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ESTRANGE: frEe STuff fRiday AcroNym Generator

Tweet This is Youseph’s usual stomping grounds, but I couldn’t resist writing a post about this as soon as I discovered it today. Acronyms are to me a staple of superhero games, and to a certain extent spy games, since I’m planning for the (seemingly since forever) upcoming superhero game I did a search for an acronym generator and found this website: ACE: Acronym CrEator It…

Ask the Readers: Any good supers themed questionnaire out there?

Tweet I’m a big believer in character questionnaires, I’ve even written about it before . I’m currently preparing for my upcoming superhero campaign and I’m struggling with creating a superhero themed questionnaire. I’m interested in asking my players about their expectations, what elements of the superhero genre they like; feel comfortable with and would like to see in the game. I have not given up on…

I laugh and I cry at Knights…

Tweet Besides being a longtime gamer I have other hobbies. For the longest time I’ve been a comic book fan, I’ve written about it before ( here and here ), and even if I don’t read that many these days (Fables, The Walking Dead are among the few that make the cut) there is one comic that I can’t take …

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to their own premises. What really surprised me that …

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to…

The End of The Forge

Tweet Recently Ron Edwards announced that the famous indie RPG forum The Forge will enter into its “winter stage” by the end of the year. What he basically meant was the forum will more of less shut down. From what I understand a few sections will stay active a while longer, especially to allow publishers to move their sub-forums to their own premises. What …

My rant on WotC’s new Character Builder

Tweet Yesterday WotC has announced a new, web-based Character Builder for DDI subscribes. While a web-based solution may have some advantages and the screenshots look quite cool, I have some issues with that move by WotC. I haven’t had the chance to talk with our resident 4E fan about this, who has probably a better understanding of …

Death & Traps

Tweet As a Dungeon Master (DM) I have a confession to make. I want to kill a player character at my table. Just one. Not the whole party. Just one, or maybe two and I don’t care which one. I just want to kill one. I have wanted to kill one since I started this 4th edition D&D game two years ago. My D&D game has…

New RPG forum

Tweet Today the “ RPG Table Talk ” forums went life, a new forum for roleplaying game discussions hosted by Jeff Uurtamo of RPG Circus fame.  Currently the number of active threads can be counted with just one hand, but there’s hope that the activity will improve as soon as we get the word out. By the way, Jeff offers…

Freebie: Arcane Heroes

Tweet Yesterday I finished my first play-through of Fable III , the latest game by Lionhead Studios. For some reason this game inspired me to create a 5-paged roleplaying game which uses a few elements similar to what we see in the video game. Characters in Arcane Heroes are members of ancient bloodlines which have produced many great heroes (and dreadful villains) in…

Chimera Basic is out! Get it now for free!

Tweet The Welsh Piper just released his latest RPG: Chimera Basic. Like Chimera 2.0 it’s a rules-lite RPG that can be used in any genre. Chimera Basic is a 42-paged PDF which is a fully-playable preview of the upcoming Chimera 3.0 game. The Basic PDF is free for a limited time, so you should get it now ! Here are a few features of Chimera Basic, copied from the …

Free Stuff Friday: DinoPirates of Ninja Island

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : DinoPirates of Ninja Island Need a game? Need a free game? That what Free Shit Stuff Friday is all about! I got your back. Why not give DinoPirates of Ninja Island a shot? On DinoPirates of Ninja Island website they wrote this stuff up: Ninjas, pirates, …

Zombiepocalypse the SpyLite route…

Tweet At a recent local convention the Puerto Rico Role Players group set up a table to spread the love for pen and paper rpgs. This time around since we are so close to Halloween I figured what better game to run than a zombie game. I decided to use the SpyLite 2.0 supplement Zombiepocalypse , a handy little 3 page document for turning SpyLite into a zombie game. What’s …

The dice are falling!

Tweet RANT WARNING! The following post contains hyperbole, conjecture and unfounded opinions. Read at your own peril. These days there is a lot of speculation about the death of the pen and paper RPG industry. Those who see the glass half empty make some excellent points about units sold and speculate whether RPGs remain a viable business. Those who see the glass…

Eclipse Phase – A Study in Philanthropy

Tweet If you are even remotely interested in Science Fiction roleplaying games, you might have heard about Eclipse Phase by Posthuman Studios . It’s set in a future where being human is quite different from what it used to be. People’s mind can be transferred to clones or android bodies. Body modification by surgery, bioware or cyberware is common. If you are rich enough, even death…

The State of the Industry and SPIEL

Tweet On last Saturday I attended SPIEL, the international game and toy fair in Essen, Germany. It’s the largest consumer fair of its kind with over 150,000 people attending every year. Especially this year roleplaying game fans in Germany have noticed that there were less RPG publishers at SPIEL than last year and theorized that the RPG hobby is in the decline. For various reasons this contradicts what I…

Infinities

Tweet Roleplaying game settings based on an existing book, movie or computer game franchise can be either a boon or a curse. On the one hand you usually get a fully fleshed-out world which your players are already familiar with. When you play a Star Wars game for example, you don’t need to explain what a Jedi, a blaster or a snow speeder is. After explaining the …

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 …

Wolfgang, Baur, Chris Pramas, and Michael Furlanetto to work on new patronage project

Tweet I just got word from Open Design that they’ll be launching a new adventure design project called “ Dark Deeds in Freeport ”. As already revealed in the title, Wolgang Baur (Kobold-in-chief of Kobold Quarterly ), Chris Pramas ( Green Ronin ) and Michael Furlanetto will be all on deck for this new adventure. It will be set into Green Ronin’s Freeport setting and compatible with…