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Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part two

Our heroes have arrived in Metropolis, checked into a hotel and just interrupted a Vampire attack. So far, so nice and peaceful . Time to mix things up a little! Doc Pliable, Overclock, Rough Diamond, Johnny Cool and Mudpuppet return to the hotel where they finally check in with Batman. “Been busy?” ”There’s definitely a Vampire here, and a powerful one.” ”Too busy to think …

Open Design’s 5th Anniversary Sale

Yesterday Wolfgang Baur’s Open Design celebrated it’s 5th anniversary. To celebrate this there’s a special sale that ends on Thursday March 24th. During this time you get a 50% discount on the following products: Kobold Quarterly issues #1 through #15 and All gazetteers and adventure books in PDF Print copies (while supplies last) of:

Corkboard.me gets an update

From the Short-And-Sweet Dep’t: Remember Corkboard.me , that nifty virtual shared workspace thingummy that I wrote about a while back ? Well, it’s been updated. Now you can embed your corkboard directly into your own site, and there’s also a read-only option if you want to show other folks your corkboard but not let them …

UK D&D Tweetup Declared a Success

…. by me, and doubtless by the countless others who attended. The sound of laughter (and screams, but mainly laughter) came from each table as the games ran. If that’s not a measure of success, I don’t know what is. We turned up rather later than planned – getting lost in Nottingham is particularly embarassing because I worked there for many years – and I was immediately…

Devious NPCs and Curious Creatures – a new Pathfinder PDF now available

Devious NPCs and Curious Creatures is a document designed to give GM’s interesting creatures and NPCs to mesh in to their ongoing Pathfinder games. The creatures and NPCs and Adventure Seeds are designed for low to mid-level campaigns.  Get it now for $0.99 from DriveThruRPG ! These NPCs and creatures are a bit different from what one may …

Running Star Trek using 4e D&D

I mean, how hard can it be? That was my off the cuff idea I threw into the twitterverse, and the more I thought about it, and others jumped onto me asking the difficult questions, the less is seemed like a stupid idea, and the more it became a darned good one. Which probably says a lot about the people I hang around with on …

Pax East 2011 – A Critical Success

I feel like I’m in a relatively unique situation. Not only did I just get back from PAX East, at which I had a fantastic time, but my one-year anniversary as a writer here at Troll in the Corner came up just a few weeks ago. Thinking about Pax through that lens has given me a different perspective …

Wizards of the Coast, please reconsider your PDF policy!

In April 2009 Wizards of the Coast stopped all sales of PDFs . The reasons are still not 100% clear but there was always some talk about piracy. Almost two years later there are still no legal PDF products you can buy from WotC. I doubt I have to point out that piracy is still strong. But I don’t want to talk about piracy today. …

Web Clip Wednesday: Tales from the Table Top

Another Gamers style web series. It may have potential but really folks, I’m tired of seeing players dressing up sort of like characters. Do they think that people do that or that it’s the only way that the people in the cheap seats can figure out who is who? I dunno. But this one looks

Star Without Number POD Unboxing!

When I first discovered RPG e-books they changed my life! Well that may be a bit of hyperbole, but they definitely changed my gaming experience. Gaming supplements on PDF opened the door to so many new publishers, to experience the work of small press game designers who could electronically publish their ideas and supplements, they could now could put together products that …

Our Little Dragon Age One Shot

We played through the intro adventure in Set 1 (AKA: The Dalish Curse). Reviews were a little mixed from the players. There were four players, three veterans and one newbie. The party was fairly balanced. We had two warriors, a rogue and a mage. Over all, everyone liked the game and the mechanics. Folks did

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

Bachelor Party RPG!

“Rick Gassko is settling down… But before he walks down the aisle with Debbie he’s having on last fling. Accompanied by his friends, some dice, the Necronomicon and his favorite game designer and wild party animal Ed “The Beard” Greenwood, Rick will have an adventure he will never forget. Literally… Bachelor Party RPG!” No, I’m sorry to disappoint, this post is NOT about a role playing …

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part one

I’ve given you the setup and a brief who’s who of our characters, so let’s get started with the session write-up! This is a one-shot scenario using the Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition/DC Adventures rules. Our heroes are all members of the Batman Irregulars , a loose group of heroes-in-training who answer to Batman Himself. They have been sent to Metropolis to investigate reports of …

Old School PAX East ultramini podcast

Our first dispatch from PAX East! A quick, ultramini podcast highlighting our first day at PAX East. Lots more coming! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast …

Old School PAX East ultramini podcast

Our first dispatch from PAX East! A quick, ultramini podcast highlighting our first day at PAX East. Lots more coming! Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast Episode 2 – A Largish …

L5R 4th Edition Core Rulebook – Full Review

Today, I’m proud to bring you my complete review of the Legend of the Five Rings 4 th Edition Core Rulebook . L5R, produced by the folks at the Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) , has been around since the mid 90’s. Now, in the 4 th Edition of the RPG, L5R continues to bring top notch stories set in the Far-East inspired …

Hot Orc Chick has heard about this Hot Elf Chick thing

…. and this is what she thinks. Hot Orc Chick says Hot Elf Chicks are tasty. Especially with barbeque sauce. Inspired by Big Ball of No Fun and the whole darned OSR crowd. You game therefore you rock, whatever the edition of your chosen role-playing game. I think we can all get behind this Hot Chick Revolution/Renaissance/Rebellion, am I

Alternity memories…

The recent post by HyenaSpotz about the Alternity RPG really struck home! I was a big fan of the game when it came out and his terrific review of the game brought back some great memories. When Alternity was announced I was immediately interested; the fact that it would be a “generic” sci-fi system I could use to create my own …

Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition Unboxing

Today was a pretty cool day. I swung by the postoffice after work to pick up the mail and found a box waiting for me. It was my copy of Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition that I pre-ordered some time ago. I took the box, put it in my truck and drove home to open it up. When I got home I pulled out …