[Tuesday Map] The Stony Recesses

I’m putting together another set of printed maps for my incredibly generous Patreon patrons. To do so means going through my …Continue reading → [...]
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On Giving the Experience for Combat

July 29, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In a hangout game last week I mentioned that I didn't give experience points for killing monsters in +Numenhalla.I was taken aback as it was pointed out that every single person in the hangout gave no experience poi[...]
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The Magical Alphabet!! O- Octopus Cult’s Grand Ceremonial Helmet

July 29, 2014 from Wrath of Zombie
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Octopus Cult’s Grand Ceremonial Helmet- This helmet was once the grand helmet of an obscure cult that worshiped the octopus god, and was worn by the leader during the most sacred of ceremonies. Although the cult ha[...]
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Dazzle Camoflague for the Future

July 29, 2014 from Roleplay Geek
Filed under: Fluff/Inspiration, RPG Hub 
Back in WW1 artist and Naval Reservist Norman Wilkinson came up with the idea of covering ships in bizarre geometric paint schemes to make it harder enemy submarines to target them. HMS Kildwick in Dazzle CamoflaugeFast [...]
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Mary Poppins: Witch or Time Lord?

July 29, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: Character, RPG Hub 
Mary Poppins is an interesting character. She is both serious and fanciful. Strict and stern, yet kind and lovable. Old and wise and still young and innocent.  A witch and a Time Lord.Wait.What was that last one ag[...]
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Opinions on 5e from the Gaming Circle

July 29, 2014 from RPG Blog II
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Now that Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition has been out at least in Starter/Basic form, I wanted to get the opinion of some of the gamers in my gaming circle. The names have been changed to protect the guilty/innocent, [...]
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The Archmage’s Octavo #2 Keroth’s Bridge

July 29, 2014 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Well, here it is... issue #2, and my entry for Tenkar's So You Want to be an OSR Superstar contest. Honestly, I didn't expect to make it to the final round, but I'm glad I did, and I think you will be too when you check [...]
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A near party kill, a D&D 5e tale.

July 29, 2014 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Due to various circumstances the Monday night crew was down to three regular players. +Tim Shorts  of Gothridge Manor, +Chris C. of Clash of Spear on Shield, and Josh. Luckily +Joshua Macy  [...]
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An In-depth and Objective Review of D&D 5E (from a guy who hasn’t read it)

July 29, 2014 from Rule of the Dice
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
The Fifth Edition of Dungeons & Dragons has been out for a few weeks now and the interwebs are flooded with plenty of reviews and evaluations. Rule of the Dice has been conspicuously absent on mentioning the latest i[...]
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[Let's Study Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper's Guide] Part 3: Secret and Occult Societies

Today we’re looking at Chapter 5 of the Achtun! Cthulhu Keeper’s Guide which goes into all the fun details about the various Secret and Occult Societies in the setting. The chapter opens with a look at a smal[...]
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CONSPIR03 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play Game 06 Session 03 – Moment of Truth: Conspiratorium

July 29, 2014 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: podcast, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
CONSPIR03 GM: Stu Venable System: Moment of Truth (pre-release playtest 1.9) Players: Stork, CADave, JiB and Gina. This is the third session of the Moment of Truth: Conspiratorium playtest. Props presented[...]
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Dragon Age RPG Dice Set

July 29, 2014 from Dragon Age Oracle
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Here’s the official Green Ronin product complete with link to their store – http://greenroninstore.com/collections/frontpage/products/dragon-age-dice-set Here they are direct from Q-Workshop – http://gb[...]
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Episode 4: Justice (DramaSystem: Heroes of the City)

July 29, 2014 from The Core Worlds
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Sarissa wakes up in a backstreet alchemists’ with Xathra watching over her. Xathra makes threats, discovers that Sarissa needs the blood of a von Rose and that the twins are the Archmage’s sons and tells Sari[...]
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A Fox’s Guide to Terrain Building (Part 1)

July 29, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Alright, so we've worked our way through a painting tutorial (almost). There is a lot more to the hobby of miniature wargaming than simply painting up figures and moving them around a table with the assistance of some ru[...]
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Found my Gen Con Game

July 29, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Every time I have taken my kids to Gen Con we have started a new adventure.I like to pull from the classics no matter what it is I am playing.  So in the past we have done S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth and B2 Kee[...]
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“We Found A Witch! May We Burn Her?” — Two More New Monty Python Fluxx Cards

July 29, 2014 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: RPG Hub 
OK, I'm almost done, I swear. I made two more new cards for Monty Python Fluxx. One card is a new Creeper featuring A Witch!!! ("But I'm not a witch!") And there's a new Goal titled "May We Burn Her?" You win if you[...]
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Gencon 2014 Vendors and Exhibitors Links with Descriptions

July 29, 2014 from LivingDice
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Once again here is my all-in-one list of Gencon 2014 vendor and exhibitors with short descriptions. If there are any updates, errors or improvements you would like to see, please drop me a comment and I will take a look.[...]
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The Ancient Legacy of Plastic Animals

July 29, 2014 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Late in 2013, there was a story about plastic animals doing the rounds. It appeared in a few places, but this seems to be the origin of the story.http://diterlizzi.com/home/owlbears-rust-monsters-and-bulettes-oh-my/This [...]
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1K Basic Pregens now Indexed

July 28, 2014 from Stirges Suck
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ve updated my document containing the thousand pre-generated Basic characters to add several indices. You could find a random character who is: a dwarf a hill dwarf a hill dwarf fighter a hill dwarf fighter speci[...]
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Legacy of Lies: Closing the page

July 28, 2014 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Wow! It has been a crazy year for sure! The first year of FOE and the first big year of Legacy of Lies! As it winds down, I plan to share a few thoughts about it. First off, running a campaign like this takes a LOT of ti[...]
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The Ocean is the Abyss

July 28, 2014 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
I like the idea of taking the building blocks of D&D and then twisting it around a bit. I did a post some time back about changing the planes into different time periods. In my own NOD setting, I combine the concept[...]
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Podcast Episode – The RPG Room: GenCon!

July 28, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: Podcasts, roleplaying, RPG Hub 
GenCon is for many of us Europeans a Mecca of gaming we’ll never get to see. Though I hope to someday. The biggest four days in gaming, as the slogan aptly announces, has been going more than 45 years. From humble[...]
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ENnies 2014: Vote for Anna Meyer

July 28, 2014 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Prolific cartographer Anna Meyer of ghmaps.net has been a friend of the Greyhawk community, not to mention Greyhawkery for a long time. For the first time I can ever remember, someone I know (outside [...]
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Thulian Echoes is released

July 28, 2014 from Unofficial Games
Filed under: Game Design, RPG, RPG Hub 
Get it HERE[...]
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Margot Adler (1946 – 2014)

July 28, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I have long stated that the witches of my books and posts here have had far more to do myth and fairytale than they have had with the witches of modern paganism or Wicca.But even a casual glance at my work will reveal th[...]
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Playing with Kyma – the Market District

July 28, 2014 from Trollsmyth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The ocean-side port, warehouses, and shops on the southern shore. Heavily fortified to protect against both storms and pirate attacks. Good source for exotic fruits and woods, spices, gemstones (especially turquoise, o[...]
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Video Review – MEMOIR ’44

July 28, 2014 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: Review, Reviews, RPG Hub 
A REVIEW IN HONOR OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS ANNIVERSARY By Evaldas Bladukas It’s been 70 years since the D-Day landings and to celebrate the souls that fought in the war, for the next two weeks we’ll be having a[...]
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222 Neo Shinobi Vendetta NPCs

July 28, 2014 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Following the lead of many, many others, I put together a quick random NPC generator for our Neo Shinobi Vendetta campaign. It isn't perfect there, but it works. It uses a three trait structure- physical trait,[...]
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Mail Call! Again! This is Getting to be a Lot!

July 28, 2014 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Kickstarter alert.  Completed. +Frog God Games, The Lost City of Barakus has arrived.  I went in for the hardback and one of the player's guides.  The delivery date for this was August 2014.  The[...]
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GURPS Rules that can adhere to the Core System

July 28, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: GURPS, RPG Hub 
The core system in GURPS is 3d6 roll below a score, which has modifiers. I sometimes wondered why not just apply to everything so that there is only one core resolution to remember and oneParrying Heavy Weapons in B[...]
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The Net of Ea-Raena

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The All Father tore from his breast a rib and upon it hung long stands of his tissue. Those shreds hung from the long rib-like a curtain of light and he made it to pass through the void. This was the first of the Sister[...]
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Daily Cosplay

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Imaginarium ~ Where Trolls Dwell

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
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Storyteller’s Thesaurus Kickstarter

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
If you haven't already heard, TLG's parent company, Chenault and Gray, has been running a Kickstarter for James M. Ward's and Anne Brown's Storyteller's Thesaurus. This massive 500 page tome of wonderful resources is on [...]
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Movie Trailer ~ MAD MAX

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
THIS LOOKS *^#%@)$ AWESOME! Its starts out cool, but keeps getting better and better! Holy Lima Beans![...]
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Character Sheets? Yeah, I draw those too!

I’m a sucker for a pretty character sheet. In July of 2009 I posted my first hand-drawn D&D character sheet …Continue reading → [...]
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Alternate Inspiration for D&D 5e

July 28, 2014 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Game Design, RPG Hub 
I’m sure that within a few months, we’ll all stop referring to 5e as 5e, but until then, it’s still 5e. I’ve had a few ideas for some alternate rules, after playing in one session and DMing one. I[...]
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A tabula rasa – focusing the mind before writing

July 28, 2014 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ll take good ideas for an article from anywhere, even from a piece of spam. Below is an extracted quote from just such a spam comment: I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind befo[...]
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Godzilla News

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Coming out of Comic Con (that just wrapped up) is all kinds of news. The most exciting? GODZILLA! We have the line up for Godzilla 2. Rodan…who I mistakenly thought was in this year's movie…will fly onto th[...]
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Word of the Day — Atoll

July 28, 2014 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands/cays on the coral rim.The word atoll comes from the Dhivehi (an Indo-Aryan language[...]
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I Don’t Believe in Bloody Mary

July 28, 2014 from The Other Side
Filed under: Character, RPG Hub 
I don't believe in Bloody Mary, I don't believe in Bloody Mary, I don't believe in blood...Bloody Mary is one of the more scary childhood monsters under the bed, or more accurately in the mirror.  Say her name three[...]
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[WFRP 2e] Maximillian Interlude 4

July 28, 2014 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
My PCMaximillian Morningglory, Halfling Vampire HunterMagnus the PonyMy companionsUdrin Sor-Valdir - High Elf Wizard Ludovic Hasselhoff - Human EntertainerDurak Braksson - DwarfNPCsTegort - Ogre body[...]
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Underdark Campaign Log #16

July 28, 2014 from The Outsyder's Blog
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
We join our heroes this week on their way to Mantol-Derith, employed as caravan guards by the drow merchant Hadrogh Prohl. Cast: More of Jake's artwork here. Blue, Human Fighter (Jake)  Rurik, Dwarf Barbarian ([...]
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Best of Sandbox Posts

July 28, 2014 from Alex Schroeder
Filed under: Old School, RPG, RPG Hub 
A collection of blog posts where I think I have some advice backed up by anecdotes from my game.[...]
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ENnies Voting Ends July 30th; Cityographer & Creature Decks Nominated

July 28, 2014 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: Interviews, RPG Hub 
I was interviewed by the RPG Examiner, Michael Tresca, regarding Inkwell Ideas’ two ENnies nominations. Voting is open through 7pm US Central time on July 30th. Please vote for the products you feel are most deserv[...]
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Round Table 27 – Basic D&D Parts II and III

July 28, 2014 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
Round Table 27 - Basic D&D Parts II and III James Introcaso, Alex Basso, Vegas Lancaster, and Andrew Kane continue to break down the free Basic D&D pdf chapter by chapter. This time th[...]
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On the Phandelvers part III: The Wilderness of Phandelver

July 28, 2014 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Continuing my review, Parts I and II are there. Spoilers are frequent from here on out.Maybe in this section they are going to ruin everything? Let's read on and find out!"They can't learn much more in Phandalin, so they[...]
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The GM’s Binder Table of Contents

July 28, 2014 from RPG Blog II
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This past weekend, I finally finished (for the moment) compiling and organizing my GM's binder. I had printouts dating back a decade in some cases, but more often I had pdf printouts or maps that were in folders that I w[...]
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Superman vs. Gandalf

July 28, 2014 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Some years ago, I was reading a Shannara book (not something I'm likely to repeat), and one of the things that bothered me about it was how characters kept talking about "your magic" or "his magic is [x]." This language [...]
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When PCs are Leaders and they deal with Kings, Armies, Bureaucracies and States

July 28, 2014 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
TL:DR - you still have to do important stuff yourself - you cannot delegate the most important jobs.Work inspires me to game, or more accurately, it frustrates me in so many levels that I really love to escape to the gam[...]
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