Tag Archives: rpgs

Freeport Companion: Pathfinder RPG Edition Review

The Freeport Companion: Pathfinder RPG Edition (affiliate link) does a great job of translating Green Ronin’s classic setting into the Pathfinder RPG system.  I also have the Savage Worlds version of the book, and somewhat prefer the Pathfinder implementation. The first chapter of the PDF discusses race in Freeport.  In addition to the standard races, there is …

Signs & Portents #84

Ooh, more ships for Traveller! I love space ship designs. Pictures would have been nice, but deck-plans for all 13 ships is pretty cool. Oh, the latest issue of Mongoose’s house magazine also has flora and fauna for Earthdawn, horror scenes for Traveller, and a preview of Cthonian Stars (a Lovecraftian setting for Traveller). Signs & Portents #84 is available as a free

Pentology Cards

Pentology by Trevor Cram is a 60 card deck system of fantasy symbols. Trevor supplies a number of games to start with, but are hoping for more contributions. Games range from 1 to 3 players. The deck lends itself to storytelling games, as well as a small amount of combat mechanics (RPS). I think it’s still undergoing beta testing; anyway, there’s not way to buy a deck, just yet…

Traveller NPCs

Spica Publishing adds another to its line of Traveller support products. Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals is a book of pre-generated NPCs, including many individuals, crews for three ships, a complete marine striker platoon, and 48 “redshirts” for use in generic combat situations.

Game Bandit—Mixed Bag Edition

First the sales… Geek Chic is running a virtual tent sale for orphaned orders, factory seconds, and show pieces. You can get their amazing furniture at significantly reduced prices. Unfortunately, the company is too busy to post the list of available pieces on the web site and I don’t have room for it here. If you’re interested, I…

Audio Blitz! People and Interviews from GenCon

I already linked you all to my time talking to Keith Baker at GenCon , but there are a lot of other great people that I talked to, and the audio is ready to go, do why not put the links down so you can feed your ears? The audio this time around was all processed by Ethan Parker of Gamer’s Haven fame. I …

Supari—A Game of Assassination

Supari is not really a board game, as much as it is a social game such as Werewolf . Players are given a target, and they must assassinate that target my throwing a glass of water at them.  The game is over when only one assassin is left. Assassinations can take place either inside or outside of work. The game was created by Board Game Bash , a game …

Enter the Singularity – Eclipse Phase Book Review

Just before I went to Origins, I started hearing about a game that was previously unfamiliar to me. The name Eclipse Phase began bouncing around my brain, and the more I saw of it, the more interested I was. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one. Eclipse Phase won not only an Origins Award this year, but also took home two Silver ENnies and one Gold ENnie at GenCon…

RIP Charles S. Roberts, Aileen Osofsky

Charles S. Roberts was arguably the founder of the modern war games, and indirectly the founder of role playing games and probably every other modern board game to some degree. His first games, Tactics and Tactics II, introduced the ubiquitous CRT, and his next game, Gettysburg, was probably the first simulation war game. He founded the company Avalon Hill to sell these …

Game Bandit—RPG Edition

To celebrate the 36th birthday of Dungeons & Dragons , the d20 Source blog is giving away 3rd Edition PDF supplements . The Most Unread Blog on the Internet. Ever. (that’s its name, not my assessment) is giving away one electronic copy of The Inquisitor’s Handbook for FFG’s Dark Heresy . QuikLink Interactive’s Traveller license is about to expire, so it’…

Heroes of Feonora

Josh Graye sent us a heads up of a new RPG board game that he and his wife have designed. The game is Heroes of Fenora , and it’s a massive print-and-play game. The game can handle up to 6 players, and cen even be played solo. It’s co-op, but only one player can earn the “Hero Award.” The…

WR&M v2 Review

A while back I ran a playtest of Warrior, Rogue & Mage because it had captured my attention as a real DIY fantasy roleplaying game with a lot of potential.  The playtest was a success, and my understanding is that it provided some useful information when Michael revised WR&M into the second version.  It’s been out for a while already, but I…

Bits and Mortar

At various times before, we’ve covered publishers’ efforts to support local game stores . Now, several have banded together to offer free PDFs with in-store purchases of print RPGs. They’re calling the program Bits and Mortar , and participating retailers will even be able to deliver the e-books at the point of sale. Better, I think, than the individual efforts that …

Q-Workshop Makes Amazing Dice and Promotional Videos

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Old-School Unboxing: Dark Sun

I’m pretty active on Twitter , and I see a lot of interesting things. Most of the people I follow write about, create, or play a lot of RPGs. One of those fine folks is the Newbie DM . This guy does a lot for the game industry through his blog and his podcast (which have been nominated for ENnies). Well, a few days…

Ultramarines Movie Trailer

Inching closer to release of the Ultramarines Warhammer 40,000 movie . [link, not embedded]

GenCon 2010 Expanded Coverage – Candid Keith Baker

I had some random things happen to me when I went to GenCon, but nothing was more random than my Thursday afternoon. I had forgotten one of the most important thing about going to a big convention, something that got me through Origins without crashing and burning: I had forgotten to take a solid afternoon break. When I was at Origins, every …

Fields of Battle

Castles & Crusades is fantasy roleplaying in the classic style (attributes and classes). The publisher, Troll Lord Games likes to call it a tinkerer’s paradise. New for the game is Fields of Battle , a boxed set of mass combat miniatures rules. It’s based on the same Seige Engine system as the core rules and works with any miniatures (or the paper tokens

Fields of Battle

Castles & Crusades is fantasy roleplaying in the classic style (attributes and classes). The publisher, Troll Lord Games likes to call it a tinkerer’s paradise. New for the game is Fields of Battle , a boxed set of mass combat miniatures rules. It’s based on the same Seige Engine system as the core rules and works with any miniatures

BGG Adds Podcast Directory

BoardGameGeek has, for the first time, acknowledged that other board game sites exist, by adding a beta podcast directory . Each podcast includes a description, link to the feed, and the ability to listen to each episode directly on BGG. Each episode also has its own BGG entry. In other news, BGG has dropped the Geekdo approach (BoardGameGeek is now the official name of …