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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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Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part five 0

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…

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Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part five 0

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: …

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Aspects of War 0

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…

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Review – Labyrinth Lord, Revised Edition 0

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’…

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Review: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Player’s Guide 0

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 …

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Some Dragon Age One Shot Pre-Gen Characters 0

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

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One Third of a Six-Pack – Reviews of Battle’s End and Desecration 0

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…

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Superhero preview: Vanguard two point oh 0

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

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Ask the readers: Filing off the serial numbers 0

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 …

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Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger 0

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…

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Where are the Wrath of Ashardalon bonus adventures? 0

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 …

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One plus one equals four: Solo Gaming With 4e 0

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, …

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Off to Action 2011 in Rheindahlen 0

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…

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Lazy Friday Video Post: A Night’s Work 0

In the ‘90s I played a lot of Shadowrun . It has been one of my favorite games for quite a long time and even though I always struggled with the rules I have a lot of fond memories of that game. Yesterday my friend and fellow RPG blogger Roberto pointed this video out to me: It’s a promotion video created by now…

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One Million XP 0

1,000,000XP is how many experience points it takes to go from 1st level to 30th level in Fourth Edition D&D. A large part of the game is how you get from one end of the scale to the other. It’s a journey full of adventure, excitement, danger, not to mention a whole horde of monsters to be slain along the way. …

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The Legend of the Skull Fairy 0

One of the fun things things about gaming is how sometimes things just happen spontaneously. Just one little comment can lead to a whole new bit of lore. Such is the case with the Skull Fairy. Just like any other parents, orcs want to instill certain virtues in their children. As orc children play and

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Treating In-Game Relationships with Respect 0

I was reading through my RSS feed today when I came across this post over at More Than Dice. Go ahead, give it a read. … Done? Great. Let’s talk about why I found it interesting. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts about the campaign I’m running with my home group ( The Winds of Change ), then you’ll know that…

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Adult themes in RPGs 0

WARNING – While this is NOT a post about Porn the RPG (imagine the stats for that game) or a review about the Book of Erotic Fantasy , it will deal with complex issues, or what may be called “adult” topics and whether they belong in an RPG game. If such themes offend you, disturb you, or are not appropriate, please read…

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Web Clip Wednesday: The Dungeon Master 0

Yet another gaming comedy. But I recognize some of the faces in this little clip. To be honest, I’m not sure if it’s going to be good or what. But we shall see. The Dungeon Master Trailer from The Strong Brothers on Vimeo.

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