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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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You stand before a large panel of switches and dials. What do you do? 0

Picture the scene. Wall-to-wall dials, switches, knobs and twiddly things. There’s no one else in the room. Just you. I give it 15 seconds tops before every single one of us will reach out a hand to one dial at random and give it a tweak. Then another, and another – small changes at first then an unremitting frenzy of dial-spinning joyous lunacy. We’re gamers. We’re built like…

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Wizards of S.W.I.N.G. 0

I admit that for along I really didn’t care about FATE. I looked at the Spirit of the Century stuff and scanned through the SRD and thought meh. But then came the Dresden Files RPG. If you’ve been here more than a couple of times then you know I’m big Jim Butcher and urban fantasy

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40+ old style photos for use in your noir, horror or d20 modern campaigns 0

Early this morning I downloaded the Retro Camera app for my android phone, on a whim.  I started taking a few pictures of my commute with it, and I realized that some of the industrial settings I was commuting through would make cool photos for use in some sort of noir RPG campaign.  It also occurred to me that I work in a place with many buildings…

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Leverage RPG – The Full Review… Finally… 0

Alternate Title – Everybody Needs Some Leverage Well, after quite the long hiatus from the world of the internet, I’m back again, this time to finally finish what I started so many weeks and months ago. I finally bring to you my full review of the Leverage Role Playing Game by Margaret Weis Productions . The company that developed the Cortex Plus rules and has brought…

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Some advice for the new RPGBA members 0

When I woke up this morning I was amazed to see that the number of member sites with the RPG Blog Alliance almost doubled since yesterday. It’s good to have you, guys! And aside from a few minor hiccups everything worked great so far. But one of the issues is that the RPGBA Announcements from the official forums don’t appear in the feed yet. That’s why …

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The RPG Blog Alliance is now open for business! 0

Jeff Uurtamo just announced the start of a new blog community for RPG-related blogs and podcasts. For quite a while now Jeff and I have been more or less secretly working on our vision of a blog community and now we can finally share this vision with the RPG blogosphere. So what sets the RPGBA apart from similar services? Check out the full text of the official announcement …

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Vornheim: We ain’t in Kansas any more 0

“You all meet in a tavern. There is a dark stranger in the corner.” Really, this has become a joke but we’ve really done little to make towns and cities interesting. The local town becomes a place to buy and sell swag, pick up and cash in quests and heal. Butcher, baker magic shop. Yawn.

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How we buy games… A retrospective! 0

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole…

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How we buy games… A retrospective! 0

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole other post, and hopefully…

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Character du Jour: Sir Grey 0

Following on from last post , here’s an example showing that Interesting Characters don’t necessarily have to mean bizarre mashups of unusual Character Classes or Races (Revenant Shaman/Swordmage, anyone?). The easiest to play Classes can often produce the most enjoyable and memorable characters too. Meet Sir Grey. The old Dwarf’s voice echoed through the dark of the barn…

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Burning Wheel RPG Gold Edition preorder? 0

Check out what is up on Paizo’s webstore .

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