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Dark Sun Campaign – PDF of the first adventure here for you to download

As promised and delivered early – Part one of my Dark Sun Campaign is available for download. This is intended for informational purposes only. I have made every effort to make it a coherent document from which a game can be completely run. All possible disclaimers apply to this adventure, including bodily harm. Not included are any tactical battle maps, mostly because I use a vinyl battle …

Dark Sun Campaign Prep – The Introduction

You awaken to the sound of trumpets nearby, and find it blends rather un-harmoniously with the ringing in your ears. Unfocused vision meets and even more unfocused mind as you begin to remember who you are. As your eyes clear, you notice the others around you. You begin shaking each other awake, and you find you have more questions than answers. Looking …

Con on the Cob – Next Week!

We’ve not had a chance to talk about this one yet, but there is still time to get in on some awesome Fall Gaming Action! If you live in the North-Central Ohio area, then you need to take some time between October 14-17 and come check out Con on the Cob in Hudson, OH. As your friendly, local convention-coverer, I will be taking some time and heading there…

Review: Enemies of the Empire

I have a philosophy about RPGs, and that philosophy is, for a game to feel “right,” it needs three things:  a set of core rules, at least one book devoted to antagonists and at least one book devoted to “toys;” additional character options, tools, spells and so on. Enemies of the Empire is the antagonist book for Legend of the Five Rings…

The International Dungeons & Dragons contest! Win the Red Box, Rules Compendium, Heroes of the Fallen Lands and Dungeon Tiles!

Well, this is something a bit new for us!  We’ve gotten a number of authors who are writing authoritatively on Dungeons & Dragons 4e!  I’m very excited by this prospect because D&D 4e represented a big gap in Troll in the Corner’s collective RPG knowledge.  Now that’s remedied it’s time to spread the D&D …

We have our winners in the Monster Templates contest!

A hearty congratulations to Dan (thebitterfrost@) who’s one both a hard copy and a PDF of Rite Publishing’s Book of Monster Templates!  Jim (morlockhq@) has one the 2nd place prize, a free PDF and 50% off the physical book.  Robert (gygax47@) is the runner up with 50% off of both. Thanks to everyone for entering, and of course a big thanks…

Quick Review: The Witch’s Brew – advanced feats and builds for Pathfinder’s new Witch class

Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew by Sigfried Trent offers an in depth look at the new Witch class as it’s available in the Advanced Player’s guide for Pathfinder.  Trent and crew introduce 30 new feats designed with the Witch PCs in mind, as well as a discussion on what the Witch can do as a class, and several suggested builds. Witches are somewhat new …

Putting the Swing Back in D&D

Some time ago, I experimented with lowering the hit points of monsters and increasing their damage in an attempt to speed combat along.  In the process, I learned an important lesson.  Swing is fun! I define “swing” as the unpredictability of a conflict, and the ability of a single roll to shape the entire outcome of the conflict. …

Dungeon Design in 20 Minutes

If your gaming group is anything like mine, you’ll someday find yourself sitting around a table not wanting to play your normal campaign due to a severe lack of VIP’s, that is to say, Very Important Players. Now, if you’re anything like my gaming group you will refuse to quit! Within minutes, someone has pulled up the Character Builder and is pumping out “…

Great, free online character/NPC creator for Pathfinder

Looking for a quick, easy way to generate your next Pathfinder character or NPC?  Look no further.  The 3.75 Pathfinder RPG Character Creator can do this for you.  It’s pretty well customizable, prints out a nice looking character sheet and in generally is useful as all get out. It’s even got some neat little effects when you’re creating your character.  It’s still in…

Sensationalist Headline! The end of buying minis as we know it!

Yes, this may be a bit forward thinking and yes the headline is a bit sensationalist but we could be looking at the beginning of the end of buying minis for RPGs and strategy games such as Warhammer.  Of course, all that money your spending on minis doesn’t just head straight back to your bank account, you’ll need …

An Introduction

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Tracy Hurley, also known as Sarah Darkmagic in a number of online circles. In terms of playing, I’m a relative newcomer to Dungeons & Dragons. My very first game was about a year and a half ago and my introduction was pretty brutal. Sarah, my character, joined the party right outside of the waterfall in Keep of the …

Our forums return! Come to them and chat about all things gaming.

The fine folks at Gamer’s Haven had provided us with a nice forum which was just getting started when disaster struck.  Luckily they un-struck the disaster, and the forums have returned !  I’d love for you to come and join us there!  To start things off I may have a little am giving away three bundles of Pathfinder PDFs ! private, forum…

Review: Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

The latest edition of the RPG Legend of the Five Rings is out and, being one of the few major RPGs that I’ve never owned, I decided to finally take the plunge and get it. The pretty artwork didn’t hurt, either. The book itself is a massive 400 page full-color hardback tome.  The margins are rather wide, but rather than detract from the book, it actually makes …

Getting Your Ducks In a Row – Making Sure Expectations are Met

Image by: John Linwood I’m getting into the deep planning stages for my next campaign, and I’m finding myself running into a potential problem: it’s very possible that I want for this game is different from what my players want. I’ve had this issue rolling around in my head for the last few days, and I feel like it’s one that is…

A new artist, new art and subtle hints at a new zombie type for Aruneus

I am very pleased to announce that we have a new artist joining our talented ranks for the Aruneus Project !  Tim Reardon will be contributing original artwork, featuring among other things, zombies! Tim is a very talented artist, working in mediums ranging from pencil and napkin through digital painting and CGI.  He’s got a ton of experience doing things like digital animation for some pretty …

Quick Review: Alice in Chains

Last night I found myself in a good sized arena, with a few thousand friends, watching my favorite band perform live.  Today I am tired, slightly deaf, profoundly happy and will somehow tie this in to Role Playing Games.  Forgive me as I wander slightly far afield with this but I can’t help myself. Believe it or not, there is a tie…

Mass Combat with D&D 4e – The War at Large

In my previous article , I talked about using military formations to create the epic feel of high level heroes taking on hundreds of regular soldiers.  That’s good for a single encounter, but not for much more.  Now I want to talk about epic pitched battles over vast terrain. It’s time to go to war! War in the D&D universe is …

Cleric Token Set Review

Last March, the table-top gaming world was pleased to learn that Wizards of the Coast and Gale Force Nine were teaming up to release a new line of accessories for the Dungeons and Dragons game. I’ve used Gale Force Nine products in the past, particularly during my miniature painting and kit-bashing phase. I’ve always found the quality of their tools be great and I was eager when …

Near Boston? Attend StrowlerCon (a Steampunk event) to have an awesome time and help out our friends at Dead Gentlemen Productions!

I just got this press release from the fine folks at Dead Gentlemen Productions , who you may know from our site . They’ve done some fine work with the Gamers series and other productions.  They have a new Steampunk based production coming out called “Strowlers” – which I look forward to seeing!  StrowlerCon will take place over Columbus Day weekend. Are you …