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A Terrible Idea for RPGs, which is actually a Great Idea – free to use character portraits

It sounds a bit confusing but A Terrible Idea actually has a great idea!  60 “Terrible Character Portraits” which, once created, would be released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License and be free to use by anyone!  Folks looking for a good character sheet portrait.  Newly minted game designers *cough* – anyone would be able to use these character portraits. They’re …

Quick Review: The Secrets of Martial Mastery – an expansion for Pathfinder RPG

Rite Publishing scores again with The Secrets of Martial Mastery , a nice little book filled with over 25 new feats and their corresponding combat maneuvers sure to spice up any fight.  Drawing from everything between plain old fisticuffs to fencing moves, you can now do a lot more with your hands-on type characters.  In addition to the new feats and combat maneuvers, there’s a new …

Realms of Cthulhu, Savage Lovecraft

Published in October 2009, it has clearly taken me far too long to get a copy and start playing this product.  As a game master relatively new to Savage Worlds by Pinnacle Entertainment , but utterly infatuated, as well as one prone to fits of madness and visions of eldritch aberrations, Realms of Cthulhu is right up my alley.  For those woefully unfamiliar with H.P…

Help the Hobby! Read an RPG Book in Public!

Gamers are many, but we are the quiet many. There is an upsetting number of people who still have misconceptions about what an RPG is and the type of people that play them.  Sure, we know that gamers come in all types, but the world doesn’t. Let’s fix that.  Someone over at The Escapist has had the brilliant …

Quick Review: The Genius Guide to the Time Thief, a new character class for Pathfinder

Leave it to the folks at OtherWorld Creations to come up with new, inventive and plausible character classes.  Plausible that is, in the sense that elves and dragons are wandering around out there as well. The Time Thief takes a neat spin on a rogue-like character – one who can literally steal time.  Taking little bits of time (motes) from their own future and…

Quick Review: Swallowfeld – a Pathfinder adventure setting for a low level party

Raging Swan Press have put together a solid, 37 page adventure for a lower level Pathfinder party .  Taking place in and around the village of Swallowfeld, this adventure is something of a murder mystery packaged within a weather torn priory, for one.  Actually, Swallowfeld contains several adventure hooks revolving around the village and what goes on there. What I really enjoy about this …

Fool’s Gold – cursed coins for miserly players [PFRPG]

Fool’s gold is just that, gold that makes you foolish. These cursed coins were created by the First Bank of WareHave as a deterrent to thieves and cutthroats who would frequently target the bank and its shipments of gold. Often a large coin worth at least 10 gold pieces in weight alone, Fool’s Gold has a cumulative effect. The more you take, the more…

Free Pathfinder/d20 Magic Weapon – The Plaid Axe of the Northern Dwarves

The Plaid Axe of the Northern Dwarf is all aboot taking down trees, vegetation and whoever may be standing near by.  Forged in a vast underground empires by vast, underground Dwarves, the Plaid Axe of the Northern Dwarves was a last ditch solution to the growing problem of how to cut down and use things that weren’t made …

Today is the last day to enter the signed Realms of Cthulhu book give away!

Look, as far as the real world goes, we’re not big on promoting ancient evil, vicious cults and things that make you go insane. Put us in the realm of gaming though and we’re behind Realms of Cthulhu 100%! Our editor Tracy covered this game at Origins 2010 and fell madly, insanely in love with it. We think you will too…

KantCon 2010 – Actual Play Sessions

As promised, I now have the link to the Actual Play sessions from KantCon 2010. There weren’t as many as I had originally thought (I estimated somwhere between 30 and 40), but we did clock in with a very solid 20 sessions. A few of the sessions that did take place did not get a good audio capture, for one reason or another, so you’re not …

Adventurer’s Toolbox – Immovable Rods

Image by: SoulRider.222 I figured I would take some time away from my convention coverage to begin a new series. As I’ve played RPGs over the years, I have run across items that I begin to feel that any player/character with an innovating mind can use and use well. To that end, I’m going to call this series The Adventurer&#…

Quick Review: In the Company of Gargoyles – a new player race and class for Pathfinder

Once again Rite Publishing comes through with an fun addition to the Pathfinder/3.5 universe.  In the Company of Gargoyles is nicely formatted and illustrated; coming in both a print friendly version and a more ornate version is a plus.  The layout is well done and everything is easy to find via the table of contents. This expansion features Gargoyles as a playable race, and a new …

A new, free PFRPG creature – the Exasperating Ooze

Wandering through forests, or in the deeps, pretty much anywhere adventurers can be found, the Exasperating Ooze is a strange, blob like ooze. Ranging in color from dull orange to dull red, with black vein like structures, it slowly moves through any terrain. What it survives on, where it comes from and even why it exists are all questions that …

Donate to Doctors Without Borders and have a chance to win a 40k Army!

The Dave Taylor Miniatures Blog is running an AWESOME promotion and charity event contest. They are giving away an entire hand painted Warhammer 40k army in the style of the Storm Wardens , a yet to be released Space Marines Chapter coming in the new Death Watch RPG .  To enter, all you have to do is give a dollar.  Every dollar…

UberDork Cafe – a project worth backing and an interview with Natali, the UberDork herself

As a fellow Dork, Geek, Gamer and any number of other labels, I’m really excited about this project.  Natali is launching an amazing sounding Cafe, called the UberDork Cafe .  What makes it awesome? It’s geek centric, features happy meals for adults, has a gaming room and also a classroom.  If that’s not enough, it’s Natali’s dream to make this a truly …

A new World of Aruneus video – zombies and high fantasy, now with more gods!

I’ve written, produced, directed and almost starred in a brand new video for the Aruneus Project – zombie apocalypse  meets high fantasy.  All of that really means I spent a few hours last night with Win7′s movie maker.  It was a blast though and I think the video came out pretty good, considering my limited video…

Interview with Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager, Clint Black

In just the way we knew it would, Savage Worlds has commanded the interest of the readers to make an undeniably successful list of interview questions.  After serving up an appetizer of a dish with my Intro to Savage Worlds last week, I’d like to now present you with the main course, an interview with Clint Black, the Savage…

Win Cthulhu! (well, Cthulhu dice) International flash contest!

Today and tomorrow I’m running a flash contest on Reddit.com’s RPG subreddit .  You can win Steve Jackson Games’ Cthulhu dice , shipped anywhere I can legally ship them from the US.  The catch?  You have to have a reddit account to win.  Just click that reddit link up above to check out the awesome RPG community there….

Reminder! Win a signed copy of Realms of Cthulhu!

Look, as far as the real world goes, we’re not big on promoting ancient evil, vicious cults and things that make you go insane. Put us in the realm of gaming though and we’re behind Realms of Cthulhu 100%! Our editor Tracy covered this game at Origins 2010 and fell madly, insanely in love with it. We think you will too so we’ve plotted and conspired…

KantCon 2010 – Retrospective

If you’ve spent any time on TC in the last few weeks, then you are probably aware that I spent some time in Kansas City this past weekend. The reason for this trip was KantCon . KantCon is a convention by gamers, for gamers. If you missed Ben’s interview with KantCon founder, Ethan Parker of The Gamer’s Haven , then you can find it here . That interview cover’…