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The Triumphant Return of Mirkmoot! More Magical Mayhem for Creatures Great and Small!

Mirkmoot has returned!  Now featuring artist Tim Reardon’s all original artwork (with a few bits from others) and 10 new magical items.  Plus, Mirkmoot himself has gotten his very own stat block. As always with my documents, Mirkmoot is available from DriveThruRPG for just a buck ! We here at Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium are constantly searching the known and unknown worlds to bring you, …

The World of Aruneus – Contagion Infected Zombies 2.0! The new PDF is here!

Fresh off the layout artist’s computer, the newest and last iteration of the Contagion Infected Zombies for the World of Aruneus have arrived ! More streamlined, easier to run, more effective against races other than human and more bits falling off in gory and dramatic ways. This new supplement contains everything you will need to insert Contagion Infected Human Zombies into …

AZAMAR: The Roleplaying Game – Using the Cinema6 RPG Framework and kicking ass

Our friends up north at Wicked North Games are getting massive amounts of work done on their flagship product, AZAMAR!  if you’re interested in getting your foot in the front door before everyone else, take a moment to check them out on Kickstarter with your chance to pre-order the Complete Player’s Guide. How cool do I think this…

Mi Gato se Incendia physical prototype arrives! Also, the first review!

I just got home and found a surprise package sitting in my drive way. Mi Gato se Incendia! has arrived!  The physical prototype, created by The Game Crafters is here, and it looks amazing!  I’ll be bringing this with me to Total Confusion XXV and Pax EAST to run a few games.  I cannot wait to try this game out with a harder, larger…

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Beast of a Thousand Broken Hearts – A Pathfinder Creature

“All that you love most in this world will be taken from you. I do this under command and not of my own free will” Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Beast of a Thousand Broken Hearts is a Pathfinder (d20/OGL as well) creature that attacks love itself. An interesting villian and plot item, it can easily be inserted into your Pathfinder game, giving your…

Fantasy Craft Monster: Giant Scorpion

In case you are unfamiliar with it, Fantasy Craft is another OGL-based game.  If you are interested in checking out more info on the game, it can be found here. Giant Scorpion (Huge Animal Walker–71 XP) Str 18, Dex 10, Con 15, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 6; SZ H (6

The Rat King – a new creature for your Pathfinder (or d20/OGL) game

The Rat King is a new, free creature for your Pathfinder game, available right now through DriveThruRPG ! The Rat King is a magically created, humanoid rat creature.  They stand roughly four feet tall and all share one specific quality. They enjoy living under large urban areas, often creating nests of up to 100 individuals. They enjoy the leavenings of society but are not …

Dragon Chow Dice Bags revisited – a review of the best damn dice bag I’ve ever owned.

I almost hate to admit it, but my Crown Royal bag, after 20 loyal years since being liberated from my Mom’s top cabinet shelf,  has just been retired.  There’s a new bag in town, and it’s from Dragon Chow Dice Bags . Disclaimer: Dragon Chow Dice Bags advertise on this very site.  However, I paid for my bag, …

The Disgruntled Zombie – a new Pathfinder RPG Creature and a freebie!

To the Pathfinder (and d20/OGL) playing world, I bring you a new creature, a new type of Undead! The Disgruntled Zombie. The disgruntled zombie is a rare form of undead creature – one that has become self-aware yet is hard pressed to change their situation, due to being controlled by some necromancer or fancy wizard, or something. The bane of Masters of the Night everywhere, a …

Old-School Unboxing: Two Ravenloft Boxes

I had a lot of fun working on the last Old-School Unboxing that I did, so I thought I’d break out a few of the boxes that I’ve acquired recently. I managed to pick up two supplemental boxed sets for the D&D 2nd Edition Ravenloft setting: Forbidden Lore and Masque of the Red Death, and Other Tales . Like last time, …

Old School Actual Play – Mini podcast #2 – A British Archaeologist and a Gamer walk in to a bar

Welcome to our third podcast, the 2nd in a series of Mini-casts to keep us all occupied in between our actual play sessions! In this mini-cast, I’m joined by Benjamin Alberti.  Professor, Archaeologist, gamer and co-author of Troll in the Corner’s Magical Emporium: Masks of Magic and More !  Ben has also helped me out a bit in the editorial department, and …

Dice Hate Me – a site you should check out

I’d like to take a moment out of your day and plug another website. One that dedicates itself to the one of the highest callings in the gaming world.  Board game reviews.  You think I’m joking?  Let me get a stack of board games and mail them to you so you can play them and write about them! Okay, so actually, it’s…

Mi Gato se Incendia! (My Cat is on Fire!) A new board game by Benjamin Gerber

Six years ago I started playing around with a neat board game idea. It was based around cats.  And fire.  More specifically, it was based around a cat on fire.  As morbid as this may sound, I assure you, no cats were harmed in the making of this game.  I love cats. I own four.  But I also know…

I’ll be covering Total Confusion XXV, and giving a bunch of stuff away too!

February 25th is rapidly approaching!  It’s a date I’m excited about because it will be the first day of Total Confusion (for me, TotalCon starts Thursday the 24th)!  In addition to being an industry guest for my small contribution to the roleplaying world, I’ll also be wearing my blogger hat and covering the convention here on TC. Total …

Adventurer’s Toolbox – Bags of Holding

Image by: SoulRider.222 I have written a couple of article in this series already covering Immovable Rods and Feather Tokens . The next item up for bid is the Bag of Holding. Now, before I’m downed out in the chorus of “Yeah, that’s obvious,” let’s take a look at the stat block from the Pathfinder SRD: Bag…

DriveThruRPG enters the Print on Demand market, and I got to beta test and review it

[Full Disclosure: Not only am I a featured reviewer for DriveThruRPG but they also carry my products.] DriveThruRPG , has recently entered the print on demand market, offering a small but rapidly growing number of PDFs as actual, honest to goodness physical books. I was recently asked to participate in a beta test with this new offering, following the print on demand process from ordering right through …

What I’ll be doing at Total Confusion XXV – games I’m playing and running

I’ve just finished up my pre-registration at Total Confusion XXV – here’s my schedule for the weekend.  I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions and premiering The Haunted Mine in New England.  That’s the first World of Aruneus adventure. Friday 1pm – 5pm R050  The World of Aruneus – The Haunted Mine (Running) 7pm – 9pm Game Design 9pm – 11pm…

5 More Underrated RPGs

Need more underrated RPGs?  Here you go! #1:  Feng Shui Feng Shui , currently by Atlas Games, is the “Action Movie RPG game.”  If you’ve ever watched Big Trouble in Little China and thought “man, that’d make an awesome RPG,” then this is the game for you.  Throw in a little time travel, giant firebreathing netherworld babies and…

Confusion Reigns! Total Confusion XXV is rapidly approaching – get registered!

Total Confusion XXV , New England’s largest gaming convention, will kick off on Thursday, February 24th and keep the gaming going through Sunday the 27th.  If you’re anywhere near the New England area you should stop in and check it out, even if it’s only for a day.  There are tons of events going on and pre-registration is open now! …

Old School Actual Play Mini-cast #1 – 22 Minutes of RPG Goodness

We’re back!  Welcome to our Old School, Actual Play Mini-cast!  This is a 22:25 mini-cast, in which Scott and I get together to chat about old school RPGs vs newer systems. What’s good about Palladium FRPG 1st edition?  What about D&D 4.0, or 3.5?  Pathfinder? And just why does Savage Worlds rub Scott the wrong way?  Find out the answers to these burning questions and a bunch more…