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Is WotC ever going to update the DDi Adventure Tools?

It’s now been over a year and the DDi Adventure Tools continues to be going nowhere. The Monster Builder is still a beta version and, as far as I can tell, has seen no added features in a long, long time. As it stands now, it’s not even particularly useful it’s a pain-in-the-ass just to export monsters from…

Review – Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips

Today’s review is Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips by Mike Shae. It’s available only in electronic format (as a PDF, Kindle eBook, ePub, or MobiPocketBook) for $7.99. Here’s how the author describes the book: You’re a good dungeon master. You’ve read both Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Dungeon Master’s guides. You’ve run a few games. You pick…

Traveller and other games

I’ve got this sudden desire to run some Traveller. This desire is particularly odd since the last time I played Traveller was back when I was about 13, and that was only for one session in any case. Then I’ve occasionally looked at the rulebooks, but the last time was over a decade ago. In fact, it’s getting closer to two…

Planning for IndieCon 2010

I’m all set to go to IndieCon 2010 which will be taking place November 4-7th in Dorset, UK. I had a blast at last year’s convention and am really looking forward to this year as well. I’m already planning on what games I’ll be running – I definitely will run a demo session (maybe two) of my soon-to-be-released …

InSpectres movie teaser

I’m really curious to see what the final film will be like. In case you’ve never heard of InSpectres , you can read my review .

List of nominees for the 2009 Indie RPG Awards

The list for the 2009 (as in these games were released in 2009) Indie RPG awards has been made public – wow, there are a lot of great games on the list. You can check it out here .

Review – The Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting

Another couple weeks, another Paizo review. Yeah, I know I’ve had quite a few reviews for Paizo stuff lately but that’s because I am using a couple of their adventure paths as the basis of ongoing 4E campaigns, plus to be frank, I find a lot of their products really interesting to read and thus it’s easy to write reviews on them. Today’s review is the…

One cool thing I saw at Origins 2010 video

Review – The Dresden Files RPG, Volume 1: Your Story

The Dresden Files RPG is the latest offering from Evil Hat Productions . Based on their popular, award-winning  FATE system , it represents a culmination of many years of effort – the game has been five years in development, and the extremely popular Spirit of the Century was something of a dry run for this game. It is obviously based on the popular Dresden Files line of novels by Jim Butcher…

Dresden Files RPG – My first impressions

I’ve just now gotten around to reading the PDFs I received when I pre-ordered (the actual books are now shipping) and having read just the first three chapters I have just one word: Brilliant! I’ll have a full review sometime this summer, but if you’re into the Dresden Files books or FATE in general, I can already say that you’ll love

PDF to Print: Economically

A while back I posted about my collection of RPG pdfs and how I’ve started turning them in to books. Here’s how I do it, affordably. Paper Size The majority of games and supplements produced are set up to print on standard Letter-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″). If you’re in Europe (like me), you’ll likely…

What I learned from Prince of Persia

I just got back from watching The Prince of Persia and had a couple of minutes so I figured I’d post some thoughts I had on the movie. First, the movie:  It stinks . Okay, that’s painting it with a broad brush so let me be more specific and even do it in a spoiler-free manner. The plot is incredibly thin, borders on being dumb …

Triple Ace Games Birthday Sale Discount Code

Triple Ace Games (TAG) is celebrating their second birthday and sent out a discount coupon for 20% off the next order from their webstore. They also gave permission to share the code with anyone else out there so I’m passing it along. Just enter HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the coupon field during checkout !  The webstore is found here .

First look at the cover art for Kidz RPG

Here’s the artwork that will grace the cover of my Kidz RPG.

iPad Review (part 2)

After completing the first part of my review I realized I ought to at least provide a basic review of the day-to-day functions of the iPad before talking about RPG uses specifically. Thus, I’ve pushed that topic to part 3 and today I’ll talk specifically about the ordinary functions of the iPad along with my experiences with some of the peripherals. Let’s get…

What happened to the articles on painting minis?

Just a quick update, which I probably should have posted a few weeks ago… Our basement, which is where I do all my miniature prep and painting, is currently undergoing some heavy duty renovation. As a result I had to postpone all painting activities while the work was going on and still need to clean up the mess the workmen left: everything in…

Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Player’s Guide

I recent reviewed the Rise of the Runelords Player’s Guide quite favorably. Little did I realize that Paizo had taken what I thought was a great approach to introducing an adventure path to players and improve upon it so significantly. What exactly did they do that I like so much? Let’s take a look inside and find out. The Physical Book Like…

iPad Review (part 1)

There are about a thousand iPad reviews out already so why am I doing one? Probably because one of the reasons I bought mine was to use it at the game table. Thus, this multi-part review is going to focus on its use for RPGs although I can’t help but talk about it as a whole. What I’m not going to do is explain the …

My summer reading list

Our summer holidays are rapidly approaching and that means a few weeks of sun, sand, and…books. I usually get through a bunch of books during my summer holiday time, including several RPGs. Here’s what is going with me this year: Fiasco – This is a Cohen Brothers inspired  ”capers gone awry” story game which I picked up in soft cover when it came out but…

D&D on CNN’s website

CNN has a feature article about D&D – focusing mainly on WotC’s new D&D Encounters program.   Check it out here.