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Quick Tip on Creating Place Names 0

Earlier today I was trying to come up with a place name for a small area that I am working on for a “Secret Project.” I was having a bit of difficulty as names are probably the hardest part of my gaming prep. I usually wing it and always end up naming the NPC “Bob.” This …

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What I plan on doing with Castles &Crusades: The Campaign 0

For the campaign, over all I want to do what I’m calling an “ensemble collaborative sandbox campaign”. Yeah, I know that sounds kind of crazy but hear me out. “Ensemble”: Every player is going to have two characters. The main reason is character death. That’s going to happen and I hate when a player gets

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What I plan on doing with Castles &Crusades: The Campaign 0

For the campaign, over all I want to do what I’m calling an “ensemble collaborative sandbox campaign”. Yeah, I know that sounds kind of crazy but hear me out. “Ensemble”: Every player is going to have two characters. The main reason is character death. That’s going to happen and I hate when a player gets

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Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 4 0

Part 4 of my Interface Zero game run at this year’s RavenCon is now live, featuring the continuing adventures of a group of misfits on the run from corrupt Martian law forces in the year 2088… This final segment brings the end of the Interface Zero adventure.  The team has learned who their enemy is, found evidence to shut them down, and now just needs…

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The pros of Cons! 0

Last weekend I attended a convention. This was not a gaming convention per se; we haven’t had that down in Puerto Rico to the best of my knowledge. I remember hearing about a gaming convention being held at the Universidad de Puerto Rico around 1990 or 1991. Back then I had just started going out with my first girlfriend and let’s be realistic, hormones trumps gaming. If anybody from …

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A follow-up for my Montsegur 1244 review 0

I failed to mention that Thoughtful Games, the game’s publisher, has also recently put out a free expansion to the game which adds more character, scene, and story cards. You can find out more information here.

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Web Clip Wednesday: Some Fun at the Toll Lords’ Office 0

Yeah, I’m taking the easy way out here. I messed around about two hours with the webcam to do my own clip. Let’s just say I won’t burden you with that. But yes, these guys have a youtube channel and talk about their games. Go a head and check out their channel And as side

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What a Mind Job – Book Review of Psionics Unleashed 0

As you might know by now, I really started my gaming career after the release of D&D 3.0. I was passing familiar with the previous editions, but 3rd Ed was what I cut my teeth on. When the Psionics Handbook came out for that edition, I was thrilled. It looked awesome and, of course, it was more than a bit broken if you picked the right combinations…

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Creature Catalogue, revisited 0

I had opportunity to crack open my old and venerable copy of AC9 Creature Catalogue the other day, and ended up in a weeping pile of nostalgia for several hours afterwards. For those of you that don’t know, this is a product that was released back in 1986 by TSR for Classic D&D, and it features arguably some of the greatest forgotten monsters of D&D. Here’s a …

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“You are all travelling in a Stagecoach…” Weird West pre-gens 0

Recently Michael posted about the new game by Robertson Games Weird West . I have never run a western game, and only played on a short (one session) long Boot Hill game that we quickly derailed and ruined in ways that had the GM throwing his hands up and walking away from the table. I’m also not a big fan of Westerns. I loved Western movies as …

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Review – Montsegur 1244 0

Montsegur 1244 is a story-telling roleplaying game inspired by the historical events that surrounded the siege of a castle located in southwestern France. In it, each player adopts the role of one of the castle’s inhabitants, with the group exploring the time period of the siege in a series of acts that span a single session of 3-6 hours. It is a GM-less game and prep-…

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Castles & Crusades: Characters & Stuff 0

One of my plans is bring in some of the things that my group has liked and then mixing it into Castles and Crusades. Like I’ve mentioned before our group is really into Pathfinder but I’m the one who’s looking for the easier rules “efficient” games that are fun. Since C&C is close to the

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Old School Podcast: Interface Zero at RavenCon Part 3 0

Part 3 of my Interface Zero game run at this year’s RavenCon is now live, featuring the continuing adventures of a group of misfits on the run from corrupt Martian law forces in the year 2088… In this segment, we finally hit The Deep , the portion of the game I rewrote featuring a new system based on mental attributes and …

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Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition Gamemaster’s Kit Unboxing 0

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…

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A Week of Castles & Crusades 0

I don’t normally do things like this but what the heck. I’m going to dedicate this week to a bunch of posts about Castles & Crusades. Why would I do something crazy like this? Well, the game has been out quite awhile and I finally got around to checking it out in detail. So I

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Stealing Cthulhu preorder fundraiser now open 0

Graham Walmsley, author of Play Unsafe and The Dying of St Margaret’s (and others),  has now started his indigogo fundraiser to help handle preorders and funding for his upcoming book Stealing Cthulhu , which is a system-agnostic guide to telling H.P. Lovecraft inspired horror. It looks really great and at the lowest funding level ($28, shipped) is a good value. I&#…

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A New Blog and Classic D&D Unboxing 0

A personal friend, mentor, and gaming buddy (as well as regular commenter here on Troll ITC as The Game Hermit ) has just completed his first blog post over on his website, Unboxing the D&D Basic Set! Head over to his site and check it out by clicking HERE , it’s a great read for new gamers and grognards alike. …

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Random thoughts about RPC (Role Play Convention) 0

Yesterday I went to RPC , my third trip in the past three years. My first year I stumbled upon a booth selling a lot of original TSR box sets and modules and I went a bit nuts . Since then I’ve gone back each year, in search of some cool deals and just to see what’s going on. The con is…

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Ask The Readers: Who ya gonna call? 0

Recently I have rewatched one of my favorite films: Ghostbusters ! Even though the movie is *gasp* 27 years old it has aged surprisingly well. While some of the effects may look a bit outdated the action and humor work as well today as they did in 1984. The 1984 film has not only spawned a sequel but also several computer games and even a pen & paper roleplaying…

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Common, Uncommon and Rare Feats 0

One of the changes made in recent years to Fourth Edition D&D was introducing the concept of Magic Items being Common, Uncommon and Rare. This solved a non-existent problem in our games – all Magic Items are pretty rare, thanks very much – and I would much rather the same concept be applied to something we do have a problem with. Feats. The number of Feats available in…

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