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End of the Year Recap

It’s that time, the end of the year.  Time for a recap and some thoughts about gaming in 2010. 2010 was an enlightening year for me, gaming-wise.  While my group has remained mostly stable since early on in the year, I have come to a few realizations. Adieu, World of Darkness Early on in the year, we hopped around a bit system-wise before…

The Very Best of Troll in the Corner Vol. 2 available at DriveThruRPG

The Very Best of Troll in the Corner Vol. 2 Here you’ll find a collection of the best 10 articles we’ve featured over the past six months on our site. We’re gamers. We love RPGs, board games, video games, CCGs, dice games; games where you juggle live hedgehogs. You name it, we love it. We’re figuring you do…

Roll vs Boredom: Mentally Challenged

Roll vs Boredom is an ongoing project to fight off boredom from behind the game master’s screen.  My challenge to myself, to create one signature mechanic for every “adventure” I run in my current campaign, whether that be one night of play or a whole month to complete.   In the first article of this series, I discuss the…

Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit

While some may find our own world of Earth to be sufficiently savage, what about those brave souls who explore other worlds scattered throughout the galaxy? There are those space-savvy enough to venture out under the light of distant suns where even more savage predators stalk, and exciting extraterrestrial adventures await. For those stargazing individuals, we have the Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit ! …

Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit

While some may find our own world of Earth to be sufficiently savage, what about those brave souls who explore other worlds scattered throughout the galaxy? There are those space-savvy enough to venture out under the light of distant suns where even more savage predators stalk, and exciting extraterrestrial adventures await. For those stargazing individuals, we have the Savage Worlds Sci-Fi Gear Toolkit ! This sourcebook PDF offers…

Corporate Gamers: Battle Report

Recently, I ended an ongoing class designed to build skills used in a corporate environment.  The techniques and focuses learned were to improve a worker’s capability to innovate, to recognize communication styles, and presentation methods.  All of which, oddly enough, are valuable skills for a Game Master to learn.  When I took my Presentation class, I used the opportunity…

Hellgate

Tweet If you are into computer and video games you might remember the action RPG Hellgate: London . It has been released 2007 by Flagship Studios. Alas the game was much too ambitious and the game was plagued by technical and design issues. In 2009 the Hellgate: London servers were shut down and Flagship Studios closed its doors. But there was still a lot to…

Savage Worlds: Fantasy Companion

The Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion is a 158-page official supplement for the Savage Worlds: Explorer’s Edition rules. The new book repackages and updates the material from the old Fantasy Toolkit PDF into the Explorers Edition ’s digest book format, while simultaneously expanding it with new content. The book expands the core rules with fantasy-inspired races and edges, a rich selection of magic items, new and expanded…

Play Review: Interface Zero

In the year 2088, the interface has been eliminated.  The Tendril Access Processor creates a direct link to the brain, downloading the user’s entire consciousness to a virtual-scape known as The Deep .  This is Interface Zero , this is Savage Cyberpunk. Booting Up Interface Zero has been waiting in my rpg queue and calling to me since the day I got it.  …

Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin

Tweet It’s been months since Gen Con and I still haven’t read all the books I’ve picked up there, let alone reviewed them. One of the books that impressed me most in August was Reality Blurs ’ Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin , a fantasy setting for Savage Worlds written by Sean Preston.  At first glance it might look like a run-of-the-mill “feudal Japan…

Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin

Tweet It’s been months since Gen Con and I still haven’t read all the books I’ve picked up there, let alone reviewed them. One of the books that impressed me most in August was Reality Blurs ’ Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin , a fantasy setting for Savage Worlds written by Sean Preston.  At first glance it might look like a run-of-the-mill “feudal …

Love the setting, hate the game!

Tweet I think we’ve all gone through it. We hear about it and we are intrigued… We finally get it to it and we love the concept… But, when we get to actually doing it, we hate it! What? I’m talking about games; get your mind out of the gutter! All kidding aside, who hasn’t purchased a game, thrilled by the concept, loved the “fluff” and hated the …

Savaged Sharktopus

I’m so sorry but I just couldn’t let it go. I just had to do this for some strange reason. Sharktopus (Wild Card) Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6 (A), Spirit d8, Strength dd12+4, Vigor d12 Skills: Fighting d10, Guts d8, Notice d12, Swim d10 Charisma: 0; Pace: 4/10 ; Parry: 7; Toughness: 16 Bite: Str+d8

It be talk like a Pirate Day

Avast ye scurvy dogs! Ye best be talkin’ like a Pirate this fine day or it’ll be a keelhaulin’ for ya. If you want venture forth across sea for glory and booty, I offer up to ye RPG for yer land lubbers who just sit around a table and roll the bones. I be speakin’

Everything I needed to know about gaming I learned from Savage Worlds

This really isn’t about evangelizing Savage Worlds. This is about some key philosophies of the game. Mainly, don’t sweat the little stuff. Here’s one of the things that just bug about d20 in all it’s iterations, the amazing number of conditions. You’ve got things like Dazed, Dazzled, Fascinated, Frightened, Fatigued, Shaken, Staggered and the list

Savage Winner!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Ben Hall, who lives in the UK!  He’s won the two Savage Worlds books and the action deck! Technorati Tags: savage worlds , rpg , role playing games , contest Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Cthulhu has claimed another victim! Er… we have a winner! The International Savage Worlds contest: Win the Explorer’s Edition and Deadlands Player’…

Reminder! Enter the international Savage Worlds give away by tomorrow!

To celebrate another wonderful game system, Savage Worlds, we’ve gotten together with the fine folks at Pinnacle Entertainment Group to give away a few Savage Worlds books. Since the PEG folks graciously provided the Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition and the Deadlands Player’s Guide, I’ll be happy to ship them off to one lucky winner anywhere I…

The International Savage Worlds contest: Win the Explorer’s Edition and Deadlands Player’s Guide!

To celebrate another wonderful game system, Savage Worlds, we’ve gotten together with the fine folks at Pinnacle Entertainment Group to give away a few Savage Worlds books.  Since the PEG folks graciously provided the Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition and the Deadlands Player’s Guide, I’ll be happy to ship them off to one lucky winner anywhere I can via the USPS…

The one RPG I wholeheartedly recommend to any gamer is …

In my case it’s Savage Worlds . Savage Worlds is a generic roleplaying game that allows you to run games in any genre, the rules are easy to learn but have a certain complexity that will not disappoint more tactically-minded players. In fact Savage Worlds can easily be used as miniature strategy game, or you can play it without any miniatures at all. The latest…

Review: The Savage World of Solomon Kane

I can’t deny it, I am an avid Savage Worlds fan. I like the rules-light system and the original settings released for it. I think the first time I heard about Solomon Kane was when Pinnacle Entertainment announced “ The Savage World of Solomon Kane ”. When I started doing some research in the subject matter I was immediately intrigued. Solomon looked very much like the prototype of…