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Letting go of that NPC

Tweet Attention: Slight rambling ahead, with a point to make about RPGs somewhere in there, you have been warned! I recently finished reading the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (that’s the girl with the dragon tattoo, which then played with fire and ended up kicking the hornet’s nest). And in case you are wondering, yes I do read other stuff that is…

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…

Kingmaker: Meet Hanarg Venom Tusk

We’re starting Paizo’s Kingmaker adventure path tonight. The GM is going to use Aspects from FATE in the game and I haven’t finished those yet. But then again neither have any of the other players. We should have a pretty interesting group for this game. And keep the blogosphere fairly up to date as things

Too Much Detail?

I was flipping through some adventures the other day and I noticed what seems to be a trend with Pathfinder products… There is A LOT of detail in those things! My group recently finished, or rather abandoned (for a completely unrelated reason to the length of the series), the Rise of the Runelords series so I decided to go through the modules just to see what sort of stuff …

On Preference

Image by: Chrstopher I’ve been giving some thought to the idea of preference. Specifically, the preferences of people when it comes to the games they play. I saw a post by Greywulf that got me thinking about it. Very often, we as gamers, get into discussions about our favorite game versus another popular game and the discussions can become more than heated. What I am starting …

Is Pathfinder a better game than 4e?

I’m curious, and would love to know. Pathfinder is something that has largely passed me by. The GM in me still shudders at the thought of running something that (as I understand it, and I might be wrong) still Third Edition D&D under the skin, and the player in me hasn’t had the opportunity to try it out. Apart from the warm fuzzies of knowing you’re…

Convention Report: MarsCon 2011

I’ve had the misfortune of not getting around to much in the way of gaming lately.  I started a new job which changed my schedule pretty dramatically.  I run and play in a few play by post games, but my in person games went on hiatus for a while and are only now starting back to their…

Our Spelljammer Pathfinder Campaign: When Good Dice Go Bad

I decided throw down some notes on our current games. Think of these as sort session summaries but only the good and interesting parts. This campaign has been going on for a while so I’ll take this little bit to introduce the characters. We have a Kender Bard, a Goblin Druid, a Warforged Crusader, a

What about Kobold Quarterly, specifically the winter issue, number 16? A review…

Tweet The publishers of Kobold Quarterly , Open Design Publishing, provided us with a review copy of their latest issue, the winter edition of their excellent publication, number 16 . Michael has written about the magazine before, issue 10 to be exact, and I’ll try not to repeat what he said before. He offered a great overview and I invite you to read his post which gives …

Fortune Cards, my two cents…

Tweet There’s been a storm in the Twitterverse and the Blogosphere, a storm of FORTUNE! (Fate would have sounded much cooler, thanks designers at WotC for ruining my opening line; you are the cause of all evil!) Well that does seem a little bit extreme, but I had NO idea what the D&D Fortune Cards until I started reading tweets about them. So I went …

Pathfinder: My First Experience

2011 has brought two new campaigns to my group.  One of them, which started Friday, is Pathfinder.  While I played D&D 3.x since it was released, I had never played or run Pathfinder until now. After running the group through 4e Heroic and Paragon Tier, I was feeling a bit bogged down by all the tactical game play and drawn out combats that…

Bestiary 2: A Very Quick & Dirty Review

This was really meant to be a much longer review but heck real life and other dead lines just got in the way but here’s some quick thoughts. I gotta say that it’s pretty damned good. Not quite as good as the Advanced Player’s Guide but still good. A lot monster books are just a

Book Review: Pathfinder Bestiary 2

No matter what kind of GM you are, chances are that, at some point in time, you’ve needed something… more. The usual round of orcs, goblins and dragons. But, by now, you’ve likely taken your players through most of the usual suspects. You’ve added templates, class levels and you’ve used all of the monsters that you’ve …

What’s new with Aruneus

We’re a few days in to 2011 and getting closer to completion of the Aruneus project !  Here’s a brief overview of where the project stands and what’s coming soon. In late 2010, the Zombies and Orcs each went through several rounds of playtesting with great results.  The Zombies are in the process of being revised a final time.  The Orcs will see a few changes …

What about the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards? A review… (And slight ramble!)

Tweet With such a convoluted title to this post, I better make some sense out of this! What is this post? First and foremost a review of the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards … What are this cards I speak of? Well they are part of a series of GameMastery Cards produced by Paizo that illustrate treasure, items, NPCs, etc. While I …

Help Me Make My Kingmaker Character

Our little group is gearing up to start Paizo’s Kingmaker Adventure Path this month. I’ve been throwing around ideas for a character. Normally, this isn’t much of a problem. I’m usually one of the first come up with a character concept and run with it. We will be using Aspects but haven’t seen how the

Gaming in the Digital Age: Hero Lab

There are many character creation programs that exist out there on the internet, but I have found Hero Lab from Lone Wolf Development to be one of my favorites. Unlike a few of the options out there, namely PCGen, Hero Lab is not free.  Purchasing the program gives you access to one game, and there are many to choose from; Pathfinder, Mutants and Masterminds (both 2nd …

My Year in Review

Image by: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton By any standard of measure, this has been an absolutely amazing year for me in terms of games and gaming. In fact, prior to the events of this year, I never would have guessed that I would have had the kind of year that I have. If you’ll indulge me, I want to take a look back at what has gone …

Post Christmas Gaming Loot!

Tweet I’m currently on holiday (I love using that term, I feel so refined!) in central Florida, and despite having tickets to various parks the weather has been too cold (I blame my tropical constitution). So instead we’ve been visiting family and practicing that most sacred holiday tradition, shopping! And while I have done some normal shopping, what sort of gamer would I be if I did…

What about Advanced Feats: The Cavalier’s Creed? A review…

Tweet Ok let me say it outright, I love the cover! After complaining about previous covers in the Advanced Feats series, with the exception of The Witch’s Brew, I must say this is my favorite cover thus far. It has action, it tells a story and it makes me want to read what’s behind the digital cover. After such …