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Get 20% discount at DriveThruRPG until March 8th 0

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…

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Mi Gato se Incendia! (My Cat is on Fire!) A new board game by Benjamin Gerber 0

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…

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Review: Tribe 8 Rulebook (1st edition) 0

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…

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Character advancement the hard way 0

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…

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School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files) 0

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…

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School of Hard Knocks – Meet the Cast (Dresden Files) 0

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. …

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World Building Part 8 – Kicking Off Your Homebrew Setting Campaign 0

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 …

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Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata 0

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 …

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Worst House Rule Ever. C’mon hit me with ‘em. 0

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

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Adventurer’s Toolbox – Bags of Holding 0

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…

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It’s a good time to be a supers fan! 0

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 …

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Fate AP: Osirion Session #14 (The Road to Katapesh) 0

Session Summary After making sure the  Tal’ar Dahud’s caravan was ready for their journey to Kelmarane, the group set out southward across the desert towards Katapesh on the back of several camels. A day later they came upon the remains of a camp, its inhabitants mysteriously having disappeared leaving nothing but a few bloodstains in the sand. Searching the camp turned up a…

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DriveThruRPG enters the Print on Demand market, and I got to beta test and review it 0

[Full Disclosure: Not only am I a featured reviewer for DriveThruRPG but they also carry my products.] DriveThruRPG , has recently entered the print on demand market, offering a small but rapidly growing number of PDFs as actual, honest to goodness physical books. I was recently asked to participate in a beta test with this new offering, following the print on demand process from ordering right through …

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Interview with the authors of RAG 0

Tweet Resolute, Adventurer & Genius is a brand-new and exciting pulp roleplaying game powered by my own Wyrm System. Like WR&M it’s available for free on DriveThruRPG . The 36-paged PDF contains all the rules you need in order to play adventures set into an exciting world right out of the pulp magazines of the early 20th century. Last week I …

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What I’ll be doing at Total Confusion XXV – games I’m playing and running 0

I’ve just finished up my pre-registration at Total Confusion XXV – here’s my schedule for the weekend.  I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions and premiering The Haunted Mine in New England.  That’s the first World of Aruneus adventure. Friday 1pm – 5pm R050  The World of Aruneus – The Haunted Mine (Running) 7pm – 9pm Game Design 9pm – 11pm…

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The Racial Beholder Class 0

There’s been a request for it and here it is. The beta version of the Beholder racial class. Like I’ve said before we’re not a bunch of rules lawyers so we have nothing against making it up as we go along but this is the basis of what we are using. One person is playing

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Confusion Reigns! Total Confusion XXV is rapidly approaching – get registered! 0

Total Confusion XXV , New England’s largest gaming convention, will kick off on Thursday, February 24th and keep the gaming going through Sunday the 27th.  If you’re anywhere near the New England area you should stop in and check it out, even if it’s only for a day.  There are tons of events going on and pre-registration is open now! …

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What about The Ruins Perilous? A review… 0

Tweet Rite Publishing has recently unveiled a new Patronage Project, The Ruins Perilous for the Pathfinder RPG . I received the first two rooms for review and here are my thoughts. The model they are using is what they define as a Ransom Model, where participants pledge a contribution, and once a goal is met they release the next room in the series. If…

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Old School Actual Play Mini-cast #1 – 22 Minutes of RPG Goodness 0

We’re back!  Welcome to our Old School, Actual Play Mini-cast!  This is a 22:25 mini-cast, in which Scott and I get together to chat about old school RPGs vs newer systems. What’s good about Palladium FRPG 1st edition?  What about D&D 4.0, or 3.5?  Pathfinder? And just why does Savage Worlds rub Scott the wrong way?  Find out the answers to these burning questions and a bunch more…

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