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Our first “Story Game Friday” session went well 0

Myself and a couple of the regulars from my Sunday game decided in 2011 we would start meeting one Friday per month to play a few of the multitude of story-oriented RPGs I have amassed over the past few years. For our first session we chose Fiasco using the Transatlantic playset. The result was a really interesting story that had nothing to do with icebergs but instead revolved around…

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Free Stuff Friday: Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich 0

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Save Versus Death ‘s Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich I love materials that can provide inspiration for my own home brew campaign. Save Versus Death ‘s Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich is just that. An adventure that has…

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A helping hand for Christchurch! 0

As many of you probably know a terrible earthquake in New Zealand has caused great devastation in Christchurch. Like they did after the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan RPGNow and DriveThru RPG have put together a bundle for the New Zealand Red Cross and their earthquake relief efforts. The gaming community is truly a global community and we can all chip in…

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The Granny Drake – a free Pathfinder/d20 creature to add to your menagerie 0

Every village seems to have one – the village Granny. The old woman who has lived forever in a tidy, but small hut out by the outskirts of the village. She never hurts anyone and always has a kind word for people. She owns a good pair of sturdy boots has a great sense of family dedication and loves to cook. She often has several generations of offspring and seems…

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Hoppiness and Unhoppiness – Winds of Change Session 5 0

I had a blast with this session. Go ahead, give it a listen . In this session, the group hightales it after Sister Regina and ends up meeting up with one of my favorite races: the grippli. I first encountered the grippli in Ross Peyton’s New World setting . I loved Ross’ voicing of the little frog guys in his Actual Play sessions and I decided to run a few…

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Classy move… 0

It’s always sad, often frustrating, to see the things we love increase in price. In the current economic environment increases in price seem inevitable, from foodstuffs and other necessities, to the leisure items we love like gaming books, DVDs and gaming magazines! Yesterday I received a surprising e-mail from Kenzer & Company informing me they were increasing the price of Knights…

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DriveThruRPG’s New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Relief – $260+ of RPG stuff for $20. 0

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s already-bruised city of Christchurch on Tuesday, collapsing buildings, burying vehicles under debris and sending rescuers scrambling to help trapped people amid reports of multiple deaths. DriveThruRPG and several publishers have teamed up to raise funds to aid those affected by this earthquake. You can buy the bundle for $20 or simply donate $…

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The Con Job – Troll in the Corner Goes to the Conventions 0

Some of us here at Troll in the Corner are going to be at a few gaming conventions in the near future.  Here’s what’s going on! First, I’ll be at Total Confusion XXV as an industry guest, GM, player and all around gawking tourist come this Friday, February 25th!  Among other things, I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions (PFRPG) and also hosting a massive Talisman…

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Me (of the Dead!) 0

Hello, I’m Shaun. I live in Maryland, on the east coast of the United States, and I’ve been playing roleplaying games for almost 19 years now. For the first half of that, I never really had a regular group. I was lucky if I could get two people together to game. I played a lot of regular one-on-one sessions …

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Freebie: Stars Without Number 0

I’ve known of the existence of this game for quite a while now, but for some reason I just picked it up pretty recently. That’s why I don’t want to call this post a fully review. Stars Without Number is a surprisingly well-made SF roleplaying game “influenced by the Old School Renaissance and partially inspired by the great fantasy role-playing game editions written by Tom…

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Fighting the good fight… 0

I’ve written about Puerto Rico Role Players before , many times , and probably will some more. This is one such instance, so humor me if you please (if not there are some excellent posts down the page…) (Still here? Good, let’s go on…) One of the reasons I became so active in the group was to give back something to the gaming community. Through…

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Entering warpspeed and single power superheroes 0

Wil Wheaton as commander of a Federation starship? I’m in. I’m quite enjoying not blogging so this is me, not blogging , right now. This is not a blogpost. It’s just random words on a page. Not a blogpost at all. Nope. What I have been doing is thinking about superheroes with just one superpower. There are entire superhero teams where the majority…

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Second Kingmaker session: Just the good parts 0

We finished up our second real session of Kingmaker and I sit here with a potato chip grease stained page of hand scribbled notes to tell you about it. Our characters have reached second level. We’re EPIC! We also continued our bad habits. OK, maybe it’s just me. Poke the web covered thorn bush and

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The time I almost quit gaming! 0

I guess we’ve all had it. That time where you get frustrated with gaming, throw your arms up and say forget this, I’m not playing anymore… Especially if you’ve been playing for a long time like me (close to 25 years soon) you might just have had that feeling more than once. Strangely enough I’ve only been about to quit once. So if you’ll indulge me I’ll tell you about…

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Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio 0

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All…

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Review: Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio 0

The Curse of the Crimson Throne Map Folio is designed to be a companion to the Paizo Adventure Path  of the same name . It reprints all of the key locations found in the AP, as well as two large poster maps of the regions where the adventure series is set. The MSRP for the folio is $14.99.* The Physical Details All of …

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Actual Play Old School RPG Podcast Episode 2 – A Largish Army of Orcs 0

Welcome to our second full session of Actual Play Old School RPG !  Join our team of intrepid adventurers as they take on Orcs and Ogres using Palladium’s Fantasy RPG, 1st Edition. In this episode – we begin to record just as a nasty thunder and lightning storm moves through!  We rescue the salty mouthed innkeep, reunite her with her …

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Free Stuff Friday: Oldschool Hack 0

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Oldschool Hack I love a free RPG. I love collecting them too! Check out Oldschool Hack! It’s free! On Oldschool Hack’s website they wrote this stuff up : A table-top roleplaying system that’s a hack of a hack of the original Red …

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World Building Part 9 – The Don Draper School of World Immersion 0

Hey everyone, before I get into this weeks post, I wanted to go ahead and let ev eryone know that this month, the RPG Blog Carnival is up and running.  The host for this month, Evil Machinations , has chosen the topic “ World Building ” to be the focus for this month’s carnival.  Kind of convenient don’t you think… Now to return to our …

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The 4e Problem – Reconciliation 0

For quite a while, I had a large problem with 4e. To explain this well, I need to give you all some history of myself and gaming. If I’ve shared this here before and you’ve read it, bear with me. I’ve been a fantasy fiction geek since around 1st grade. As I was growing up, I was exposed to D&D via the original Red Box…

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