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DeathSpank Review 0

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

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Win Cthulhu! (well, Cthulhu dice) International flash contest! 0

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….

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Is WotC ever going to update the DDi Adventure Tools? 0

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…

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KantCon 2010 – Retrospective 0

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’…

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First Impressions: DC Adventures 0

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 …

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Freebies: Marvel Super Heroes 0

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 …

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Review: Legends of Steel – Savage Worlds Edition 0

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 …

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Stargazer’s World is now on iTunes 0

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…

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Review – Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips 0

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…

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Quick Review – Fey Folio: Clans of the Fey for the Pathfinder RPG 0

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 …

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Train-Wreck: Some Of My RPG Writing Failures 0

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 …

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Shadowland part One: The City of Whitehold 0

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…

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The stars are right… For a winner! The results of the Realms of Cthulhu Giveaway Contest 0

Following the post for the Realms of Cthulhu giveaway, many of our loyal readers sent in their submissions and once the contest closed we sat down to give each one good read. After much consideration and difficult deliberation, Michael and I have agreed on a winner. All entries were excellent, making the deliberation process an arduous one. We thank each and everyone who …

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What about SORD? A (short) review… 0

Some days ago I wrote about game master screens and readers correctly pointed out that even if I don’t use a traditional screen, when I use my laptop in the game the computer serves the same purpose as the screen. Think of it as my electronic game master screen! Behind this screen I keep my campaign notes on Excel, PDF copies of several documents…

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Traveller and other games 0

I’ve got this sudden desire to run some Traveller. This desire is particularly odd since the last time I played Traveller was back when I was about 13, and that was only for one session in any case. Then I’ve occasionally looked at the rulebooks, but the last time was over a decade ago. In fact, it’s getting closer to two…

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Character Journals 0

I know I’m not the first/only DM/player to like/use these (I’ll stop with the / now, promise), but I’ve suddenly felt the urge to write about them. When I was running one of my very first ever D&D campaigns I had set up a small, free forum which I used with my players to schedule games, post game recounts, link pictures, tell jokes, …

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My GenCon Schedule 0

Recently Zachary Houghton posted his GenCon schedule . I think this is a great idea, because so you a) know where you find him, if you want to meet him and b) other GenCon attendees can see what events other people are attending. This year I will attend GenCon for the first time and I picked a couple of seminars to attend to. But like Zach’s schedule, mine …

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Video Review: Fantasy Craft 0

On the weekend I finally sat down and tried to record a video review of Fantasy Craft . I am using the word “try” because the result is probably not the best review possible but it works as a proof of concept.  The text I am spoken was pretty much improvised on the spot, there has been some glaring editing errors and after watching the video …

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Video Review: Fantasy Craft 0

On the weekend I finally sat down and tried to record a video review of Fantasy Craft . I am using the word “try” because the result is probably not the best review possible but it works as a proof of concept.  The text I am spoken was pretty much improvised on the spot, there has been some glaring editing errors…

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Planning for IndieCon 2010 0

I’m all set to go to IndieCon 2010 which will be taking place November 4-7th in Dorset, UK. I had a blast at last year’s convention and am really looking forward to this year as well. I’m already planning on what games I’ll be running – I definitely will run a demo session (maybe two) of my soon-to-be-released …

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