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Review – Kingmaker, Volume 2: Rivers Run Red

The second installment of Paizo ’s Kingmaker adventure path gets to the heart of the campaign: kingdom-building. The PCs found their fledgling nation and begin to build it up; at the same time, they continue to explore the Stolen Lands and confront its many obstacles. This review is really two in one: a look at the adventure (and supplementary material) and a look at the kingdom…

In which we team up with Gamer’s Haven and I get interviewed

It’s been a busy couple of days that have led to a very cool partnership!  Gamer’s Haven have graciously set aside a chunk of forum space for us here at Troll in the Corner !  Ethan from Gamer’s Haven and I have been talking a bit about combining forces on various projects and this represents the first step in that direction.  A big thanks…

Gen Con 2010 Sets Attendance Record

In its 43rd year, Gen Con Indy had its biggest show yet with 30,046 unique attendees. The convention also featured over 8,600 game events, and was really a lot of fun.

A massive Aruneus update – lots of new art and a layout artist joins us!

Here’s an update on the ongoing Aruneus Project .  The world was a large place. The Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs existed if not in peace, at least able to survive with each other. Empires were formed, lives created and destroyed, magic flourished, and for a brief time Humanity strove to master Aruneus. Then the undead scourge broke the world. First and foremost – while work…

Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Space Review

I’ll begin by saying that if you are unaware of the glory that is the British Science Fiction hit, Doctor Who , you have almost 50 years of television to catch up on.  However, thankfully, Cubicle 7 wrote this game to cover a relatively small but very pertinent portion of the Doctor’s grand history.  Though it makes reference to the series as a whole, we really are just concerned …

Perfect Stride, A Horse Jumping Card Game

Perfect Stride , by Jeff Timothy and Kay Darby of sggc Funleague, is another horse-related card game for girls. This one is about horses jumping, where skills you bring to the event must overcome the challenges and random occurrences that may thwart you. Why do I say it is for girls? Is it the girl jockey prominently featured on the game …

Review – Dresden Files RPG: Our World (vol. 2)

The second volume in the two Dresden Files RPG books released by Evil Hat , Our World features an incredibly detailed overview of the world, creatures, and characters featured in the Dresden Files universe as established by the series of novels. The authors (and specifically Chad Underkoffler) clearly put in an exhaustive amount of research in detailing every notable character (these are likely to be used as NPCs in the …

Review – Dresden Files RPG: Our World (vol. 2)

The second volume in the two Dresden Files RPG books released by Evil Hat , Our World features an incredibly detailed overview of the world, creatures, and characters featured in the Dresden Files universe as established by the series of novels. The authors (and specifically Chad Underkoffler) clearly put in an exhaustive amount of research in detailing every notable character (these are likely to…

Mystara, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

A recent post by fellow blogger and friend Daniel Pérez about his love for the Forgotten Realms got me thinking about my favorite campaign setting. The D&D Known World, better known as Mystara . I first discovered this wonderful world in the D&D Expert Set with paragraph long descriptions of the town of Threshold, Karameikos and the Black Eagle Barony used as examples of what…

Endgames

I’ve been thinking a lot about endings lately – and not in a negative way. When it comes to role-playing games many campaigns simply don’t have (nor need) an Endgame; they’re set to run for as long as the gamers want to huddle ‘round a table and chuck dice. The heroes might complete an adventure or story arc but …

An Incomplete History of Oerth – Part 1

Now that I’ve read through every OD&D product, and taken copious notes, a basic outline of the history of my campaign world-to-be is emerging. Certainly none of this stuff was ever intended to fit together, and a good portion of it is conjecture on my part. But all of it has some basis in the official rulebooks and magazines, and I’ll try to explain how I came to …

Tara

Tara , developed by Murray Heasman and distributed by Tailten Games, is an abstract strategy game inspired by the Book of Kells . Players place red and blue “ring forts” onto the board, and link them together with bridges. By the end of any given game, the board looks more like a piece of Celtic knotwork art than a game. Tara is for two players, ages…

The Dragon #7

Remember last issue when the editorial promised to expand the magazine coverage to different games? This where it begins, leaving me with a pretty small selection of articles to cover. But first, the irrelevent ones. The Dragon Rumbles editorial talks about how far the magazine has come since issue #1, and also makes sure to point out that nothing they publish for D&D is considered…

The Dragon #6 part 2

Further Rules, Modifications and Clarifications for Metamorphosis Alpha: The glut of articles about this game continues. This time we get some clarification to a few mutations that were vague in their implementation. For example, for the mutation that makes you taller than normal, here is given the exact means of determining how tall. Some other powers are given ranges and the…

The Dragon #4

Issue #4 of The Dragon is a spotlight on Empire of the Petal Throne (henceforth referred to as EPT). As such, I won’t be going into too much detail here. Yes, I am hoping to use Tekumel as a world that the PCs might stumble into, but given that this world has little bearing on the history of D&D I think it best not to get bogged down…

Post-Eldritch Wizardry Campaign Round-Up

The following shows what the campaign will look like once everything up to and including Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry has been included. It should also be noted that the last time I did this was just before I tackled Supplement II, so the new inclusions here also include material from that product. As usual, any new additions are highlighted in red. RULES: The rules used at the beginning of…