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Triune Corebook (Gamemaster’s Edition) Review

In the interest of full disclosure, this review is based on a review copy of the .pdf provided by the publisher. Triune is a sci-fi RPG from small press publisher Happy Bishop Games.  The game is set in the far future, after humanity has accidentally opened a hole to dimensions claiming to be Heaven and Hell.  After getting dragged into Heaven …

25 Excellent board and card games for (mostly) under $20

I’ve been keeping an eye out lately for games that are fairly inexpensive, fun and have a re-playability.  It’s one thing to drop $40 on a new board game now and again, but it’s a habit that can grow extremely expensive very fast.  As a way to archive these for myself and share these ideas with you…

Marcon 46 Convention Review

Over the Memorial Day weekend I had the chance to attend my first Marcon convention in Columbus, Ohio . Marcon is the oldest science fiction and fantasy convention in Ohio and is operated by SOLEA (the Science Oriented Literature, Art, and Education Foundation). The first Marcon was held in Toledo, OH back in 1966. They moved to Columbus for the third convention in 1968 and have been there ever since. Marcon offers…

Old-School Awesomeness – What I Found at a Flea Market

About two years ago, I got back into tabletop RPGs after a hiatus that was far too long. My resurgent interest in gaming also coincided with my wife and I realizing that we loved garage sales, antique stores and flea markets. Because I game a lot, I always look for things I can use in a game when we’re at these types of sales. …

TriTacGames – a great podcast, website and game group, all rolled in to one

I’ve been getting more and more in to podcasts recently.  I have a rather long commute in which I don’t have to do anything but sit on a train and try and act threatening enough to secure my own seat, but not so threatening that I get kicked off or picked up as a terrorist.  Podcasts have helped, so I’m always on the…

My Time With Daggerdale

As most of you are probably aware, Tuesday saw the release of Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale for the Xbox 360′s Xbox Live Arcade and the PC.  In case you are unfamiliar, Daggerdale is a video game that is based on the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition rules which you can either play alone or with up to three friends via Xbox Live.  Once…

More info on Paizo and WizKids’ forthcoming mini line, with a handy Q&A section.

Directly from Paizo’s outbox to you, here’s an update on the minis! Beginner Box Release Resurrects Pre-Painted Plastic Fantasy Miniatures Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games announce a new partnership whereby WizKids Games will produce a special set of pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, an introductory boxed set slated to …

A Whole New World – Races of Golarion

I began my Whole New World Golarion series last week with a look at the characteristics of Golarion . Today, I’m continuing that series with a look at the races of the default Pathfinder campaign setting. Something Old… Of course, the races presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook are the most common that you will find in terms of both NPCs and player characters. These races have, for the most…

A bit of Cthulhu photography for your use

I’ve put together a few old (style) photos in to which I’ve added a bit of tentacle, a giant eye or what have you.  These may be very useful for your Cthulhu or old gods style game and can be freely used as such.  I do not claim to be an expert at GIMP, and clearly this is true. These were really the work…

Making Captain Crunch – Review of the M&M3 Dataset for Hero Lab

You guys might remember seeing Buddy’s review of Hero Lab from back in January. If not, here it is, and you should read it . I’ve been using Hero Lab for a while, now, and I recently got my hands on the full dataset for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition. Let me tell you, using Hero Lab for this game makes things a whoooooole lot easier. For those of…

A Meeting in the Bends – New Pathfinder Fiction (from my campaign setting)

Original Image for Scavengers logo by: zen zen Sutherland A few weeks ago, I told you guys about Joseph Devon, an author friend of mine . Well, I have introduced him to the dark and inescapable time sink that is playing RPGs. We had our first session of  a new Pathfinder campaign on Sunday and he was inspired by what we did. So inspired, in fact, that …

40+ old style photos for use in your noir, horror or d20 modern campaigns

Early this morning I downloaded the Retro Camera app for my android phone, on a whim.  I started taking a few pictures of my commute with it, and I realized that some of the industrial settings I was commuting through would make cool photos for use in some sort of noir RPG campaign.  It also occurred to me that I work in a place with many buildings…

Review: Ultimate Magic for Pathfinder

Ultimate Combat is the latest sourcebook from Paizo Publishing for the Pathfinder RPG.  So, what is it?  Basically it’s a big ol’ hardcover book full of options for magic characters, as well as a completely new and optional spell system called Words of Power. The art throughout the book is up to Pathfinder standards, which means it’s very nice overall.  The book …

The Devil’s Six Gun – New Comic Series from Image

If I’ve not made it clear before, I love the Deadlands campaign setting for Savage Worlds. Ever since I was introduced to it by the lovely folks over at The Gamer’s Haven ( thanks to their actual play sessions of it ), I have been hooked. Well, I recently found out about a new series of one-shot…

The Devil’s Six Gun – New Comic Series from Image

If I’ve not made it clear before, I love the Deadlands campaign setting for Savage Worlds. Ever since I was introduced to it by the lovely folks over at The Gamer’s Haven ( thanks to their actual play sessions of it ), I have been hooked. Well, I recently found out about a new series of one-shot comic from Image that are, wonderfully, Deadlands comics. I …

DriveThruRPG want’s to know all about your favorite character – enter this contest, win great things!

The folks at DriveThruRPG want to know all about your favorite character.  Boil it down to a great description and their panel of three celebrity judges will pick the best!  Click the image to go directly to the contest entry page. Good luck! Technorati Tags: drivethrurpg , contest , characters , rpg , role playing games Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Reminder – 2 days left to enter the International Dragon …

A Whole New World – Characteristics of Golarion

Yesterday I announced the beginning of my article series on Golarion, the default campaign setting for Pathfinder. I promised that today I would look into the characteristics of Golarion as a setting and I am here to fulfill that promise. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it. High Magic The first thing to know about Golarion is that it, for the most…

If You Build It… – Book Review of Fantasy Craft

When I talked to the guys at Crafty Games at GenCon last year about their current and upcoming offerings, I got a chance to get a copy of Fantasy Craft, their d20-based fantasy RPG. I honestly didn’t think a whole lot about it. The thought of another d20-based fantasy RPG sort of just flitted into my brain and then right back out of it. What…

SJ Tucker’s “Playing D&D” music video directed by The Dead Gentlemen

Brought to you by the same people who created Gamers: Dorkness Rising, and using some footage, actors and possibly the same catering from that film!  Check out SJ Tucker’s new song Playing D&D! Head on over to Strowlers to get more from SJ Tucker, The Dead Gentleman and lots of other cool stuff.  Then there’s SJ Tucker’s site, and we cannot forget The Dead Gentlemen . …

A Whole New World – The Introduction

About a year and a half ago, my home group decided to make the switch from D&D 3.5 to Pathfinder. Upon buying the Core Rules book, I began seeing references to Golarion, the default setting for Pathfinder. Honestly, I ignored them. Our group was playing a Forgotten Realms game and I had little issue adapting the FR campaign setting to the Pathfinder rules. As time went on, however, I…