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Paizo auction to support relief effort in Japan

They’re auctioning off some original artwork, signed copies of the first edition (now sold out) core rule book, and other stuff. Check it out here .

Review: Paizo GameMastery Flip-Mat: Bandit Outpost

Given the simple nature of this product, this will be a very quick review but I figured it might be useful nonetheless, especially if you happen to be considering purchasing the map to use with the Kingmaker adventure path since it’s specifically referenced in the  Pathfinder #31: Stolen Land adventure. The Physical Product The map is double-sided, laminated heavy card stock and is designed…

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All of …

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All…

Fate AP: Osirion Session #13 (The Tale of Sakarra)

Back on track and using a new system based on a hybrid of Strands of Fate and the Dresden Files RPG, our Osirion campaign kicked off the 2011 season. Session Summary  The session began with Shai Hud overlooking a shallow valley in which an immense jackal-headed sphinx stood buried up to its chest in desert sand. All around it …

4E AP: Osirion Session #10 (Separate Ways)

Due to a heavy work load I fell behind writing my campaign summary despite the sessions marching onwards. Over the next couple days I hope to get caught up. As a result these are going to be more cursory than my normal AP reports. A lot has changed since this session (which occurred way back in November), not the least of which is we’ve stopped playing 4th edition D&D…

A brief report from Spiele 2010

I only was able to go on one day this year to Spiel and for the first time took my eight-year-old son. As a result my pace was somewhat slower – some might say “relaxed” – and I also didn’t have the chance to explore every nook and cranny of all of the halls. However, I…

Review – Kingmaker, Volume 6: Sound of a Thousand Screams

Sound of a Thousand Screams concludes the Kingmaker adventure path with one of the most interesting high-level adventures I have ever seen. Although it is a much more “standard” linear adventure than the rest of the series, it nonetheless provides a very satisfying conclusion. The adventure should take PCs from 15th to 17th level. The Physical Product The book itself…

Review – Kingmaker, Volume 5: War of the River Kings

War of the River Kings is the penultimate episode in the Kingmaker adventure path. The PCs – whose kingdom is now major player in its region – must lead their forces to war, and they also take their first real steps to understanding the overarching plot of the adventure path. The adventure should take PCs from 13th to 15th level. The Physical…

Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #4 (The Gold Mine)

Our fourth session picked up where session #3 left off and saw the addition of a new player, bringing the total number of kids involved in the roleplaying activities of the after-school club to a record 18!  Thank that I have a few older students willing to DM this year (both appear to be doing a great job BTW). The fifth player in my group is playing an elven…

4E AP: Osirion Session #8 (The Lost Tomb)

Session #8 saw the addition of a new player to our group who happens to be a colleague of mine; although he had never roleplayed before, he had all the other geek “credentials” so I figured he would fit right in and decided to extend the invitation which he took me up on. Since he was brand new to the…

Gaming with Kinds: Kingmaker Session #3 (Perlivash & Tyg)

Our third session was an abbreviated one due to one missing player and another who had to leave early. However, it moved the story ahead nicely and set up a major showdown between the group and the bandits. Meanwhile the other group (you might recall there are two separate 4E groups who are working together but adventuring separately), was back in session, taking on …

Paizo’s Ultimate Magic Playtest round one – Magus. Get yours today!

Paizo’s next book in the Pathfinder RPG series will be title Ultimate Magic and it will have lots of stuff to do with, well with magic and the magical classes.  The first document released for play testing is the Magus.  A new base class which is something of a combination between wizard and fighter.  Built in are the abilities to cast spells, wield…

Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #2 (The Moon Radish Patch)

The second session of my 4E adaptation of Paizo’s  Kingmaker adventure path turned out to only have my four players, the other 5 (plus the co-DM) all being out of town on a field trip to Weimar . That was ideal since it meant I could spend some time focusing on explaining a few more of the rules since everyone is new to 4th edition D&D…

Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #0

Fall is approaching, school is back in session, and that means the after-school game club is up and running again – this our eight year and as I’ve blogged about earlier , we had 16 students (ages 13-19) at the information meeting who said they were  interested in playing 4th edition D&D this year. Two weeks later, we’ve started …

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…

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.

Review – Pathfinder’s Kingmaker, Volume 1: Stolen Land

Paizo’s newest adventure path is a marked departure from their earlier efforts. Previous paths have had six closely linked adventures with a more or less linear plot leading PCs from 1st to 15th (or so) level, where they then meet and (we hope) defeat the evil mastermind behind the vast majority of the trouble they have faced. The key point is that …

DMing 101: Start small

This week’s DM advice is primarily aimed at anyone looking to begin their first campaign, although it’s just as useful to experienced DMs. The advice, which comes straight out of the 4E Dungeon Master’s Guide: (p. 142), is  Start small .  By this I (and the DMG) mean, set your campaign in a well-defined, specific area or region. Ideally…

4E AP: Osirion Session #5 (First Contact)

The fifth session marked a bit of a change, format-wise because rather than pushing the hereto missing player’s character in to the background by having him wait at the camp, I created a simplified NPC version of him (following the guidelines in the DMG2) for the characters to take along. We did this for two reasons: The first was to preserve the possibility, for now, for…