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Review: The Savage World of Solomon Kane

I can’t deny it, I am an avid Savage Worlds fan. I like the rules-light system and the original settings released for it. I think the first time I heard about Solomon Kane was when Pinnacle Entertainment announced “ The Savage World of Solomon Kane ”. When I started doing some research in the subject matter I was immediately intrigued. Solomon looked very much like the prototype of…

Smallville AP: The Mandrake Session #1

In the last report I talked about how we came up with the basic premise for our campaign and created the characters. I took these details to try and create an adventure. After a little thought I’ve decided on a name for the campaign:- “ The Mandrake “. The Mandrake (or La Mandragola ) is a satirical play by Italian Renaissance writer Niccolò Machiavelli. It’s a tale of corruption within…

Food & Games

Don’t worry; this has NOTHING to do with all the electronic cooking games out there. This is about gamers and the food they eat when they game. Junk food and role-playing games are connected in poplar culture, and in all truth some games will devour prodigious amounts of chips and soda. Undoubtedly some groups try to eat healthy, bringing fruits and veggies to…

Anthro Power!

D&D has, in its time, visited many places and had many settings. We’ve had D&D in space (Spelljammer), set in desert lands (twice – Dark Sun and Al-Qadim), the Far East (Oriental Adventures) and on the plains of the horse clans (The Horde – remember that?). We’ve had D&D in Wonderland, in a city lodged in a kinda-nearly-dormant volcano, and…

WR&M review by Wyatt Salazar

Wyatt Salazar is somewhat like a RPG blog nephew to me. Back in the day, when he wasn’t one of the more popular D&D 4th Edition bloggers out there, I was one of the first people who linked to his blog “ Turbulent Thoughts ” (Warning: Not For The Faint Of Heart!).

John Wick’s Cat System is Being Ripped Off!

John Wick , known for his creative efforts on the Legend of the 5 Rings RPG, the Houses of the Blooded RPG, his Play Dirty Youtube videos, and a great deal of other works, has just announced on Facebook that his indie role playing game Cat , released in 2005 by Wicked Dead Brewing Company , is currently being plagiarised and sold on the popular self-publishing website …

R.I.P. DM Rewards program

It appears that the DM rewards program is also being largely eliminated. There is a lot of uproar about the fact that the latest D&D reward is a single card for the Ravenloft board game, which turns out just to be the promo card that was given out at GenCon. I’m not sure who thought a card for the Ravenloft board game was an appropriate…

Smallville AP: The Mandrake #0 (Brainstorming)

Our gaming group is just about to start the third session of our “Mandrake” game. I’m really impressed by how the first couple of sessions have gone. I think we are really pushing the system and I’m proud of the game we’ve started, so I thought I would share a few details… Our gaming group has recently suffered the loss of several players. One…

Why I ordered the D&D Essentials “Red Box” after all

As you all know I am not that fond of D&D 4th Edition. While I loved a lot of the changes from D&D 3.5 when I first read the new core books, I didn’t like how combat worked in D&D 4th Edition. For me I totally lost immersion in the game world in the moment we started to place our miniatures on the battle…

Dicebook review

Some time ago I had the opportunity to give away a free copy of Dicebook , a PDF reader and dice rolling app for the Apple iPad . But since I haven’t had an iPad myself at that time, I couldn’t give it a try myself. But that changed last week, when I finally got my new toy. Dicebook by David Dunham is definitely one…

Why I should hate DC Adventures, but I don’t

My rpg time has suddenly become a barren wasteland, and that’s a Bad Thing especially given we’re only three sessions away from the end of the world in our Endday Campaign. Here’s hoping that things pick up when normality returns after the school holidays. The Good Thing though is it gives me time to think more about the …

Lazy Sunday Video Post: Dungeon Master Gurls Music Video

I found this and I had to share it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSt-3X-pK24 Like Unlike

Sunday morning D&D with kids

My son Niklas and his friend trying to play the solo adventure out of the red box D&D game. They’re both playing elves (naturally).  The little guy in the foreground is Timmy – he’s only two and a half so he’s still in training. Sorry about the blurriness of the photos but photographing three little kids in action indoors…

Lazy Sunday Render Dump Beyond the Stars

A week of rendering spaceships, clowns, bikinis, fairies and elves is not a bad week at all, I reckon. What do you think? Last Check-In Coyness It's….. Showtime! (created whilst watching Galaxy Quest) Marvelman (a work in progress) Icon City Frailty the Fairy Rogue Captain of “The Broken Fate” Perfection I’m done. Hope you’re having a great weekend, all! Like Unlike

Wil Wheaton’s talk at GenCon 2010

I’ve seen a few links around the RPG blogs but the talk deserves more attention. I can completely identify with most of his experiences, especially his recollections from what it was like playing D&D when I was a kid. Part 1 Part 2 You can find the links to the rest of the parts of the talk on youtube here .

Dapper Devil 4E Tokens

Check these out . The condition markers are nothing particularly special in my opinion (though they look good), but the tracking tray is a really cool idea. I already have a full set of Litko markers and at $15/player they’re not exactly cheap, so I’m wondering if I can’t figure out a way to make something similar …

GenCon 2010 Expanded Coverage – Candid Keith Baker

I had some random things happen to me when I went to GenCon, but nothing was more random than my Thursday afternoon. I had forgotten one of the most important thing about going to a big convention, something that got me through Origins without crashing and burning: I had forgotten to take a solid afternoon break. When I was at Origins, every …

Where to buy RPGs in Germany

No, I’m not asking the question although if you have a suggestion, let me hear it. Instead, I just wanted to put out a free and unsolicited plug for Sphärenmeisters Spiele . Not only do they carry (and more importantly actually stock) a huge variety of mainstream and indie RPGs, their prices actually beat Amazon.de’s prices most of…

Kickin’ it old-school with the crew from RPG Circus

For quite some time the crew of RPG Circus and me tried to figure out how to get me on their show. Alas because of the different time zones this has been more problematic than we anticipated. But when I decided to attend Gen Con this year, we planned to record something in Indianapolis. So on one of the “ Four Best…

Free Stuff Friday: Sword and Sorcery Saga

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Sword and Sorcery Saga Swords and Sorcery Saga is a free website containing information, links, and downloads for a Swords and Sorcery conversion of Wizards of the Coast’s Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition. On the Sword and Sorcery Saga …