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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 …

End of the Year Recap

It’s that time, the end of the year.  Time for a recap and some thoughts about gaming in 2010. 2010 was an enlightening year for me, gaming-wise.  While my group has remained mostly stable since early on in the year, I have come to a few realizations. Adieu, World of Darkness Early on in the year, we hopped around a bit system-wise before…

Ho! Ho! Hold on a second there….

It’s that time of the year again folks!  I can’t speak for the other authors and editors here on TC, but as for myself, well I can’t plan on spending a lot of time here over the next few weeks. My last official day of work before I’m on holiday break is today.   My family is pretty deeply involved in that whole holiday …

Review: Earthdawn 3rd Edition Player’s Guide

Let me preface this review by showing my predjudices up front. I love Earthdawn, I have always loved Earthdawn. I loved the original Earthdawn, I loved the 2nd edition from Living Room Games, I loved Earthdawn Classic from Red Brick. Do I love Earthdawn 3rd Edition? The Product Unlike the Classic Edition Player’s Compendium, which covered all 15 Circles, this rulebook only covers the first eight Circles for …

Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 3

First of all, give this session a listen ! In some ways, this was what I felt to be the first real session of the campaign. If you listen to the first two sessions of this game back-to-back, I think you’ll find that they feel like one session split into two parts. That’s true in a lot of ways. Both sessions added together make up the…

Retro-gaming, actual play podcast now on iTunes

You can now grab and/or subscribe to our retro-gaming, actual play podcast right from iTunes ! As of now we have exactly one episode online, which spans over two hours of gaming.  Our game of choice?  Palladium Fantasy RPG, circa 1985.  1st edition – which means no MDC, no glitter boy integration and more of the experiences our 15 year old selves had playing…

Something Under the Bed is Drooling – Book Review of Monsters and Other Childish Things

When I was walking through the vendor hall at GenCon, I saw a book that caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? As I was growing up, I read a lot of the wonderful comic series Calvin & Hobbes . If you’re not familiar (and you should be), the comic is all about a young boy and his …

Today only – The Orcs! A new Pathfinder RPG Player Character Race is $0.50

Looking for that next thing for your Pathfinder campaign?  Enjoying the Aruneus freebies but like to add a little oomph to your world? Today only, the Orcs of Aruneus are $0.50 ! That’s $1.50 off the cover price and this PDF provides everything you need to add Orcs as a new player character race in to your campaign. It contains: A History of the Orcs…

Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 2

As promised, I’m writing again to give you guys an update on my ongoing Pathfinder Freeport game. The first session was a big departure from your usual Pathfinder game in that we didn’t really use Pathfinder at all. The second session proceeded in a much more normal fashion. The second session picked up with the group just having docked in Freeport. I wanted to get…

Contagion Infected Human Zombies for Pathfinder RPG & Aruneus $0.50 today only

Today only, grab yourself a copy of my Contagion Infected Human Zombies for the Pathfinder RPG and Aruneus for half a buck.  You could infest four fantasy worlds with a zombie plague for the price ofa cup of coffee – now that is what I call a deal. Hi! I'm a zombie! Technorati Tags: aruneus , zombies , pathfinder , rpg , sale Troll in the Corner…

Play(er) Review: Dragon Age RPG

I have a tendency to spend a lot of time “behind the screen”.  I get the new games, I spend far too much of my free time reading them, and I come up with stories to play and run at the game table.  In the reviews I’ve done for this site, I have been opposite parties of intrepid adventurers, time travelers, and…

Gaming in the Digital Age: The D&D Virtual Tabletop Beta

I recently received an invite to the official Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Tabletop beta. So, what did I think about it? Quite frankly, I had given up hope that this project was ever going to see the light of day, so when it was announced that they were going ahead with it in the same week that it was announced that Duke Nukem Forever …

Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 1

First things first, here’s a link to the audio . As I mentioned in my Prelude post , that we had our first session of Winds of Change recently and I think it went pretty well. When I start a new campaign, I like to take things slowly. My group is made up of folks whose first priority in life is not gaming (shocking, I…

Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG. We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing! In this, our second…

Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG. We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing! In this, our second session but first adventure, join…

Quick Review: Wizard Character Folio for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Look, we all know that there are rules in life.  Rules that we have to follow.  Rules that make things easier for all of us.  The problem is, when you have a 540 page rule book, some of those rules get lost. The Wizard Character Folio helps with this – putting everything you need, from your base character sheet through all of your wizardly schools …

A sneak peak at the Supplicant – a new base class for Aruneus & the Pathfinder RPG

The Supplicant is a new base player class for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the World of Aruneus.  Please note that this is a preview of the un-edited and un-playtested class.  As such, what you do see is subject to change. The Supplicant Forged from the resolve of a single tortured soul, the Supplicant is willing to give up everything to become…

The Very Best of Troll in the Corner Vol. 2 available at DriveThruRPG

The Very Best of Troll in the Corner Vol. 2 Here you’ll find a collection of the best 10 articles we’ve featured over the past six months on our site. We’re gamers. We love RPGs, board games, video games, CCGs, dice games; games where you juggle live hedgehogs. You name it, we love it. We’re figuring you do…

Book Review: How We Came to Live Here

Image by: Stryfe589 I had the pleasure of talking to Brennan Taylor when I went to GenCon this summer. One of the results of that conversation was a copy of How We Came to Live Here for me to put my eyes on and review for the lovely readers of TC. I was able to take the time to do that recently and these are the results. How We Came…

Old School RPG – Playing Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition) again and loving it!