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Designs from the Mind – product development part 2 0

Tweet Welcome back for part 2 of my blog posts on RPG product development, for those who may have missed part 1 and would like to catch up with the conversation so far click here . For everyone who is keen to carry on, here we go… So we’ve got our idea, done some market research, and worked out who we are looking to target with our product and now …

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4E Starter Set: Actual play with photos 0

My 8-year-old son and I played through the “Your First Encounter” section of the Starter set’s DM’s Book using characters we created using the solo adventure in the Player’s Book. He’s playing Ruflin, elf rogue, while I am playing Nero, dwarf fighter. I acted as DM and player (which works well when playing with younger players since …

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Friday Flash Contest! Win yourself an official World of Aruneus T-shirt and the Aruneus PDFs! 0

How would you like a free, zombie themed T-shirt featuring original artwork?  Who wouldn’t, right?  Now’s your chance to compete for one in a cut-throat battle!  I’m giving away one official World of Aruneus T-shirt to one official winner.   Because it’s Friday and we all deserve some fun, and because Mondays often come far too soon after…

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Free Stuff Friday: Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen 0

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen The Dungeon Masters’ Battle Screen Free tool for helping D&D 4e Dungeon Masters in managing battles for Windows XP, Vista with Microsoft .Net 3.5 SP1 installed. On the Dungeon Master’s Battle Screen website they wrote this…

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Gamer Media, Parody and Negative Stereotypes 0

Tweet For at least the past year now, a close friend and gaming partner of mine has been trying to get me to watch The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising . I refused because of what I initially thought was lack of time, but as she kept asking and I kept refusing I began to realize that something else was pushing me to reject it. I finally realized…

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Let’s talk about stats baby 0

Let’s talk about stats baby. Let’s talk about you and me, Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Sorry. You caught me channelling a little Salt’n’Pepa back there. Where was I? Oh yes. Stats. Stats maketh the game. How you generate your PC’s attributes, more than anything else, define where along the power curve your game is playing. They matter more than…

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How to be a good game ambassador 0

Ah, this little hobby of ours. Add us all together and I daresay you’ll barely fill a handful of football stadiums, yet there’s still room enough for all of us. The young and old, the venerable old school gamers and the new kids keen to break past the limitations of console gaming. There’s room for immersive narritavists, hack’n’slashers, superheroes, wizards, rogues and more. Role-playing is…

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Quick Review: The Secrets of Divine Channeling 0

With Rite Publishing’s The Secret of Divine Channeling we have a completely new divine class, which is similar to a cleric in many ways, but divergent enough to justify a great publication.  The Divine Channeler class is focused more on channeling divine energy than they are on casting divine spells, and as such they’ve received a host of new channeling abilities to go along with the Clerical…

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4E Flavor – Powers Overwhelming? 0

As a DM in my high school years, I was often expected to be the one to provide an unlimited source of flavorful descriptives when it came to combat. This was never an issue for me, because I always had a passion for describing the gruesome actions of a bunch of hardened warriors tearing through a slough of rampaging monsters. By contrast, I found that when…

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Are we DMs really that weird? 0

Tweet Yesterday, my friend Christian Kennig , sent me the link to this excerpt from the documentary film “The Dungeon Masters”. Do you think your dice need punishing, too?

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Arr, matey! DriveThruRPG sale ahoy! 0

Tweet The nice guys at DriveThruRPG let me know this morning that there will be a special sale starting tomorrow celebrating “Talk Like A Pirate Day”! There will be fantastic sales on tons of pirate-themed games and other stuff. In addition to that, there will also be twenty hidden treasure chest on the site containing a lot of FREE stuff!

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Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #2 (The Moon Radish Patch) 0

The second session of my 4E adaptation of Paizo’s  Kingmaker adventure path turned out to only have my four players, the other 5 (plus the co-DM) all being out of town on a field trip to Weimar . That was ideal since it meant I could spend some time focusing on explaining a few more of the rules since everyone is new to 4th edition D&D…

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Sale 0

RPGNow/DriveThruRPG’s annual “Talk like a Pirate Day” sale is starting this Friday (Sept 17th) and runs through Sept. 22nd.  Aside from ongoing sales there’s also a scavenger hunt like activity to find free eBooks.

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Red Box Wandering Monster Table, Dungeon Level 1 0

As they are sadly absent from the D&D Essentials Red Box, here’s a Wandering Monster Table for Dungeon Level 1. This is inspired by the one in the Mentzer Red Box and adjusted to accommodate the monsters in the new D&D Essentials version. It’s disappointing there’s no Giant Centipedes, Gecko Lizards, Cave Locusts and Fire Beetles in the newer Red Box, but …

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No D&D Insider Tools Update in September 0

I just got this broadcast message from WotC: Unfortunately, we will not have a data update ready for the D&D Insider tools in September.  The process of integrating the new changes from Dark Sun and Essentials is taking a bit longer than we expected, and we plan to update the Character Builder in early October.  We will continue to keep you informed …

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Oh gods not another Red Box review 0

‘Fraid so. In a hobby where our only limit is our imagination, it seems like that’s something in short supply among we blog writers with darned near everyone filling the ether with their thoughts and opinions about the Red Box and the Essentials line in general. And I’m not going to be any exception 😀 The Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Red Box Starter …

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D&D 4th Edition Essentials…Essential? 0

Having recently picked up the Rules Compendium and Heroes of the Fallen Lands for D&D, a part of their Essentials line, the question of course begs to be asked:  How Essential is it?  The answer, dear readers, lies in this article. What is the Rules Compendium?  It’s one of the 10 D&D “Essentials” products for the 4th edition of Dungeons …

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Don’t Be A Dick 0

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared as a guest post on RPG Blog 2 . As some of you probably know “Don’t Be A Dick” is also known as Wheaton’s Law. And even though it was meant as a rule for people playing games online, it’s still valid at the gaming table – perhaps even more so. The problem usually arises at character creation. While everyone creates a…

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Don’t Be A Dick 0

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared as a guest post on RPG Blog 2 . As some of you probably know “Don’t Be A Dick” is also known as Wheaton’s Law. And even though it was meant as a rule for people playing games online, it’s still valid at the gaming table – perhaps even more so. The problem usually arises…

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