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Shakespearean Background Options for D&D 0

Here’s a handful of Background Options pluck’d from the Bard himself. Add these to your PC to inject some good old-time Shakespearean flavour to your character, or (if you GM) run a Shakespearean campaign complete with quick witted duelists, storm-tossed lovers, rival noble houses, clowns, shipwwrecked magicians and more. Each player can choose as many Background Options as they want for their character…

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More Savage Worlds Deluxe Info 0

Pinnacle Entertainment group released their official website announcement for the upcoming Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition this morning, but readers of their forums know that is really where the action is.  Since their Savage Worlds Deluxe thread started last Thursday, the forums have been filled with questions.  Core Rules Manager Clint Black (who previously did an interview with us here on this site), Pinnacle Company VP …

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RPG Blogging 101: Writing posts 0

Writing posts is actually the hardest part of running any blog. Everything else up to this point was mostly theoretical or technical stuff, but now we come to what really makes a blog. A nice theme may help grasp a readers attention, a good blogging software might make things easier for you, but if you’re unable to get any posts written…

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Eau d’Gamer: The Good Kind 0

That’s right a line of RPG themed perfume oils. I just heard about Black Phoenix Alchemy and its RPG Line via Geek Girl Diva. Dang, this is pretty cool idea. Black Phoenix makes a whole line of natural scents and body oils. This little grouping is really interesting for you gamers out there, a series

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Old School Podcast: Rippers at RavenCon Actual Play 0

If there was one game that I knew I wanted to get in at RavenCon , it had to be a game run by Paul Charran.  I met Paul at one of his games last year and I learned from him one of the major elements missing from my own games at the time, bringing energy to the table.  Paul is filled with laughter, movie …

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My quest to run a Fudge game 0

I’ve been flirting with the Fudge RPG for quite a while now. It was in April 2009 when I wrote about my plans to run an urban fantasy/horror game for my girlfriend using FUDGE. Alas this game never left the early planning phase. Recently I have thought about a SF game using that system and again, I had huge problems getting started…

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Review – Fiasco 0

Fiasco is a game about plans gone awry, bad decisions made worse, and stupid people doing even stupider things. Okay, so that’s not exactly true because while it may have been inspired by movies like Fargo and A Simple Plan, it turns out that Fiasco is capable of a lot more thanks to the brilliant way playsets interact with the core Fiasco rules. The result …

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Kingmaker: Moral Choices or Being Good Isn’t So Easy 0

We had another session of our Kingmaker game last Friday. Normally, I throw up the funniest parts of the session but this time there was a really good bit roleplaying. Out little kingdom, Ruskov, is basically Good aligned. Our fearless leader is a fighter/cleric and he’s doing a great job of playing the protector and

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RPG Blogging 101: Let’s start at the beginning 0

So you want to start blogging about tabletop RPGs? Alas that’s easier said than done. Especially in the beginning you have to make a lot of decisions that will shape the future of your blogging career. Luckily blogs are not set into stone, so you can change quite a few things later if you are later unhappy with your initial decisions. Why? The first thing you should think about is…

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Old School Actual PlayPodcast Episode 3 – We open doors 0

Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG !  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition. In this episode, we get jumped by a pig.  With a stinger! Then we talk a bunch of highly trained, heavily armed troops in to letting us scout…

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Lessons learned from Super Meat Boy, Part Two 0

We’re looking at D&D through the lens of Indie hit Super Meat Boy , and what lessons we can take from the blood-splattered and pixelated screen to our game tables. So far we’ve had part one , so that can only mean one thing: it’s time for part two! Traps are death Traps generally fall into one of …

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Thinking about Old School Games 0

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about OSR games a lot lately. It’s not that not that I have some sort of new found dislike for Pathfinder or any other game. It’s just that I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic and a little annoyed. I keep seeing too much crap about character optimization, splitting

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Mudpuppet 0

Continuing with images of the Batman Irregulars , here’s teeny-tiny Mudpuppet and her Mud Golem. She’s effectively two characters in one – Mudpuppet herself is a capable superhero magic-user in her own right, but then the player can summon the golem, play as him and go smash things. It’s like Raven from Teen Titans and The Thing, …

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Help playtest the High Score RPG 0

High Score is a roleplaying game currently in development by fellow RPG blogger Dennis Santana which has an interesting premise. Each event in the game has a certain high score the players have to reach before they “won” the scene. Of course there might be different objectives. Killing all the bad guys may grant you enough points to finish the scene successfully but rescuing…

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Review: Eternal Lies Suite 0

I love using music in roleplaying games since my first GM used the “Nightmare on Elm Street” soundtrack in a CHILL game he was running. Before that we had no background music but I can remember no session without it after that. Music can touch you at a deeper level than the spoken word can and it’s great to convey emotions. I am …

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Johnny Cool, Johnny Cool 0

I thought it’s about time to put a few renders together of the Batman Irregulars , considering they passed their first mission ‘n’ all. Starting the ball rolling, here’s Johhny Cool with stats repeated below. I could go into details about how tricky it was to get his body to look like it is made of ice – getting the transparency, translucency and…

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And You Thought Your School Was Bad – Book Review of Curriculum of Conspiracy 0

It’s no secret that I fell in love with Monsters and Other Childish Things when I reviewed it some months back. It’s a game that offers you the opportunity to relive childhood, except this time you’ve got a slavering Horror From Beyond as your best friend. When the opportunity came to review an adventure/setting for the game, I was more than pleased to do so…

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First look: Interface Zero (Savage Worlds Edition) 0

Savage Worlds is among my favorite roleplaying game systems and I was quite happy when I heard that Gun Metal Games was going to release their excellent Interface Zero setting for it. Interface Zero is a modern cyberpunk setting which takes the technological advances of the last decades into account. The problem of most available cyberpunk setting is that they are based on an early 1980s understanding of …

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Web Clip Wednesday: Banned Demons & Daggers Commercial 0

Yeah, I’ll probably get a nasty comment or two about 80′s stereotypes and how some really dumb assed people still equate D&D with Satanism. But really it’s still pretty funny. It’s almost a Chick Tract. Hell, if we can make an off colored joke or two about ourselves to illustrate the total ignorance off a

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Need to give your fantasy campaign a boost? Arthurian Mythology to the rescue 0

It happens to the best of us.  Whether it is the start of a new campaign or two years in to an ongoing, persistent world, sometimes coming up with a great adventure hook is tough.  The same old fantasy tropes we’re used to in our games can get boring.  One more orc, one more dragon, one more litch. When this happens to me, I do what…

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