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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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All Wrapped Up: My World Building Wrap-Up Post 0

So, since my world building series has now wrapped up, it seems appropriate to put together a little article linking to all of the posts in this series and provide you some links to these articles.  The series was a long time running, but I think there is a lot more to be said and there is a lot of other advice out there on world building that you can…

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Free Stuff Friday: Redbox Hack 0

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Redbox Hack Nothing is better than a free game! I discovered Redbox Hack while looking for something to post for FREE STUFF FRIDAY. Redbox is a free RPG that the developer quit working on a few years ago. But he has…

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Review: The M&M GM’s Kit 0

The GM’s Kit is an odd fish, mainly because it isn’t a fish at all. It is basically two otherwise unrelated products bundled together in a way that is either inexplicable, or very clever indeed. I can’t decide which. Thankfully though, both parts of the GM Kit are very good, and at $10 for the PDF or…

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Grave Problems – The Dead in Your Game 0

Image by vasta My wife and I had a conversation about death recently. More specifically, we talked about what we wanted to be done with our bodies when we died. A morbid conversation, maybe, but one that got me thinking about the same issue in role playing games. I’m not a simulationist gamer, but I do like to add little touches and flourishes to my game…

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World Building Part 10 – The End of the World as We Know It? 0

Well, all good things have to come to an end.  This will be my final post in this series on World Building.  I think it has been a pretty fun ride.  I hope I have given at least a few tips that you might be able to find useful.  Today, we’re going to talk about finishing your world…or …

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Pathfinder/Dragon Age Redemption: Do you see what I see? 0

So I did my daily stop by the good old Paizo blog and I saw this post and thought, Wow, if they ever do a Plague of Shadows movie, the casting would be really kind of easy.” Really, folks I can’t be the only person on the planet to have seen this. I’m really not

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Quick Review: Adventure Idea Factory 0

The Adventure Idea Factory from DwD studios does exactly what it sets out to do. It gives GMs a quick and easy way to create a framework for their SciFi game.  Whether you need a one off for a side quest or are looking to set up an entire campaign, the AIF will give you the basics with just …

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Crazy Campaign Chronicles: Defenders of the Earth Redux or a Very Pulpy Future! 0

Introductory note: As Game Master I constantly get ideas for new campaigns. I take notes and file them away on the hopes of one day retaking them. But since I don’t role-play 24/7 I am pretty sure I will never get to play all these campaigns. I’m sure I am not alone on this! Some ideas are just too weird, too strange or simply not a good fit to …

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Ultimate History of Dungeons & Dragons 0

This might have been around for a while, but I only recently discovered it. The Ultimate History of Dungeons & Dragons! I wish I could buy a poster of this and hang it in my office. Click here to view larger version. Related posts: Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets Dead Alewives –

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