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Free public beta version of Synapse RPG available

You can download a copy of the beta version of the upcoming Synapse RPG here .

Gamma World Unboxed

Check out the video here .

Smallville AP: The Mandrake Session #2

This session started with some great news. We are gaining an extra player. The wife of one of the existing players enquired about joining us, and since one of the features (Emilio) was originally designed as a lead he would make an absolutely perfect extra lead for her to play. We spent a little time filling her in on the…

Reminder! Enter the international Savage Worlds give away by tomorrow!

To celebrate another wonderful game system, Savage Worlds, we’ve gotten together with the fine folks at Pinnacle Entertainment Group to give away a few Savage Worlds books. Since the PEG folks graciously provided the Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition and the Deadlands Player’s Guide, I’ll be happy to ship them off to one lucky winner anywhere I…

The Penny Arcade Expo

Tweet I am so excited to be attending the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle this year! I have never been to a gaming convention before and I am looking forward to this epic adventure! I hope to come back with inspiration for new posts and maybe even a write up of my experiences at PAX. I will be traveling to …

5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Fudge

Tweet For some reason Fudge , the roleplaying game by Steffan O’Sullivan back in the nineties, is something like the unloved uncle to the popular FATE system. A lot of gamers have heard about FATE, especially after Evil Hat released the Dresden Files Roleplaying Game , which uses the latest version of the FATE rules, but only a few people have an idea what …

Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #0

Fall is approaching, school is back in session, and that means the after-school game club is up and running again – this our eight year and as I’ve blogged about earlier , we had 16 students (ages 13-19) at the information meeting who said they were  interested in playing 4th edition D&D this year. Two weeks later, we’ve started …

Retrospect wins RPG Geek’s 24-hour RPG Contest

…and in case you didn’t know, I wrote it. ;op  The complete list of winners can be found here .   You can download the free, 24-hr version here . Once I have complete feedback and some playtesting data I will publish a revised version which will be available for free.

My Motivation for Writing an Adventure

Tweet I recently announced that I was writing a Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition adventure . Progress on this project has been steady. Anytime I have a free block of time to myself I am working on it. I have already learned a lot and am excited to learn more as I continue working on this project. I thought It would be interesting to talk a little bit about where …

Fantasy Craft Giveaway!

Tweet To celebrate yesterdays’ release of the PDF version of “ Time of High Adventure ” by Crafty Games , we give away one copy of the Fantasy Craft 2nd printing PDF today! As with all our PDF giveaways in the past, you need to have an account at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow in order to participate. But this should be a minor …

20% discount @ DriveThruRPG

Tweet As in the last months we can provide our readers with a 20% discount coupon code for DriveThruRPG . The coupon code is good from now till October 5th and can be used with purchases from the following publishers: Cubicle 7 Dream Pod 9 Fabled Environments Fat Dragon Games Goodman Games Erisian Entertainment Generic Universe Publishing Holistic Designs Kallisti Press Louis Porter Jr. Design OtherWorld Creations Palladium…

4E AP: Teerna Campaign – Recap #6 (The Fey Connection)

The events detailed here span two sessions of play. From the memoirs of Tiberius Cosmourn Bramblewood, Shepherd and former Windrunner Desnus 25, 471 SL The situation in Murray’s Rock has more twists and turns than a bowline. Leaving the sickened Tyrinn and Thalos, who now has begun to show symptoms as well, we have visited the mysterious standing stones on the nearby hill and discovered it was actually a…

Audio Blitz! People and Interviews from GenCon

I already linked you all to my time talking to Keith Baker at GenCon , but there are a lot of other great people that I talked to, and the audio is ready to go, do why not put the links down so you can feed your ears? The audio this time around was all processed by Ethan Parker of Gamer’s Haven fame. I …

Come to me my jungle friends!

Tweet Recent events in my life have me thinking about pets. Be they familiars, animal companions or summoned animals, whatever way your system of choice calls them, why do we feel the urge to have pets in our games? I can see why… The joy and happiness they bring into our real lives is one we want to recreate in the game as well. Or maybe we…

Captain London

From the Short & Sweet Department: Here’s Captain London’s stats for ICONS, all primed and ready for play. For comparison purposes he weighs in at 60 points, more than the suggested 45 point base for a point-buy character, but well within the limits for a randomly generated one. That’s in keeping with his status as the first (and arguably greatest) British Super-Soldier . I’m likely…

Review: Lone Wolf Multiplayer Game Book and Heroes of Magnamund

Tweet I still have very fond memories of the Lone Wolf game books I lent from my friend Sven back when we were still in school. The Lone Wolf books focus on the world of Magnamund, where

Enter the Singularity – Eclipse Phase Book Review

Just before I went to Origins, I started hearing about a game that was previously unfamiliar to me. The name Eclipse Phase began bouncing around my brain, and the more I saw of it, the more interested I was. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one. Eclipse Phase won not only an Origins Award this year, but also took home two Silver ENnies and one Gold ENnie at GenCon…

Are mini-campaigns the solution?

Tweet Back in the day, when we were still young and had too much time on our hands, we played in long campaigns, sometimes even spanning years. But in recent years I haven’t finished any campaign properly. Either we lost interest in the game or the group dissolved before the campaign has reached a satisfactory conclusion. Don’t get me wrong, we still have a lot …

Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Review

Tweet I received and early copy of the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Red Box Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set last week. It’s the first product to be released from the 4th edition Essentials product line. I have already posted an unboxing video , but now that I have spent a couple of days with the Red Box it’s time to let you know…

Dealing with Problem Players

One of the things which has been on my mind recently is the issue of dealing with problem players. My weekend group has recently shrunk in size due to a lack of shared vision leading to a horrible rift in the group. What follows is a collection of my thoughts on the issue. The events at my gaming table have left me …