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A new creature for Pathfinder/d20 – The Coilicoot 0

Preferring temperate or cold forests above all else, the Coilicoot is a snake-like mammal which has claimed many curious victims. Appearing like a cross between a large snake and a house cat, the Coilicoot can be found in many northern forests throughout the world.  Their coloration ranges from whites and blacks through dark orange and brown. Unlike their reptilian counterparts, …

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Warrior, Rogue & Mage Revised Edition finally available at DriveThruRPG 0

Just a few minutes ago I uploaded the revised Edition of WR&M to DriveThruRPG . There you can download it for free! I will make it available on other sites as well when I come back from GenCon. I will definitely be looking into releasing a print-on-demand version on Lulu. So if everything works as planned, you’ll be able to order …

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Gary Gygax was born today in 1938 – let’s give him an honor roll! 0

Today marks what would have been Gary Gygax’s 71st birthday.  Let’s all grab our favorite dice, pause a moment to think about RPG’s and how much Gary influenced everything we do with them, and then give him an honor roll.  Feel free to report any Natural 20′s here. Technorati Tags: honor roll , gary gygax , rpg , role playing games Troll…

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A Terrible Idea for RPGs, which is actually a Great Idea – free to use character portraits 0

It sounds a bit confusing but A Terrible Idea actually has a great idea!  60 “Terrible Character Portraits” which, once created, would be released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License and be free to use by anyone!  Folks looking for a good character sheet portrait.  Newly minted game designers *cough* – anyone would be able to use these character portraits. They’re …

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DMing 101: An introduction 0

Welcome to the first installment of my new weekly advice column, DMing 101. Since it’s the first installment I thought I should include a little introductory explanation about the purpose and nature of the column first. My goal is to provide tips and advice to new 4th edition D&D DMs – or those still on the fence – in easy to digest chunks. These will be…

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Remembering A Legend 0

Gary Gygax, was a writer and game designer. In the 1960s Gygax founded Gen Con . In 1971 he help develop the war game Chainmail. He co-founded the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) , and in 1974 Gary Gygax along with Dave Arneson created the legendary Role Playing Game, Dungeons & Dragons . As players of the role playing games we all owe a great debt to Gary…

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Build an Essentials Cleric, today! 0

We’ve had the Fighter & Wizard , now it’s the turn of the Cleric to take centre stage. As before we’re looking at how to create a simpler starting character using only the PHB and the design decisions evident in the D&D Essentials line. The end result should be a set of Archetypal characters which would serve to introduce any new player (or old player still …

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Preview: Warrior, Rogue & Mage Revised Edition Part 2 0

Today I want to tease you a bit more with updates from the upcoming revised edition of the Warrior, Rogue & Mage roleplaying game . Initially I wanted to use a cover featuring artwork created by fellow RPG blogger Greywulf , but when I started adding the interior artwork, it didn’t really fit anymore. I want to use this opportunity again to thank him for providing me with some great…

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4E AP: Osirion Session #5 (First Contact) 0

The fifth session marked a bit of a change, format-wise because rather than pushing the hereto missing player’s character in to the background by having him wait at the camp, I created a simplified NPC version of him (following the guidelines in the DMG2) for the characters to take along. We did this for two reasons: The first was to preserve the possibility, for now, for…

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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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