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Leverage RPG – The Full Review… Finally…

Alternate Title – Everybody Needs Some Leverage Well, after quite the long hiatus from the world of the internet, I’m back again, this time to finally finish what I started so many weeks and months ago. I finally bring to you my full review of the Leverage Role Playing Game by Margaret Weis Productions . The company that developed the Cortex Plus rules and has brought…

Some advice for the new RPGBA members

When I woke up this morning I was amazed to see that the number of member sites with the RPG Blog Alliance almost doubled since yesterday. It’s good to have you, guys! And aside from a few minor hiccups everything worked great so far. But one of the issues is that the RPGBA Announcements from the official forums don’t appear in the feed yet. That’s why …

The RPG Blog Alliance is now open for business!

Jeff Uurtamo just announced the start of a new blog community for RPG-related blogs and podcasts. For quite a while now Jeff and I have been more or less secretly working on our vision of a blog community and now we can finally share this vision with the RPG blogosphere. So what sets the RPGBA apart from similar services? Check out the full text of the official announcement …

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole other post, and hopefully…

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole…

Pathfinder RPG Goodies: Venture Captain

As a confessed Pathfinderite (I don’t see that moniker catching on!) I am always on the lookout for new tools, ideas and goodies for my favorite fantasy RPG. Today while casually reading the tweet feed I discovered Venture Captain . It’s a site containing online tools for the Pathfinder RPG . The banner tells you right away it’s a beta version of the site…

“Tell Us About Your Character” Contest @ DriveThruRPG

Usually when people are starting to talk about their characters and what epic adventures they took part in, people start to look for a quick escape route. Not so the judges at DriveThruRPG ’s “Tell Us About Your Character” Contest ! They want you to send them your favorite character (game mechanics and a brief biography). And if they like…

First Look: Apocalypse Prevention Inc.

While Third Eye Games’ API has been around for quite a while I just recently had the change to have a closer look at this fine game. While most roleplaying game take themselves quite seriously, API was definitely written tongue in cheek. That’s something you don’t see that often nowadays and in most cases it doesn’t actually work. Luckily API is the laudable exception…

Being a better Game Master: Credit where credit is due!

Being a Dungeon Master, Game Master, Storyteller, Referee, call it what you may, is not an easy task. It requires a lot in terms of creativity, passion, preparation, but it’s not the thankless job they make it out to be. It’s a great creative outlet, if you like to tell stories well there is no better pastime, and you get to spend …

RPG Blogging 101: Be different!

As someone mentioned in the comments section of the second post in the series , the RPG blogosphere feels pretty saturated right now. The RPG Bloggers Network alone has over 300 member blogs and the RPGBN itself is only a small part of the whole RPG blogosphere. Even if you follow all the tips I’ve given so far, you might still have a …

Caladon Falls Fundraiser

My fellow RPG Blogger Tommy Brownell just let me know about the Caladon Falls fundraiser at IndieGoGo . Caladon Falls is a Savage Suzerain sourcebook by Savage Mojo that has been available as PDF for a while now. From what I’ve seen so far, the background looks quite interesting and the production values are exceptionally high. Here’s the blurb from the DriveThruRPG product page :

First Look: Chthonian Stars

Wow! That was actually the first word I said after laying my eyes upon this fine book. Chthonian Stars totally took my surprise and I mean this in a good way. Wildfire ’s latest product is a space opera setting for Traveller directly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Wildfire is actually the same company that was responsible for the award-winning CthulhuTech . As you all well …

Quick Tip on Creating Place Names

Earlier today I was trying to come up with a place name for a small area that I am working on for a “Secret Project.” I was having a bit of difficulty as names are probably the hardest part of my gaming prep. I usually wing it and always end up naming the NPC “Bob.” This …

The pros of Cons!

Last weekend I attended a convention. This was not a gaming convention per se; we haven’t had that down in Puerto Rico to the best of my knowledge. I remember hearing about a gaming convention being held at the Universidad de Puerto Rico around 1990 or 1991. Back then I had just started going out with my first girlfriend and let’s be realistic, hormones trumps gaming. If anybody from …

“You are all travelling in a Stagecoach…” Weird West pre-gens

Recently Michael posted about the new game by Robertson Games Weird West . I have never run a western game, and only played on a short (one session) long Boot Hill game that we quickly derailed and ruined in ways that had the GM throwing his hands up and walking away from the table. I’m also not a big fan of Westerns. I loved Western movies as …

Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition Gamemaster’s Kit Unboxing

This was a great weekend when my wife came home from a trip to the postoffice with my Green Ronin ‘s Mutants & Masterminds (M&M) 3rd Edition Gamemaster’s Kit . I ordered this thing so long ago that I had all but forgotten about it. I pulled out my camera and took some quick photos of the items enclosed in the box…

Ask The Readers: Who ya gonna call?

Recently I have rewatched one of my favorite films: Ghostbusters ! Even though the movie is *gasp* 27 years old it has aged surprisingly well. While some of the effects may look a bit outdated the action and humor work as well today as they did in 1984. The 1984 film has not only spawned a sequel but also several computer games and even a pen & paper roleplaying…

Lazy Friday Video Post: Roll a D6

The music video below has been making the rounds on the internet lately and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share it here, so that my readers who haven’t watched it yet, can do so! Enjoy! Related posts: Lazy Friday Video Post: Ballad of the Monster Manual Lazy Friday Video Post: D&D Session with Skype Lazy Friday Video Post: 1-900-NERD-GIRL

Weird West Roleplaying Game

A couple of days ago Stuart Robertson released his extremely rules-light “ Weird West Roleplaying Game ”. Like the name suggests its meant for “weird western worlds of cowboys, kung-fu, magic and otherworldly malevolence”. For just 1$ (at DriveThruRPG ) you get the game in two PDF versions: one for viewing on your PC, tablet PC or smartphone and a special PocketMod version for printing. The rules…

May Days At The DriveThru …