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What does PS4 and Xbox One mean for the future of RPGs?

With every new Console we see a wave of new games, and if we like it or not even for us PC gamers often times the console market can affect the games that hit our computers. It’s much more profitable for them to hit cross-platform than to release on one platform alone. RPGs seemed to have a bit… Read More »

Weekly Game Kickstarter Projects

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Cosmic Patrol

Catalyst Game Labs announced a new science fiction RPG under development, Cosmic Patrol . The game will be based on an original Golden Age-style setting—like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers—with players acting as Patrolmen, defending humanity in a dangerous galaxy. Cosmic Patrol will not, however, be like the company’s other large, detail-heavy, science fiction RPGs. Catalyst describes it as: Taking a cue from the wonderful…

A Whole New World – Races of Golarion

I began my Whole New World Golarion series last week with a look at the characteristics of Golarion . Today, I’m continuing that series with a look at the races of the default Pathfinder campaign setting. Something Old… Of course, the races presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook are the most common that you will find in terms of both NPCs and player characters. These races have, for the most…

Making Captain Crunch – Review of the M&M3 Dataset for Hero Lab

You guys might remember seeing Buddy’s review of Hero Lab from back in January. If not, here it is, and you should read it . I’ve been using Hero Lab for a while, now, and I recently got my hands on the full dataset for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition. Let me tell you, using Hero Lab for this game makes things a whoooooole lot easier. For those of…

Pathfinder Prepainted Plastic

Paizo and WizKids have announced that they will produce a (non-random) set of prepainted plastic miniatures to go along with the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box . While sold separately, the set is specifically designed as an accessory to the introductory Pathfinder RPG product. On the other hand, I know at least a few D&D players who are hoping that Paizo and WizKids will extend the line, to…

Paizo and WizKids Announce New Minis Line!

Just got this press release in my inbox. Paizo and WizKids have announced a new Pathfinder pre-painted plastic minis line. Since the end of D&D Miniatures, I’ve wondered if anyone was going to step up and do this. Turns out, someone did. No pricing has been announced, but they should be out sometime this fall.  Here’s a link to…

A Meeting in the Bends – New Pathfinder Fiction (from my campaign setting)

Original Image for Scavengers logo by: zen zen Sutherland A few weeks ago, I told you guys about Joseph Devon, an author friend of mine . Well, I have introduced him to the dark and inescapable time sink that is playing RPGs. We had our first session of  a new Pathfinder campaign on Sunday and he was inspired by what we did. So inspired, in fact, that …

Game Bandit—Story for a Tablet Edition

Tell DriveThruRPG about your character . Prizes for the best stories include an Android tablet computer and gift certificates of $25-$100. Through the end of May, you can get a free NASA add-on deck with the purchase of You’ve been Sentenced from McNeill Designs. Use coupon code “NASA”. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the ebook release of The Book…

Review: Ultimate Magic for Pathfinder

Ultimate Combat is the latest sourcebook from Paizo Publishing for the Pathfinder RPG.  So, what is it?  Basically it’s a big ol’ hardcover book full of options for magic characters, as well as a completely new and optional spell system called Words of Power. The art throughout the book is up to Pathfinder standards, which means it’s very nice overall.  The book …

Fourthcore Armory, Mythic & Deadly for D&D 4e

Y’know what excites me? Other gamers who are so excited about the games they love to play, that they get together to make really cool stuff and share it with everyone else! The latest hot concept I’m watching is called “fourthcore”. It’s an approach to playing Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition in a style reminiscent of earlier versions …

A Whole New World – Characteristics of Golarion

Yesterday I announced the beginning of my article series on Golarion, the default campaign setting for Pathfinder. I promised that today I would look into the characteristics of Golarion as a setting and I am here to fulfill that promise. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it. High Magic The first thing to know about Golarion is that it, for the most…

If You Build It… – Book Review of Fantasy Craft

When I talked to the guys at Crafty Games at GenCon last year about their current and upcoming offerings, I got a chance to get a copy of Fantasy Craft, their d20-based fantasy RPG. I honestly didn’t think a whole lot about it. The thought of another d20-based fantasy RPG sort of just flitted into my brain and then right back out of it. What…

Game Bandit — Fat Edition

For 20% off a single order of Fat Dragon Games’ products at DriveThruRPG , use coupon code “FatMayJune11″. Mona Saves blog is giving away two copies of ThinkFun’s Snack Attack! Typical like/follow/tweet/comment rules to enter. Follow and retweet Eagle Games for a chance to win Railways of the World: The Card Game . Dice Hate Me is celebrating an anniversary …

A Whole New World – The Introduction

About a year and a half ago, my home group decided to make the switch from D&D 3.5 to Pathfinder. Upon buying the Core Rules book, I began seeing references to Golarion, the default setting for Pathfinder. Honestly, I ignored them. Our group was playing a Forgotten Realms game and I had little issue adapting the FR campaign setting to the Pathfinder rules. As time went on, however, I…

Parahuman NPC: Phyr

Here is the statblock, created in Hero Lab, for one of the villains of the Parahuman campaign setting:  Phyr.  Phyr is the daughter of Charon, and was the favored of his children, right up until she cruelly slew an entire village in Korea for no other reason than she was bored. Charon did not approve of this, and a battle ensued…

Zero Charisma, The Movie

Zero Charisma will be an indie movie about a nerd DM trying to protect D&D for the true nerds after a cool hipster joins his campaign. The trailer is promising and the project is being partially funded through IndieGoGo . ( source )

Game Bandit — Confused About the World Ending Edition

Stronghold Games is giving away a copy of Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War on Board Game Info. Time to Play runs what they call a virtual game show every Wednesday on Twitter. Use the hashtag #TimetoPlayLive and answer toy and children’s entertainment questions to win toy and game prizes . The Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is running a sale on select games…

How to Succeed or Fail on Kickstarter

I post a compilation of Kickstarter [1] tabletop game projects (RPG, board, card) on Purple Pawn each week. I’ve been tracking tabletop game projects on KS pretty much since there have been tabletop game projects on KS. Something like half of KS tabletop game projects get funded. Why? What are they doing right? What did the ones that fail do…

What a Mind Job – Book Review of Psionics Unleashed

As you might know by now, I really started my gaming career after the release of D&D 3.0. I was passing familiar with the previous editions, but 3rd Ed was what I cut my teeth on. When the Psionics Handbook came out for that edition, I was thrilled. It looked awesome and, of course, it was more than a bit broken if you picked the right combinations…