Tag Archives: Adventure

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All…

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All of …

Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast Episode 2 – A Largish Army of Orcs

Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG !  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition. In this episode – we begin to record just as a nasty thunder and lightning storm moves through!  We rescue the salty mouthed innkeep, reunite her with her …

Classic Dungeon Trivia 9

As the doors to this magnificent room clanged open, the party barely had time to register their surroundings before Sir Vincent of Diakuw charged forward through the flames. Having recognized the danger immediately, and seizing on an opportunity to finally use his broadsword of Iron Phoenix Slaying, he did do battle with the abomination and stuck down the fell beast in an hour and 49 minutes. …

Free Stuff Friday: Oldschool Hack

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Oldschool Hack I love a free RPG. I love collecting them too! Check out Oldschool Hack! It’s free! On Oldschool Hack’s website they wrote this stuff up : A table-top roleplaying system that’s a hack of a hack of the original Red …

World Building Part 9 – The Don Draper School of World Immersion

Hey everyone, before I get into this weeks post, I wanted to go ahead and let ev eryone know that this month, the RPG Blog Carnival is up and running.  The host for this month, Evil Machinations , has chosen the topic “ World Building ” to be the focus for this month’s carnival.  Kind of convenient don’t you think… Now to return to our …

The Triumphant Return of Mirkmoot! More Magical Mayhem for Creatures Great and Small!

Mirkmoot has returned!  Now featuring artist Tim Reardon’s all original artwork (with a few bits from others) and 10 new magical items.  Plus, Mirkmoot himself has gotten his very own stat block. As always with my documents, Mirkmoot is available from DriveThruRPG for just a buck ! We here at Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium are constantly searching the known and unknown worlds to bring you, …

DM’s Corner: The Devil’s in the Details

How much detail should you go into in a game before the whole thing collapses under it’s own weight? Do you track food and water for the party? Does each character have to keep a running tally of encumbrance? They may seem like minor details, but I find they can be a great source of plot hooks and sometime necessary information. Lembas, part of this…

AZAMAR: The Roleplaying Game – Using the Cinema6 RPG Framework and kicking ass

Our friends up north at Wicked North Games are getting massive amounts of work done on their flagship product, AZAMAR!  if you’re interested in getting your foot in the front door before everyone else, take a moment to check them out on Kickstarter with your chance to pre-order the Complete Player’s Guide. How cool do I think this…

Review: Soldiers of Fortune by Matt James

Yesterday, February 14 th was Valentine’s Day, and what would Valentine’s Day be with out some love for D&D 4e by 3 rd Party Publisher Open Design .  Today, I’m here to give my 2 cents about the new supplement for D&D 4e, Soldiers of Fortune by Mr. Matt James.  Dungeons and Dragons has always been role playing game which focuses on fantasy, magic, dungeon…

Word of the Week: BUCOLIC

Bucolic is of or pertaining to shepherds or suggesting an idyllic rural life. In my adventures we often wander through the rural areas, but usually find the farmers do not have the idyllic rural life. There is usually a cave or a well that attracts the locals attention and then people begin to disappear. And

Classic Dungeon Trivia 8

When we last met our stalwart adventurers, they were on the long and perilous Journey to the Rock, and the powerful, but grim, barbarian Daddy Grognard led the way. In TWELVE #$%@ing minutes!!! I had barely finished typing and he already guessed right. Oh well, chocolate for Big D. This week, our hearty band has arrived at an unusual chamber……

Free Stuff Friday: Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mutants & Masterminds: Character Sheets Character Sheets for Mutants & Masterminds. On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up : Character sheets for the third edition of Mutants & Masterminds are now available — in black & white and in color! Color Character Sheet Black & White Character Sheet So get your copy of the Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets…

Glutton for Punishment

Sometimes I wonder why it is I prefer DMing to playing RPGs. Anyone that has run a game knows how much time and hard work are put into a game long before anyone is sitting on the other side of the screen from him/her. You spend hours upon hours organizing maps, reading background material, brushing up on encounters so they run smoothly, getting into the…

Old-School Unboxing: Two Ravenloft Boxes

I had a lot of fun working on the last Old-School Unboxing that I did, so I thought I’d break out a few of the boxes that I’ve acquired recently. I managed to pick up two supplemental boxed sets for the D&D 2nd Edition Ravenloft setting: Forbidden Lore and Masque of the Red Death, and Other Tales . Like last time, …

iCharacter Sheet – D&D 4E for the iPad

Digital Adventures has just launched their first product for their iCharacter Sheet series which allows players to finally utilize their iPads for the gaming table. Made to comply with the GSL, their first product is a character sheet for D&D 4th Edition which has multiple tabs for character stats, abilities, skills, powers, equipment, notes and campaign history. The iCharacter Sheet – 4E…

School of Hard Knocks Session #1 (The Bridge Troll)

The basic premise of our game is that the characters are all students at a private international/boarding school located in Kaiserswerth, which is a small suburb of Düsseldorf, Germany. The characters are all members of the school’s “Journalism Club” which is really a cover for a supernatural investigation team headed by a hedge wizard named Theobald Mack. The game very much inspired by Buffy…

DM’s Corner: Railroading Is Not A Crime

Have you ever been accused of railroading a party? A while back (before my self imposed exile from GMing) I was running a short adventure for a few friends. It was a 1st level adventure for “Just made up”, wet-behind-the-ears adventurers. The beginning premise is that the party stumbles on a dead adventurer in the wilderness and find the deed to …

Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar

Welcome to our third podcast, the 2nd in a series of Mini-casts to keep us all occupied in between our actual play sessions! In this mini-cast, I’m joined by Benjamin Alberti.  Professor, Archaeologist, gamer and co-author of Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic and More !  Ben has also helped me out a bit in the editorial department, and …

Dragon Chow Dice Bags

Recently while looking for a geeky gift for my girlfriend I stumbled upon Dragon Chow Dice Bags . We both had leather dice bags for quite some time now, but this time I was looking for something different. And Dragon Chow Dice Bags are different for sure. They are beautifully handcrafted, flat-bottomed and fully reversible bags complete with a drawstring. …