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Greywulf’s Guide to 4e Character Generation by Hand

What began as a simple blogpost about how to generate a character using nothing more than a pencil, pad and copy of the PHB rapidly turned into a four and a half thousand word PDF detailing the hows, why and what-ifs of Character Generation taking you from initial concept to the final stages of checking the math. You can…

A New Rifts Chaos Earth Sourcebook, and Other Notes

Motivate the clock I have several notes his morning as I stare, bleary-eyed at my computer screen. But hey, it’s Friday, which means that the day will get progressively better as the hours roll off the clock. In the meantime, let me project a number of announcements and notes out onto the Internet, in no particular order. Read for more on Rifts, …

ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator

Tweet This is Youseph’s usual stomping grounds, but I couldn’t resist writing a post about this as soon as I discovered it today. Acronyms are to me a staple of superhero games, and to a certain extent spy games, since I’m planning for the (seemingly since forever) upcoming superhero game I did a search for an acronym generator and found this website: ACE: Acronym CrEator It…

Ask the Readers: Any good supers themed questionnaire out there?

Tweet I’m a big believer in character questionnaires, I’ve even written about it before . I’m currently preparing for my upcoming superhero campaign and I’m struggling with creating a superhero themed questionnaire. I’m interested in asking my players about their expectations, what elements of the superhero genre they like; feel comfortable with and would like to see in the game. I have not given up on…

I laugh and I cry at Knights…

Tweet Besides being a longtime gamer I have other hobbies. For the longest time I’ve been a comic book fan, I’ve written about it before ( here and here ), and even if I don’t read that many these days (Fables, The Walking Dead are among the few that make the cut) there is one comic that I can’t take …

Freeport: Winds of Change – Prelude

If you follow me on Twitter , then you’ve likely see my updates on the campaign that I started this past Friday. After reading Ben’s post on the Pathfinder Freeport Companion , I got really intrigued. I contacted some folks at Green Ronin and got hold of a copy of The Pirate’s Guide to Freeport , which I am using to run my game. I’ll be giving you…

Amid the sound of noise and thunder, I’d rather be playing RISUS

There’s an awful lot of gnashing of teeth going on right now, and all because of something that has been put back exactly the way it should have been in the first place. I am, of course, talking about the announcement that Character Builder is going (shock! horror!) to be web-based in future. Goodbye .NET app, hello fluffy cloud. It makes sense from both a business and…

Free For All! Complete Characters So Far.

Rule of life: Everything worth doing is harder than it looks. I talked yesterday about getting things going with Jason Richards Publishing , mostly just announcing that such a thing exists and that you can run over to DriveThruRPG and download some great gaming materials, for free. I thought that tonight I would go a little deeper and talk about the waves of emotion that I’ve endured…

Free Pathfinder Magic Item – Mirkmoot’s Wondrous Waterator

We here at Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium are constantly searching the known and unknown worlds to bring you, our wealthy and overly encumbered adventurers, the finest magical items.  We’ve journeyed the planes, trawled lakes of fire, flitted through realms composed of clouds, and consorted with demon princes and godlings. We’re not quite sure why it is then that we continue to be fascinated…

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to their own premises. What really surprised me that …

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to…

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to their own premises. What …

My rant on WotC’s new Character Builder

Tweet Yesterday WotC has announced a new, web-based Character Builder for DDI subscribes. While a web-based solution may have some advantages and the screenshots look quite cool, I have some issues with that move by WotC. I haven’t had the chance to talk with our resident 4E fan about this, who has probably a better understanding of …

Transparency in game creation – building the World of Aruneus

I’ve been giving quite a bit of thought lately to just how transparent the  whole creation process should be.  I’m building an entire world here . One that I hope to sell to interested consumers in the near future. How much should I let slip out before it becomes available to the public in general? I think the answer I’ve come to is – …

Welcome to Jason Richards Publishing!

It’s finally here! Jason Richards Publishing is up and running with our first offerings after many months of planning. If this is your first time on the blog, or if you’re rediscovering this ridiculous corner of the Internet, I welcome you. Look around and let me know what you think. Read more about what we’re offering today, this week, and into the future, below the fold. Just…

Play Review: Interface Zero

In the year 2088, the interface has been eliminated.  The Tendril Access Processor creates a direct link to the brain, downloading the user’s entire consciousness to a virtual-scape known as The Deep .  This is Interface Zero , this is Savage Cyberpunk. Booting Up Interface Zero has been waiting in my rpg queue and calling to me since the day I got it.  …

Death & Traps

Tweet As a Dungeon Master (DM) I have a confession to make. I want to kill a player character at my table. Just one. Not the whole party. Just one, or maybe two and I don’t care which one. I just want to kill one. I have wanted to kill one since I started this 4th edition D&D game two years ago. My D&D game has…

New RPG forum

Tweet Today the “ RPG Table Talk ” forums went life, a new forum for roleplaying game discussions hosted by Jeff Uurtamo of RPG Circus fame.  Currently the number of active threads can be counted with just one hand, but there’s hope that the activity will improve as soon as we get the word out. By the way, Jeff offers…

Freebie: Arcane Heroes

Tweet Yesterday I finished my first play-through of Fable III , the latest game by Lionhead Studios. For some reason this game inspired me to create a 5-paged roleplaying game which uses a few elements similar to what we see in the video game. Characters in Arcane Heroes are members of ancient bloodlines which have produced many great heroes (and dreadful villains) in…

Why stop with the Anti-Paladin

Why should the Paladin be the only Class to get an opposite? What makes those tin-can wearing smugheads so special? Let’s set the record straight with a serious dose of Anti-Everything! As with the Anti-Paladin, these aren’t new classes as such (though they could be) but rather a re-imagining of the class’s origin and outlook through a distorted …