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Quick Review: Pathways #2 – a free Pathfinder ‘zine with tons of good stuff

So you’re looking for some new creatures, a template or two to apply to your existing monsters, maybe some new religions and subdomains?  Interview with Pathfinder folks or reviews of a number of products?  But you don’t want to pay for this, right?  Well you’re in luck, because Rite Publishing’s Pathways Zine is here , and it’…

Feelin’ Froggy? Jump! – Winds of Change Session 6

Right off the bat, here’s the link to the audio for this session . The idea for this session spawned from a conversation I had on Twitter a few months ago. I wanted the party to fight some type of were-creature, but I wanted it to be something other than the standard fare. The result of my questioning led me to the following creature: The Werefrog Pirate. My…

I’m going to RavenCon!

This weekend I’m headed to RavenCon , and I am stoked to be going back for my second year of this local Richmond, Va gathering of writers and writer fans of all genres nerdy, focusing largely on Fantasy, Sci-fi, Horror, and Mystery. In addition to meeting up with great folks met at last year’s convention, this year I’ve done my best to…

Parahuman: Zaibatsu Corporation Bio-Organic Technology

Zaibatsu Corporation Bio-Organic Technology Bio-organic technology was pioneered by Zaibatsu Corporation and has become all the rage in Japan.  These devices are made of specialized symbiotic cells, vat grown and manipulated to for the devices below.   There are two grades of bio-organic technology.  Common bio-organic technology can be purchased on the open market, though it’s not cheap, and is considered …

It Didn’t Go the Way Your Ancestors Said – Book Review of Colonial Gothic

What if history as we knew it had holes in it? What if the things that we hold true about the French and Indian Wars or American Revolution were only partially true? What if all of those kooks as Salem were really right? That there were witches and magic and all manner of unspeakable things lurking around in the dark, just out of your field of vision? That’s …

Completely Horrible and Utterly Made Up Covers – A wonderful way to make your game night awkward and uncomfortable!

Well, it happened.  Enough people asked me where they could actually obtain some of these covers (thanks Rita!) that I went ahead and published the entire 8 of them as a 9 page PDF.  Go figure. It’s available right now from DriveThruRPG for half a buck.  What do you get for that small, impulse buy, less than a …

WotC and SarahDarkmagic Stole from Me!

When I opened up my RSS feed this morning, I could not have been more dismayed. It seems that WotC ( Weems of the Coast ) has been working on a new version of D&D! That, in and of itself, is not terribly surprising or shocking. What stole my breath and made my blood boil was the new setting they announced on sarahdarkmagic.com . …

Looking for some creepy music for your Cthulhu or horror campaign? Pelgrane Press delivers with the Eternal Lies Suite

Wow.  It’s not often that I get to start off a review with that word, so I’d like to use it again.  Wow! Pelgrane Press has released over sixty minutes of music to accompany their forthcoming Cthulhu campaign, Eternal Lies.  The Eternal Lies Suite consists of 27 tracks of moody, orchestrated music featuring addition sound samples.  Created …

Old School Podcast – Interview with WotC

I had a great time at Pax East, as I said in my post on the matter . What I have been remiss in doing, since then, is getting the audio content that I captured out to you, our readers and listeners. Well, I am rectifying that immediately. The first bit of audio that I am putting up is my interview with Kieran Clark and Chris Perkins of…

Untold: The Game – a review of this nifty CBRPG

Welcome to Untold – a traditional RPG that uses the non-traditional mechanic of cards to facilitate game play, and does it well. A few weeks ago I was offered a chance to review Untold: Splintered Serenity.  This CBRPG (Card Based Role Playing Game) by Ignitus Innovation boils down all of the books, rules and character sheets into a series of…

Advanced Dungeons and Facebook

Troll in the Corner presents something a little different this week, a peek into the Facebook pages of a few iconic D&D figures. Ben and I came up with a bunch of these in a conversation last week, and I decided to commit the best ones to a little image editing for your enjoyment.  Click to each embiggen . An…

Parahuman Character Conceptualization Podcast

This week, my Mutants & Masterminds group got together to do a little character conceptualizing for the new Parahuman campaign.  And we decided to record it.  You can Click To Play or Click to Download below.  Enjoy! Available right here, through DriveThruRPG or on iTunes . Technorati Tags: Role Playing Games , rpgs , Mutants & Masterminds , podcast , parahuman Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Old School PAX…

One Third of a Six-Pack – Reviews of Battle’s End and Desecration

If you’ve not come across the 6-Pack Adventures from Postmortem Studios while browsing RPGNow, then you need to do yourself a favor and check them out. These are small adventures, designed for a single session and are a available for only $1.99 apiece. They include everything you need to run them, including maps, tokens, and even PCs. Right now, there are adventures for both Pathfinder and D&D 4e…

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger

Welcome to the second of our two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode features an interview with Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger games. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review . Smirk & Dagger Games have a wide variety of slightly…

Treating In-Game Relationships with Respect

I was reading through my RSS feed today when I came across this post over at More Than Dice. Go ahead, give it a read. … Done? Great. Let’s talk about why I found it interesting. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts about the campaign I’m running with my home group ( The Winds of Change ), then you’ll know that…

Mount & Blade: Fire and Sword Preview

I just had the chance to go up a few levels in the newest addition to the Mount & Blade franchise: Fire and Sword.  It was exactly what I was expecting and that’s a damned good thing! It works much like the original Mount & Blade games but with the addition of firearms.  This has been done…

V20: Everything Old is New Again

In case you haven’t heard, White Wolf Publishing is releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade , which compiles all of the Clans, Bloodlines and Disciplines into one book and updates the game to more modern day.  I’ve been thinking about this since the announcement last week and what it means to me. You see, while Vampire wasn’t the first RPG …

V20: Everything Old is New Again

In case you haven’t heard, White Wolf Publishing is releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade , which compiles all of the Clans, Bloodlines and Disciplines into one book and updates the game to more modern day.  I’ve been thinking about this since the announcement last week and what it means to me. You see, while Vampire wasn’t …

How do I add 25% to 4d8+18?

(Warning – There will be math. And numbers. They bore me too. Well, not really but I’m trying to empathize. Skip the numbers if you don’t like them – dwell on the poor humor instead.) In July 2010, Wizards of the Coast released a Dungeons and Dragons (4e) errata update , specifically to the Dungeon Masters Guide, more specifically the monster damage …

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Quack in the Box

Welcome to my first of two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode includes a brief overview of PAX East and Don Gusano Games’ Quack in the box. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review .  Follow the link to my review to see pictures of Chris and …