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Sharktopus!

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 …

Free Stuff Friday: Mouse Guard Wiki

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 …

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

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…

Interview with Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager, Clint Black

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…

Shadowland : it begins with the horses

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…

An ICONic interview: Steve Kenson!

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 …

Preparing for Gen Con: Geek Wear

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 …

Great service from Pelgrane Press

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 …

DeathSpank Review

Deathspank has been available few days now on Xbox Live and PSN and thus Endless Bag of Games has many hours already spent on the game. This satirical action RPG from the creator of Monkey Island and gives you quite a unique gaming experience with few laughs. Here is why: Hero is always willing to do

Win Cthulhu! (well, Cthulhu dice) International flash contest!

Today and tomorrow I’m running a flash contest on Reddit.com’s RPG subreddit .  You can win Steve Jackson Games’ Cthulhu dice , shipped anywhere I can legally ship them from the US.  The catch?  You have to have a reddit account to win.  Just click that reddit link up above to check out the awesome RPG community there….

Is WotC ever going to update the DDi Adventure Tools?

It’s now been over a year and the DDi Adventure Tools continues to be going nowhere. The Monster Builder is still a beta version and, as far as I can tell, has seen no added features in a long, long time. As it stands now, it’s not even particularly useful it’s a pain-in-the-ass just to export monsters from…

KantCon 2010 – Retrospective

If you’ve spent any time on TC in the last few weeks, then you are probably aware that I spent some time in Kansas City this past weekend. The reason for this trip was KantCon . KantCon is a convention by gamers, for gamers. If you missed Ben’s interview with KantCon founder, Ethan Parker of The Gamer’s Haven , then you can find it here . That interview cover’…

First Impressions: DC Adventures

As soon as it was available, I decided to preorder the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook from Green Ronin Publishing. Although I never actually had the chance to run a superhero game I really like the genre. I very much enjoyed reading Mutants & Masterminds, and since DC Adventures is our first chance to have a look at the new M&M 3rd edition rules, I decided to give it a …

Freebies: Marvel Super Heroes

Recently the interest in superhero RPG is rising again. The recent release of ICONS made a lot of gamer extremely happy, DC and Green Ronin cooperate to bring us DC Adventures , there will be a 3rd edition of Mutants & Masterminds and BASH! Ultimate Edition just got nominated for the ENnies. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. One of the all-time classic …

Review: Legends of Steel – Savage Worlds Edition

There are campaign settings for Savage World for almost every genre. One genre I’ve been missing for some time was Swords & Sorcery. But luckily Jeff Mejia aka EvilDM released Legends of Steel in a Savage Worlds edition some time ago. I recently had the chance to check it out as he now sells his works on DriveThruRPG now. The 70-paged PDF is truely a great introduction into …

Stargazer’s World is now on iTunes

Perhaps you remember the video review I posted a few days ago. Since I am using blip.tv to host it, it automatically get’s distributed to a number of video hosting sites. In addition to that it’s available in the iTunes store, too (in the podcast category). When we upload more videos in the future, they get added there as well (as long…

Review – Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips

Today’s review is Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips by Mike Shae. It’s available only in electronic format (as a PDF, Kindle eBook, ePub, or MobiPocketBook) for $7.99. Here’s how the author describes the book: You’re a good dungeon master. You’ve read both Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Dungeon Master’s guides. You’ve run a few games. You pick…

Quick Review – Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey for the Pathfinder RPG

I have an abiding love for the world of the Fey.  It’s clear that Alluria Publishing share this love with me.  They’ve spent a lot of effort to make a fantastic product in the Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey . Let’s start with the content because, when it comes down to gaming, that’s the most important …

Train-Wreck: Some Of My RPG Writing Failures

Some things go horribly, horribly wrong. Actually, make that most things. Despite my best efforts, I have often fallen short of the mark on a number of my RPG-writing endeavors. Let’s turn the spotlight on some of my blunders and broken promises, shall we? Read on for more. Destinations I have a fairly unique skill set and knowledge base …

Shadowland part One: The City of Whitehold

I’ve been plotting the next 4e D&D scenario for a while. Not building. Not planning. Plotting . I use that word intentionally because this is going to be one heavily plot driven tale where events follow a carefully woven path along which the heroes tread. That’s not to say this is this is going to be a railroad – far from it. Each scenario the heroes…