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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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Atomic Highway 0

Recently I learned about the awesome post-apocalyptic roleplaying game Atomic Highway by reading Berin Kinsman’s review . While he’s not really into the genre, he really like the games’ mechanics and toolbox approach. I wanted to run a post-apocalyptic game for a long time, so I decided to get a copy of the game. And I haven’t regretted this decision once, not even for a second! Instead…

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I Voted! 0

Please don’t forget to cast your vote for the 2010 ENnie Awards! I just submitted my vote. The voting polls are still open till midnight, July 25th (no idea, which timezone we’re talking about here), but voting a few days earlier than that is probably a good idea. Especially because this year the nominations have been kinda weird. Some products who IMHO should have been nominated were ignored by…

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Today is the last day to enter the signed Realms of Cthulhu book give away! 0

Look, as far as the real world goes, we’re not big on promoting ancient evil, vicious cults and things that make you go insane. Put us in the realm of gaming though and we’re behind Realms of Cthulhu 100%! Our editor Tracy covered this game at Origins 2010 and fell madly, insanely in love with it. We think you will too…

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KantCon 2010 – Actual Play Sessions 0

As promised, I now have the link to the Actual Play sessions from KantCon 2010. There weren’t as many as I had originally thought (I estimated somwhere between 30 and 40), but we did clock in with a very solid 20 sessions. A few of the sessions that did take place did not get a good audio capture, for one reason or another, so you’re not …

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Adventurer’s Toolbox – Immovable Rods 0

Image by: SoulRider.222 I figured I would take some time away from my convention coverage to begin a new series. As I’ve played RPGs over the years, I have run across items that I begin to feel that any player/character with an innovating mind can use and use well. To that end, I’m going to call this series The Adventurer&#…

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Quick Review: In the Company of Gargoyles – a new player race and class for Pathfinder 0

Once again Rite Publishing comes through with an fun addition to the Pathfinder/3.5 universe.  In the Company of Gargoyles is nicely formatted and illustrated; coming in both a print friendly version and a more ornate version is a plus.  The layout is well done and everything is easy to find via the table of contents. This expansion features Gargoyles as a playable race, and a new …

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4E AP: Osirion Session #4 (The Desecrated Shrine) 0

Here’s the AP report from the fourth session of our ongoing 4E D&D campaign. Session Summary A few nights after reclaiming the monastery the group had finally recuperated enough to move forward with the next phase of their mission. Almah’s major domo, in the mean time, I spent the days watching Kelmarane through his spyglass and sketching the village’s layout. With…

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Dark Sun Light… Microlite that is! 0

Andrew Mordo, also known as Corvus, fellow contributor to this blog and all around nice guy put together a little gem called Dark Sun Microlite . He’s our resident Microlite expert but I’ll take a stab at doing a review of his work. Corvus is not alone in his love for Microlite, a rules light version of the D20 system that retains many of the familiar elements…

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4E AP: Osirion Session #3 (The Old Monastery, part 2) 0

Our third session picked up immediately where session #2 ended: the group was gathered in the monastery’s chapel having defeated the major infestation of pugwampis calling it home. Session Summary The group continued to carry out a search of the monastery, with Amaruq volunteering to climb up in to the choir loft and have a look at the pugwampi nest. While there were no signs …

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For the little geek in everyone: Legos for adults 0

This is a short and very cool TED talk.

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A new, free PFRPG creature – the Exasperating Ooze 0

Wandering through forests, or in the deeps, pretty much anywhere adventurers can be found, the Exasperating Ooze is a strange, blob like ooze. Ranging in color from dull orange to dull red, with black vein like structures, it slowly moves through any terrain. What it survives on, where it comes from and even why it exists are all questions that …

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Sharktopus! 0

I posted up a quick challenge on Twitter: “First blog with 4e stats for a Sharktopus wins a no-prize!” . Deadorcs from Initiative or What replied speedily and in style with this statblock direct to my inbox, complete with permission to for me to post it up here for y’all to enjoy. Which means, by the terms of the competition, I win …

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Free Stuff Friday: Mouse Guard Wiki 0

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mouse Guard Wiki Looking for some character sheets and maps? Then check out the Mouse Guard Wiki over at BurningWheel.org The Mouse Guard Wiki has a section of downloadable items to help your Mouse Gard game. With all kinds of character sheets and maps. This wiki is a good resources for anyone who …

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A new World of Aruneus video – zombies and high fantasy, now with more gods! 0

I’ve written, produced, directed and almost starred in a brand new video for the Aruneus Project – zombie apocalypse  meets high fantasy.  All of that really means I spent a few hours last night with Win7′s movie maker.  It was a blast though and I think the video came out pretty good, considering my limited video…

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Interview with Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager, Clint Black 0

In just the way we knew it would, Savage Worlds has commanded the interest of the readers to make an undeniably successful list of interview questions.  After serving up an appetizer of a dish with my Intro to Savage Worlds last week, I’d like to now present you with the main course, an interview with Clint Black, the Savage…

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Shadowland : it begins with the horses 0

Did you know that up to around 1900 there were about two million free-roaming wild horses across North America? I didn’t. That’s a lot of horses. Given that frontier fantasy worlds echo much of the Old West in style (and certainly given 4e D&D’s Points of Light premise), I’d expect it to be much the same there with whole herds of wild horses roaming…

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An ICONic interview: Steve Kenson! 0

As part of my love for all things ICONS I recently contacted the author, Steve Kenson for an interview about the game and superhero role playing games in general. Steve was kind enough to answer my questions quickly despite his busy schedule and was an all around great guy!  I want to publicly thank him for taking the time and for …

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Preparing for Gen Con: Geek Wear 0

When I finally decided to attend Gen Con this year, I also decided that I wanted to have at least one t-shirt with my blog’s logo made. Why? Because it makes it much easier for people to recognize me. There are a lot of people I’ve never met in real life and in some cases I have no idea how they look like. But if I wear a …

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Great service from Pelgrane Press 0

I love this kind of email: You purchased Arkham Detective Tales from Pelgrane Press Ltd. The original version included more typos than we were happy with, and did not include an adventure set in Arkham. There is an updated version available with a new adventure, The King’s Men, available for free download from your order page. Simon Rogers Pelgrane Press Ltd It’s stuff like …

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