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The Pathfinder Role Playing Game Reference Document UPDATE!

Tweet My love for Pathfinder is well known around these parts. It is my poison of choice for fantasy gaming and the rule system I use for my homebrew campaign. Over the last few years I have begun to use technology more and more to run my games and currently I GM with my laptop at the table. One of the most useful tools I have for this…

DriveThruRPG enters a Brave New World

Tweet Just a few days ago I posted about DriveThruRPG ’s upcoming POD service. As participant in the preview program I ordered Brave New World, an alternative history superhero RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment which – for whatever reason – is sold by Alderac Entertainment Group on DriveThruRPG. Perhaps one of my readers can shed some light on this. Please note that the game…

And then she said, “Wait, Professor Jones can help us with this one!”

Tweet Have you said that in a game? For the longest time that was taboo in my games, but these days I’m willing to consider it. I’m not talking about Professor Jones per se, but famous characters from novels, movies or TV in general appearing in my games. I’ve talked about names in games before but this time around I’m not talking about name…

STAR WARS license speculation

Tweet When Wizards of the Coast revealed that they won’t be renewing the STAR WARS license a lot of fans of their SW RPG and miniatures line were quite disappointed. Especially the latest edition of their Star Wars RPG, the Saga Edition was quite popular among fans. Some days ago Mongoose’s Matthew Sprange revealed that his company tried to get…

The Largest RPG Download Store introduces POD

Tweet A couple of days ago I have been invited into DriveThruRPG ’s Print-On-Demand preview program. Yes, you read that correctly: In the near future you will be able to order hardcopies of the PDFs sold at the site. As beta testers we were given some store credit that we should use to pick a print product and order it to test the …

World Building Pt.1 – Addiction and Acceptance

So, if you are like me, and you have been Role Playing for some time, you have probably taken a shot at getting out of the Player chair and going behind the screen to GM a few games.  If you are even more like me, you tend to get drafted into the GM spot fairly often.  I have been gaming since early high…

Hit me Magus one more time! (With apologies to Ms. Spears…)

Tweet Following the round 2 playtest for the Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Magic supplement, a few days ago Paizo released round 3, a revised version of the Magus class they had released in round 1 . It’s an 8 page (one more than the previous version) revision of the class. I always find the process of playtesting interesting and have come to enjoy the rules discussion on this and other aspects …

Lamentation of the Flame Princess Sale

Tweet You might have heard of Lamentation of the Flame Princess before. It’s a D&D retro-clone that does a few things differently than most others. Instead of just being a close copy of 1974’s D&D it really is its own game,  presenting a “sinister and horrific twist on traditional fantasy gaming”. James Raggi IV’s has really done a great job with this! Instead of most other retro …

Lamentation of the Flame Princess Sale

Tweet You might have heard of Lamentation of the Flame Princess before. It’s a D&D retro-clone that does a few things differently than most others. Instead of just being a close copy of 1974’s D&D it really is its own game,  presenting a “sinister and horrific twist on traditional fantasy gaming”. James Raggi IV’s has really done a great job with this! Instead…

Stargazer’s World is “Best Gaming Blog” according to RPG Blog 2

Tweet Every year RPG blogger, podcaster and ex-ENnie judge Zachary Houghton presents his picks for the best in gaming . Yesterday he posted his personal favorites in the following categories: Best Supplement, Best Adventure, Best Setting, Best System, Best Game, Best Writing, Best Gaming Accessory, Best Gaming Company, Best Gaming Blog, and Best Trend. And it seems this year he…

Stargazer’s World is “Best Gaming Blog” according to RPG Blog 2

Tweet Every year RPG blogger, podcaster and ex-ENnie judge Zachary Houghton presents his picks for the best in gaming . Yesterday he posted his personal favorites in the following categories: Best Supplement, Best Adventure, Best Setting, Best System, Best Game, Best Writing, Best Gaming Accessory, Best Gaming Company, Best Gaming Blog, and Best Trend. And it seems this year he picked Stargazer’s World for the “Best Gaming …

Words of Power, part two of the Ultimate magic playtest…

Tweet I’ve been a little quiet these past few days, real life, a bad cold and all that, but the blog must go on! This came out a couple of days ago and I somehow missed it. Paizo released part 2 of their Ultimate Magic playtest for the Pathfinder RPG , Words of Power . It’s a nifty little alternate spellcasting system. I just gave it a read over and it is certainly…

Words of Power, part two of the Ultimate magic playtest…

Tweet I’ve been a little quiet these past few days, real life, a bad cold and all that, but the blog must go on! This came out a couple of days ago and I somehow missed it. Paizo released part 2 of their Ultimate Magic playtest for the Pathfinder RPG , Words of Power . It’s a nifty little alternate spellcasting system. I just gave it a read over …

Arcane Secrets, for Arcane Heroes

Tweet I am continually in awe of Michael Wolf’s genius. I also find myself inspired by his works. After reading over Michael’s little gem titled Arcane Heroes , I got to thinking about some expansions of the spell list. The result is Arcane Secrets , a 2-page PDF that contains new spells, more-powerful enhanced versions of spells, and mighty combination …

Handmade Gamer Gifts

Tweet The holidays are upon us, and ’tis the season for the usual agonizing over what to get your favorite gamer as a gift. With the way the economy has been for the past few years, however, splurging on a brand new hardcover might not be as feasible as it once was. Low-cost PDFs and print-on-demand are wonderful things…

Geeky Clean!

Tweet This post is a bit of a follow-up to what I posted yesterday. Finding a unique gift for a gamer is sometimes not that easy. And it gets worth if the gift should appeal to a non-gamer as well. Usually that’s an almost impossible feat. But there’s also Geeky Clean . Geeky Clean is a very small company which creates beautifully hand-crafted…

Geeky Clean!

Tweet This post is a bit of a follow-up to what I posted yesterday. Finding a unique gift for a gamer is sometimes not that easy. And it gets worth if the gift should appeal to a non-gamer as well. Usually that’s an almost impossible feat. But there’s also Geeky Clean . Geeky Clean is a very small company which creates beautifully hand-crafted …

Ask Your Readers: Christmas Gifts for Roleplayers

Tweet Christmas is approaching quite fast and people all around the globe are getting ready to purchase gifts for their loved ones. Roleplayers are usually no exception here and quite a few of them plan to get RPG-related gifts for their friends and family. I am sure we all have some friend or relative who has some interest in RPGs but hasn’t started playing …

Learning to say no…

Tweet It’s hard. There I said it! What? No, no get your head out of the gutter. What I meant was saying no when people want to play at my table. And why should I say no, after all, if people want to play why should I stop them? When I read the stories of people trying to find groups to play with it’s…

Learning to say no…

Tweet It’s hard. There I said it! What? No, no get your head out of the gutter. What I meant was saying no when people want to play at my table. And why should I say no, after all, if people want to play why should I stop them? When I read the stories of people trying to find groups to play with…