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Review – Paizo’s Inner Sea Poster Map Folio

The  Inner Sea Poster Map Folio is the culmination of several years of Paizo’s development of their Golarion setting. Let me start out by saying [i]I love maps.[/b] I have very fond memories of the maps from the original  Forgotten Realms Campaign Set and still pull them out from time to time to look at. I also am a sucker for the …

Remodeling the gaming room

I decided to spend some of my spring break holidays (I’m off work for two weeks every spring), cleaning, upgrading, and remodeling my game room. Over the past few years I’ve been slowly and incrementally upgrading the basement which serves as my gaming cave, adding book shelves, lights, etc. This year I decided to replace the miniatures gaming table I built …

Review – Fiasco

Fiasco is a game about plans gone awry, bad decisions made worse, and stupid people doing even stupider things. Okay, so that’s not exactly true because while it may have been inspired by movies like Fargo and A Simple Plan, it turns out that Fiasco is capable of a lot more thanks to the brilliant way playsets interact with the core Fiasco rules. The result …

Paizo auction to support relief effort in Japan

They’re auctioning off some original artwork, signed copies of the first edition (now sold out) core rule book, and other stuff. Check it out here .

Review – Labyrinth Lord, Revised Edition

Up for review today, the Revised Edition of Labyrinth Lord (LL). What is LL? As one of the earlier entries in to the retro-clone releases of old versions of Dungeons & Dragons, LL’s goal is to emulate the rules from the original Basic & Expert D&D sets (often refer to as B/X, or the Moldvay-Cook version – if that doesn’…

Where are the Wrath of Ashardalon bonus adventures?

I’ve owned Wrath of Ashardalon for a couple of months now and like the game – it’s fun, plays fast, and offers enough replayability that playing the same scenario twice isn’t boring. Nevertheless, I’m annoyed that on page 2 of the Adventure book, the writers say, and I quote: And check out www.DungeonsandDragons.com, where you can find bonus adventures for use with this …

Off to Action 2011 in Rheindahlen

This weekend is Action 2011 in Rheindahlen, Germany. I’ve been going to Action faithfully for the past 7 years and while it’s largely aimed at historical miniatures, I always find something interesting to look at or play. Unfortunately this is the final year for the convention since the NATO base that it’s held on is preparing to close and the club has decided to end…

Review: Paizo GameMastery Flip-Mat: Bandit Outpost

Given the simple nature of this product, this will be a very quick review but I figured it might be useful nonetheless, especially if you happen to be considering purchasing the map to use with the Kingmaker adventure path since it’s specifically referenced in the  Pathfinder #31: Stolen Land adventure. The Physical Product The map is double-sided, laminated heavy card stock and is designed…

I’m still alive

Sorry about the very low post volume lately: for the past few months I’ve been working steadily on a major project associated with my job with a deadline in early April. As a result I’ve cut way back on my blogging, despite the fact that the volume of my gaming hasn’t dropped at all. With the project nearly finished my posting volume, including some …

Review: Lady Blackbird – Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder

Lady Blackbird is an award-winning, free RPG written and illustrated by John Harper. The 15-page PDF is an all-in-one RPG which consists of the rules, setting, characters and situation for a complete gaming experience typically lasting for one to two sessions. The scenario is set in a very evocative steampunk/sci-fi setting that is clearly influenced…

Our first “Story Game Friday” session went well

Myself and a couple of the regulars from my Sunday game decided in 2011 we would start meeting one Friday per month to play a few of the multitude of story-oriented RPGs I have amassed over the past few years. For our first session we chose Fiasco using the Transatlantic playset. The result was a really interesting story that had nothing to do with icebergs but instead revolved around…

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All of …

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All…

Dresden Files RPG: Stress Track Sheets

I made these Stress Track sheets for our Dresden Files RPG games to save wear & tear on the character sheets and thought I’d share them with anyone else who’s interested. They are designed to be printed on A4 card stock & then cut in half to give you two A5 sheets to use. Since I hate to …

Dresden Files RPG: Stress Track Sheets

I made these Stress Track sheets for our Dresden Files RPG games to save wear & tear on the character sheets and thought I’d share them with anyone else who’s interested. They are designed to be printed on A4 card stock & then cut in half to give you two A5 sheets to use. Since I hate to waste paper, I added a back …

Review: Tribe 8 Rulebook (1st edition)

This review is a book that’s well over a decade old but well-worth more attention: Dream Pod 9′s Tribe 8 RPG. Here’s how the publisher describes it: We are the dispossessed, the Children of Hom, the Fallen, we are the Eight Tribe and we stand alone. We are those who walk away, those who turn our backs on…

School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files)

I spent some time tonight finding a few photos to match up with the important faces in our DFRPG game – I like the idea of showing the players a picture of each NPC as they are introduced to give them both a visual hook and bring them to life. My plan is to print these out as snapshots and attach them to a card associated with…

School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files)

I spent some time tonight finding a few photos to match up with the important faces in our DFRPG game – I like the idea of showing the players a picture of each NPC as they are introduced to give them both a visual hook and bring them to life. My plan is to print these out as snapshots and attach them to a card associated with that NPC. …

Fate AP: Osirion Session #14 (The Road to Katapesh)

Session Summary After making sure the  Tal’ar Dahud’s caravan was ready for their journey to Kelmarane, the group set out southward across the desert towards Katapesh on the back of several camels. A day later they came upon the remains of a camp, its inhabitants mysteriously having disappeared leaving nothing but a few bloodstains in the sand. Searching the camp turned up a…

School of Hard Knocks – Dresden Files (City Creation)

In my last post I detailed the characters we created for the after-school club’s Dresden Files RPG campaign. Here I’ll talk about our city’s details. In reality we started with city creation but didn’t finish up the last of the details until after the character creation phase since we established some important details and specifics through the characters’ stories. Hence why I&#…