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Quick Review: The Secrets of Martial Mastery – an expansion for Pathfinder RPG 0

Rite Publishing scores again with The Secrets of Martial Mastery , a nice little book filled with over 25 new feats and their corresponding combat maneuvers sure to spice up any fight.  Drawing from everything between plain old fisticuffs to fencing moves, you can now do a lot more with your hands-on type characters.  In addition to the new feats and combat maneuvers, there’s a new …

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Realms of Cthulhu, Savage Lovecraft 0

Published in October 2009, it has clearly taken me far too long to get a copy and start playing this product.  As a game master relatively new to Savage Worlds by Pinnacle Entertainment , but utterly infatuated, as well as one prone to fits of madness and visions of eldritch aberrations, Realms of Cthulhu is right up my alley.  For those woefully unfamiliar with H.P…

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Dungeon Master Burnout… My cure! 0

Some context… I read a post by Chatty DM on twitter this past Sunday about him possibly taking a D&D sabbatical and ended up briefly tweeting with Greywulf about D20 burnout and how despite having been a D20 game master continuously for over 17 years I’ve avoided it. Greywulf suggested this may be a good blog post, so here it is! I’ve been a DM most of my…

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Smallville RPG is available 0

In the darkest of hours will the heroes put aside their differences, and deny their hunger for wealth and power, to unite and save the world? What will be your

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Build an Essentials Mage, today! 0

Last time we looked at how to create something like the Essential Knight using only content from the Player’s Handbook. This time it’s the turn of the Mage, a specialist Wizard formally educated in the ways of spell casting. Can we do the same thing, and create a leaner, simpler magic-user using only the PHB? Of course we can! But first, I’m going to go…

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Preview: Warrior, Rogue & Mage Revised Edition Part 1 0

For the last weeks I have been working hard to get the revised edition of WR&M done. The revised edition is currently 38-pages long, contains a lot of small fixes and clarifications and a couple of optional rules that gamemasters can use to personalize your game further. Non-human races are now supported and there are now rules for mounted combat and …

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Review – Dresden Files RPG: Our World (vol. 2) 0

The second volume in the two Dresden Files RPG books released by Evil Hat , Our World features an incredibly detailed overview of the world, creatures, and characters featured in the Dresden Files universe as established by the series of novels. The authors (and specifically Chad Underkoffler) clearly put in an exhaustive amount of research in detailing every notable character (these are likely to be used as NPCs in the …

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Review – Dresden Files RPG: Our World (vol. 2) 0

The second volume in the two Dresden Files RPG books released by Evil Hat , Our World features an incredibly detailed overview of the world, creatures, and characters featured in the Dresden Files universe as established by the series of novels. The authors (and specifically Chad Underkoffler) clearly put in an exhaustive amount of research in detailing every notable character (these are likely to…

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Help the Hobby! Read an RPG Book in Public! 0

Gamers are many, but we are the quiet many. There is an upsetting number of people who still have misconceptions about what an RPG is and the type of people that play them.  Sure, we know that gamers come in all types, but the world doesn’t. Let’s fix that.  Someone over at The Escapist has had the brilliant …

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Dungeons & Disney du Jour: Princess Pauline 0

“Jest look at her. Prancing through this stinkin’ dungeon like it’s some fairy tale palace, all singin’ and dancing’ fit to burst. It’s no surprising the monsters hear us comin’ a mile away. What I want to know is how come she never gets hit. I mean, look at what she’s wearin’! A ball gown! D’you see, Sir Gallant? D’you …

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Fantastic post-apocalyptic images 0

The images shown on Life After the Apocalypse are really awesome.

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RPGNow’s Christmas in July sale 0

You can check out the whole list of items here .

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Quick Review: The Genius Guide to the Time Thief, a new character class for Pathfinder 0

Leave it to the folks at OtherWorld Creations to come up with new, inventive and plausible character classes.  Plausible that is, in the sense that elves and dragons are wandering around out there as well. The Time Thief takes a neat spin on a rogue-like character – one who can literally steal time.  Taking little bits of time (motes) from their own future and…

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Discussion: Gaming With Family 0

It’s been a while since we had an old-fashioned discussion here on Jason Richards cannot be trusted , so I thought that today would be as good a day as any to take a stab at another one. I was a little curious as to exactly how many readers here regularly game with family. Do you game with a spouse? Kids? Siblings? Parents? I know…

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Build an Essentials character, today! 0

The good folks at Wizards of the Coast have been teasing us in recent weeks with information about the new character builds provided in the D&D Essentials line. So far we have seen builds for the Cleric , Wizard and Fighter with each one giving us more of an insight into the design decisions they made while putting Essentials together. I’m liking what I…

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Build an Essentials character, today! 0

The good folks at Wizards of the Coast have been teasing us in recent weeks with information about the new character builds provided in the D&D Essentials line. So far we have seen builds for the Cleric , Wizard and Fighter with each one giving us more of an insight into the design decisions they made while putting Essentials together. I’m liking what I see so far, and wonder …

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Free Stuff Friday – Monster Slayers 0

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod Do you have kids? Do you want to roll play with them? As a parent do you feel you can get your children on the right RPG footing and all you need are the tools? Well my dear friends, look no further. …

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Review – GameMastery Face Cards: Enemies Deck 0

The GameMastery Face Cards Enemy deck is the latest in Paizo’s line of playing card-sized play aids. They are designed to be handed out by GMs to give their players a face to put to the names of major NPCs. Most of the faces come from Paizo’s previous adventure paths and thus are perfectly suited for GMs running one of the…

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Review – GameMastery Face Cards: Enemies Deck 0

The GameMastery Face Cards Enemy deck is the latest in Paizo’s line of playing card-sized play aids. They are designed to be handed out by GMs to give their players a face to put to the names of major NPCs. Most of the faces come from Paizo’s previous adventure paths and thus are perfectly suited for GMs running one of the adventure paths. For example, King …

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Qucik Hit: My Fantasy Writing Retreat 0

Ah, to be alone with my pen As my writing “to do” list picks up and the day job continues to pile on its burdens, I find myself fantasizing about getting away from it all. I’ve often wanted to just take a week off, get out of the house with nothing but a stack of notebooks and a box of…

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