Tag Archives: News

Blog Carnival June 2010: A Medley Of Inspiring Media

This month’s RPG Carnival, which Campaign Mastery is delighted to host, poses the question: What non-game media have most inspired your games and how? A doozy of a topic, this. Sure, there are the obvious genre-related materials – you can’t talk about Fantasy in this context without mentioning The Lord Of The Rings, first the book, and then the movie…

This Ain’t Good…

Looks like “The Hobbit” movie is in big trouble. I’ve been waiting for something, ANYTHING to come of this since it was announced a couple of years ago, but nothing has materialized. When they signed director Guillermo Del Toro I was very interested to see what he would do with it, but still nothing came about. Now, as tired as …

Dungeonslayers: Fireworks!

Yesterday my Dungeonslayers supplement Feuerwerk was finally released in an English translation. Thanks a lot to the translation team, which did a great job! So, what’s Fireworks about? Fireworks contains rules for firearms, bombs and cannons and features a new spellcaster classed called the Arcane Gunslinger. There are even some tips on how to use these rules in your DS campaign. As always you can download the PDF for …

Psychological Research Survey: Gaming & Social Behavior

A psychologists at Middle Tennessee University is conducting a research study looking at the relationship between tabletop gaming and social behavior. If you’d like to participate, take the survey .

Complete Characters #17: Tarash Cyn, Space Station Operator

Seems like it’s been a lot of news and current events on the blog, lately, so it’s nice to sit down and work on something that we can all use at the table. We are continuing some recent trends, however, as this character is only thinly veiled against its intended setting, Star Wars. My first one-shot game leading up to my Star Wars D6 campaign starts in a couple…

Palladium Sues MMO Developer: A Rifts Author’s Thoughts

I first read yesterday morning about Palladium’s lawsuit against Trion Worlds over their new name for an MMO in development: Rift: Planes of Telara . Palladium Books, as I’m sure you know, has been long-publishing the very popular and often maligned tabletop RPG, Rifts. That’s basically all there is to the story, that the new MMO shares a name with Palladium’s flagship title. There are other blogs…

Quick Hit: What Should I Ask Phil Collins?

Not exactly geek/gamer material, but too interesting not to post about. I’m actually going to get the opportunity to rub elbows with the rock legend tonight. He’s giving a lecture about his collection of Texas Revolution artifacts , which is the largest collection in the world. Yes, he’s a Brit. Yes, he lives in Switzerland. Yes, it’s weird. But yes, it’s also very true. I’m fortunate enough …

Links for 2010-02-04 [Digg]

NY driver used mannequin in car pool lane The tip-off was the sunglasses. Farmville: Yeah, it’s THAT serious. (PIC) Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to be republished in Germany…really? Adolf Hitler’s autobiography ‘Mein Kampf’ is to be republished in Germany in 2015 for the first time since being banned under the country’s constitution at the end of the Second World War. What I Want From an MMORPG I …

Links for 2010-02-03 [Digg]

Student sells virginity for $45k A cash-strapped New Zealand student who auctioned off her virginity to help pay for university said she had accepted an offer of $NZ45,000 to sleep with a stranger. IRS to Buy 60 Shotguns The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to purchase sixty Remington Model 870 Police RAMAC #24587 12 gauge pump-action shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division. Police want backdoor to …

Links for 2010-02-01 [Digg]

Grandma endures wrongful ISP piracy suspension. Qwest had suspended the service of 53-year-old painter accused by Hollywood of illegal file sharing. The problem was she didn’t do it.