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Monster Vault Unboxed

This box set also looks really nice – the tokens alone make it very appealing to me.

Essential Dungeon Master’s Kit Unboxed

Looks pretty cool.

Paper Money #32: GenCon 2010 Recap

They’re back and rested after a big week at GenCon 2010! Ben and Rett shoot through the week’s news and then dissect GenCon 2010 – without mentioning Dominion Prosperity’s sneak preview there – but hitting all the other business highlights from a very busy show. Also- check out our “wacky” intro theme this week – straight from Ben&#…

D&D and Poison’d in the LA Times

You can read the full article here.

Electronic Tools for Gaming – The iPhone

I’ll admit it, I was a holdover. I didn’t make the switch to an iPhone until last winter. Before that I had an ancient Palm Treo that worked perfectly well for years. I used it to browse the internet, and on it I planned many adventures and campaigns. I had used an iPhone and loved it so when I had the chance to end my old mobile phone contract …

40K Rogue Trader’s Rising Star

A quick hit today, as I frantically attend to matters of business across the real world and Internet. This absolutely deserves a post, however, so I will proceed. Jason Marker, the man behind Motor City Gamewerks , is one of my very dearest friends on the planet. Despite our close personal and professional associations, he has somehow managed to rise above and continues to impress in the freelance game design …

Contest: One Cool Thing I saw at GenCon

RPGNow has been nice enough to supply me with some PDFs to give away and so let’s get to it. To enter the contest, all you need to do is comment below with the coolest thing you saw at GenCon 2010. This could have been first hand, in a picture on a blog, or maybe in a video posted to YouTube – in other words, there’s no need…

WBC (and more) Pimping Roundup

Convention Pimping AP pimps WBC. ( source ) ABC News pimps WBC. ( source ) The Indy Star continues to pimp Gen Con, talking about how the community businesses aim to support, and profit from, the con. ( source ) The Appeal Democrat pimps a Bridge sectional. ( source ) DFW.com pimps the National Scrabble Championship . ( source ) Upcoming cons The Mind

ENnie Award Winners

Here are the 2010 ENnie Awards winners. Best Game Silver: Shadowrun Gold: Pathfinder Product of the Year Silver: Eclipse Phase Gold: Pathfinder Best Cover Art Silver: Eclipse Phase Gold: Pathfinder Bestiary Best Interior Art Silver: Shadowrun 20th Gold: Pathfinder Core Rulebook Best Cartography Silver: Aces & Eights: Judas Crossing Gold: Pathfinder City Map Folio Best Writing Silver: Victoriana Gold: Eclipse Phase Best Production Values Silver: Shadowrun Gold: Pathfinder Best Rules Silver…

Pathfinder’s Serpent’s Skull Player’s Guide and #37 now available in PDF

The first two items in Paizo’s next Adventure Path: Serpent’s Skull are now out and available in PDF format. The Player’s Guide is free, #37, Souls for the Smuggler’s Shiv , sells for $13.99 for the PDF.

Indie RPG Award Winners

The year’s winners of this year’s Indie RPG Awards have been announced. Indie Game of the Year Winner: Kagematsu First runner-up: Fiasco Second runner-up: Beat to Quarters and Little Fears, Nightmare Edition (Tie) Indie Supplement of the Year Winner: The Day After Ragnarok First runner-up: RPG = Role Playing Girl 2009 Second runner-up: Thou Art But A Warrior: A …

Lord of the Rings LCG Coming From Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games has announced an upcoming living card game (like a collectible, but you buy exactly what you want) based on Lord of the Rings with all new art. It’s a cooperative game by Nate French (Call of Cthulhu LCG, Game of Thrones LCG, Warhammer Invasion) for 1-2 players, or 3-4 if you buy two sets. It comes with 216 cards. ( source )

Gen Con (and more) Pimping Roundup

Gen Con pimping WTHR pimps (30,000 attendees, $29.5 million to be spent). ( source ) WTHR worries that there are not enough taxis available for all of the Gen Con attendees (28,000). ( source ) The Indy Star anticipates a lack of coffee (30,000). ( source )The Indy Star complains over the lack of coffee (30,000). ( source ) The Indy Star (…

Open Game Table Vol. 2 at your FLGS, Lulu, RpgNow.com

Jonathan Jacobs, blogger and organizer extraordinaire, announced on The Core Mechanic today that you can buy the Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Vol. 2 on Lulu and RpgNow , as well as local gaming stores thanks to Studio 2 Publishing . I was a peer reviewer and can assure you that every article in Vol. 2 well worth a read.  I especially enjoy the parts on theory…

A Roundup of Select Gen Con Goodies

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Z-Man Games will be giving out t-shirts with every games purchase and holding a raffle where the prize is a copy of every one of their in-stock games. Z-Man will also be running a Pandemic LARP ! The MTV television show MADE is holding open casting at Gen Con on both Friday …

A Roundup of Select Gen Con Goodies

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Z-Man Games will be giving out t-shirts with every games purchase and holding a raffle where the prize is a copy of every one of their in-stock games. Z-Man will also be running a Pandemic LARP ! The MTV television show MADE is holding open casting at Gen Con on both Friday and Saturday at 10:00 AM. …

Break Down The Door – 5 Encounter Seeds

In my article about how to be a confident game master , I mentioned I have encounter seeds ready during games that I categorise as break down the door. Campaign Mastery reader Will asked to see what these were, so here they are. Thanks for the request, Will! If gameplay slows, or if I get stuck for an idea when the NPCs do something, …

Warlord RTS Video Game

Reaper Miniatures’ Warlord game, recently upgraded to a second edition , is set to become the basis for an upcoming RTS video game. The developer, though, is a small startup that needs a little help with funding. So like many game companies these days, they’re turning to you through Kickstarter .

More Arkham Horror Stuff

What do you get for the board game that already has everything, including at least seven expansions and custom dice? Why pre-painted plastic miniatures, of course. Coming up from Fantasy Flight Games …

Paper Money #31: Posthuman Studios’ Rob Boyle

Ben and Rett sweat it out in the summer heat to cover this week’s news, preview important GenCon releases, discuss why brick and mortar retailers aren’t using the Internet well, and chat with Rob Boyle of Posthuman about the transition from design studio to stand alone business (and get a rundown of their upcoming releases). Show Links: Purple Pawn – http://www.purplepawn.com …