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That Old, Unfamiliar Feeling 0

Image by: mnpix I normally post on Thursdays, and shall do so this week, but I had something happening to me last night that I’ve got to get off of my chest. If you’ve been reading here for a while, then you’ve likely seen me say that I am going into the education field. In fact, I’m…

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Staying in the “Sweet Spot” 0

Tweet In the latest episode of RPG Circus Jeff, Mark and Zach talked about low, mid and high level play in games like D&D. For some reason a lot of people find the early to mid levels much more enjoyable than high-level play. While earlier editions of D&D included an “endgame” where adventurers settle down, build castles, towers or…

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My First Publishing Dollar 0

Suitable for framing “Here goes nothing.” That was my thought at about 1:30 this morning when I uploaded the file for Complete Characters #6: Noriax, Ancient Robotic Terror to the server at DriveThruRPG.com . In that mouse click was carried far more anxiety than I had anticipated, which is why I was about two and a half hours beyond my…

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Review: Fantasy Craft Adventure Companion 0

Tweet When you have read my blog for quite a while you probably noticed that I have a soft spot for Crafty Games ‘ Fantasy Craft . But Fantasy Craft is a more complex game than the other games I usually recommend. I have to admit that Fantasy Craft’s rules complexity is sometimes just a bit outside of my usual comfort zone. But that said I am also convinced…

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What about the GameMastery Combat Pad? A review… 0

Tweet As an unabashed fan of all things Pathfinder I guess it is not a surprise I like their GameMastery line of products. It runs the gamut from Flip-Mats to Map Packs (and I’ve written about both before here and here ), cards to “ compleat encounters ” (minis an and adventure) and accessories . One of these accessories had always caught my attention, the GameMastery Combat …

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It’s Tracy’s birthday today! Instead of cake, have some free zombies for your Pathfinder game! 0

Hey!  It’s Tracy’s birthday!  Tracy has been serving as an Editor here on TC for a bit now, and I think he deserves a happy birthday! I’d like to send him to a few conventions to celebrate, but he seems to have attended them all.  So, to celebrate, the World of Aruneus – Contagion Infected Zombies is free!  That’s right, this bad boy won’…

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Quick Review: 0one’s Meteora blueprints – perfect for your insane overlords. 0

Clocking in at 16 usable pages (plus a title page and advertisement at the end) 0one’s Blueprints: Meteora is a fantastic, non-fantasy building for use in your fantasy campaign.  I know, right? Meteora is an honest to gosh monastery existing in our world today, high on stony peaks and looking like it would go perfectly with your fantasy campaign.  Nigh unassailable, built out of stone, …

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Review: Monster Vault (Plus 2 Bonus Mini-Reviews!) 0

Monster Vault is the latest offering in the D&D 4th Edition Essentials line of products.  As you’ve no doubt heard by now, it’s a collection of many of the most famous monsters from D&D, including ones from previous Monster Manuals, collected into the Essentials 6

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What about the Coliseum Morpheuon? A review… 0

Tweet “I have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong.” Beyond the Wall of Sleep , HP Lovecraft Any book that starts with an HP Lovecraft quote is a winner in my book! It’s a tribute to the enduring influence of …

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Jim Ward in need of help 0

Tweet According to the Greyhawk Grognard , game design luminary Jim Ward, who is responsible for such classic games as Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World needs our help. Obviously he spent some time in the hospital recently and his condition is quite serious. According to what Jim posted at the Dragonsfoot forums it may take another year for him to recover fully. The hospital bills are a bit too…

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Back from IndieCon 2010 0

I’m back and will have a bunch of session reports and other comments over the next few days. The short summary: Fiasco is unbelievably good when it’s firing on all cylinders, although if you get a player who starts negating or introducing supernatural stuff it can be a struggle. Apocalypse World is really cool, but probably is better suited to multiple sessions than a…

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Greywulf’s Guide to 4e Character Generation by Hand 0

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…

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A New Rifts Chaos Earth Sourcebook, and Other Notes 0

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, …

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ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator 0

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…

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Ask the Readers: Any good supers themed questionnaire out there? 0

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…

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I laugh and I cry at Knights… 0

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 …

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Freeport: Winds of Change – Prelude 0

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…

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Amid the sound of noise and thunder, I’d rather be playing RISUS 0

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…

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Free For All! Complete Characters So Far. 0

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…

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Free Pathfinder Magic Item – Mirkmoot’s Wondrous Waterator 0

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…

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