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RPTools – MapTool preview article (R. Keith Athey)

  RPTools is a brand of open-source programs designed to enhance traditional pen-and-paper role playing games. You can use the tools for face-to-face play, or Internet role-playing in real time even if your players are on the other side of the world. These tools are not a role playing game by themselves, nor are they meant to replace… Read More »

RPTools – a place filled with free tools for Game Masters !

   There are few things provided for free in this life, and this is especially true for computer programs. However there are exceptions, and the tools provided to tabletop-gamers by RPTools are a good exception !   They have several Java-based applications to help a gaming group : InitiativeTool, DiceTool, Map & Token tools and also a CharacterTool.… Read More »

Pathfinder RPG Goodies: Venture Captain

As a confessed Pathfinderite (I don’t see that moniker catching on!) I am always on the lookout for new tools, ideas and goodies for my favorite fantasy RPG. Today while casually reading the tweet feed I discovered Venture Captain . It’s a site containing online tools for the Pathfinder RPG . The banner tells you right away it’s a beta version of the site…

Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition Gamemaster’s Kit Unboxing

This was a great weekend when my wife came home from a trip to the postoffice with my Green Ronin ‘s Mutants & Masterminds (M&M) 3rd Edition Gamemaster’s Kit . I ordered this thing so long ago that I had all but forgotten about it. I pulled out my camera and took some quick photos of the items enclosed in the box…

Campaign Primer Ideas! Part 1

Fellow poster, and all around nice guy, Shinobicow (who also has a really cool nick, but I digress) wrote an excellent series of posts on World Building that he shared here on the blog. They are full of useful advice to get your campaign creation juices flowing.  One in particular caught my attention, Part 8 , on actually getting your campaign started, touched up on a …

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

All Wrapped Up: My World Building Wrap-Up Post

So, since my world building series has now wrapped up, it seems appropriate to put together a little article linking to all of the posts in this series and provide you some links to these articles.  The series was a long time running, but I think there is a lot more to be said and there is a lot of other advice out there on world building that you can…

Free Stuff Friday: Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Save Versus Death ‘s Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich I love materials that can provide inspiration for my own home brew campaign. Save Versus Death ‘s Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich is just that. An adventure that has…

Free Stuff Friday: Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mutants & Masterminds: Character Sheets Character Sheets for Mutants & Masterminds. On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up : Character sheets for the third edition of Mutants & Masterminds are now available — in black & white and in color! Color Character Sheet Black & White Character Sheet So get your copy of the Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets…

Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata

Tweet This week’s Free Stuff is : DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata Did you know that Green Ronin released Errata for the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook? They did! Best of all it’s FREE! On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up: The DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook errata file is now available! Got to love it. Short and sweet. So get your copy of …

What about the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards? A review… (And slight ramble!)

Tweet With such a convoluted title to this post, I better make some sense out of this! What is this post? First and foremost a review of the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards … What are this cards I speak of? Well they are part of a series of GameMastery Cards produced by Paizo that illustrate treasure, items, NPCs, etc. While I …

New game, new tools!

Tweet This past weekend I began a new campaign. We reached a natural lull in the ongoing Pathfinder RPG campaign, which has run for 65 (almost) weekly sessions and decided to put the game in hiatus for a couple of months and try the superhero campaign I’ve been itching to play for a while now, and about which I have written here in the blog (Here is the …

ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator

Tweet This is Youseph’s usual stomping grounds, but I couldn’t resist writing a post about this as soon as I discovered it today. Acronyms are to me a staple of superhero games, and to a certain extent spy games, since I’m planning for the (seemingly since forever) upcoming superhero game I did a search for an acronym generator and found this website: ACE: Acronym CrEator It…

Free Stuff Friday: DinoPirates of Ninja Island

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : DinoPirates of Ninja Island Need a game? Need a free game? That what Free Shit Stuff Friday is all about! I got your back. Why not give DinoPirates of Ninja Island a shot? On DinoPirates of Ninja Island website they wrote this stuff up: Ninjas, pirates, …

Free Stuff Friday: Mad Irishman Productions

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is: Mad Irishman Productions – Character Sheets Good Gravy this site has a lot of character sheets available for download as PDFs . Character sheets for Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, True 20, Warhammer, D20 Modern, Arcana Evolved, Lord of the Rings and many more. On The Mad Irishman Productions’s website…

Free Stuff Fridays: Javascript Character Generators

Tweet This is usually Youseph’s territory but I’m trying my hand at writing a Free Stuff Friday post because it’s a topic I’ve recently become very interested in, Character Generators. Every so often I become convinced there is a tool out there to help me create characters and NPCs for my games. I’ve tried a lot of them, with wildly different experiences (from elation to frustration) but …

RPG books on the iPad

Tweet One of the reasons I was interested in getting an iPad was to be able to use it as a PDF viewer since I own a lot of RPG-related PDFs. Initially I thought about using an ebook reader like Kindle for that purpose, but alas these devices are currently not fast enough to display complex PDFs adequately. It usually takes to long to switch from…

Review: Kingdom Builder Generator Pack II

Tweet In February I previewed Chaotic Shiny Productions ’ Kingdom Builder Generator Pack I which I helped to beta test back then. Some time ago Hannah Lipsky finished the new Kingdom Generator Pack II which contains a plethora of cool and useful generators for GMs who need some randomly generated content for their games. This time it can generate random Kingdoms & Hooks…

Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets!!! Wizards of the cost has created a slimed down character sheet for characters created using the Essentials books . These character sheets are fully compatible 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons a finally available for download. Prior to this they where only available with…

Free Stuff Friday: Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen The Dungeon Masters’ Battle Screen Free tool for helping D&D 4e Dungeon Masters in managing battles for Windows XP, Vista with Microsoft .Net 3.5 SP1 installed. On the Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen website they wrote this…