Tag Archives: Adventure

Bang! Blat! Whoomph! Character Conventions In Pulp (Continued)

This article is being co-written by Blair Ramage, with whom I co-referee a Pulp Hero campaign. Although it started as a single item, it has grew so substantially that it became necessary to split it into multiple parts. The first part dealt with the relationship of genre to other aspects of a roleplaying game, and furnished a context for the whole series. The…

Review: Paizo GameMastery Flip-Mat: Bandit Outpost

Given the simple nature of this product, this will be a very quick review but I figured it might be useful nonetheless, especially if you happen to be considering purchasing the map to use with the Kingmaker adventure path since it’s specifically referenced in the  Pathfinder #31: Stolen Land adventure. The Physical Product The map is double-sided, laminated heavy card stock and is designed…

Wizards of the Coast launches new Monster Builder

Wizards of the Coast has rolled out the new Monster Builder, an additional tool to their web-based Adventure Tools set. The new Monster Builder will allow users to customize the powers and levels of some 3,700 monsters from the 4th edition installments of Monster Manuals and other sourcebooks such as the Dark Sun Creature Catalog and the Monster Vault boxed set, after which …

Sam Zeitlin is RPG Superstar 2011

Paizo has announced that Sam Zeitlin is the winner of the company’s annual design contest in search of the undiscovered great game designers around the world at the Paizo blog . After 5 rounds of design challenges, Zeitlin, from Arlington, VA, was voted by the Paizo community to be the winner of the contest’s fourth season, with  judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark…

Open Design’s 5th Anniversary Sale

Yesterday Wolfgang Baur’s Open Design celebrated it’s 5th anniversary. To celebrate this there’s a special sale that ends on Thursday March 24th. During this time you get a 50% discount on the following products: Kobold Quarterly issues #1 through #15 and All gazetteers and adventure books in PDF Print copies (while supplies last) of:

Some Info on the Pathfinder Intro Box

(Photo credit to Black Diamond Games) There’s been bits and pieces of information of the Pathfinder Intro Box circulating around the internet lately. While Pathfinder designer Jason Bulhman said that full details of the intro box will not be made known until Paizocon, retailers and distributors have been given a first glance of it at the GAMA Trade Show. Here’s…

Devious NPCs and Curious Creatures – a new Pathfinder PDF now available

Devious NPCs and Curious Creatures is a document designed to give GM’s interesting creatures and NPCs to mesh in to their ongoing Pathfinder games. The creatures and NPCs and Adventure Seeds are designed for low to mid-level campaigns.  Get it now for $0.99 from DriveThruRPG ! These NPCs and creatures are a bit different from what one may …

Too Much Life for The Living: March 2011 Blog Carnival

One more article for the Blog Carnival! Next time, I’ll get back to the series on Pulp Genre Conventions, if everything goes according to plan… A Variant Combat System for D&D 3.x Is healing too easy in D&D? Sometimes it seems like Clerics are little more than magical drip bottles, especially in more tactically oriented campaigns and adventures, like the typical dungeon. Only when adventures …

Cubicle 7 Hires New Staff

Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced that they have hired Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Walt Ciechanowski, Charles Ryan and Neil Ford, as part of a major staff expansion, following the companies growth into the roleplaying game market. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, who was formerly a staff writer for Mongoose Publishing with 10 years of experience in the industry, would be taking up the role as Line Developer for the Doctor Who: Adventures in …

Our Little Dragon Age One Shot

We played through the intro adventure in Set 1 (AKA: The Dalish Curse). Reviews were a little mixed from the players. There were four players, three veterans and one newbie. The party was fairly balanced. We had two warriors, a rogue and a mage. Over all, everyone liked the game and the mechanics. Folks did

Villains & Vigilantes Returns After 20 Years

The Villains & Vigilantes superhero RPG is returning to shelves after more than 20 years of absence, when Monkey House Games signed a distribution deal with British-based publishing company, Cubicle 7 Entertainment . Cubicle 7 will be distributing all of the book-length products released by Monkey House Games, starting with Villains and Vigilantes 2.1 and Intercrime: Hostile Takeover for V&V. The publisher would also be carrying …

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

Bachelor Party RPG!

“Rick Gassko is settling down… But before he walks down the aisle with Debbie he’s having on last fling. Accompanied by his friends, some dice, the Necronomicon and his favorite game designer and wild party animal Ed “The Beard” Greenwood, Rick will have an adventure he will never forget. Literally… Bachelor Party RPG!” No, I’m sorry to disappoint, this post is NOT about a role playing …

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part one

I’ve given you the setup and a brief who’s who of our characters, so let’s get started with the session write-up! This is a one-shot scenario using the Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition/DC Adventures rules. Our heroes are all members of the Batman Irregulars , a loose group of heroes-in-training who answer to Batman Himself. They have been sent to Metropolis to investigate reports of …

Tsunami Relief and Tsunami Games

Game companies offering donations for Japan tsunami/earthquake relief include (so far): Highmoon Games: Buy an Oriental Adventures (and some other stuff) for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Dork Storm Press: Dork Covenant for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Arc Dream Publishing: The Unspeakable Oath (quarterly magazine) for $…

Tsunami Relief and Tsunami Games

Game companies offering donations for Japan tsunami/earthquake relief include (so far): Highmoon Games: Buy an Oriental Adventures (and some other stuff) for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Dork Storm Press: Dork Covenant for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Arc Dream Publishing: The Unspeakable Oath (quarterly magazine) for $5, all money goes…

Inner Sea World Guide for Pathfinder RPG

The Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea World Guide will be coming out soon according to an email from Paizo. I going to add it to my wish list since I have played a few Pathfinder Campaign Society games and The Council of Thieves Adventure path (most of it) and I keep hearing folks “in the

AD&D Monster Manual part 25

Jackal: Jackals had first appeared in Supplement I , as one of the animals that can be summoned using a bag of tricks . Of the few stats that had been previously established, only Armor Class is changed (from 8 to 7). They’re quite weak, and said to be cowardly and not particularly fierce. The text outright states that they’re only here because of the bag of tricks . Gary actually sounds a little…

ENnie Awards Giving Two Tickets to Gaming Cruise

The ENnie Awards , in association with Gamer Adventures , is giving away two tickets to go on board a Carnival cruise for a 5 day trip around the Caribbean, filled with roleplayers and boardgamers and plenty of gaming activities. The cruise will be sailing from Galveston, TX on January 21 2012  to Progresso, Yucatan and Cozumel, MX before returning to Galveston on January 26. Air tickets to Galveston are not included so…

Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition Unboxing

Today was a pretty cool day. I swung by the postoffice after work to pick up the mail and found a box waiting for me. It was my copy of Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition that I pre-ordered some time ago. I took the box, put it in my truck and drove home to open it up. When I got home I pulled out …