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Web Clip Wednesday: Damsels & Dragons

I admit that I am not a LARP’er. But still this little web series is pretty darned funny from the table top gamer point of view. “Just think of the XP and the loot.” Trust me on this one, it’s worth the watch.

Pre-pre order Ashen Stars now and get a lot of cool stuff at release!

I have no idea how I could have missed that, but quite a while back, Pelgrane Press opened the Ashen Stars pre-pre order phase. You’re probably asking yourself now what Ashen Stars and a pre-pre order phase are. Let me try to explain: Ashen Stars is the latest game powered by Robin D. Laws’ GUMSHOE system. Ashen Stars is a …

Quick Review – Aihrde: Cradle of the World Map

The Aihrde: Cradle of the World Map published by Troll Lord Games is a beautifully rendered map generated for the Castles & Crusades world, but great for any campaign, or just to look at yearningly.  Seriously, this is one very nice looking map – suitable for hanging on a wall, laminating on top of your gaming table or any other number of …

Get 20% off these Drive Thru RPG titles, because it’s Wednesday

Hump day.  The day of the Middle.  Woden’s other Eye will meet you at the Bar day.  It’s Wednesday, and because of this the fine folks at DriveThruRPG have opted to give you 20% off the below titles.  As they used to say in olden days: Go thee nuts! When you check out, simply type …

What about Advanced Feats: The Inquisitor’s Edge? A review…

All good things must come to an end! Such is the case with the Advanced Feats PDFs, a great series of supplements for the classes introduced in the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Handbook . All written by Sigfried Trent , each has thirty new feats useful to the class covered in the specific installment, but, with very few exceptions, often useful to other classes. …

Cultist Hunting – Winds of Change Session 8

At the end of this hypertext link, you will find the audio to the session in question . Every time I look back on one of these sessions, I feel like saying “and here’s where things really take off.” It’s a bit of an odd feeling considering that I really like the way the campaign is developing. I guess I’m …

Spring is here… Can’t you smell the kobold? The Kobold Quarterly that is!

After such a long and convoluted title, I guess you know it’s time to look at the new issue of Kobold Quarterly, in this case issued 17, the spring issue. Both Michael and I have previously blogged about Kobold Quarterly ( here and here for two instances) and if you are a regular reader you know we both are fans of Open Design products. …

Help a friend…

A friend, fellow member of Puerto Rico Role Players and all around swell guy Rallaster, has been working on new base classes for the Pathfinder RPG. I’ve been looking over his creations, the Mystic Knight and the Shadow Knight , both in beta versions in his blog . He’s looking for constructive criticism on these classes, so if you like the Pathfinder…

Complete Characters, Reviewed! And Discounted!

Just a quick hit tonight as I get back into my writing routine after battling the great monster known as The Cold. After a week of alternating my Day- and Ny-Quil like an addict, I’m nearly back to being me. Well, maybe an extra mucus-y me. I awoke from my OTC-induced coma to find that my fellow blogger over at Reality Refracted took the time to…

What’s going on at the RPMN?

As you know I usually don’t rant on this blog, but sometimes there are things that rub me the wrong way. This is one of those rare cases… Some of you might still remember when Berin Kinsman announced the Role Play Media Network . In my first blog post about it I called it “ a social network for gamers done right! ” For the first few months the …

Kingmaker Notes: Our dice hated us.

Another session of our Kingmaker Campaign is done and amazingly enough we haven’t had a single PC death. But our dice were really trying hard to kill somebody. In just about every encounter, a string of bad die rolls left the party in the lurch and with at least one member near death. In one

It’s Complicated

I usually don’t post on Mondays, but I saw a conversation on Twitter that has me a bit upset and I felt the need to write about it. I’m not going to name any names, but  the first party was thoughtfully (in my opinion) discussing the complexity of RPG rules and the problems that could arise from introducing a new player to a game. …

Review – Paizo’s Inner Sea Poster Map Folio

The  Inner Sea Poster Map Folio is the culmination of several years of Paizo’s development of their Golarion setting. Let me start out by saying [i]I love maps.[/b] I have very fond memories of the maps from the original  Forgotten Realms Campaign Set and still pull them out from time to time to look at. I also am a sucker for the …

Remodeling the gaming room

I decided to spend some of my spring break holidays (I’m off work for two weeks every spring), cleaning, upgrading, and remodeling my game room. Over the past few years I’ve been slowly and incrementally upgrading the basement which serves as my gaming cave, adding book shelves, lights, etc. This year I decided to replace the miniatures gaming table I built …

Dragon Age Set 2 is out. My First Impressions

Like so many I scooped up Set 2 from Green Ronin and I spent much of last night reading through it. I’m proud to announce that it is well worth the wait. I did take the chance to go over the play test documents released a while ago and and thought a lot about whether

Old School Podcast: Geek Chat Episode 2 with Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Quinn Murphy, Tracy Hurley, Logan Bonner and Phil Menard

At PAX East, Tracy was able to sit down and record a series of talks about the state of the RPG industry today, GMing, gaming in general and all things geek. In this episode, Tracy chats with RPG luminaries Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Quinn Murphy, Tracy Hurley, Logan Bonner and Phil Menard Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks you may know from Evil Hat Productions , who…

Teacher Effectively Uses an RPG to Teach World Issues

In what apparently originated in my city, John Hunter has developed an incredible role playing game experience he calls The World Peace Game, for his 10 year old gifted students. The video below will no doubt give the best description of his game, so I won’t try to tell it better than the man himself: For more information on this …

Castles & Crusades: First Thoughts

I mentioned earlier that I was thinking about some old school stuff and looked at the major contenders. The one that just seemed to hit my sweet spot for old school feel, crunchiness of the rules and general over all mechanics was Castles & Crusades. I got my copies of Castle & Crusades Players Handbook

Building better characters

One of the most important steps when starting a new game is creating characters. If you are interested in the full roleplaying experience, creating your character is much more complex than just “picking a guy”. Even if the process of creating your character’s stats is pretty simple and straightforward (like in many rules-light or old-school games), the character creation doesn’t…

Dragon Warriors is back

Some time ago I reviewed the Dragon Warriors RPG here on Stargazer’s World. Alas Magnum Opus Press lost the license to produce the game a while ago and all Dragon Warriors products went out of print again. Luckily I was able to get a hardcopy of the core rules and several PDF products before that. As I already mentioned in my review, Serpent King Games picked up the license…