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Monster Vault: Fixing Solos

As I said in my review of Monster Vault , many of the older and classic monsters have been updated and brought into line with the design philosophy of the later Monster Manuals.  Additionally, the book fixes a problem that has been plaguing solo monsters since the first Monster Manual for 4th Edition:  stunlocking. In case you’re unaware, stunlocking refers to the…

GASP-Con XI – Sunday

Today was an off day for me. I woke after having slept for almost 9 hours (I know! And during a convention, no less.) and didn’t feel rested. I got up, left the hotel and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby 24-hour food joint. Not even three cups of coffee and a decent veggie omelet set me right. I got to the convention and took a…

GASP-Con XI – Sunday

Today was an off day for me. I woke after having slept for almost 9 hours (I know! And during a convention, no less.) and didn’t feel rested. I got up, left the hotel and grabbed some breakfast from a nearby 24-hour food joint. Not even three cups of coffee and a decent veggie omelet set me right. I got to the convention and took a …

GASP-Con XI – Saturday

As is usual with my convention coverage, here’s  a rundown of my first day at GASP-Con XI. I have to say, after being a little disappointed with the state of the website, I didn’t have the highest of hopes as I was driving towards the convention. Still, as I pulled up to the venue, I decided to stow my cynicism…

GASP-Con XI – Overview

I’m writing this a little bit later than I usually like to, but I wanted to let all of you know that I will be attending GASP-Con XI in Pittsburgh, PA this weekend. I found about this convention from Pete Figtree, the guy behind the ever-excellent Ruthless Diastema Games blog . Ever since I found about what Pete does, I’ve been talking to him off …

That Old, Unfamiliar Feeling

Image by: mnpix I normally post on Thursdays, and shall do so this week, but I had something happening to me last night that I’ve got to get off of my chest. If you’ve been reading here for a while, then you’ve likely seen me say that I am going into the education field. In fact, I’m…

JourneyQuest Season Finale – Duplicitous Bastards

The JourneyQuest season one finale is live!  In Duplicitous Bastards we learn a bit about a betrayal. You know something? I really like cats. Technorati Tags: journequest , role playing games , videos , dead gentlemen Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: JourneyQuest Episode 3 – Orcish grammar and fighting rivers JourneyQuest Episodes 1 and 2 available! From the makers of Gamers: Dorkness Rising JourneyQuest! Episodes 4 and 5 © admin for Troll in the Corner , 2010. …

It’s Tracy’s birthday today! Instead of cake, have some free zombies for your Pathfinder game!

Hey!  It’s Tracy’s birthday!  Tracy has been serving as an Editor here on TC for a bit now, and I think he deserves a happy birthday! I’d like to send him to a few conventions to celebrate, but he seems to have attended them all.  So, to celebrate, the World of Aruneus – Contagion Infected Zombies is free!  That’s right, this bad boy won’…

Quick Review: 0one’s Meteora blueprints – perfect for your insane overlords.

Clocking in at 16 usable pages (plus a title page and advertisement at the end) 0one’s Blueprints: Meteora is a fantastic, non-fantasy building for use in your fantasy campaign.  I know, right? Meteora is an honest to gosh monastery existing in our world today, high on stony peaks and looking like it would go perfectly with your fantasy campaign.  Nigh unassailable, built out of stone, …

Review: Monster Vault (Plus 2 Bonus Mini-Reviews!)

Monster Vault is the latest offering in the D&D 4th Edition Essentials line of products.  As you’ve no doubt heard by now, it’s a collection of many of the most famous monsters from D&D, including ones from previous Monster Manuals, collected into the Essentials 6

Today only: Mirkmoot’s Magical Accouterments for Creatures Small and Great [PFRPG] available for FREE!

To celebrate Mirkmoot’s impending reappearance, I’m giving away Mirkmoot’s Magical Accouterments for Creatures Small and Great for free today!  What’s in it for you, you ask?  Well, put that dollar bill back in to your pocket and enjoy all of this for free!  You can also grab a free preview item from the forthcoming Mirkmoot PDF, to get you all worked up about even…

Freeport: Winds of Change – Prelude

If you follow me on Twitter , then you’ve likely see my updates on the campaign that I started this past Friday. After reading Ben’s post on the Pathfinder Freeport Companion , I got really intrigued. I contacted some folks at Green Ronin and got hold of a copy of The Pirate’s Guide to Freeport , which I am using to run my game. I’ll be giving you…

Free Pathfinder Magic Item – Mirkmoot’s Wondrous Waterator

We here at Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium are constantly searching the known and unknown worlds to bring you, our wealthy and overly encumbered adventurers, the finest magical items.  We’ve journeyed the planes, trawled lakes of fire, flitted through realms composed of clouds, and consorted with demon princes and godlings. We’re not quite sure why it is then that we continue to be fascinated…

Transparency in game creation – building the World of Aruneus

I’ve been giving quite a bit of thought lately to just how transparent the  whole creation process should be.  I’m building an entire world here . One that I hope to sell to interested consumers in the near future. How much should I let slip out before it becomes available to the public in general? I think the answer I’ve come to is – …

Play Review: Interface Zero

In the year 2088, the interface has been eliminated.  The Tendril Access Processor creates a direct link to the brain, downloading the user’s entire consciousness to a virtual-scape known as The Deep .  This is Interface Zero , this is Savage Cyberpunk. Booting Up Interface Zero has been waiting in my rpg queue and calling to me since the day I got it.  …

The Walking Dead in review -or- it’s raining zombies (hallelujah)

***SPOILER WARNING*** This review is somewhat spoiler free. I do talk about a few scenes in a vague sort of way, and of course, the episode as a whole, as well as AMC’s treatment of the whole subject matter. Over the past 10 months, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at, thinking about and generally trying to get…

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy your day and night and don’t do anything too spooky! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Happy Halloween! Happy 4th of July TC wishes you all a happy holiday © admin for Troll in the Corner , 2010. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:

Con on the Cob – Retrospective

One might think that with the little time I spent at Con on the Cob (especially in comparison to the multi-day affairs that were my other convention experiences this year) that I wouldn’t have anything to offer in terms of a look back at my experience. The truth is, I learned as much from my time at CotC as I did at any …

Metagame, RPG Web Series

Via Reddit.com/r/rpg , I just discovered a great new gamer web series called Metagame, that focuses on the out of character comedy that transpires at a typical game table, with little dips into character done in some fun, cheesy cartoons. Their first episode, below, is the best place to start.  Though it’s only picking up in the latest episodes, these short little tabletop humor vignettes actually…

Gaming in the Classroom – an interview with Pete Figtree, teacher, gamer, innovator.

Pete Figtree is a teacher with a mission.  He is bringing gaming in to the classroom in a way that will positively influence his present and future students.  He is doing something real and important with real students.  I get a neat, shiny and warm feeling whenever I think of this.  Pete has designed coursework to encourage creative thinking, which moves beyond …