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Fantasy Craft Giveaway!

Tweet To celebrate yesterdays’ release of the PDF version of “ Time of High Adventure ” by Crafty Games , we give away one copy of the Fantasy Craft 2nd printing PDF today! As with all our PDF giveaways in the past, you need to have an account at DriveThruRPG / RPGNow in order to participate. But this should be a minor …

20% discount @ DriveThruRPG

Tweet As in the last months we can provide our readers with a 20% discount coupon code for DriveThruRPG . The coupon code is good from now till October 5th and can be used with purchases from the following publishers: Cubicle 7 Dream Pod 9 Fabled Environments Fat Dragon Games Goodman Games Erisian Entertainment Generic Universe Publishing Holistic Designs Kallisti Press Louis Porter Jr. Design OtherWorld Creations Palladium…

Come to me my jungle friends!

Tweet Recent events in my life have me thinking about pets. Be they familiars, animal companions or summoned animals, whatever way your system of choice calls them, why do we feel the urge to have pets in our games? I can see why… The joy and happiness they bring into our real lives is one we want to recreate in the game as well. Or maybe we…

Review: Lone Wolf Multiplayer Game Book and Heroes of Magnamund

Tweet I still have very fond memories of the Lone Wolf game books I lent from my friend Sven back when we were still in school. The Lone Wolf books focus on the world of Magnamund, where

Are mini-campaigns the solution?

Tweet Back in the day, when we were still young and had too much time on our hands, we played in long campaigns, sometimes even spanning years. But in recent years I haven’t finished any campaign properly. Either we lost interest in the game or the group dissolved before the campaign has reached a satisfactory conclusion. Don’t get me wrong, we still have a lot …

Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Review

Tweet I received and early copy of the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Red Box Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set last week. It’s the first product to be released from the 4th edition Essentials product line. I have already posted an unboxing video , but now that I have spent a couple of days with the Red Box it’s time to let you know…

Check out these WR&M reviews!

Tweet Recently a few more reviews of WR&M have been released. The first has been written by Ina Vegt of the “ Tales of the Swampwitch’s Adventures ” blog. Some while ago she already reviewed the 4-paged version of the game and now she picked up the revised version to give it another look. Here’s an excerpt from her review: All in all, this is an improvement over …

Lazy Friday Video Post: “John Madden: Dungeon Master”

Tweet I am probably not as familiar with the exploits of John Madden as some of my American readers, but I found this video funny nevertheless. Please enjoy! By the way, have you ever had to deal with a “replacement dungeon master” and things got wrong? If so, please tell us about it in the comments below!

There is no spoon … eh … OSR

Tweet Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to prove that there’s no renewed interest in older editions of D&D and other games, but I want to share my thoughts on the perception of that phenomenon. Recently there was some more discussion about the OSR on Twitter and on various blogs. The whole drama was started when someone discovered a quite…

D&D Essentials “Red Box” Unboxing

Tweet Youseph got his review copy of the new D&D Red Box today and recorded a short unboxing video.

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…

What’s in a name?

I’ll admit it, naming non-player characters and places in role playing game is HARD! If you are not careful you’ll end up with names your players will make fun of for years to come. The noble and serious NPCs that will be the key to the plot will not be remembered for his generosity or secret knowledge, but for being called…

Eureka!

Some time ago, Martin Ralya of GnomeStew.com and Engine Publishing asked me if I was interested in reviewing Eureka. I’ve read about Eureka before and since I am chronically under-prepared for my games, it looked like the perfect book for me. So he send me a copy and I was immediately blown away! So what’s Eureka about? Eureka is a 314-paged…

Trying something new…

I’ve never been particularly handy. I’ll write, talk in public, and I can tell a pretty good yarn (or so I’ve been told), but I’m not great with cars or home repair. I’ll hook up your computer or your home theater, but don’t ask me to fix the plumbing; I just don’t have the skill ranks! Likewise my relation with the more “arts and crafts” aspects of our hobby …

Coming Soon: Resolute, Adventurer & Genius

After the flurry of work to get Warrior, Rogue & Mage ready, I had time to think about how the Wyrm system might be adapted to other genres. Mark Meredith is hard at work on a spy/technothriller adaptation which I am eagerly anticipating. Jason Cabral, a longtime friend, and I had poked around with doing cyberpunk, and we still may, but out of the blue one day not long…

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…

Food & Games

Don’t worry; this has NOTHING to do with all the electronic cooking games out there. This is about gamers and the food they eat when they game. Junk food and role-playing games are connected in poplar culture, and in all truth some games will devour prodigious amounts of chips and soda. Undoubtedly some groups try to eat healthy, bringing fruits and veggies to…

WR&M review by Wyatt Salazar

Wyatt Salazar is somewhat like a RPG blog nephew to me. Back in the day, when he wasn’t one of the more popular D&D 4th Edition bloggers out there, I was one of the first people who linked to his blog “ Turbulent Thoughts ” (Warning: Not For The Faint Of Heart!).

Why I ordered the D&D Essentials “Red Box” after all

As you all know I am not that fond of D&D 4th Edition. While I loved a lot of the changes from D&D 3.5 when I first read the new core books, I didn’t like how combat worked in D&D 4th Edition. For me I totally lost immersion in the game world in the moment we started to place our miniatures on the battle…

Dicebook review

Some time ago I had the opportunity to give away a free copy of Dicebook , a PDF reader and dice rolling app for the Apple iPad . But since I haven’t had an iPad myself at that time, I couldn’t give it a try myself. But that changed last week, when I finally got my new toy. Dicebook by David Dunham is definitely one…