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Dice Monkey made me do this. Blame him. 0

Over on Dice Monkey, Mark (all round good guy and uber gamer) asked what you would do if given the reins of D&D and told to move it to the next Edition of the game. I encourage you to hop right over and read his well-written words as well of those of his commenters. Much yummy food for thought is contained within regarding the possible future of …

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Bridging the Gap part II 0

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/2010/08/give-me…

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Bridging the Gap part II 0

Tweet Back again with another tip on using something from a newer game in an older one. One of the biggest problems in most games has to be how the party got together and how they know one another. One solution that I have used many times is actually from an Old-School blogger, It’s a file called 100 Reasons and can be found here: http://bxblackrazor.blogspot….

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Is Pathfinder a better game than 4e? 0

I’m curious, and would love to know. Pathfinder is something that has largely passed me by. The GM in me still shudders at the thought of running something that (as I understand it, and I might be wrong) still Third Edition D&D under the skin, and the player in me hasn’t had the opportunity to try it out. Apart from the warm fuzzies of knowing you’re…

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Returners FFRPG: A Short Review 0

Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post.  New job, new home, new love life, and new lack thereof have taken most of my time.  Now that I’ve started writing again, I figured I’d start out with a post detailing my thoughts on a system I had the misfortune of playing recently.  Now that my cards are…

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Convention Report: MarsCon 2011 0

I’ve had the misfortune of not getting around to much in the way of gaming lately.  I started a new job which changed my schedule pretty dramatically.  I run and play in a few play by post games, but my in person games went on hiatus for a while and are only now starting back to their…

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Sandbox in Space 0

Tweet Last week I posted about my plans to run a Star Trek game sometime in the future. Focus of the campaign will be the adventures of the USS Daedalus (the first ship of the Daedalus-class) and its crew. The campaign begins shortly after the Enterprise TV series ends. Currently I am not 100% sure if the Earth-Romulan war shall be …

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Ask The Readers: Fighting Gamer ADD 0

Tweet Currently I am having a bad case of gamer ADD again. I start a gaming project, scrap it, think about running a game using system A, then I switch to system B while returning to the first project, scrap it again… For some reason I can’t just focus on one campaign and one system. Dozens of ideas are floating around…

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Quick Hit: Meet The d20 Character Sheet 0

So, we’ll see if this is the FINAL final character sheet, but I believe that it is. That is, of course, unless some of you find flaws with it. It’s pictured below (click on the image for a larger view). What we have here is an example of what will be the final page of every Complete Character for the

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Casefile: Neutral Grounds for the Dresden Files RPG now available 0

This is the first adventure published for the game and best yet, it’s free. Check it out here .

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Review: Amethyst Foundations 0

Tweet Over the past few weeks, on my blog, The Dump Stat, I have been taking a look at the Campaign Setting, Amethyst: Foundations , a new supplement produced by Dias Ex Machina and Goodman Games.  Now, that I have had a chance to really look into this product a lot deeper, I would like to give it a full review. If you have already read…

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Resolute, Adventurer & Genius has been released! 0

Tweet Blue Hex and Stargazer Games are proud to announce the release of Resolute, Adventurer & Genius , a roleplaying game of pulp action and adventure written by Andrew Modro and Jason Cabral, with visual design and layout by Michael Wolf. RAG uses the Wyrm System, popularized in Michael Wolf’s Warrior, Rogue & Mage , a lightweight engine that bases character …

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Quick Hit: Discarding d20 Stats 0

So, as I build the new d20 Modern character sheets for my Complete Characters , I’ve decided to exclude a few stats that I have come to view as extraneous, and easily replaced should any particular Game/Dungeon Master decide to add them back in. These are Reputation. I feel like this modifier limits the character creation process, and isn’t really that useful for a character that is …

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4E AP: Osirion Session #11 (Old Friends & Enemies) 0

Another somewhat abbreviated report as I attempt to get caught up. Session Summary Having decided the easiest and least violent way to eliminate the Katapeshian Pactmasters’ interest in Kelmarane was to destroy the pesh cacti fields and that the only effective way to do that was to infect the field with Feverblight. The irony here was that they would need a sizable …

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World Building Part 5 – Macro meets Micro 0

In the last few weeks, I have focused on fairly broad ideas in this series on world building, but now I want to get a little closer to actually designing your campaign setting.  There are two words that get thrown around a lot when it comes to campaign setting genesis: micro and macro.  Lots of people, famous people, have talked about world building …

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How Do We Sleep While Our Beds Are Burning? – Book Review of Misspent Youth 0

Sometimes, enough is just fucking enough. You’ve been kicked, beaten down, repressed, controlled and it’s time to do something about it. You’re young, you’re a little idealistic and you’re mad as hell. It’s time to pull out the stops and give The Man a big, fat middle finger. Sound like a good time? Then you’ll want…

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4E AP: Osirion Session #10 (Separate Ways) 0

Due to a heavy work load I fell behind writing my campaign summary despite the sessions marching onwards. Over the next couple days I hope to get caught up. As a result these are going to be more cursory than my normal AP reports. A lot has changed since this session (which occurred way back in November), not the least of which is we’ve stopped playing 4th edition D&D…

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Free Stuff Friday: Vikings & Valkyries 0

Tweet Some of you probably know Mazes & Minotaurs the old-school game which is much younger than it claims and which is set into Mythica, which is a mythic version of ancient Greece. Today my good friend Andrew pointed out a thread on theRPGSite to me that mentions Vikings & Valkyries, an alternate setting for M&M. When I was a kid I loved reading ancient myths…

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The Future Will Not Save Us – Book Review of Maschine Zeit 0

There comes a time in every review’s life when they look out over the landscape of the products they review and they ask themselves: “What need is there for another product in genre X?” In RPGs, there are obviously the heavy-hitters in every genre and there are groups of indie darlings that have bright flashes that may or may not last. After…

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The Future Will Not Save Us – Book Review of Maschine Zeit 0

There comes a time in every review’s life when they look out over the landscape of the products they review and they ask themselves: “What need is there for another product in genre X?” In RPGs, there are obviously the heavy-hitters in every genre and there are groups of indie darlings that have bright flashes that may or may not…

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