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Threads of Sanity #7

“Come now lads…” Elbor prompted others. Old age and the lack of other hand did not slow him down or at least the old dwarf made efforts that it would not show. He was getting old and he felt it in his bones. There were things to be dealt with, and helping Sharim, Jonas and

The Rat King – a new creature for your Pathfinder (or d20/OGL) game

The Rat King is a new, free creature for your Pathfinder game, available right now through DriveThruRPG ! The Rat King is a magically created, humanoid rat creature.  They stand roughly four feet tall and all share one specific quality. They enjoy living under large urban areas, often creating nests of up to 100 individuals. They enjoy the leavenings of society but are not …

Free Stuff Friday: Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mutants & Masterminds: Character Sheets Character Sheets for Mutants & Masterminds. On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up : Character sheets for the third edition of Mutants & Masterminds are now available — in black & white and in color! Color Character Sheet Black & White Character Sheet So get your copy of the Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets…

Review: Smallville RPG by Margaret Weis Productions

Today, I bring you a review of The Smallville RPG by Margaret Weis Productio ns .  The folks over at Margaret Weis were generous enough to provide me with a review copy of the game (just getting that out of the way).  I have always been a pretty big fan of Superman; I love the movies, the Lois & Clark TV Show…

The Disgruntled Zombie – a new Pathfinder RPG Creature and a freebie!

To the Pathfinder (and d20/OGL) playing world, I bring you a new creature, a new type of Undead! The Disgruntled Zombie. The disgruntled zombie is a rare form of undead creature – one that has become self-aware yet is hard pressed to change their situation, due to being controlled by some necromancer or fancy wizard, or something. The bane of Masters of the Night everywhere, a …

Old-School Unboxing: Two Ravenloft Boxes

I had a lot of fun working on the last Old-School Unboxing that I did, so I thought I’d break out a few of the boxes that I’ve acquired recently. I managed to pick up two supplemental boxed sets for the D&D 2nd Edition Ravenloft setting: Forbidden Lore and Masque of the Red Death, and Other Tales . Like last time, …

Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar

Welcome to our third podcast, the 2nd in a series of Mini-casts to keep us all occupied in between our actual play sessions! In this mini-cast, I’m joined by Benjamin Alberti.  Professor, Archaeologist, gamer and co-author of Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic and More !  Ben has also helped me out a bit in the editorial department, and …

Dragon Chow Dice Bags

Recently while looking for a geeky gift for my girlfriend I stumbled upon Dragon Chow Dice Bags . We both had leather dice bags for quite some time now, but this time I was looking for something different. And Dragon Chow Dice Bags are different for sure. They are beautifully handcrafted, flat-bottomed and fully reversible bags complete with a drawstring. …

Get 20% discount at DriveThruRPG until March 8th

As participants in DriveThruRPG ’s blog and podcast program we can again provide you with a 20% discount on several cool products at “the Ultimate Gaming Store”! This discount is valid for the following products only and is good until March 8th. This month’s discount code is FebChatterTwenty11 . In addition to the discounts we have one freebie code to give away that allows you to download all of these products…

Mi Gato se Incendia! (My Cat is on Fire!) A new board game by Benjamin Gerber

Six years ago I started playing around with a neat board game idea. It was based around cats.  And fire.  More specifically, it was based around a cat on fire.  As morbid as this may sound, I assure you, no cats were harmed in the making of this game.  I love cats. I own four.  But I also know…

Review: Tribe 8 Rulebook (1st edition)

This review is a book that’s well over a decade old but well-worth more attention: Dream Pod 9′s Tribe 8 RPG. Here’s how the publisher describes it: We are the dispossessed, the Children of Hom, the Fallen, we are the Eight Tribe and we stand alone. We are those who walk away, those who turn our backs on…

Character advancement the hard way

Tweet Back in the day, when we still played games like Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition, character advancement was more than just picking new skills and talents, or improving the stats. Often the characters had to undertake long travels to get to an appropriate trainer that could help the character to get into a new career. Usually these trips where quests in their own…

School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files)

I spent some time tonight finding a few photos to match up with the important faces in our DFRPG game – I like the idea of showing the players a picture of each NPC as they are introduced to give them both a visual hook and bring them to life. My plan is to print these out as snapshots and attach them to a card associated with…

School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files)

I spent some time tonight finding a few photos to match up with the important faces in our DFRPG game – I like the idea of showing the players a picture of each NPC as they are introduced to give them both a visual hook and bring them to life. My plan is to print these out as snapshots and attach them to a card associated with that NPC. …

World Building Part 8 – Kicking Off Your Homebrew Setting Campaign

Tweet Today I want to take a little bit of a break from talking about creating your world and shift a little bit towards the actual use of that campaign setting for gaming (that is why you are writing this remember… well, probably why you are making a game setting… you might have other reasons, but we will let those reasons remain between …

Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata

Tweet This week’s Free Stuff is : DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata Did you know that Green Ronin released Errata for the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook? They did! Best of all it’s FREE! On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up: The DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook errata file is now available! Got to love it. Short and sweet. So get your copy of …

Worst House Rule Ever. C’mon hit me with ‘em.

Over at Topless Robot they had a contest for the worst RPG character. If you haven’t read it just head on over there and give it read. It’s worth it. This got me thinking. There have got to some just god awful house rules or even crazy GM rulings out there that just made you

Adventurer’s Toolbox – Bags of Holding

Image by: SoulRider.222 I have written a couple of article in this series already covering Immovable Rods and Feather Tokens . The next item up for bid is the Bag of Holding. Now, before I’m downed out in the chorus of “Yeah, that’s obvious,” let’s take a look at the stat block from the Pathfinder SRD: Bag…

It’s a good time to be a supers fan!

Tweet Warning: This post is a mixed bag, part reflection on my current campaign and the lessons I’ve learned from it, part an overview of recent sources of inspiration and sharing a handout I’ve developed for the game. Last night I played the 8 th session of my group’s newest RPG campaign, Dawn of a New Age, about which I’ve written about before . I’m …

Wu Xing Giveaways for February

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