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Create your own Mobius Dungeon, the easy way! 0

Mobius Strips are one-sided shapes that you can create by taking a length of paper, half-twisting it

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I make games – Pathfinder expansions, a whole undead world, board games about cats and fire – check it out! 0

I don’t just write about games, and have a number of talented Editors and Authors who also write about games, but I create them as well. At this very moment I have 40 PDFs available at DriveThruRPG – many of the costing you absolutely nothing, that is… FREE ! Those that aren’t free range in price between $0.50 and $1.99. You can find…

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Taking d20 Modern Into D&D 3.5 0

The best thing about d20 and the Open Game License is the ability to port elements within the d20 family back and forth from one game or genre to another, and have everything speak the same language. Nothing can be simpler than taking skills, feats, talents, equipment, or even whole characters from, say, D&D 3.5 and into d20 Modern, or Pathfinder, or Star Wars, or Mutants …

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The Mindripper, or, You Want Me to do What With my Adventure? 0

In the time that I have been writing for TC, I have tried to push myself as a gamer. I enjoy many different facets of the hobby so if I have had a good opportunity to make myself a better GM or a better player, I have tried to take it. One part of the hobby that has gotten my attention recently has been the writing side of things, …

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Old School Podcast: Fantasy Flight Games at PAX East talk Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k, and more 0

In his extremely productive wanderings around PAX East, Tracy stalked and successfully caught the Fantasy Flight Games booth, where he procured an interview talking about Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k and a product that is almost released, and almost talked about. As always, this podcast is available right here, through DriveThruRPG and on iTunes . Technorati Tags: fantasy flight games , ffg , warhammer , mansions of madness , board…

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My homework for you today: try out a new game 0

Ok, you don’t have to do it today, but if you try out a new roleplaying game in the next six month at least, I would be very pleased. As most of you probably already know I am the total opposite of a monogameist. I have played and run dozens of different game systems from the venerable Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition to …

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The Keys To Your Horror Campaign 0

Sometimes lost beneath the piles of fantasy RPGs, followed by the various incarnations of sci-fi and superhero games, falls the incredibly compelling, but often overlooked genre of horror. I don’t mean a game where player character take on the roles of dark creatures as you might see in White Wolf’s various World of Darkness titles, or Nightbane from Palladium Books, but a game where…

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The Keys To Your Horror Campaign 0

Sometimes lost beneath the piles of fantasy RPGs, followed by the various incarnations of sci-fi and superhero games, falls the incredibly compelling, but often overlooked genre of horror. I don’t mean a game where player character take on the roles of dark creatures as you might see in White Wolf’s various World of Darkness titles, or Nightbane from Palladium Books, but a …

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Reclaiming the Blade: A Must See for Fantasy Gamers 0

If you haven’t seen this documentary, you really should. Even if you aren’t a gamer but have some interest in the the history of swordplay, watch it. This documentary is focused the history of the sword and especially in the scope of the Western world. The rise and fall the art and those attempting to

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One of those annoying coming soon posts. And a fantasy babe. 0

Coming soon to a Greywulf Lair near you! Here’s what you can expect over the new few weeks. Hold on tight folks. It’s going to be one heck of a ride! Ok, enough over-enthusiastic hyperbole. Here’s the list, as much for my use as a reminder as for your entertainment and erudition. The question for you is: which should…

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Ask the readers: Does not play well with others… 0

Over in the  Paizo Blog I’ve been reading with some interest their proposed changes to the  Pathfinder Society Organized Play program. I have never participated on such programs. When I began role playing I was intrigued by the  RPGA , joined and got their  Polyhedron Magazine . I still have the laminated card and the pin somewhere, but besides reading the magazine I never…

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Fighting The Gods: Supreme Beings As RPG Enemies 0

Any time you apply stats to gods for your RPG, you’re playing with fire. Most fantasy games with an epic component allow for this sort of representation of any game’s most powerful beings, but we as designers and Game Masters have to be a little careful when it comes to implementation. If we’re not, we often end up with a big letdown as the endgame comes to …

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Web Clip Wednesday: Girls Play D&D 0

There’s a really good post over at RPG Musings on Gender and RPG’s. I was going to post this clip next week but decided to move it up and add another. First by digging through the bowels of youtube I found this little mini documentary about a D&D group consisting of a male DM and

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Quick Review: Pathways #2 – a free Pathfinder ‘zine with tons of good stuff 0

So you’re looking for some new creatures, a template or two to apply to your existing monsters, maybe some new religions and subdomains?  Interview with Pathfinder folks or reviews of a number of products?  But you don’t want to pay for this, right?  Well you’re in luck, because Rite Publishing’s Pathways Zine is here , and it’…

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Feelin’ Froggy? Jump! – Winds of Change Session 6 0

Right off the bat, here’s the link to the audio for this session . The idea for this session spawned from a conversation I had on Twitter a few months ago. I wanted the party to fight some type of were-creature, but I wanted it to be something other than the standard fare. The result of my questioning led me to the following creature: The Werefrog Pirate. My…

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Ends Justify The Means: Vigilantism in RPGs 0

Vigilantism is a cornerstone of the role-playing experience. Second to the “adventuring party” of the typical fantasy game, which arguably veers into vigilantism as well, I’d say that it’s the biggest core motivation for player characters, particularly in a modern setting. In a fantastic world of “good guys” and “bad guys,” the hero that works outside the law …

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You only have yourself to blame 0

As reported over at 6d6Fireball (among other places), Adamant Entertainment have ended their $1.99 pricing model on all of their products and returned to regular pricing, citing that it isn’t sustainable for their business. This is sad news indeed. What Adamant Entertainment were doing was spear-heading the transition of the PDF RPG market from being one which mimics the print market…

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Minigames in roleplaying games 0

Recently I have started playing Sid Meier’s Pirates! again. Pirates! is a single-player, open world game set into the Caribbean during the late 16th and early to late 17th century. You play a ship captain working as a privateer for either the English, French, Dutch or Spanish. During the game you can freely choose your allegiances, choose to attack enemy ships or towns, hunt pirates, seek…

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Building the Barbarian: Creating Complete Characters #1 0

Good evening, fellow gamers. Today is the day that Complete Characters finally comes back into view. It’s an exciting day for me, as it always is when some of my work makes its way to the public. Briefly, what this retooling means is that the previous incarnation, with its full character description, custom illustration, and systemless stats, now includes stats for the d20 system. Not one set of stats, …

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Some More Kingmaker Fun 0

We had another session of Kingmaker on Friday. At least this time I didn’t run into any bugs. Maybe that’s a bad sign. I dunno. This week we continued building our kingdom. Pretty much mundane stuff. Continued work on roads and built a smithy. Really the whole kingdom building thing is already starting to feel

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