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WotC and SarahDarkmagic Stole from Me!

When I opened up my RSS feed this morning, I could not have been more dismayed. It seems that WotC ( Weems of the Coast ) has been working on a new version of D&D! That, in and of itself, is not terribly surprising or shocking. What stole my breath and made my blood boil was the new setting they announced on sarahdarkmagic.com . …

Exciting Alternity news!

We’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks, dying to share it with our readers, but we couldn’t until all the details were worked out. Now that all that is taken care off we can share some exciting news… Here is the press release going out to gaming magazines (the two left) and gaming blogs later today.

Paizo auction to support relief effort in Japan

They’re auctioning off some original artwork, signed copies of the first edition (now sold out) core rule book, and other stuff. Check it out here .

Lazy Friday Video Post: “Mike Mearls talks about the future of D&D”

Check out what Mike Mearls, who is currently in charge of D&D development, told us about the future of D&D. You probably won’t believe a few of the changes they have in store for us! What do you think? Will this change what we think about D&D? Do you intend to give 5th Edition a chance? As always all your comments are highly appreciated. …

Old School Podcast – Interview with WotC

I had a great time at Pax East, as I said in my post on the matter . What I have been remiss in doing, since then, is getting the audio content that I captured out to you, our readers and listeners. Well, I am rectifying that immediately. The first bit of audio that I am putting up is my interview with Kieran Clark and Chris Perkins of…

A font by any other name…

I don’t know about you, but I love collecting them. Ever since I got my first word processor I cherished the possibility of changing the font depending on the purpose of the document I was writing. For a big period in my gaming life one of the things I enjoyed the most was creating character sheets for the games I was playing, (this was in that…

Untold: The Game – a review of this nifty CBRPG

Welcome to Untold – a traditional RPG that uses the non-traditional mechanic of cards to facilitate game play, and does it well. A few weeks ago I was offered a chance to review Untold: Splintered Serenity.  This CBRPG (Card Based Role Playing Game) by Ignitus Innovation boils down all of the books, rules and character sheets into a series of…

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part five

Our heroes have battled Vampire Superman , and lived to tell the tale – just. As dawn sunlight touched the Undead Son of Krypton he cried out in pain, pleaded for their help, mentioned a cemetery, then flew into the shadows. Now, Metropolis is a big place with a lot of cemeteries, so which one did he mean? One in particular has superhero significance: Valhalla Cemetery. This…

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part five

Our heroes have battled Vampire Superman , and lived to tell the tale – just. As dawn sunlight touched the Undead Son of Krypton he cried out in pain, pleaded for their help, mentioned a cemetery, then flew into the shadows. Now, Metropolis is a big place with a lot of cemeteries, so which one did he mean? One in particular has superhero significance: …

Aspects of War

Whether the Player Characters in your campaign stand for good or battle for evil, one thing will always be true. The ability to tell a story of war to your PCs. This is a very important skill for any Game Master. Be it as simple as a battle between a farm-hand and a pack of hungry wolves or a biblical showdown between Demons and Gods. These…

Review – Labyrinth Lord, Revised Edition

Up for review today, the Revised Edition of Labyrinth Lord (LL). What is LL? As one of the earlier entries in to the retro-clone releases of old versions of Dungeons & Dragons, LL’s goal is to emulate the rules from the original Basic & Expert D&D sets (often refer to as B/X, or the Moldvay-Cook version – if that doesn’…

Review: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Player’s Guide

I haven’t been aware of the WHFRP Player’s Guide until I got a coupon code for a review copy in my email inbox. But I have to admit it was a pleasant surprise. Even though I changed my stance on the latest iteration of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay there where still a few things that irked me. The new Player’s Guide remedies a lot of the issues I had with …

Some Dragon Age One Shot Pre-Gen Characters

I ran a little Dragon Age one shot a couple of weeks ago and I figured what the heck, I really should post the the pre-gens too. I did nine characters. I used the 10 point buy plus some of the backgrounds from the Set 2 play test documents. I also went ahead and spent

One Third of a Six-Pack – Reviews of Battle’s End and Desecration

If you’ve not come across the 6-Pack Adventures from Postmortem Studios while browsing RPGNow, then you need to do yourself a favor and check them out. These are small adventures, designed for a single session and are a available for only $1.99 apiece. They include everything you need to run them, including maps, tokens, and even PCs. Right now, there are adventures for both Pathfinder and D&D 4e…

Superhero preview: Vanguard two point oh

All superheroes should have moustaches. That’s how you can tell they are superheroes. Full stats, history and a few surprises, coming soon!

Ask the readers: Filing off the serial numbers

If you follow me on twitter (@sunglar ) or read my recent posts about Breaking the D20 Paradigm you may know I am struggling to find a system for a future sci-fi game (pun intended). While the game may be some time away, anywhere from 10 months to a year, I like to plan ahead and I want to work …

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger

Welcome to the second of our two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode features an interview with Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger games. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review . Smirk & Dagger Games have a wide variety of slightly…

Where are the Wrath of Ashardalon bonus adventures?

I’ve owned Wrath of Ashardalon for a couple of months now and like the game – it’s fun, plays fast, and offers enough replayability that playing the same scenario twice isn’t boring. Nevertheless, I’m annoyed that on page 2 of the Adventure book, the writers say, and I quote: And check out www.DungeonsandDragons.com, where you can find bonus adventures for use with this …

One plus one equals four: Solo Gaming With 4e

Let’s face it. Four Edition D&D is unashamedly geared toward group play. This is a game which has taken a leaf out of MMORPGs (and, I would argue, the superhero genre) and each character has a specific role and set of duties in a team. The Defender acts as a shield for the others, the Controller takes down hordes of foes, the Striker goes against them one by one, …

Off to Action 2011 in Rheindahlen

This weekend is Action 2011 in Rheindahlen, Germany. I’ve been going to Action faithfully for the past 7 years and while it’s largely aimed at historical miniatures, I always find something interesting to look at or play. Unfortunately this is the final year for the convention since the NATO base that it’s held on is preparing to close and the club has decided to end…