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Triple Ace Games

Triple Ace Games has recently been putting a lot of effort in to their Hellfrost fantasy setting for Savage Worlds . Yet the company has not neglected their earlier settings, and is also expanding beyond the Savage Worlds focus. Just out is the Sundered Skies Companion , an expansion to the setting guide for the steampunk setting, so more skills, edges, hindrances, and powers…

Rogue Games

At Gen Con, Rogue Games is showing two new supplements and one new game. Flames of Freedom: Boston Besieged is a campaign book describing the Boston area during the Revolutionary War. Thousand Suns Starships details a ship construction system for the company’s science fiction space game. And Shadow Sword & Spell is a humanistic sword and sorcery fantasy game using the…

Open Game Table Vol. 2 at your FLGS, Lulu, RpgNow.com

Jonathan Jacobs, blogger and organizer extraordinaire, announced on The Core Mechanic today that you can buy the Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Vol. 2 on Lulu and RpgNow , as well as local gaming stores thanks to Studio 2 Publishing . I was a peer reviewer and can assure you that every article in Vol. 2 well worth a read.  I especially enjoy the parts on theory…

GenCon 2010 – Day 1

Well, I arrived safe and sound in heat wave that is Indianapolis. I found my hotel with no problem, met one of my two roommates, railed in vain against the amount that the hotel charges for parking, and then walked my way over to the Indiana Convention Center to find out what this GenCon thing was all about. So, far, it has been…

Fairy Fossils

I’m not sure I need to say more about this delightfully perverse series of miniatures . Except that each is published in a limited edition. Emerald’s Emporium also produces elevation indicators for your miniatures (clear cylinders with bands indicating heights marked on the side), designed by the same artist.

A Roundup of Select Gen Con Goodies

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Z-Man Games will be giving out t-shirts with every games purchase and holding a raffle where the prize is a copy of every one of their in-stock games. Z-Man will also be running a Pandemic LARP ! The MTV television show MADE is holding open casting at Gen Con on both Friday and Saturday at 10:00 AM. …

A Roundup of Select Gen Con Goodies

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Z-Man Games will be giving out t-shirts with every games purchase and holding a raffle where the prize is a copy of every one of their in-stock games. Z-Man will also be running a Pandemic LARP ! The MTV television show MADE is holding open casting at Gen Con on both Friday …

Prepping for a Convention Game, Pt 2

Yesterday, I wrote the first part of this article . I talked about the games and I prepped for KantCon, and what made them easier or hard to get ready. Today, I’m going to work those ideas down into some general tips for getting a convention game ready to go. Be Aware of Your Time Budget At most conventions, unless you’re running…

Con Competition

This week, two game conventions compete for your attention. Gen Con is certainly the bigger of the two, but WBC (The World Boardgaming Championships) also has quite a lot going for it. Gen Con is a major industry event with a large exhibition hall, many new games being previewed and released, organized events and open gaming, business deals in the bars and back rooms, and non-game but…

GURPS Fantasy-Tech

This week, Steve Jackson Games released GURPS Fantasy-Tech 1: The Edge of Reality filled with mythical and alternate-history devices. Described in the PDF, along with their GURPS stats, are such things as mechanical androids, perpetual-motion machines, vimana flying chariots, flexible glass, and Leonardo Da Vinci’s tanks.

Warrior, Rogue & Mage

Michael Wolf’s excellent Warrior, Rogue & Mage is available for free on DriveThruRpg .  You can check out my earlier review here .  The new edition is as good as the first.  Always room for improvement, of course, but WR&M is a solid, free fantasy RPG with its own special twist.  Go try it out.

Monster Week: Vashta Nerada [Monsters]

Here’s my 11th hour submission to Nuketown’s Monster Week 2010 .  While not strictly a creature feature, I thought that Doctor Who Series 4 Episodes 8 and 9 (“Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead”) would make an excellent topic for the heading.  WARNING: Spoilers ahead. While exploring the largest library in the universe, the Doctor and Donna Noble encountered the Vashta…

One Page Dungeons 2010

The other day a good friend of mine sent me a link to the One Page Dungeons contest . While the contest was already over, they had all the winners and entries available for download in 2 separate files. Doing a bit of digging in the Purple Pawn archives, I found that David had posted about the 2009 entries in April of last year. The…

Advanced Dunnies & Dragons

These cute but fierce custom sculpted vinyl toys are from the brand new Advanced Dunnies & Dragons series by Weird Force One—orcs, beholders, and walking d20s. [via BattleGrip ]

Play in Public

In March, we celebrated Read an RPG in Public Week to help generate positive exposure for the roleplaying hobby. And while I’m happy to see this week bring that celebration’s second incarnation of the year, another exciting effort it just launching to spread the word of board games. The Play in Public Campaign (PiP) is being organized to support and coordinate people playing games, …

Tick Tock Gen Con

Someone’s excited about Gen Con.

GenCon 2010 – The pre-convention post

I’ve been to a couple of conventions this summer, as you no doubt know. Origins was a really good time , and KantCon gave me some good friends (and a killer snack table). I have never had experiences like this before. They were both amazing, but now it’s time for something even bigger. I leave for GenCon in one…

New this week [Blog]

There has been a lot of really awesome stuff going on lately, much of it gaming related, and I thought I’d share it with the lovely readers.  For one thing, I found a couple of jobs that I’d really like to have after school, so I’m going to be posting some cover letters and resumes this week.  For another, I got…

Invest in Games on Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a site that lets people pledge money for an investment in someone’s business. You only pay if a minimum threshold is reached. The amount of the threshold depends on how much the developers need, ranging from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars. If the amount pledged goes over the target, the extra money is used for additional design, marketing, etc. Your rewards …

The Genius Guide to the Armiger [Review]

I love OtherWorld Creations , and I love their Genius Guides .  Their Pathfinder creations are worth every penny for the extra content they provide.  My favorite so far is the Genius Guide to the Shadow Assassin , but today I’d like to talk about the Genius Guide to the Armiger . The armiger is an interesting concept.  While I was not sold on it by the intro…