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Leverage RPG – The Full Review… Finally…

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…

Some advice for the new RPGBA members

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 …

The RPG Blog Alliance is now open for business!

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 …

Vornheim: We ain’t in Kansas any more

“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.

How we buy games… A retrospective!

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…

How we buy games… A retrospective!

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…

Character du Jour: Sir Grey

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…

Burning Wheel RPG Gold Edition preorder?

Check out what is up on Paizo’s webstore .

Explaining Fate’s aspects

I recently posted this in response to a question over on RPGG and I thought it might be useful to others who are new to Fate and are trying to figure out how aspects work. This is necessarily the definitive explanation, but it distills down many of the important points. You can read the complete thread here . Bazin originally wrote: “In the games I played…

I have my advance PDF copy of the Fiasco Companion and it’s awesome

I received my complementary advance PDF of the upcoming Fiasco Companion – I had the great honor of having an interview with me included in the book – and it’s awesome. The book looks great, is filled with tons of useful advice for both running the game and creating your own playsets, and includes four new playsets including the fantastic  Fiasco High playset …

Interesting characters and the sliding scale

For me, character generation is one of the most fascinating aspects of this role-playing hobby. I love the idea of being able to build people from the ground up, quantifying their abilities and what makes them tick, and laying it all down on a sheet of paper. The challenge is being able to capture that essence, and translate it into something meaningful …

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…

DriveThruRPG want’s to know all about your favorite character – enter this contest, win great things!

The folks at DriveThruRPG want to know all about your favorite character.  Boil it down to a great description and their panel of three celebrity judges will pick the best!  Click the image to go directly to the contest entry page. Good luck! Technorati Tags: drivethrurpg , contest , characters , rpg , role playing games Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Reminder – 2 days left to enter the International Dragon …

“Tell Us About Your Character” Contest @ DriveThruRPG

Usually when people are starting to talk about their characters and what epic adventures they took part in, people start to look for a quick escape route. Not so the judges at DriveThruRPG ’s “Tell Us About Your Character” Contest ! They want you to send them your favorite character (game mechanics and a brief biography). And if they like…

A Whole New World – Characteristics of Golarion

Yesterday I announced the beginning of my article series on Golarion, the default campaign setting for Pathfinder. I promised that today I would look into the characteristics of Golarion as a setting and I am here to fulfill that promise. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it. High Magic The first thing to know about Golarion is that it, for the most…

If You Build It… – Book Review of Fantasy Craft

When I talked to the guys at Crafty Games at GenCon last year about their current and upcoming offerings, I got a chance to get a copy of Fantasy Craft, their d20-based fantasy RPG. I honestly didn’t think a whole lot about it. The thought of another d20-based fantasy RPG sort of just flitted into my brain and then right back out of it. What…

First Look: Apocalypse Prevention Inc.

While Third Eye Games’ API has been around for quite a while I just recently had the change to have a closer look at this fine game. While most roleplaying game take themselves quite seriously, API was definitely written tongue in cheek. That’s something you don’t see that often nowadays and in most cases it doesn’t actually work. Luckily API is the laudable exception…

Web Clip Wednesday: Bill Cavalier, Adventure Coach

So if you’ve been under rock as far as viral RPG comedy videos (like there are so many), here you go. Hopefully, this will continue on this is going to a classic. Check out the site at Dungeon Bastard where you can partake of more wisdom. I’d also like to add that punching your DM

A Whole New World – The Introduction

About a year and a half ago, my home group decided to make the switch from D&D 3.5 to Pathfinder. Upon buying the Core Rules book, I began seeing references to Golarion, the default setting for Pathfinder. Honestly, I ignored them. Our group was playing a Forgotten Realms game and I had little issue adapting the FR campaign setting to the Pathfinder rules. As time went on, however, I…

Being a better Game Master: Credit where credit is due!

Being a Dungeon Master, Game Master, Storyteller, Referee, call it what you may, is not an easy task. It requires a lot in terms of creativity, passion, preparation, but it’s not the thankless job they make it out to be. It’s a great creative outlet, if you like to tell stories well there is no better pastime, and you get to spend …