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Free Stuff Friday: Incompetech Graph Paper

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff Is : Incompetech Graph paper Need some kind of graph paper to draw out your dungeon or just to take notes on? check out Incompetechs website. They have Squares, Triangles, Hexagonal, Circular, Polar, Brick, Asymmetic, and much more for to download in PDF form …

Free Stuff Friday: Synapse

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Synapse Synapse is a new RPG written by Greg Christopher. It was just made available last week as a Public Beta, to be improved over the course of the next few months into a final release. The PDF is nearly…

Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Review

Tweet I received and early copy of the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Red Box Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set last week. It’s the first product to be released from the 4th edition Essentials product line. I have already posted an unboxing video , but now that I have spent a couple of days with the Red Box it’s time to let you know…

What’s in a name?

I’ll admit it, naming non-player characters and places in role playing game is HARD! If you are not careful you’ll end up with names your players will make fun of for years to come. The noble and serious NPCs that will be the key to the plot will not be remembered for his generosity or secret knowledge, but for being called…

Eureka!

Some time ago, Martin Ralya of GnomeStew.com and Engine Publishing asked me if I was interested in reviewing Eureka. I’ve read about Eureka before and since I am chronically under-prepared for my games, it looked like the perfect book for me. So he send me a copy and I was immediately blown away! So what’s Eureka about? Eureka is a 314-paged…

Dicebook review

Some time ago I had the opportunity to give away a free copy of Dicebook , a PDF reader and dice rolling app for the Apple iPad . But since I haven’t had an iPad myself at that time, I couldn’t give it a try myself. But that changed last week, when I finally got my new toy. Dicebook by David Dunham is definitely one…

Free Stuff Friday: Sword and Sorcery Saga

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Sword and Sorcery Saga Swords and Sorcery Saga is a free website containing information, links, and downloads for a Swords and Sorcery conversion of Wizards of the Coast’s Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition. On the Sword and Sorcery Saga …

Writing A Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Adventure

The Computer I Do Most Of My Writing On. I am a bit of a G1 Transformers Fan. Over the last few years I have been reading books on management and starting a business. I really enjoy reading books on these topics and I have benefited greatly from reading them. One book that has had the biggest impact on my…

Pathfinder RPG Spellcards, for free!

I know free stuff is usually Youseph’s topic but I discovered this website this week and I’m thrilled. As you doubtlessly know I’m a Pathfinder RPG fan and have run a weekly game for the past year. Even if I don’t play D&D 4 th edition I can tell you many things I liked about the game, one of them was the ability, with the DDI , of printing power cards. I’ve…

GameScience Dice Review

Last March I wrote a post titled The Importance of Dice where I talked about how important dice are to both players and game masters alike. It seems like everywhere I look every person has their own unique way of holding and rolling their dice. Some people wont let anyone else touch their dice for fear of negative consequences as a result. The options of dice …

Electronic Tools for Gaming – The iPhone

I’ll admit it, I was a holdover. I didn’t make the switch to an iPhone until last winter. Before that I had an ancient Palm Treo that worked perfectly well for years. I used it to browse the internet, and on it I planned many adventures and campaigns. I had used an iPhone and loved it so when I had the chance to end my old mobile phone contract …

DM Rewards: Tomb of Horrors Review

I got something very unexpected in the mail last Friday when I went to check my PO box. Wizards of the Coast sent me my second DM Rewards package of the year.  I was standing in the post office holding a large white envelope from Wizards of the Coast that had DO NOT BEND printed in large bold letters…

Free Stuff Friday: Mouse Guard Wiki

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mouse Guard Wiki Looking for some character sheets and maps? Then check out the Mouse Guard Wiki over at BurningWheel.org The Mouse Guard Wiki has a section of downloadable items to help your Mouse Gard game. With all kinds of character sheets and maps. This wiki is a good resources for anyone who …

Free Stuff Friday – Firefly RPG

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This weeks Free Stuff is : Firefly RPG Here’s How It Is… The Earth got used up, and we found a new solar system and used terraforming technology to create hundreds of new Earths. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided that all worlds should unite under their rule. There was some disagreement on…

My Orcus & Me!

Today I got my Orcus, Prince of Undeath Gargantuan Figure. I was so excited to get the news that my FLGS had received it that I spent all day daydreaming about it. To the points where I remembered an old toy commercial from the late 80s for a doll for boys, My Buddy, and spent the whole day singing my version of it on my head. My …

Combat Tiers Review

Recently I ran into an issue with my weekly D&D game. My players where trying to attack a dragon while it was flying away. It became increasingly difficult to track how high up and how far away the dragon was as it flew away. Because this was such a pain in my game I started investigating solutions. Enter Combat Tiers by Tinkered Tactics . A set …

Free Stuff Friday: Tolkien Fonts

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Tolkien Fonts Fonts? What the heck would I need fonts for? Well let me tell you buddy. Sometimes when I play an RPG I like to have notes or cryptic messages for my players to fine or decipher. They love doing stuff like…

Supers, supers everywhere!

With the release yesterday of the new superhero game ICONS from Adamant Entertainment my superhero fever has reached new heights. I’m getting my copy today after missing out on the pre-order due to some pay-pal woes, but if I had any doubt about the game, all the stellar reviews, and specifically Greywulf’s excellent 10 things to like about the …

WFRP Toolkit

On May 19th Fantasy Flight Games ’ WFRP Toolkit appeared on the iTunes AppStore . It’s a dice rolling application for the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay game which uses dice pools of custom dice for task resolution checks. As you probably know I’ve finally given in some time ago and bought the latest edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, a game I have been criticizing for quite…

Free Stuff Friday: One Monk Miniatures

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This weeks Free Stuff is : One Monk Miniatures . The only thing better then miniatures are free miniatures. This is just a great idea for anyone who needs some kind of miniature to represent bad guys or good. The details in these paper miniatures are some of the best I have ever seen. They are great…