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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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Quick Review: Swallowfeld – a Pathfinder adventure setting for a low level party 0

Raging Swan Press have put together a solid, 37 page adventure for a lower level Pathfinder party .  Taking place in and around the village of Swallowfeld, this adventure is something of a murder mystery packaged within a weather torn priory, for one.  Actually, Swallowfeld contains several adventure hooks revolving around the village and what goes on there. What I really enjoy about this …

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Fool’s Gold – cursed coins for miserly players [PFRPG] 0

Fool’s gold is just that, gold that makes you foolish. These cursed coins were created by the First Bank of WareHave as a deterrent to thieves and cutthroats who would frequently target the bank and its shipments of gold. Often a large coin worth at least 10 gold pieces in weight alone, Fool’s Gold has a cumulative effect. The more you take, the more…

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Writing Influences 0

I’ve written several articles in the past regarding finding inspiration to start writing, but I thought that for today’s post I’d write about how you can keep writing and what drives development of your ideas by looking at what influences have driven the development of the lands in which I am setting my work. Although there is a long list of purely fantasy …

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Mystara, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! 0

A recent post by fellow blogger and friend Daniel Pérez about his love for the Forgotten Realms got me thinking about my favorite campaign setting. The D&D Known World, better known as Mystara . I first discovered this wonderful world in the D&D Expert Set with paragraph long descriptions of the town of Threshold, Karameikos and the Black Eagle Barony used as examples of what…

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Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG! 0

I just got word that RPGNow / DriveThruRPG ’s biggest sale starts tomorrow, the Christmas in July Sale , where hundreds of RPG products are 25% off! The sale starts on July 23th and runs until July 26th. This is a great opportunity to get some of the RPGs you’ve wanted for so long at a reduced price! DriveThruComics is also participating, so you …

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The Ensemble Cast Of Characters In RPGs 0

What if you’re not just a one-character kind of guy (or girl, if any of you mythical female gamers are reading)? The role-playing hobby teaches us that we should create a character and hold on to it, pouring ourselves into that stat sheet and working hard toward achieving that character’s hopes, dreams, and goals. We become incredibly attached to these fictional people because, most of …

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Good Monster Hunting 0

I’m re-reading the veritable Call of Cthulhu Keeper’s Companion Volume 1 . This is an excellent tome and a terrific read regardless of your system of choice. The first chapter is Good Cthulhu Hunting by Sandy Peterson & John B Monroe and it summarizes 10 best practises for wise Call of Cthulhu investigators. The advice it gives strikes me as equally applicable to adventurers regardless of genre, so I’m…

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DM Rewards: Tomb of Horrors Review 0

I got something very unexpected in the mail last Friday when I went to check my PO box. Wizards of the Coast sent me my second DM Rewards package of the year.  I was standing in the post office holding a large white envelope from Wizards of the Coast that had DO NOT BEND printed in large bold letters…

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What about Creepy Creatures? A review! 0

Creepy Creatures is a monster book for the Pathfinder RPG by Alluria Publishing . This is the first product by Alluria I have read and I’m glad I did! I am a sucker for monster books; you can never have enough monsters! And this is an eclectic collection of interesting, quirky and silly monsters. The buffet is served, select and antagonist and go torture your players! Want to learn more? Read on… Creepy Creatures is…

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Free Pathfinder/d20 Magic Weapon – The Plaid Axe of the Northern Dwarves 0

The Plaid Axe of the Northern Dwarf is all aboot taking down trees, vegetation and whoever may be standing near by.  Forged in a vast underground empires by vast, underground Dwarves, the Plaid Axe of the Northern Dwarves was a last ditch solution to the growing problem of how to cut down and use things that weren’t made …

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Cthulhu has claimed another victim! Er… we have a winner! 0

Congratulations are in order, as Neil Knauth has won a signed copy of Realms of Cthulhu from Reality Blurs !  Thanks to the awesome folks at Reality Blurs for providing a signed copy of their book as a prize.  Also a big thanks to all of our readers who participated in this contest!  Stay tuned because this will not be our last contest…

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Growing the Hobby: The Horticulturist Way! 0

Mad Brew Labs is hosting this month’s RPG Blog Carnival and the topic is an interesting one, how to help the growth of the hobby? This is a topic I’m very interested in since over the last year I’ve tried to take an active role in the gaming community where I live. I think the best thing we as individuals can do to help the…

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