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D&D Championship Encounter Design Contest

Wizards of the Coast is opening an Encounter Design contest in search for the most original, creative and exciting encounters for their Dungeons & Dragons Championship at GenCon 2011, from March 15 to March 28. The encounter should be designed for Level 10-12 characters and follows a specific theme that surrounds the fall of Neverwinter. In 200 words (or less), it should include proposed monsters, traps…

Superhuman Games to Release Villains & Vigilantes Card Game

With the return of the Villains and Vigilantes RPG to store shelves , comes another licensed product for the superhero franchise. Monkey House Games has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Superhuman Games to release a card game that is set in the V&V universe. The card game, created by Superhuman Games’ Ben Swainbank, will feature characters from the official V&V universe and will continue to evolve as Monkey House Games…

Villains & Vigilantes Returns After 20 Years

The Villains & Vigilantes superhero RPG is returning to shelves after more than 20 years of absence, when Monkey House Games signed a distribution deal with British-based publishing company, Cubicle 7 Entertainment . Cubicle 7 will be distributing all of the book-length products released by Monkey House Games, starting with Villains and Vigilantes 2.1 and Intercrime: Hostile Takeover for V&V. The publisher would also be carrying …

Dungeon Master’s Keep – Ultimate DM Screen

Gale Force 9, an official licensee of D&D, is now accepting pre-orders for the ultimate DM Screen, with the announcement of Dungeon Master’s Keep. The Dungeon Master’s Keep, sculpted by Jason Buyaki, is made out of durable resin and is pre-painted. The ‘keep’ has shelves for keeping miniatures, tokens, cards and game notes while the towers of the gatehouse …

Tsunami Relief and Tsunami Games

Game companies offering donations for Japan tsunami/earthquake relief include (so far): Highmoon Games: Buy an Oriental Adventures (and some other stuff) for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Dork Storm Press: Dork Covenant for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Arc Dream Publishing: The Unspeakable Oath (quarterly magazine) for $…

Tsunami Relief and Tsunami Games

Game companies offering donations for Japan tsunami/earthquake relief include (so far): Highmoon Games: Buy an Oriental Adventures (and some other stuff) for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Dork Storm Press: Dork Covenant for $5, all money goes to the Red Cross. ( source ) Arc Dream Publishing: The Unspeakable Oath (quarterly magazine) for $5, all money goes…

RPG Blog Carnival: Death and Undeath in my games

I was really excited by Johnn’s post announcing the March carnival because: 1) life and death in RPGs offers a lot to play around with, and 2) his examples really sparked my imagination. To be honest, death doesn’t feature very heavily in my games. Nor does undeath, in fact. I’ve stayed away from vampires, liches, and zombies and I’ve never had a…

Traveller MMORPG for the iPhone

At the SXSW Screenburn 2011, IngZ, Inc has announced that it is developing Traveller-AR ; a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) RPG based on the Traveller RPG for the iPhone. Players will get to pick a character class and immerse themselves in the game world as they fight, trade or explore the wide universe that is Traveller. The MMO will utilize the iPhone’s Augmented Reality to overlay your view…

One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 Open for Submissions

The One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 is now open for submissions until April 1 at 0:00 GMT. Contestants will have to create a ‘dungeon’ (the definition is used very loosely here) with rooms, complete with a map and keys to each room without any game stats. All of which has to fit onto a A4 paper. They must also attribute their creation to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share …

ENnie Awards Giving Two Tickets to Gaming Cruise

The ENnie Awards , in association with Gamer Adventures , is giving away two tickets to go on board a Carnival cruise for a 5 day trip around the Caribbean, filled with roleplayers and boardgamers and plenty of gaming activities. The cruise will be sailing from Galveston, TX on January 21 2012  to Progresso, Yucatan and Cozumel, MX before returning to Galveston on January 26. Air tickets to Galveston are not included so…

I’m building a world

Over the next few months on this blog, I will develop parts of a world in which I hope to run some Pathfinder games in the near future. I will sketch out regions, nations, cities, factions, and denizens (sometimes literally). Things will likely be fluid as I change my mind, so I may add a wiki to keep track of…

March Kickstarter Game Projects

I looked on some other crowdsourcing site and wasn’t impressed. So I’m sticking to Kickstarter only until someone convinces me otherwise. Remember that a “funded” campaign will still give out listed rewards to its contributors. Project Description Required Raised Ends Periodic Table of Elements Dice Andrew Inaba Dice with both numbers and elements $2,000 $1,065 20 days Rolling Freight Board Game APE Games Train game with special …

PAX East!

That’s right folks, this coming Saturday, lost among the 60,000 other folks there, will be three representatives from Troll in the Corner! PAX East is nearly here, and we’re going to be there! Which means if you’re there, we’ll be there as well and since two of us live here, it’s here in our backyard! There! Myself, Tracy and Scott will all be present. Digitally …

DriveThru RPG Raises Over $45,000 to Aid Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Gamers around the world did their bid for disaster victims when DriveThru RPG announced that it has raised a total of $46,125 (or about $60,000 NZ$) at the end of their New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Relief fund charity drive . The amount was raised when DriveThru RPG started selling a promotional bundle of e-books worth more than $300 in retail for a promotional price of $20 with …

Grave Problems – The Dead in Your Game

Image by vasta My wife and I had a conversation about death recently. More specifically, we talked about what we wanted to be done with our bodies when we died. A morbid conversation, maybe, but one that got me thinking about the same issue in role playing games. I’m not a simulationist gamer, but I do like to add little touches and flourishes to my game…

PocketMod Spellbook for D&D

Stuart over at Strange Magic has come up with something pretty awesome for all you D&D wizards out there. He’s created a PocketMod spellbook that references all the spells available to a 1st level Dungeons and Dragons Wizard. It’s just not a useful little guide, but it looks great as a prop. You can download the book on his site, then follow the folding guide for PocketMods…

Total Confusion XXV in Review – A Wicked Awesome Convention

I was fortunate enough to be invited as a guest to Total Confusion XXV in Mansfield, MA.  Not only was I there to participate on a panel and do a podcast, I was also running a few games and (the most fun for me) playing as well!  It was an amazing time at a friendly, accessible and most importantly, fun convention. See the end of the article…

Read an RPG Book in Public Week 2011 Begins This Week

The first week of Read an RPG Book in Public Week for 2011 begins on February 27 to March 5. So go out there with your favorite RPG book or the latest RPG supplement and read it in front of everyone, whether during the commute, at the cafe or the public park for maximum exposure. For the uninformed, Read an RPG Book in Public Week is an annual movement started by…

New Zealand Earthquake Relief

If they’re not careful, DriveThruRPG is going to get a reputation for good deeds. Following previous fund-raising efforts, the RPG download service has organized to raise money for Red Cross efforts in New Zealand . A $20 donation will earn over $300 in product thank-you gifts.

If I Were President

Apparently self-published by Gail Thornton, If I Were President is a debating game. Players pick a card with a presidential challenge (such as “Your VP just yelled at the Russian VP during peace talks”) and must role-play a speech addressing the issue. The other players vote them up or down with paddles. It’s a tad pricey: $60 …