More Storm King’s Thunder Previews

August 26, 2016 from Shawn Ellsworth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
While we wait for our copy to arrive for review, we’re seeing a couple more previews from this fall’s adventure book, Storm King’s Thunder. WotC’s Extra Life campaign has hit $20,000, so here&rsqu[...]
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Free RPG Maps for Commercial Use

August 26, 2016 from The Outsyder's Blog
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I've been playing around with GIMP a lot lately, practicing skills I'll need to publish some adventures that I have been brewing up for quite some time. In the process, I've produced a handful of maps that I don't have [...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: Huge Kickstarter Round up.

August 26, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Lots to share today! So let's get into it.Prince Valiant® Storytelling Game by Greg Staffordhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/prince-valiant-storytelling-game-by-greg-staffordThe comic gets updated in a[...]
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Hooting with Strahd

August 26, 2016 from Willfully and Persistently
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Assorted Stuff:The novel is progressing slowly but, while that pace is frustrating, I realized the other night that I'm really enjoying seeing it take shape. It's nice to feel like I'm doing the right thing.I might be ru[...]
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Article – Why I liked Stranger Things

August 26, 2016 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: RPG Hub 
By Paco Garcia Jaen Dedicated to my friend Jim Pinto. Because it will embarrass him to read someone considers him a friend. Stranger Things has been a very, very, very much talked about show in all sorts of social media.[...]
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Flakka Outbreak – Steal this Shadowrun…

August 26, 2016 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The group’s favorite Johnson helped someone bring in some new drugs into the city… super cheap and super killer. Everyone wants it. The only problem is that some of its users go freakin insane, including the[...]
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My Private Jakalla – Map 1B

Last week I posted the first map [link] of a massive undercity project I am taking on. The goal is …Continue reading →[...]
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RPGaDAY2016: Day 26

August 26, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What hobbies go well with RPGs?Which ones go well?Well reading obviously, but it is hard to consider that one a hobby. Kinda like saying breathing and eating are hobbies in my mind.Collecting RPGs is one that gets tied u[...]
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Taking a breather!

August 26, 2016 from Bill Heron
Filed under: RPG Hub 
It’s almost the end of summer here in Edinburgh. The leaves are already coming off the trees, and the Festival is finally ending. After a rotten personal start to the year, things have – by and large – [...]
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Fanzine Focus IV: A Random Encounter #1

August 26, 2016 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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Stonehell: Getting Their Rocks Off

August 26, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
Session 17 was played on 8/12Wilhelm, drunk Dwarf 4 (Julia)-Hammond, war dogTobias, Human-Cat, Cleric 2 of Persephone (Mollie)Leroy, human fighter 2 (Mike)9 Hirelings & 1 dogStayed in townTink, a pretentious Elf (but[...]
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Get Aboard the HMS Apollyon

August 26, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Over at the Dungeon of Signs Gus L has released the Player Manual Part 1 Combat and Exploration for his HMS Apollyon game. Gus has really put some thought into what procedures aid and abet a good dungeoncrawl, and this m[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: Hobby Mix & Match – Day 26

August 26, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: advice, Fluff/Inspiration, Music, Non-RPG, Props, RPG, RPG Hub 
After today there are only five days to go on this year’s #RPGaDay 2016! August has paradoxically seemed to fly by in some ways and just drag on in others. I’m writing these last posts as I get ready to take [...]
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#RPGaDAY 25 2016 – What Makes a Good Character?

August 25, 2016 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Over the years I have seen a number of good characters, ones that have stood out among the hundreds. What made them stand out was that they were memorable, but what made them memorable? I’d say there are [...]
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Discussion: Lethal Intent

August 25, 2016 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The voice in my head keeps joking that tonight's session is rated 'L' for 'Lethal.' Which means that there is a large fight planned for tonight's session where, if the dice go poorly, it could end up with a PC down and d[...]
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MEKTON – MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: GOD OF WAR

August 25, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: Campaigns, RPG, RPG Hub 
One of the most successful and memorable Campaigns I Have Known was a Mekton campaign we set in the long running Japanese IP of Mobile Suit Gundam, While organizing my notes for this post I realized that I've never speci[...]
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Reavers on the Seas of Fate, Season Five, Second Session

August 25, 2016 from Geek Related
Filed under: Actual Play, pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Second Session (6 page pdf) – “King Xeros of Old Azlant, Part II” – Alien lobster men beset the pirates as they tamper with Things Men Were Not Meant To Know aboard the planar ship King Xeros[...]
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Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper discuss Dungeons and Dragons

August 25, 2016 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This exchange (within the first three minutes or so) between Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper is pretty hilarious. (And of course Cooper's favourite character was an elf.)[...]
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My Gen Con: Fears, Fails, and Five Sessions

August 25, 2016 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So I went to Gen Con. And having had a good time there before, I wanted to really pitch in for Games on Demand. While Gene had offered us space if he went down as a guest, Gen Con opted to trim the comic track after last[...]
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#RPGaDay Day 26: Complementary Hobbies

August 25, 2016 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
Today’s #RPGaDay Question: What hobbies go well with RPGs? What other hobbies have beneficial effects in a roleplaying game group? My written answer will be shockingly brief. For those with health conditions, pleas[...]
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What Is Magic? Six Answers

Magic features in a lot of different RPGs, but very few of them answer this simple, fundamental question – what is it, and how can it be used to achieve the many and various effects that are attributed to it within[...]
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RPGaDAY2016: Day 25

August 25, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: Character, RPG Hub 
In your opinion, what do you need for a satisfying character?All I need is a good concept I want to explore.In particular when creating a character I might have some archetype or even some stereotype I want to explore.Cu[...]
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The Schemes of the Archfey

August 25, 2016 from Brandes Stoddard
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In my last three articles on the fey, I presented a collection of fourteen Archfey. Today I’m going to talk a bit about how to make their schemes against one another, and against the other powers of the world, inte[...]
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Metaborea

August 25, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
In the Sanguine Desert, the tribes revive the ancient war machines with blood sacrifices and whip themselves to frenzy with howling music and liquor made from the half-clotted ichor siphoned from the machines' lines. Som[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: A Matter of Character – Day 25

August 25, 2016 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: advice, RPG, RPG Hub 
Back to our regular schedule! We’re on the home stretch. As August draws to a close, #RPG a Day 2016 is near its end for this year, and I’m in the midst of getting ready for something important. I hinted at i[...]
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Under the Blood Red Moon

August 25, 2016 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
If you're a huge C&C fan, and you missed this, I'll be happy to send you my copy. Just drop me a comment and it's yours.Under the Blood Red Moon is the Free RPG Day adventure from Troll Lord Games for Castles & C[...]
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#RPGaDAY 24 2016 – Game I Am Most Likely To Give To Others

August 24, 2016 from Stuffer Shack
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This is an odd one, as it would really depend on the person more so than the game. Mostly these days, as a parent, I’m dealing with other parents, and if I was to give a game to them, I’d likely give No [...]
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A new map and a new map tool

August 24, 2016 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So way back when, I backed a map making tool on Kickstarter called "Other World Mapper" (see the Campaign here, you may still get in while they are in Beta 5). For the first few iterations, I did nothing with it, just wa[...]
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#RPGaDay Day 25: On Character 

August 24, 2016 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
Today’s Question: What makes for a good character?  There is a lot to say on this topic, for me at least. Character is the driving force in my enjoyment of roleplaying games.What goes into a good character is [...]
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RPG Review – 10 Angelic Magic Items

August 24, 2016 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: pathfinder, roleplaying, RPG Hub 
By Endzeitgeist 10 Angelic Magic Items clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look! But before we div[...]
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RPG a Day 2016: Quadruple Threat! Days 21, 22, 23 & 24

Sorry for the absence gals and guys! After all the boasting of not giving up on #RPGaDay 2016 my three day absence probably had you thinking I had done just that. What can I say? A combination of work, an infirm elderly [...]
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Earthdawn creature: Manra’s Dismal Beetle

August 24, 2016 from Earthdawn Blog
Filed under: Earthdawn, RPG Hub 
Short notice: The Working Class GM offers a little creature on his blog that he made for his Earthdawn campaign. He was so kind to give me permission to share the Manra's Dimal Beetle PDF over here...[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 21

August 24, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Um. Er...I...hmmm.Can I skip this one? I don't really have anything.I just got done with two posts about rules. I'm not a big rules guy. Most of the games I play have pretty basic mechanics, or if they are complex it's i[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 20

August 24, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: Champions, RPG, RPG Hub 
I've catching up! Woohoo! Go Speed Racer Go!Oh that's easy...Yeah. See, I'm not looking for 'challenging systems'. No, no. Thank you for coming complex mechanics. Your resume' is very impressive, but we're going another [...]
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RPGaDAY2016: Day 24

August 24, 2016 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What is the game you are most likely to give to others as a gift?It kind of depends on the situation.  If I am trying to introduce someone to our hobby, but I think they need "training wheels" of a sort, then I am m[...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2016 – Day 19

August 24, 2016 from Barking Alien
Filed under: advice, RPG, RPG Hub 
For me the best way to learn a game is to play it.I have a few reasons for this, but the main one is that by playing the game, not reading it, you are thinking of it as a game, not as a set of rules.Allow me to clarify a[...]
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More gifts of art from Irene

August 24, 2016 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
More new characters rolling in! I am quite happy with these guys, AGAIN. Irene does it again! JP[...]
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In Defense of Wands

August 24, 2016 from Colin McLaughlin
Filed under: RPG Hub 
We are approaching the eve of another expansion for a popular fantasy video game. This time around, classes get an artifact weapon to level up and empower in different ways. Each specialization gets a different weapon to[...]
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Wednesday Comics: Storm: The Legend of Yggdrasil

August 24, 2016 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues. Earlier installments can be found here.Storm: The Legend of Yggdrasil (1981)(Dutch: De Legende van Yggdrasil)Art by Don Lawrence & Script by&n[...]
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Boardgaming in Korea: First Alleyway

August 24, 2016 from Geek Ken
Filed under: 4e D&D, RPG Hub 
Over the years I’ve covered a lot of board game shops and board game cafes in Seoul but I’d be remiss to not mention my hometown, Gwangju. For several years now there has been a local haunt for tabletop folks[...]
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EMPIRES13 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play — FFG Star Wars – Empire’s Twilight

August 24, 2016 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
EMPIRE13 GM: Stu Players: Kris, Dave, Kimi, Samantha, Bruce     [...]
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