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DriveThru discounts for the Holiday season

Tweet Again I can provide you with a coupon code that gives you a 20% discount on selected products at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow . The code Holiday2010BPCX which expires on January 5th can be used with the following products: Weird War II Player’s Guide [Pinnacle Entertainment] Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia [Alea Publishing] ArcheTech Special Report: An Assortment of Armor [Cracked Mirror Publishing] Wu Xing: The Ninja …

DriveThru discounts for the Holiday season

Tweet Again I can provide you with a coupon code that gives you a 20% discount on selected products at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow . The code Holiday2010BPCX which expires on January 5th can be used with the following products: Weird War II Player’s Guide [Pinnacle Entertainment] Adventurer’s Guide to Cthonia [Alea Publishing] ArcheTech Special Report: An Assortment of Armor [Cracked Mirror Publishing] Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade…

Reimagining ourselves…

Tweet I recently read Superman: Earth One . “WAIT! This isn’t a comic book blog”, you say. I ask, bear with me for a minute I will get to my point. This reimagining/retelling of Superman’s origin by J. Michael Straczynski left a strange taste in my mouth, figuratively speaking; I don’t normally lick graphic novels. I am a fan of…

What happened to the Girl Genius RPG?

Tweet I think I’ve mentioned it before that I just love Phil and Kaja Foglio’s webcomic Girl Genius . I actually started reading the comics back in the day, when they were only available in print. I have a soft spot for the Steampunk genre and I fell in love with Phil Foglio’s comics when I first saw “What’s New with Phil & Dixie” in Dragon magazine. A long…

What about Advanced Feats: The Summoner’s Circle? A review…

Tweet On earlier posts I have reviewed the two previous installments of the Advanced Feats series by Siegfried Trent, Secrets of the Alchemist and The Witch’s Brew , published by Open Design . This third outing, The Summoner’s Circle , focused on another classe introduced in the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Players Guide , doesn’t disappoint. On the contrary I would say that with every installment the series…

Free Stuff Friday: Vampire The Requiem Demo

Tweet Back in the day I’ve played in a lot of World of Darkness campaigns. I think we almost played every White Wolf game we could get our hands on back then. In an earlier post I’ve detailed what made me turn my back from the WoD later, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. A couple of days ago I …

Superhero Campaign Questionnaire (and about the Virtual Book Club…)

Tweet Some days ago I posted about questionnaires for superhero games in preparation for an upcoming game. DarkTouch was so kind as to share one he had written and posted it in his blog. This really inspired me and I started to put together my one version. This is a very particular campaign, its set in the world outside your window…

Superhero Campaign Questionnaire (and about the Virtual Book Club…)

Tweet Some days ago I posted about questionnaires for superhero games in preparation for an upcoming game. DarkTouch was so kind as to share one he had written and posted it in his blog. This really inspired me and I started to put together my one version. This is a very particular campaign, its set in the world outside your window, nothing outwardly different until an incident…

Let’s all put our minds together, RPMN Blog Carnival anybody? Social Media and its impact on RPGs!

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared on the Role Play Media Network . If you want to participate in the proposed Blog Carnival please link back to the original post . Thank you! Building off form Michael’s earlier post today, I think that collaborative endeavors like Blog Carnivals are a great way to build a sense of community, start discussions and collaborate in some way despite …

Let’s all put our minds together, RPMN Blog Carnival anybody? Social Media and its impact on RPGs!

Tweet Please note that this post first appeared on the Role Play Media Network . If you want to participate in the proposed Blog Carnival please link back to the original post . Thank you! Building off form Michael’s earlier post today, I think that collaborative endeavors like Blog Carnivals are a great way to build a sense of community, start discussions and collaborate in some way despite …

Examining High Level Play: Part Two

Tweet Yesterday I opened the topic of high level play by looking at different types of “high level” characters and how high level play contrasts with lower power levels. Today I’ll examine why people would want to play at high power levels and some common objections. Now we come to the meat of the issue: why would anyone…

Let’s revive the Role Play Media Network

Tweet The RPMN , the social network for RPG bloggers, podcaster, vidcasters and their fans, which was created by Berin Kinsman , has seen quite a few ups and downs during its lifetime. When it was still new there was quite a lot of interest in this new network. Hundreds of members joined in the first few months, started forum discussions, made extensive use of the Ning chat…

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…

Tips to Break Writers Block

Tweet Recently Youseph has started to write a Dungeons and Dragons adventure and is looking to post about the experience, so kudos to him for doing so.  When he initially said that he was going to write the adventure he mentioned the flurry of ideas he has and his excitement for what he was doing, a feeling I’m sure many of …

Evolve or die… or, A diatribe on my feelings about new editions!

Tweet Because what the internet needs is another person griping about new or revised editions of the games they love! But gentle reader, that’s not my intention today; I’ll try not to grumble, much. Although I’ve played many games, my go to game through all these years has been D&D in all its different incarnations, so I will speak from this perspective. Way back when, when…

Staying in the “Sweet Spot”

Tweet In the latest episode of RPG Circus Jeff, Mark and Zach talked about low, mid and high level play in games like D&D. For some reason a lot of people find the early to mid levels much more enjoyable than high-level play. While earlier editions of D&D included an “endgame” where adventurers settle down, build castles, towers or…

Review: Fantasy Craft Adventure Companion

Tweet When you have read my blog for quite a while you probably noticed that I have a soft spot for Crafty Games ‘ Fantasy Craft . But Fantasy Craft is a more complex game than the other games I usually recommend. I have to admit that Fantasy Craft’s rules complexity is sometimes just a bit outside of my usual comfort zone. But that said I am also convinced…

What about the GameMastery Combat Pad? A review…

Tweet As an unabashed fan of all things Pathfinder I guess it is not a surprise I like their GameMastery line of products. It runs the gamut from Flip-Mats to Map Packs (and I’ve written about both before here and here ), cards to “ compleat encounters ” (minis an and adventure) and accessories . One of these accessories had always caught my attention, the GameMastery Combat …

What about the Coliseum Morpheuon? A review…

Tweet “I have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong.” Beyond the Wall of Sleep , HP Lovecraft Any book that starts with an HP Lovecraft quote is a winner in my book! It’s a tribute to the enduring influence of …

Jim Ward in need of help

Tweet According to the Greyhawk Grognard , game design luminary Jim Ward, who is responsible for such classic games as Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World needs our help. Obviously he spent some time in the hospital recently and his condition is quite serious. According to what Jim posted at the Dragonsfoot forums it may take another year for him to recover fully. The hospital bills are a bit too…