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Web Clip Wednesday: Tales from the Table Top 0

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

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Star Without Number POD Unboxing! 0

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 …

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Our Little Dragon Age One Shot 0

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

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Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser 0

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…

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Bachelor Party RPG! 0

“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 …

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Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part one 0

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 …

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Old School PAX East ultramini podcast 0

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 …

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Old School PAX East ultramini podcast 0

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 …

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L5R 4th Edition Core Rulebook – Full Review 0

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 …

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Hot Orc Chick has heard about this Hot Elf Chick thing 0

…. 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

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Alternity memories… 0

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 …

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Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition Unboxing 0

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 …

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[Dungeonslayers] Caera map created with CC3 0

It’s always amazing what talented people can do with tools like Campaign Cartographer 3. And undoubtedly ProFantasy ’s Ralf Schemmann is no amateur when it comes to map making. He recently created this beautiful map for the game Dungeonslayers . If you own Campaign Cartographer 3 and the recently released Cartographer’s Annual 2011, you can download the original CC3 files here . Please note that the location names and descriptions on the …

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Review: Alternity 0

Alternity , by Bill Slavicsek and Richard Baker, is a science-fiction role-playing game released in 1998 by TSR (now Wizards of the Coast ). It bills itself as “a framework for all kinds of contemporary to far-future science fiction adventures.” Indeed, its two original settings are Star*Drive , a far-future space-opera, and Dark•Matter , which is a modern-day game drawing much of…

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Another Kingmaker Session Is History 0

We finished up another session of Kingmaker and the characters are up to third level! What can I say about this session? Well, I continue with my mess with bugs every session tradition. This week it was a giant trap door spider. This time it wasn’t much of a bother but our cavalier did use

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Using Corkboard.me as a game planner 0

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’m going to save myself a few and begin this post with a screenshot. That’s a screengrab from my browser of Corkboard.me being put to good use by yours truly. This is a free and simple post-it note site that automatically gives you a unique URL (the one for the site above is http://corkboard.me…

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Player Advice: Make your character come alive! 0

This post came out of a conversation I was having with Michael over IM about my nick, Sunglar. I actually came up with the name for a story I wrote in 8 th grade, before I began gaming and ended up using it for my very first character as a player. Sunglar had many incarnations in RPGs, as a character, NPC, even villain, and eventually became my identity …

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Introducing the Batman Irregulars 0

Our heroes have been sent by Batman to investigate tales of a Vampire stalking the streets of Metropolis , and Superman is nowhere to be found. They heroes are reserve members of Batman Incorporated, and eager to prove their worth in their first mission as a team. This is a one-shot adventure to test the waters in the world of DC Adventures . The current Batman …

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Who is Sleeping in the Crypt Tonight? 0

A scenario idea can begin with just two words. In this case, the two words were: Vampire Superman. That’s a combination far too temping to ignore when it gets into your head, an impossible blend of a Child of the Night and a Child of the Sun, a being of unimaginable power and unrelenting evil that….. Wait. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start …

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Dying Earth is back with a vengeance! 0

Some time ago Pelgrane Press lost the license to produce the Dying Earth RPG based on Jack Vance’s classic novels. Recently they reacquired the license and to celebrate this, the Complete Dying Earth bundle on DriveThruRPG is now available for the half of its original price. By the way, if you are just interested in the core rulebook , it has been…

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