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Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 2) 1

In part 1 of my review of this year’s gaming activity at the after-school game club I run, I talked about the games we played over the course of the school year. In this installment I’m going to talk about the logistical problems that are involved in running an after-school program and which interfered with some of the games this year. Problems Perhaps the biggest…

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Preordered Pelgrane Press’s Ashen Stars 0

Okay, so I’m a sucker for just about anything Pelgrane puts out, especially when it comes to Gumshoe, but of all the games have proven to be worth the price so I decided to preorder Ashen Stars . I’m definitely planning on using this next school year with the the after-school club, but maybe I’ll even get my home group…

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Retrospective: A year of gaming with kids (Part 1) 0

As the school year draws to an end, I’m looking back on the various games we played at the after-school gaming club to see what worked and what didn’t. I also am already thinking about what kinds of activities to attempt last year and thus this type of reflection is useful. The Games We Played I introduced a number of new games this year, …

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More info on Paizo and WizKids’ forthcoming mini line, with a handy Q&A section. 0

Directly from Paizo’s outbox to you, here’s an update on the minis! Beginner Box Release Resurrects Pre-Painted Plastic Fantasy Miniatures Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games announce a new partnership whereby WizKids Games will produce a special set of pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, an introductory boxed set slated to …

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My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums 0

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him

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My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums 0

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him

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A Whole New World – Races of Golarion 0

I began my Whole New World Golarion series last week with a look at the characteristics of Golarion . Today, I’m continuing that series with a look at the races of the default Pathfinder campaign setting. Something Old… Of course, the races presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook are the most common that you will find in terms of both NPCs and player characters. These races have, for the most…

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First Impressions: Caladon Falls 0

Although Caladon Falls and Savage Suzerain have been around for a while now, I was pretty much oblivious of the Savage Suzerain product line. From what I gather, Savage Suzerain starts where normal Savage Worlds campaigns end. In Savage Worlds the highest rank you can attain is Legendary. In Savage Suzerain this is when things really start getting interesting. So Suzerain …

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A bit of Cthulhu photography for your use 0

I’ve put together a few old (style) photos in to which I’ve added a bit of tentacle, a giant eye or what have you.  These may be very useful for your Cthulhu or old gods style game and can be freely used as such.  I do not claim to be an expert at GIMP, and clearly this is true. These were really the work…

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The RPG Blog Alliance: I’m A Member too, Paizo Mini’s & Vornheim Contest 0

Wow. I just keep talking about it this week. But the things are chilled out over the whole terms thing. I’m happy. Jeff is happy. And the whole internet is just one fine dandy place. There are no flame wars or edition wars and every forum is happy fun land. Really, can’t I have a

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Making Captain Crunch – Review of the M&M3 Dataset for Hero Lab 0

You guys might remember seeing Buddy’s review of Hero Lab from back in January. If not, here it is, and you should read it . I’ve been using Hero Lab for a while, now, and I recently got my hands on the full dataset for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition. Let me tell you, using Hero Lab for this game makes things a whoooooole lot easier. For those of…

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I think it’s time for a caption contest, don’t you? 0

Winner gets a one-of a kind custom no-prize. Have at it! Like Unlike

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Plastic Crack is Wack! 0

As I’ve said before , miniatures in my games a relatively new addition, only since 2001 when we started playing Dungeons & Dragons 3 rd edition. I was not weaned into gaming through minis; I did not migrate from wargames to RPGs, instead I jumped right into gaming and was pretty much self-taught, so I never used miniatures. In fact I resisted! When D&D 3 rd edition came out I realized the …

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Played “A Penny for my Thoughts” with the after-school club 0

Today we tried out Paul Tevis’s A Penny for My Thoughts at the gaming club and the students really liked it. The game was a little slow getting started, and like many of these games I had to act as both a player and facilitator to demonstrate and model how the storytelling process worked, but the players all picked it up reasonably fast. The biggest challenge was…

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Paizo and WizKids Announce New Minis Line! 0

Just got this press release in my inbox. Paizo and WizKids have announced a new Pathfinder pre-painted plastic minis line. Since the end of D&D Miniatures, I’ve wondered if anyone was going to step up and do this. Turns out, someone did. No pricing has been announced, but they should be out sometime this fall.  Here’s a link to…

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A Meeting in the Bends – New Pathfinder Fiction (from my campaign setting) 0

Original Image for Scavengers logo by: zen zen Sutherland A few weeks ago, I told you guys about Joseph Devon, an author friend of mine . Well, I have introduced him to the dark and inescapable time sink that is playing RPGs. We had our first session of  a new Pathfinder campaign on Sunday and he was inspired by what we did. So inspired, in fact, that …

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Why I’m Probably Joining The RPG Blog Alliance or The Martians Are A Very Happy People, They Have No Lawyers 0

This is my little post following up last night’s rant. Things have been straightened out to put it simply. First, I want take this moment and apologize to Jeff over at RPGBA if I caused any headaches. And with a little thought maybe I should have waited longer to do that little rant. But it’s

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Ask The Readers: What is your favorite “noir” RPG? 0

Last weekend I have played L.A. Noire the latest video game created by Rockstar Games and Team Bondi. The game tells the story of LAPD detective and WW2 hero Cole Phelps. It’s set into the late 1940s and shares a lot of tropes with movies from the “film noir” genre. And as it is often the case playing the video game made me think …

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Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple raises $24k+ on Kickstarter 0

The Kickstarter for Daniel Solis’s game Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple finished up last night having raised $24,383 which is about six times what he originally set out to raise. Check out the page here .

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Why I’m Probably Not Joining The RPG Blog Alliance or The Cautionary Tale of the Human Centipad 0

I could also call this post, “Why I probably won’t be welcome at the RPG Blog Alliance.” or “How I draw the ire of some of the most popular RPG bloggers out there.” So if you’ve been under a rock the last couple of days, there’s a new RPG blogging community, The RPG Blog Alliance,

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