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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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Contagion Infected Human Zombies for Pathfinder RPG & Aruneus $0.50 today only 0

Today only, grab yourself a copy of my Contagion Infected Human Zombies for the Pathfinder RPG and Aruneus for half a buck.  You could infest four fantasy worlds with a zombie plague for the price ofa cup of coffee – now that is what I call a deal. Hi! I'm a zombie! Technorati Tags: aruneus , zombies , pathfinder , rpg , sale Troll in the Corner…

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Play(er) Review: Dragon Age RPG 0

I have a tendency to spend a lot of time “behind the screen”.  I get the new games, I spend far too much of my free time reading them, and I come up with stories to play and run at the game table.  In the reviews I’ve done for this site, I have been opposite parties of intrepid adventurers, time travelers, and…

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STAR WARS license speculation 0

Tweet When Wizards of the Coast revealed that they won’t be renewing the STAR WARS license a lot of fans of their SW RPG and miniatures line were quite disappointed. Especially the latest edition of their Star Wars RPG, the Saga Edition was quite popular among fans. Some days ago Mongoose’s Matthew Sprange revealed that his company tried to get…

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Traveller RPG Week Day Two: Character Generation 0

It’s hard to believe that Classic Traveller is over thirty years old. As a rules system it was so far ahead of its time that it is still ahead of its time, now. Fitting for a science-fiction role-playing game, I guess. The ahead-of-its-timedness begins with Character Generation, which is the topic of today’s post. But you …

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Traveller RPG Week Day Two: Character Generation 0

It’s hard to believe that Classic Traveller is over thirty years old. As a rules system it was so far ahead of its time that it is still ahead of its time, now. Fitting for a science-fiction role-playing game, I guess. The ahead-of-its-timedness begins with Character Generation, which is the topic of today’s post. But you already knew that, right? We are…

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Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 1 0

First things first, here’s a link to the audio . As I mentioned in my Prelude post , that we had our first session of Winds of Change recently and I think it went pretty well. When I start a new campaign, I like to take things slowly. My group is made up of folks whose first priority in life is not gaming (shocking, I…

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Traveller RPG Week Day One: What is Traveller? 0

Traveller and I go way back. It was the first role-playing game I ever played (back in the early ’80s), and that first time spawned my love of the hobby that has lasted a lifetime. I have vague memories of that first scenario. We had docked at a spaceport and managed to annoy the station overseer during entry (something about “not waiting in …

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The Largest RPG Download Store introduces POD 0

Tweet A couple of days ago I have been invited into DriveThruRPG ’s Print-On-Demand preview program. Yes, you read that correctly: In the near future you will be able to order hardcopies of the PDFs sold at the site. As beta testers we were given some store credit that we should use to pick a print product and order it to test the …

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Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast 0

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG. We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing! In this, our second session but first adventure, join…

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Retro-gaming Actual Play – Palladium Fantasy RPG, Old School Podcast 0

Welcome to our first retro-gaming podcast!  Join a group of late 30-somethings (almost two 40-somethings) as they embark on an epic campaign against all things modern RPG. We’re playing the Palladium Fantasy RPG (1st edition, thank you very much) and enjoying the hell out of it. No maps, no minis, no censors, almost no editing! In this, our second…

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