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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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Inner Sea World Guide: First impressions … 0

This past Saturday I went down to my FLGS and got my hands on the new Pathfinder RPG campaign setting, the Inner Sea World Guide . Any casual reader of my posts will know I am a homebrewer at heart and that I rarely run pre-published campaigns, but I am not below getting campaigns settings and mining them for ideas, rules or even …

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A word on our Alternity April Fool’s post 0

On April 1st, commonly known as April Fool’s Day, we posted a fake press release claiming we had acquired the rights to Alternity from WotC to create a 2nd edition of that fine game. A few of you have been very disappointed that this was only a joke, since the ‘90s SF roleplaying game is still dear to the heart of many gamers even today. Trust …

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It Didn’t Go the Way Your Ancestors Said – Book Review of Colonial Gothic 0

What if history as we knew it had holes in it? What if the things that we hold true about the French and Indian Wars or American Revolution were only partially true? What if all of those kooks as Salem were really right? That there were witches and magic and all manner of unspeakable things lurking around in the dark, just out of your field of vision? That’s …

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Completely Horrible and Utterly Made Up Covers – A wonderful way to make your game night awkward and uncomfortable! 0

Well, it happened.  Enough people asked me where they could actually obtain some of these covers (thanks Rita!) that I went ahead and published the entire 8 of them as a 9 page PDF.  Go figure. It’s available right now from DriveThruRPG for half a buck.  What do you get for that small, impulse buy, less than a …

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The Superiority of d20 Modern 0

Say hello to my little friend . Hello, one and all. It’s very nice to see you. I thought this morning I would talk a little bit about my experiences over the past month or two with the d20 systems as I have spent this time getting my Complete Characters up and running using the OGL. Mostly, I really want to talk up d20 …

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WotC and SarahDarkmagic Stole from Me! 0

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 . …

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Exciting Alternity news! 0

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.

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Paizo auction to support relief effort in Japan 0

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 .

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Lazy Friday Video Post: “Mike Mearls talks about the future of D&D” 0

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. …

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Old School Podcast – Interview with WotC 0

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…

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A font by any other name… 0

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…

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Untold: The Game – a review of this nifty CBRPG 0

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…

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