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4E AP: Osirion Session #2 (The old Monastery)

Our second session added Shai Hud, warforged paladin to the group’s mix, bring the group up to four and leaving us just one player short from our normal group size. Rakash’s player should join us in session #3, although I had his character follow around the party this session to avoid having him suddenly “appear” since I anticipated that the reclaiming of the monastery would span …

Testing out the WordPress for iPad App

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I bought myself an iPad and have been giving it a full workout, both for regular use and also at the game table. One of the things out I’d like to use the iPad for is posting to my blog while out of town and so I downloaded the Wordpress app (which is free). It&#…

Changes to Paizo’s Pathfinder product line

Paizo is making a number of changes to their  Pathfinder product lines to help distinguish between the various lines, although most of them appear to largely be simple changes to the names of various lines. Specifically: The Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting’s name is being shortened to the Pathfinder campaign setting. The Pathfinder Chronicles line will become the  Pathfinder Campaign Setting line which makes good sense considering…

The iPad and RPGs: First impressions

My iPad showed up today (the release date here in Europe was May 28th) and I’ve had a couple of hours to play around with it. My first impression?  Awesome. Aside from using it for surfing the net – which is nice but takes a bit getting used to – I tried out a TV show (awesome) and the Marvel Comic reader which is pretty stunning as well. …

Review: Rise of the Runelords Players’ Guide

This one’s kind of dated but I’ve been working my way through a backlog of Pathfinder stuff I’ve picked up over the past six months and this is just one more item in the pile.   The Rise of the Runelords was Paizo’s first post-Dungeon adventure path and it was the first indication that Paizo had some …

4E AP: Osirion Session #1 (Murder & Mayhem)

Rather than writing blow-by-blow descriptions of each session from my new Osirion 4E campaign, I’m going to just provide a brief summary of what happened along with a more detailed DM’s commentary since I find trying to recount every action & decision kind of tedious to write about. Our first session was two players short which was…

Psychological Research Survey: Gaming & Social Behavior

A psychologists at Middle Tennessee University is conducting a research study looking at the relationship between tabletop gaming and social behavior. If you’d like to participate, take the survey .

Review: Monster Slayers – The Heroes of Hesiod

Today I’m reviewing a game that I’ve had on my “to do” list for more than a month but held off reviewing until I had a chance to play it with my son. Monster Slayers – The Heroes of Hesiod (referred to as just “Monster Slayers” from here on) is an adventure/game by Susan Morris, …