Images from the Sprawl (Part 3)

August 20, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub, Worldbuilding 
During this series of images, I reached the point where I needed to actually start creating the pictures necessary to address certain elements of the game rules. This gives us motorcycle chases, equipment depictions, a d[...]
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RPGaDay2017 #20

August 20, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What is the best source of out-of-print RPGs?As a lot of people have pointed out, the various POD and PDF websites which currently exist mean that there really aren't many RPGs that are truly "out-of-print" any more.I di[...]
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New Mirkwood Campaign

August 19, 2017 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Last year I noted that I was pleasantly surprised by Adventures in Middle-earth—Cubicle 7’s adaptation of the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons rules to the world of Middle-earth. Simplifying greatly, C7 sli[...]
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GenCon Stuff I Missed

August 19, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Heya Greyhawkers! I didn't go to GenCon and after seeing news on ENWorld, I'm really regretting seeing the GenCon50 Museum. I had no idea it was going to have this many old school artifacts on display. I already saw alot[...]
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Making History

August 19, 2017 from Trollsmyth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
My very first issue of DRAGON magazine was #74, an out-of-nowhere gift from my brother while we were on summer vacation. That issue is still magical to me; between Ed Greenwood’s seven magic swords utterly transfo[...]
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Vaults of Vyzor, session 13

August 19, 2017 from Jeff's Gameblog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
RosterIlseRose the Trash Elf Burglar (Kiel Chenier)Pokey the Giant Porcupine (pet)Bufo the Wizard (Makali'i F)Magic Meryl (Nick Kuntz)Arthur the Dungeon Terrier (pet)Ilse Raagenkampf, LotFP specialist (Perttu Vedenoja)Ch[...]
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Worst Vampire Ever

August 19, 2017 from World of Alidor
Filed under: Game Design, RPG Hub 
Ok we are full in, on our WORST RPG gaming, and testing. In the past games, we had players fight skeletons, goblins and orcs. We even had a slug fest verses some ogres. The game gets interesting as players make choices i[...]
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Review – Cults of Celmae: The Ashen King

August 19, 2017 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
The first pdf depicting the diverse cults of the Celmae-setting (also known as Shattered Skies), clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of[...]
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BX Advanced: A Draft Barbarian Class

August 19, 2017 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: RPG Hub 
One of the most requested classes so far for BX Advanced is the Barbarian. It's not found in either Labyrinth Lord or its Advanced Edition Companion -- probably because the original class from Unearth Arcana was a bit [...]
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#RPGaDay2017 Day 19: Writers, write. Gamers, game.

00Well hello there! Thanks for coming back for the third Saturday installment of #RPGaDay2017. This seems to be D&D week for me.  Now we’re here for a different subject. Let me introduce the question: Augu[...]
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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 20

August 19, 2017 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
What is the best source for out-of-print RPG books? That is today’s question, and I will be very interested in how others address it. We are about to enter the last third of #RPGaDay for 2017 and it has been good t[...]
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Review – Adventure Avenue: A Nightmare Awakening

August 19, 2017 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: roleplaying, RPG Hub 
This little module clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page patreon-recognition, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 36 pages of content, though it should be noted that these adhere to the A5-size-[...]
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Zatannurday: Going Back to School with Zatanna

August 19, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Tip O' the hat to JasperAK for this!Zatanna Is Going To Magic School in Her New Comic Serieshttp://io9.gizmodo.com/zatanna-is-going-to-magic-school-in-her-new-comic-serie-1797945307http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/[...]
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RPGaDay2017 #19

August 19, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Which RPG features the best writing? In certain circles, I'm hearing Blades in the Dark for this...but it's the new hotness, so that's to be expected. A couple of years ago, I'm sure everyone would have said Apocaly[...]
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Dispatch Guide

August 19, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
I've almost finished the Dispatch Guide, which is basically a book of ideas and hints for the player who takes on the GM/Arbiter/Referee role in a session of The Law.The poll I put forward to Google Plus seemed to agree [...]
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The Game I’ve Longed to Play and the Game I’ve Played the Most #RPGaDAY

August 18, 2017 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So far, I've been able to keep up with all the necessary #RPGaDAY posts without getting so far behind that I quit due to the dread of having to write 10 or more posts at once. One of the reasons for that is that this yea[...]
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The Game I’ve Longed to Play and the Game I’ve Played the Most #RPGaDAY

August 18, 2017 from Cinerati
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So far, I've been able to keep up with all the necessary #RPGaDAY posts without getting so far behind that I quit due to the dread of having to write 10 or more posts at once. One of the reasons for that is that this yea[...]
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From Foreign Stars

August 18, 2017 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
One theory is that Bastion's growing number of radio towers and neon lights combined to act as a beacon to all beings, from Foreign Stars. They came for the signal, stayed for the music and culture.Visitors are welcome, [...]
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Live tonight from the Union Station!

August 18, 2017 from ENnie Awards Blog
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Can’t attend the ceremony tonight?  Watch us live at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKTREexhfE Starting at 8 pm Eastern!  [...]
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RPGaDay Challenge 2017 – Day 18

August 18, 2017 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
In the 'Easy question that's actually hard to answer' category we have...I would have said this question was a no-brainer, but if I'm being honest, it's not that simple to answer after all. I can name the games I've[...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: My Last Sunrise

August 18, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This one started out with a limited amount of time and we are already near the end!My Last Sunrise - Gothic Horror 28mm Miniatureshttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1512506318/my-last-sunrise-gothic-horror-28mm-miniatu[...]
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Four Pagodas of Kwantoom

My love of Kabuki Kaiser’s solo D&D masterpiece “Mad Monks of Kwantoom” isn’t much of a secret. So when I …Continue reading →[...]
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#RPGaDay 2017 Day 19

August 18, 2017 from Casting Shadows
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Today’s question for the 19th day of 2017’s #RPGaDay is: Which RPG has the Best Writing. The question can be looked at from several angles, and in the video below, I do just that, offering up suggestions for [...]
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The Living Preview Part 3 – Character Creation

August 18, 2017 from Guest Author
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 This week’s installment covers the character creation process system for The Living. Below you will find a summary of the process, including a sample character creation, and a blank charact[...]
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Weird Revisited: The Stalker

August 18, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
This post is originally from late August 2011. I don't think this monster made it into Weird Adventures or into one of my games, but conceptually it's one of my favorite Fiend Folio re-imaginings.If you should find yours[...]
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Images from the Sprawl (part 2)

August 18, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub, Worldbuilding 
Here's the second batch of images. They spread a bit more in subject matter and experimental style...but generally maintain the vibe.It's going to be tough finding stock imagery of characters in the Agency armour if I'm [...]
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Images from the Sprawl (part 2)

August 18, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub, Worldbuilding 
Here's the second batch of images. They spread a bit more in subject matter and experimental style...but generally maintain the vibe.It's going to be tough finding stock imagery of characters in the Agency armour if I'm [...]
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#RPGaDay2017 Day 18: The Answer is D&D

00Today’s answer has been a constant all week, and it’s fitting it will be the Friday post. Just as the answer to the questions of #RPGaDay2017 about the game I prefer for open ended campaigns, and the one I [...]
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#RPGaDay2017 Day 18: The Answer is D&D

00Today’s answer has been a constant all week, and it’s fitting it will be the Friday post. Just as the answer to the questions of #RPGaDay2017 about the game I prefer for open ended campaigns, and the one I [...]
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Stonehell: Small Men, Slime, and Flowers

August 18, 2017 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
Session 40 was played on 6/20Eiric, wizard 5 (Kat)- torch bearers (Kali)- men at arms (B, C, D, PP)- Namish (dog)A-A-Ron, Thief 5 (Henchman)Orpheus, Human Fighter 5 (Yann)Matthias, Dwarf 5 (Julia)- men at arms ( Nnnn, QQ[...]
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Stonehell: Small Men, Slime, and Flowers

August 18, 2017 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
Session 40 was played on 6/20Eiric, wizard 5 (Kat)- torch bearers (Kali)- men at arms (B, C, D, PP)- Namish (dog)A-A-Ron, Thief 5 (Henchman)Orpheus, Human Fighter 5 (Yann)Matthias, Dwarf 5 (Julia)- men at arms ( Nnnn, QQ[...]
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RPGaDay2017 #18

August 18, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: Rifts, RPG Hub 
Which RPG have you played the most in your life?I've probably sent more time LARPing than anything else, and for this the most hours of preparation, telephone call back-room dealings and politics, engagement on a regular[...]
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RPGaDay2017 #18

August 18, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: Rifts, RPG Hub 
Which RPG have you played the most in your life?I've probably sent more time LARPing than anything else, and for this the most hours of preparation, telephone call back-room dealings and politics, engagement on a regular[...]
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Behind the DM Screen (July 2017)

August 18, 2017 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
In this episode, Jeff, Mike, and Sam talk about their games from July 2017, and follow it up with a discussion about maps, minis, and Dwarven Forge in your game. Thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Noble Knight Links[...]
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Gen Con Day 1 Recap

August 17, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Today felt like a really quick day, but I also feel like I accomplished like 90% of what I really wanted to do this convention. Namely, I managed to play some 7th Sea which was fun, and I acquired a copy of the L5R boxed[...]
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