Tag Archives: fantasy

Threads of Sanity #4

You can see the previous posts through this link. Here is the session recap of the fourth session. Deals were made and our heroes, and their new friend Barthus, head back to the cavern to close the shadow crossing that had been causing troubles in the village Tameron at the outskirts of lake Calenhad. After

Review: Monster Vault (Plus 2 Bonus Mini-Reviews!)

Monster Vault is the latest offering in the D&D 4th Edition Essentials line of products.  As you’ve no doubt heard by now, it’s a collection of many of the most famous monsters from D&D, including ones from previous Monster Manuals, collected into the Essentials 6

Threads of Sanity #3

Sorry for the late post. I’ve been really busy with lots of design work and the life itself seems suddenly be full of action. This was our third gaming session of Threads of Sanity campaign. You can see the previous posts through this link. Here is the session recap for the third session. Our heroes

Review: DM’s Kit for D&D 4th Edition Essentials

The DM’s Kit for 4th Edition D&D’s Essentials line is out, and there’s something strange about it.  But I’m ahead of myself…I’ll get to that in a moment. First, the product itself.   This is more than just a book for the DM, it’s a boxed set for the DM.  Let’s take things one at a time, …

Bad doggie

That’s either a very large hound, or a very small warrior. You decide. Like Unlike

Threads of Sanity #2

Our second Forgotten Realms campaign continued yesterday. It pace of gaming was clearly faster and there was barely need to review the rules. I have to admit that I wonder how easily players can surprise the DM with their resourcefulness and good rolls. Here is the session recap: Village Tameron, a small murky village at

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 …

WR&M v2 Review

A while back I ran a playtest of Warrior, Rogue & Mage because it had captured my attention as a real DIY fantasy roleplaying game with a lot of potential.  The playtest was a success, and my understanding is that it provided some useful information when Michael revised WR&M into the second version.  It’s been out for a while already, but I…

Threads of Sanity – Forgotten Realms Campaign

It has been four months since I was able to sit down to play some pen & paper roleplaying games. Being father to a small child of course reduces my time to play much, but nevertheless, I was able to pull together a group of new gamers who are willing to join the dark si…

Warrior, Rogue & Mage

Michael Wolf’s excellent Warrior, Rogue & Mage is available for free on DriveThruRpg .  You can check out my earlier review here .  The new edition is as good as the first.  Always room for improvement, of course, but WR&M is a solid, free fantasy RPG with its own special twist.  Go try it out.

Basic Fantasy Map Tutorial

Every roleplayer sooner or later finds him/herself in a situation that he wants to create his own fantasy map. Some of us are talented with the pencil while others are not. Endless Bag Of Games shows you a simple way to create fantasy maps with Photoshop and brushes. This tutorial is for the ones who