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Kobold adoptions going on right now! Free Kobold Quarterly #11…

Tweet Kobolds ! Some of those little humanoids, that went from being the pesky scaled doglike bane of 1 st level PCs to dragon blooded opponents of the modern adventurer, so renowned that they have a publication named after them, need a home! The wonderful people at Open Game Design are putting up for adoption issue #11 of Kobold Quarterly; will you find a home for it? Ok, enough…

From the Kobold’s Lair

Tweet Recently I have posted about Open Design’s latest patronage project: Midgard ! And while pondering if I should become patron myself, the plan to do an interview with the three designers formed in my head. Alas Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb couldn’t make it because of some difficult deadlines, but Wolfgang Baur made some time for answering a few questions for us. Thanks again…

Ask The Readers: Fighting Gamer ADD

Tweet Currently I am having a bad case of gamer ADD again. I start a gaming project, scrap it, think about running a game using system A, then I switch to system B while returning to the first project, scrap it again… For some reason I can’t just focus on one campaign and one system. Dozens of ideas are floating around…

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. This isn’t entirely true. While I do enjoy the older games much more than the newer ones. There is a lot…

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. This isn’t entirely true. While I do enjoy the older games much more than the newer ones. There is a…

Let’s all put our minds together, RPMN Blog Carnival anybody? Social Media and its impact on RPGs!

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared on the Role Play Media Network . If you want to participate in the proposed Blog Carnival please link back to the original post . Thank you! Building off form Michael’s earlier post today, I think that collaborative endeavors like Blog Carnivals are a great way to build a sense of community, start discussions and collaborate in some way despite …

Let’s all put our minds together, RPMN Blog Carnival anybody? Social Media and its impact on RPGs!

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared on the Role Play Media Network . If you want to participate in the proposed Blog Carnival please link back to the original post . Thank you! Building off form Michael’s earlier post today, I think that collaborative endeavors like Blog Carnivals are a great way to build a sense of community, start discussions and collaborate in some way despite …

Introducing the Stargazer’s World IRC chat channel!

Tweet Stargazer’s World now has a chat channel! This channel is accessible both by chat client (mIRC, Xchat, and so on). It is also accessible by a browser-based Java applet on the network’s website. I will provide instructions for both forms of access: Using an IRC Client 0.) If you do not have a client but wish…

Gaming fiction weal or woe?

Tweet Role playing games are so entrenched in their literary roots, from Beowulf to El Cantar del Mio Cid , from Howard’s Conan , to Tolkien’s Middle Earth that it is sometimes hard to separate one from the other. Inevitably role playing games in turn spawned fiction based on the games, their character’s and the campaigns. For me the Dragonlance Chronicles were a formative experience in my development as…

RPG books on the iPad

Tweet One of the reasons I was interested in getting an iPad was to be able to use it as a PDF viewer since I own a lot of RPG-related PDFs. Initially I thought about using an ebook reader like Kindle for that purpose, but alas these devices are currently not fast enough to display complex PDFs adequately. It usually takes to long to switch from…

Telling the story my way…

Tweet As a long time Game Master I like to try different ways of telling a story. My latest session serves as an example. The previous adventure had ended as the players set forth on a sea journey to a place they had heard of since the beginning of the campaign, a voyage that should take about a month, but they began their travel …

Essentials and me…

Tweet This weekend I made my one D&D Essentials purchase, the Dungeon Tiles Master Set . I briefly considered buying the Rules Compendium , even had my FLGS pull a copy for me, but when I got there and I looked at it I put it back on the shelf and left the store with my tiles an a copy of the…

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 1

Tweet Hannah and I woke up early and eager on Friday so we could attend the PAX keynote address and meet up with our good friend Lyle . The Keynote was taking place at Benaroya Hall and featured Warren Spector as the keynote speaker. His speech was filled with his insight on games and the gaming culture. He stressed that we should welcome new gamers into our community and…

Gamer Media, Parody and Negative Stereotypes

Tweet For at least the past year now, a close friend and gaming partner of mine has been trying to get me to watch The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising . I refused because of what I initially thought was lack of time, but as she kept asking and I kept refusing I began to realize that something else was pushing me to reject it. I finally realized…

PAX Prime 2010 – Day 0

Tweet My Fiancé Hannah, and I were woken up at 5AM on Thursday, September 2nd to the theme of Top Gun blaring from my iPhone that rested on the night stand. The night before I set my iPhone to wake us up to the Top Gun theme because this day needed to start off with an awesome song. This was…

Signs of things to come

Tweet In the coming days there will be some great news regarding an old-fashioned roleplaying game. I can’t give you any details right now, but you won’t be disappointed! Stay tuned! And how do you like my new t-shirt?

Gen Con: Crafty Games Interview

I finally had some time to edit the video interview I did with the nice guys from  Crafty Games . If you are even remotely interested in Spycraft or Fantasy Craft, you have to check this out. Please excuse the background noise, but there was nothing I could do to avoid it. That’s Gen Con for you. And next time I’ll remember to pack a tripod! Thanks…

Remembering A Legend

Gary Gygax, was a writer and game designer. In the 1960s Gygax founded Gen Con . In 1971 he help develop the war game Chainmail. He co-founded the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) , and in 1974 Gary Gygax along with Dave Arneson created the legendary Role Playing Game, Dungeons & Dragons . As players of the role playing games we all owe a great debt to Gary…

DM Rewards: Tomb of Horrors Review

I got something very unexpected in the mail last Friday when I went to check my PO box. Wizards of the Coast sent me my second DM Rewards package of the year.  I was standing in the post office holding a large white envelope from Wizards of the Coast that had DO NOT BEND printed in large bold letters…

An ICONic interview: Steve Kenson!

As part of my love for all things ICONS I recently contacted the author, Steve Kenson for an interview about the game and superhero role playing games in general. Steve was kind enough to answer my questions quickly despite his busy schedule and was an all around great guy!  I want to publicly thank him for taking the time and for …