The Black Company is Excellent Military Fantasy

July 20, 2017 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Black Company by Glen Cook My rating: 4 of 5 stars Glen Cook's first entry in the Black Company series is an interesting combination of originality and trope that bridges the gap between epic fantasy and sword a[...]
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Orcs as the Fallen

July 20, 2017 from Superhero Necromancer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Another take on orcs as a playable race for ACKS. This orc thing keeps popping up around here in various forms, somehow. This time, it's a take on noisms's Tolkien's Drow, the Bizarro Orc, and Corrupt Elfdom. This isn't [...]
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I’m calling it the Evans Method

July 20, 2017 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So check out these sweet maps:(click to embiggen)These babies appeared in various D&D kiddie products.  The one on the left appears in my D&D cartoon boxed set.  I think they are pretty rad.  A bun[...]
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Thoughts on Literary RPG Stories – Part 2

July 20, 2017 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In response to a comment made on my original blog entry on this topic, I want to present my thoughts on Railroading. It seems that I didn't cover this point originally, though I really should have. The comment was as [...]
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Out of Mothballs

July 20, 2017 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
The door to the Barking Alien blog bridge, control room, and coffee bar lounge opens only part way with a slow, deliberate hiss. Adam and Barkley stand at the doorway tentatively, each pulling out a small flashlight and [...]
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#RPGaDay 2017 is on its way!

July 20, 2017 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Autocratik‘s #RPGaDay will return for a fourth run of positivity and celebration of the roleplaying game hobby starting on Tuesday, August 1 and ending on Thursday, August 31. This has been an impressive year in RP[...]
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This Old Dragon: Issue #160

July 20, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
August of 1990 was my Senior year in college. I moved into an apartment in a very notorious neighborhood of my college town.  I was helping my roommate (one of four guys living in this place) put together this [...]
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Breaking Vegas: Godbound, OSR & Scion

July 20, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
GODS & MONSTERSI’ve always dug Scion’spremise—modern day children of gods fighting corruption and monsters. It has signature magic items, fate-binding, and cool powers that ramp that up. But I&rsquo[...]
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Countering The Rise Of Third-Person Roleplaying

July 20, 2017 from Campaign Mastery
Filed under: DM Advice, pathfinder, Play, Player Advice, RPG Hub 
This is a somewhat unusual article for Campaign Mastery in that it is pitched as much, or even more strongly, at players than at GMs… While planning the next adventure in the Adventurer’s Club campaign yeste[...]
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Qalidar Qritter Qatalog

July 20, 2017 from Willfully and Persistently
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Qalidar Qritter Qatalog has been released. It'll be in stores in a few months, but you can get it on DriveThru and Amazon now.Anyway, once upon a time, there was the 2013 Pre-Release Edition of Qalidar: Resistance. I[...]
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Review: Tales From The Loop

July 20, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, Reviews & First Looks, RPG, RPG Hub 
00I don’t remember when I first learned about Simon Stålenhag‘s work. It might have been the article from The Verge in 2013, or a random blog post I stumbled upon while aimlessly surfing the web. What I[...]
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5e Sheets Update

July 19, 2017 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, RPG, RPG Hub 
Thanks to the awesome Jacob W. Noorman (of Mini Terrain Domain), we’ve added form-fillable versions of all the sheets in …Continue reading →[...]
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EttinCon Mega-Map (Part 3)

July 19, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
With the sketch and the canvas taped up to the window, I can trace the basic shape and maintain the generalities of the form. The specific details of the map sketch certainly don't match the intended scale, so thankfully[...]
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From a Gaming Perspective the MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE Adds a Lot of Material

July 19, 2017 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub, Savage Worlds 
The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise is moving from the small screen to the big screen on October 6th and as a gamer dad I could not be more excited. A quick glimpse at the new film poster the production [...]
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From a Gaming Perspective the MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE Adds a Lot of Material

July 19, 2017 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub, Savage Worlds 
The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise is moving from the small screen to the big screen on October 6th and as a gamer dad I could not be more excited. A quick glimpse at the new film poster the production [...]
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quick Vyzor update

July 19, 2017 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The dotted line represents the unknown depth the last expedition descended via elevator.[...]
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On Escapism and Fun

July 19, 2017 from The Dread Gazebo
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
Way Back When Before I got into tabletop RPG’s my mainstay of “gaming memories” were older video games, Playstation and Sega games to be exact. [...][...]
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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: Under Her Spell

July 19, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
"When a witch has a feeling it must be listened to, and promptly." - Isabella Fox, Mediocre Witch.Under Her Spell by Bridget Essex came to me from a variety of different means.  One, which I'll mention in detai[...]
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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: Under Her Spell

July 19, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
"When a witch has a feeling it must be listened to, and promptly." - Isabella Fox, Mediocre Witch.Under Her Spell by Bridget Essex came to me from a variety of different means.  One, which I'll mention in detai[...]
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Wednesday Comics: The Seven of Aromater

July 19, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues with his adventures in the world of Pandarve. Earlier installments can be found here.Storm: The Seven of Aromater (1984) (Dutch: De Zeven van Aroma[...]
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New City, New Group, New Games?

July 19, 2017 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: Burning Wheel, Fluff/Inspiration, RPG Hub 
I may be moving to Seattle within the next month or so, which means stepping into a new place without any built-in game group. At […][...]
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Planar Diseases

July 19, 2017 from Colin McLaughlin
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub, World Building 
Three diseases you might encounter in the planes.[...]
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Plans For After The Pause

July 19, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, RPG, RPG Hub 
00As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am currently taking a break from GMing. I hung my GM’s mantle on the hanger and for the next few weeks at least I’ll just lean back and be a player for a while. But of c[...]
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Plans For After The Pause

July 19, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, RPG, RPG Hub 
00As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am currently taking a break from GMing. I hung my GM’s mantle on the hanger and for the next few weeks at least I’ll just lean back and be a player for a while. But of c[...]
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Steel Blood

July 19, 2017 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Disclaimer: I read an advanced reviewer e-copy of this book from the author, who is a friend (and one of the former players in my Friday night D&D game). Didn't stop me from buying a dead tree copy for myself!Yet ano[...]
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EttinCon Mega-Map (Part 2)

July 19, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
This map is pretty loose, it's for a blank slate world that will be defined as we go. But it's nice to have some hooks for players to latch onto, and for GMs to base adventures around. I've been given a rough framework ([...]
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MOTE30 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Mote of Sin – Vampire 20th Anniversary

July 19, 2017 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: Actual Play, podcast, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
MOTE30 GM: Stu Players: Kimi, Samantha, Mac, Stork  [...]
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Ten Places in Greyhawk

July 18, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
It's been a slow week Greyhawk-wise. Let's try a random list of 10 Places in Greyhawk I've Never Used. (In a campaign that is; mind you I've been playing Greyhawk for 35 years so I've had plenty of opportunities.) A coup[...]
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Ten Places in Greyhawk

July 18, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
It's been a slow week Greyhawk-wise. Let's try a random list of 10 Places in Greyhawk I've Never Used. (In a campaign that is; mind you I've been playing Greyhawk for 35 years so I've had plenty of opportunities.) A coup[...]
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PvP Requires Grace In Victory and Defeat

July 18, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
A group of friends I'm a part of meet up online on the regular for multiplayer games of Stellaris. It's a fun space Grand Strategy game where you can make your own custom races. One of the options for a custom race is to[...]
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PvP Requires Grace In Victory and Defeat

July 18, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
A group of friends I'm a part of meet up online on the regular for multiplayer games of Stellaris. It's a fun space Grand Strategy game where you can make your own custom races. One of the options for a custom race is to[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Intelligencer’s Hive

July 18, 2017 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
Voddick shooed a bee away from his drink.  “The bees are particularly busy today.” “Price you pay for good mead,” replied Gollaon with a smile. “Truth.”  Voddick nodded. &ldq[...]
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EttinCon Mega-Map (Part 1)

July 18, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
I started work on the +Ettin Con Mega-Map a couple of days ago, but this is the first time I've had the chance to post about it. The basic concept is a map for a massive collaborative campaign setting wher[...]
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Reaper Drow

July 18, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I originally painted this guy with a Prince Larome from Tyrants of Saggakar as my original idea had him be a villain the PCs could fight. However, as I wrote on (and on), the scenario where he became an immediate advers[...]
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Reaper Drow

July 18, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I originally painted this guy with a Prince Larome from Tyrants of Saggakar as my original idea had him be a villain the PCs could fight. However, as I wrote on (and on), the scenario where he became an immediate advers[...]
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D&D Beyond Full Launch August 15, 2017

July 18, 2017 from Shawn Ellsworth
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
D&D Beyond, the official digital toolset for D&D Fifth Edition, is launching August 15th, 2017. Michael Long of Tribality had a chance to ask Adam some questions about D&D Beyond back in March. Today, we[...]
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Star Trek: Horror and the Old Ones

July 18, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, RPG Hub 
Somewhere in the Galaxy, the stars are right!I got the new Modiphius Star Trek game the other day. I am not ready for a review, yet, but there is a lot of great stuff in the game.It got me thinking about my terrible, hor[...]
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Star Trek: Horror and the Old Ones

July 18, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, RPG Hub 
Somewhere in the Galaxy, the stars are right!I got the new Modiphius Star Trek game the other day. I am not ready for a review, yet, but there is a lot of great stuff in the game.It got me thinking about my terrible, hor[...]
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Game of Thrones 701 Dragonstone

July 18, 2017 from MadBrewLabs
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
This Game of Thrones episode, Dragonstone kicks off the penultimate season. Dany finally touches down in Westeros, Sam discovers a dragon’s hoard and some grey scales, tensions rise between Jon [...]
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Plane Shift: Amonkhet Breakdown

July 18, 2017 from Brandes Stoddard
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
James Wyatt recently released the fourth conversion of a Magic: the Gathering setting to D&D 5e. Amonkhet is an Egyptian-inspired dark fantasy setting, which James describes in the Introduction as “outside the [...]
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Encounters in the Unsettling Dimension

July 18, 2017 from Blog of Holding
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Here are some encounters that you could run in a truly alien setting, like another planet or a far realm. They’re pretty low-level, suitable for characters around level 5 to 10, or for, say, level 3 characters who [...]
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The Fall of Summer: 36 Freehold Threats for Changeling the Lost

July 18, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The “Threat Generator” from Mutant: Year Zero is one of my recent fav pieces of game tech. It’s an old technique, but they nicely repackage it. It doesn’t hurt that MYZ has a cool card deck versio[...]
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The Fall of Summer: 36 Freehold Threats for Changeling the Lost

July 18, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The “Threat Generator” from Mutant: Year Zero is one of my recent fav pieces of game tech. It’s an old technique, but they nicely repackage it. It doesn’t hurt that MYZ has a cool card deck versio[...]
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Revenge of the Ghoul Prince

Beneath the recent ruins of an unnamed fort in the rough mountains north of Dawnharbor is the “Hall of the …Continue reading →[...]
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[Freebies] 7th Sea Basic Rules

July 18, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, RPG, RPG Hub 
00John Wick’s 7th Sea is a pen & paper roleplaying game  of swashbuckling and intrigue, exploration and adventure. The 2nd Edition of said game has totally new rules which are very easy, fast, and which en[...]
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[Freebies] 7th Sea Basic Rules

July 18, 2017 from Stargazer's World
Filed under: Other Systems, RPG, RPG Hub 
00John Wick’s 7th Sea is a pen & paper roleplaying game  of swashbuckling and intrigue, exploration and adventure. The 2nd Edition of said game has totally new rules which are very easy, fast, and which en[...]
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Don’t buy the Scourge of the Demon Wolf! (Issue Resolved)

July 18, 2017 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
At least not from Noble Knight Games. Now some authors would be all up in arms about somebody obviously price gouging their own products. Especially when it still available for sale at it original price of $15 at Lulu an[...]
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