• ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator

    Tweet This is Youseph’s usual stomping grounds, but I couldn’t resist writing a post about this as soon as I discovered it today. Acronyms are to me a staple of superhero games, and to a certain...

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  • This Survey For New Players Ensures A Good Fit

    New player surveys are a worthwhile time investment Roleplaying Tips reader Zerfinity sent me a campaign survey he used to build his new group. A friend once told me the best finishes have great starts. So...

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  • Games done right: Lessons from Force Unleashed

    For starters, let me clarify that this blog post is about the original Force Unleashed, not the newly-released sequel. If it seems weird that I'm talking about a game that has been on the market for...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Rifts Lawsuit Settlement? Call Your Shot.

    Good afternoon, dear Internet. It appears that it may be a great day for fans of Rifts, but we don't yet know any details. It was reported today on the amazing livingdice.com that the Trion Worlds...

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  • The Value Of Information: Examining Psionics, Part 3 of 5

    This, and the two parts that preceded it, were all originally intended to be one post, and a relatively smallish article at that. The decision to incorporate material from the game rules that I had written...

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  • The Brink of War

    The Brink of War is the third expansion for the popular strategy card game Race for the Galaxy (RftG for short). It includes more than forty new cards – including four new start worlds – to...

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  • Stiff Upper Lip: Thinking about nations in RPGs

    I’m interrupting my series on Psionics to bring you this timely post on sports and nation-building… As I write this, the local TV host is replaying highlights from the opening ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games....

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  • Financial Literacy Games from NZ’s Young Enterprise Trust

    The New Zealand Reserve Bank is commissioning a financial literacy board game from the Young Enterprise Trust. It will be called The Finance Companies Board Game . ( source ) Back in 2008 they commissioned...

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  • The Portable Galactic Empire

    In The Portable Galactic Empire , players create an empire under their rule by placing solar system and planet cards in their play area and parlaying the resources they provide into new technologies (read: weapons) for...

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  • AD&D Monster Manual part 5

    Wild Camel: Like a lot of the normal animals featured in the Monster Manual, wild camels were first seen in the updated Wilderness Encounter Tables from Supplement III. Gary being Gary, he makes sure to distinguish...

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