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Help those in need and enter to win! 0

Help those in need and enter to win a custom character illustration by fantasy illustrator Ben Wootten This holiday RPGCharacterIllustrations.com teams with fantasy and sci-fi illustrator Ben Wootten to raise money for those in need and we hope you can support us. Starting December 20th and running till December 24th, donating to The Red Cross via their site will enter you in a drawing to win a…

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World Building Part 2 – First Things First 0

Tweet So, you have officially decided that you are no longer satisfied with the many worlds that exist for role-playing and that you want to build your own. OK. Your world building journey begins now. Getting started with world building can be a pretty big task, but honestly, there are a few things that you can do to really make the whole process a lot easier and more…

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Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 3 0

First of all, give this session a listen ! In some ways, this was what I felt to be the first real session of the campaign. If you listen to the first two sessions of this game back-to-back, I think you’ll find that they feel like one session split into two parts. That’s true in a lot of ways. Both sessions added together make up the…

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A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to characters 0

For longer-term campaigns, I love finding a drawing or photo for each of my characters – something to give me and the others at the table an idea of who my character is, or at least what he looks like. Thanks to Google images and Photoshop, you can do some really cool things with just a few minutes of effort. Case in…

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The Pathfinder Role Playing Game Reference Document UPDATE! 0

Tweet My love for Pathfinder is well known around these parts. It is my poison of choice for fantasy gaming and the rule system I use for my homebrew campaign. Over the last few years I have begun to use technology more and more to run my games and currently I GM with my laptop at the table. One of the most useful tools I have for this…

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Traveller RPG Week Day Five: Welcome to Hell Station 0

Strontium-9000. It is as unique as it is valuable; constantly unstable, it exist in an eternal state of flux. It appears completely impervious to changes in temperature, gravity, pressure or any other outside influence. And it is only available from one place in the whole universe. Hell Station. A typical Hell Station mining platform at work This rugged gas mining station hovers on the outer rim of Malebolge , a …

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FATE “power cards” 0

We’re currently in the process of converting our 4E D&D game over to FATE due to almost group-wide dissatisfaction with the 4E rules. The specific rules are a mix of Strands of Fate and the Dresden Files RPG, along with some personal tweaks to make the game “feel” like D&D. While almost everyone instantly took to the idea, one of our players really…

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Retro-gaming, actual play podcast now on iTunes 0

You can now grab and/or subscribe to our retro-gaming, actual play podcast right from iTunes ! As of now we have exactly one episode online, which spans over two hours of gaming.  Our game of choice?  Palladium Fantasy RPG, circa 1985.  1st edition – which means no MDC, no glitter boy integration and more of the experiences our 15 year old selves had playing…

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Something Under the Bed is Drooling – Book Review of Monsters and Other Childish Things 0

When I was walking through the vendor hall at GenCon, I saw a book that caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? As I was growing up, I read a lot of the wonderful comic series Calvin & Hobbes . If you’re not familiar (and you should be), the comic is all about a young boy and his …

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Traveller RPG Week Day Four: Worlds 0

Worlds. Big round (usually) things bobbing on a sea of black. Each one unique, and every one the potential destination for a bunch of trigger-happy Traveller adventurers. Classic Traveller includes complete rules for creating everything from an asteroid belt to a high-population uber-tech Capital World, but y’know what? Let’s start bigger than that. Much bigger. The…

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Traveller RPG Week Day Four: Worlds 0

Worlds. Big round (usually) things bobbing on a sea of black. Each one unique, and every one the potential destination for a bunch of trigger-happy Traveller adventurers. Classic Traveller includes complete rules for creating everything from an asteroid belt to a high-population uber-tech Capital World, but y’know what? Let’s start bigger than that. Much bigger. The Universe is divided…

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DriveThruRPG enters a Brave New World 0

Tweet Just a few days ago I posted about DriveThruRPG ’s upcoming POD service. As participant in the preview program I ordered Brave New World, an alternative history superhero RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment which – for whatever reason – is sold by Alderac Entertainment Group on DriveThruRPG. Perhaps one of my readers can shed some light on this. Please note that the game…

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A Preview Of d20 For Complete Characters 0

Building a masterpiece takes time I know I’ve been fairly absent, but it’s not all for nothing. Just a quick hit for now, demonstrating some progress on Complete Characters. I even think it’s pretty sexy, as gaming goes. The plan here is for Complete Characters to begin to incorporate stats from one or more OGL gaming systems, most notably d20. My love for D6 will likely bring me to …

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Pick up “A Better Game With Dice and Chips” and buy a kid a toy 0

OneBookShelf, owners of RPGNow and DriveThruRPG have just announced the release of A Better Game With Dice and Chips , a complete collection of every “A Better Game” article written in 2010, as well as every “Bring Dice and Chips” and “Behind the Panels” comic strip created. All of the proceeds from the sales will go to Toys for Tots so this is definitely an item worth …

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Today only – The Orcs! A new Pathfinder RPG Player Character Race is $0.50 0

Looking for that next thing for your Pathfinder campaign?  Enjoying the Aruneus freebies but like to add a little oomph to your world? Today only, the Orcs of Aruneus are $0.50 ! That’s $1.50 off the cover price and this PDF provides everything you need to add Orcs as a new player character race in to your campaign. It contains: A History of the Orcs…

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And then she said, “Wait, Professor Jones can help us with this one!” 0

Tweet Have you said that in a game? For the longest time that was taboo in my games, but these days I’m willing to consider it. I’m not talking about Professor Jones per se, but famous characters from novels, movies or TV in general appearing in my games. I’ve talked about names in games before but this time around I’m not talking about name…

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Traveller RPG Week Day Three: Starships 0

One of the most awesome things about Classic Traveller (and derivatives) is that the in-game values and role-playing data is present in the game itself . Your character’s stats – his Universal Personality Profile or UPP – can be looked up by your character in the game on any convenient info-terminal. If your crew is looking for a new Engineer (the last one having been accidentally flushed …

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Traveller RPG Week Day Three: Starships 0

One of the most awesome things about Classic Traveller (and derivatives) is that the in-game values and role-playing data is present in the game itself . Your character’s stats – his Universal Personality Profile or UPP – can be looked up by your character in the game on any convenient info-terminal. If your crew is looking for a new Engineer (the last one having been accidentally…

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Geekpaper No. 1 0

Desktop wallpapers are constantly changed, it is a known fact. Spicing our desktop may inspire us or maybe we just want to have our desktops fresh. I don’t know about you, but when I’m choosing desktop wallpaper, it can take a good while. So I finally managed to buy a tablet to support my designing/drawing

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Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 2 0

As promised, I’m writing again to give you guys an update on my ongoing Pathfinder Freeport game. The first session was a big departure from your usual Pathfinder game in that we didn’t really use Pathfinder at all. The second session proceeded in a much more normal fashion. The second session picked up with the group just having docked in Freeport. I wanted to get…

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