constant…

Quick Review – Aihrde: Cradle of the World Map

The Aihrde: Cradle of the World Map published by Troll Lord Games is a beautifully rendered map generated for the Castles & Crusades world, but great for any campaign, or just to look at yearningly.  Seriously, this is one very nice looking map – suitable for hanging on a wall, laminating on top of your gaming table or any other number of …

Get 20% off these Drive Thru RPG titles, because it’s Wednesday

Hump day.  The day of the Middle.  Woden’s other Eye will meet you at the Bar day.  It’s Wednesday, and because of this the fine folks at DriveThruRPG have opted to give you 20% off the below titles.  As they used to say in olden days: Go thee nuts! When you check out, simply type …

Review: Emerald Empire

It’s good to dust off old books and give them a new shine sometimes and that’s what Alderac has done — they first came out with a source book called Emerald Empire for the 3rd edition of Legend of the Five Rings RPG in 2008. It has stayed popular in the ensuing years, so when the new 4th edition of L5R came out, well of…

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, …

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…

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 …

[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…

Building better characters

One of the most important steps when starting a new game is creating characters. If you are interested in the full roleplaying experience, creating your character is much more complex than just “picking a guy”. Even if the process of creating your character’s stats is pretty simple and straightforward (like in many rules-light or old-school games), the character creation doesn’t…

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 …

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 …

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…

The Breaking of Forstor Nagar

The carved stronghold of Forstor Nagar has been taken by The Hungering Legion and the ambassador of Ithulandis, the City of Adventure is trapped. The adventurers must cross through enemy lines, cut off by the Forstorheim glacier, and rescue the ambassador within the few hours before he is eaten by his captors. The Breaking of Forstor Nagar, published by Rite Publishing, is an 8th…

Metamorphosis Alpha Relaunch

Signal Fire Studios would be relaunching a new product line for Metamorphosis Alpha, with its creator James M. Ward. The new product line would be using the D&D 4E rules under the GSL, as players can choose to play as primitive mutant humans, animal or plant fighting to survive in the vast generational Starship Warden and unlock the ship’s secrets. Metamorphosis Alpha…

Fantasy Adventures; a Kindle-based RPG

Fantasy Adventures is a kindle based rules light RPG that uses 3d6, created by Christopher Ng from Singapore. It is mostly a generic fantasy which allows players to play as one of four classes (Warrior, Scoundrel, Priest and Wizard) and five races (Human, Elf, Dwarf, Halfling and Orc) and it does not use miniatures for combat. An introductory adventure is also included in …

Free Chronicles of Arax Expansion until April 26

Crystal Star Games is offering a free expansion to their Chronicles of Arax to anyone who e-mails them until April 26 as an Easter special. Send an e-mail to crystalstargames@gmail.com with the subject ARAX EASTER and you will receive a reply with a promotional code to download an expansion for free. Chronicles of Arax is a fantasy solo game where you play as …

Stars Without Number on shelves in September

Sine Nomine Publishing will be bringing Mongoose Publishing’s Stars Without Number sci-fi RPG to GenCon and store shelves this coming September. This will be followed by the game’s first supplement, Skyward Steel, in October. Stars Without Number is a science fiction RPG inspired by old-school gaming aesthetics. Quick and familiar game mechanics are supported by extensive tools, tables, and tips for creating…

Living Legends solving crime In Broad Daylight

Monkey House Games co-founder Jeff Dee has created Living Legends, a roleplaying game set in the superhero setting of Villains and Vigilantes, according to ICv2 . This is an updated version of the classical Living Legends, and will offer a point-buy system or an optional random generation method for character generation and faster paced mechanics. The 160 page standalone core rulebook, …