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Charity Auction for Jolly and Barb Blackburn

Picture credit to Erik Bouchard Knights of the Dinner Table creator and writer, Jolly Blackburn, and his wife, Barb Blackburn, had unexpectedly lost their daughter, Amber, at 5.30pm CST on Tuesday (March 28). RPG Geek is organizing a charity auction for anyone to post whatever gaming items they would like to auction off so that the proceeds would be given to the Blackburns to cover any expenses…

Clark Peterson Returns and is Going to Pathfinder

Necromancer Games co-founder Clark Peterson is returning to publishing again, after an indefinite hiatus, and he has decided to make products for Pathfinder. In a post at the Paizo boards , surrounding rumors that Necromancer Games would be entering into the Pathfinder fold, Peterson confirmed that he would be supporting Pathfinder but not under the banner of Necromancer Games, which he founded with partner…

Clark Peterson Returns and is Going to Pathfinder

Necromancer Games co-founder Clark Peterson is returning to publishing again, after an indefinite hiatus, and he has decided to make products for Pathfinder. In a post at the Paizo boards , surrounding rumors that Necromancer Games would be entering into the Pathfinder fold, Peterson confirmed that he would be supporting Pathfinder but not under the banner of Necromancer Games, which he founded with partner Bill Webb who…

Game Bandit—Loot Edition

A new daily-deal website, Gamerati Loot , offers 45-75% off games (both board game and RPG products), 5 days a week. Spin Master is inviting fans to design their own Mechtogans for Bakugan’s Mechtanium Surge Dream Team Contest . The top prize award will include a custom, one-of-a-kind Mechtogan Activator Card, as well as one Mechtogan T.itan, two Mechtogans, two Bakusolo, one BakuTrinity, a Mechtogan …

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …

Misfit Studios signs printing deal with Cubicle 7

Misfit Studios owner, Steven Trustrum, announced that it has signed a printing partnership with Cubicle 7. Through this partnership, Cubicle 7 will be distributing selected Misfit Studios third-party products to retailers in print form. This will start off with Misfit Studios’ DOOM for the ICONS rules system by Adamant Entertainment, which is slated to be printed in July 2011 and is already available for pre-order at the Cubicle 7 website . Trustrum…

Parahuman Character Conceptualization Podcast

This week, my Mutants & Masterminds group got together to do a little character conceptualizing for the new Parahuman campaign.  And we decided to record it.  You can Click To Play or Click to Download below.  Enjoy! Available right here, through DriveThruRPG or on iTunes . Technorati Tags: Role Playing Games , rpgs , Mutants & Masterminds , podcast , parahuman Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Old School PAX…

One Third of a Six-Pack – Reviews of Battle’s End and Desecration

If you’ve not come across the 6-Pack Adventures from Postmortem Studios while browsing RPGNow, then you need to do yourself a favor and check them out. These are small adventures, designed for a single session and are a available for only $1.99 apiece. They include everything you need to run them, including maps, tokens, and even PCs. Right now, there are adventures for both Pathfinder and D&D 4e…

LARP in the Park

My daughter alerted me today to the latest episode of the Disney Channel show, Good Luck Charlie , in which the older sister goes on a LARP-date. It doesn’t end well. For a more complimentary introduction to LARPing for children, check out Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (aimed at younger kids).

Treating In-Game Relationships with Respect

I was reading through my RSS feed today when I came across this post over at More Than Dice. Go ahead, give it a read. … Done? Great. Let’s talk about why I found it interesting. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts about the campaign I’m running with my home group ( The Winds of Change ), then you’ll know that…

Wizards of the Coast launches new Monster Builder

Wizards of the Coast has rolled out the new Monster Builder, an additional tool to their web-based Adventure Tools set. The new Monster Builder will allow users to customize the powers and levels of some 3,700 monsters from the 4th edition installments of Monster Manuals and other sourcebooks such as the Dark Sun Creature Catalog and the Monster Vault boxed set, after which …

Sam Zeitlin is RPG Superstar 2011

Paizo has announced that Sam Zeitlin is the winner of the company’s annual design contest in search of the undiscovered great game designers around the world at the Paizo blog . After 5 rounds of design challenges, Zeitlin, from Arlington, VA, was voted by the Paizo community to be the winner of the contest’s fourth season, with  judges Ryan Dancey, Sean K Reynolds, Mark…

V20: Everything Old is New Again

In case you haven’t heard, White Wolf Publishing is releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade , which compiles all of the Clans, Bloodlines and Disciplines into one book and updates the game to more modern day.  I’ve been thinking about this since the announcement last week and what it means to me. You see, while Vampire wasn’t the first RPG …

V20: Everything Old is New Again

In case you haven’t heard, White Wolf Publishing is releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade , which compiles all of the Clans, Bloodlines and Disciplines into one book and updates the game to more modern day.  I’ve been thinking about this since the announcement last week and what it means to me. You see, while Vampire wasn’t …

How do I add 25% to 4d8+18?

(Warning – There will be math. And numbers. They bore me too. Well, not really but I’m trying to empathize. Skip the numbers if you don’t like them – dwell on the poor humor instead.) In July 2010, Wizards of the Coast released a Dungeons and Dragons (4e) errata update , specifically to the Dungeon Masters Guide, more specifically the monster damage …

Some Info on the Pathfinder Intro Box

(Photo credit to Black Diamond Games) There’s been bits and pieces of information of the Pathfinder Intro Box circulating around the internet lately. While Pathfinder designer Jason Bulhman said that full details of the intro box will not be made known until Paizocon, retailers and distributors have been given a first glance of it at the GAMA Trade Show. Here’s…

What is Cryptozoic Planning?

Last year Cryptozoic was formed to carry on production of the World of Warcraft TCG. Which they’re doing, apparently just fine. But they’re also planning to branch out. Here are some planned releases from their site: The Lookouts board game , a hybrid RPG and board game based on their comic series. The Penny Arcade deck building game , based on the comic series. Food Fight card game , not much…

Cubicle 7 Hires New Staff

Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced that they have hired Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Walt Ciechanowski, Charles Ryan and Neil Ford, as part of a major staff expansion, following the companies growth into the roleplaying game market. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, who was formerly a staff writer for Mongoose Publishing with 10 years of experience in the industry, would be taking up the role as Line Developer for the Doctor Who: Adventures in …

Deadlands Miniatures

Pinnacle Entertainment Group is partnering with Reaper Minis to produce a line of Deadlands miniatures. These first four servitors will be available in May. Pinnacle is also partnering with Image Comics and Visionary Comics to publish a series of four Deadlands comics. The first will be available in June. Each will present a one-shot story but also contain one

Parahuman: Wasp & Tankbuster Power Armors

(Note: This is still early stage stuff and may go through some revisions/corrections before the final product) The Special Parahuman Police Force normally could not stand against a Parahuman threat and makes use of power armors when it must stop a Parahuman threat in the city. Below are examples of two of the SPPF power armors in common usage. SPPF Wasp …