How much can you say without words?

April 26, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
"I am Groot"It's not a lot but context is important and can turn a simple phrase into something funny, deep, confusing, or serious.Between studying Pragmatics (the use of language in context), and the current 200 word RP[...]
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Zatannurday: Rise of the Vampires

April 25, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Rise of the Vampires was mini-series/crossover event starting in March 2012 between the then new comics Justice League Dark and I, Vampire. It was a minor success in my mind. Interesting story but didn't set the comic[...]
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Beyond the Wall- New Character Playbook and Class- The Exiled Monk

April 25, 2015 from Wrath of Zombie
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Recently I purchased Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures and Beyond the Wall: Further Afield.  I’m planning on running a few games of this for several people who have never RPG’d before.  I think i[...]
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Book of the New Sun: the television series?

April 25, 2015 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ve recently posted links to articles on Gene Wolfe and The Game of Thrones television series.  A good friend of mine (this guy), who is a massive fan of Wolfe’s ‘New Sun’ stories, recentl[...]
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The Flayed King 500+ Uploads in a Week

April 25, 2015 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub, Swords and Wizardry 
I've been seeing the print copy has been landing around the world.  I'm surprised how fast it got to my friends in Great Britain.  They seem to get it as quickly as some of the folks in the states. I check[...]
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Spelljamming Post Mortem 3 Take the long way home

April 25, 2015 from Forgotten Runes
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Link to Introduction and Week 1Link to Week 2Week 3When we last left our intrepid adventurers the "Pride of Hasauphut" had just exploded. Being intrepid they immediately turn around to loot what remains. Unfortunately fo[...]
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Small is Beautiful in the Sandbox

April 25, 2015 from Hill Cantons
Filed under: RPG Hub 
One of the most satisfying parts of being part of a hobbyist subculture that loves pulling up the hood and jawing at disturbing, perhaps commitable length about the various whirly bits is running into your own little e[...]
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A to Z of Vampires: Vrykolakas

April 25, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
We come now to Greece which is the home of the Vrykolakas and a host of smilar creatures with similar sounding names.They ranged all the way from Greece into Romania and France.  The word is believed to have come from [...]
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Character Histories

April 25, 2015 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: news, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
Hey everyone - We’ve put a new book out on our distributors’ sites: 100 Character Histories. Here’s the write-up:So you’re starting a new campaign tonight, and you haven’t made your charac[...]
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V: Vermin

April 25, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
"It's full of bugs" Nimble said, slamming the door shut. "I don't know what they are, but they're swarming the room.""Any ideas?" Allianora asked.Rathgar sighed. "Can we just go around it?" Feris double checked the map. [...]
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Mock Fellows and Mock Life

April 25, 2015 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Mock Fellows are the human equivalent to Mock Animals. Although built for purpose, they're too susceptible to slapstick outbreaks to be truly useful.They  have all the usual properties of a Mockery:- They are m[...]
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A Sundered World: Equipment

April 25, 2015 from Points of Light
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I'm taking a break from races and monsters, to bring you the WIP illustration for A Sundered World's equipment chapter.Haven't finished all the fine detail, and the dwarf is going to have a mechanical limb, which is[...]
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Friday Night Videos: The Lost Boys

April 25, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: Music, RPG Hub 
Welcome back to Friday Night Videos as we continue the Vampire theme for Vampire Month here at the Other Side. For this last FNV of Vampire Month I wanted to do something special. Rarely does a movie come around that[...]
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Reliquary – A second 200 word RPG

April 25, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
This one's more of a storytelling game than an RPG, with players taking the roles of Spirit-imbued Relics trying to convince a thief that they need to get away from the treasure hoard and back into circulation in the wor[...]
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Underworld (A to Z Challenge, U)

April 25, 2015 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: RPG Hub, World Building 
Underworld There are underground complexes, networks of caves, deep mines and hidden seas nestled in the hearts of the islands of the Sea of the Stars.  Some of the islands are miles thick and have immense areas to [...]
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Mecha vs. Kaiju – Review

April 24, 2015 from Bill Heron
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
Mecha vs. Kaiju has a fairly simple idea at its core – the player characters are pilots of giant robots (mecha) against gigantic Kaiju (Strange Beasts) – giant monsters (think Godzilla, Rodan, etc.). These m[...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall

April 24, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This week I would like to draw your attention to a new Old school Kickstarter. Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall is set in the same Duchy as the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/6[...]
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The Eyes Have It [Monsters]

April 24, 2015 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
The Floating Eye of Death via HERE Ah, yes - eye monsters. Monsters composed of a giant eye with a toothy maw and the ability to use magical rays. I think another game called them beholders, but since me calling the[...]
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Gene Wolfe and The Book of the New Sun

April 24, 2015 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There is an interesting (and thankfully succinct) piece on Gene Wolfe in the current issue of The New Yorker.I vividly recall reading The Book of the New Sun fifteen years ago.  It is probably the most dif[...]
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Why Organized Play Matters

April 24, 2015 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: Advice/Tools, pathfinder, RPG Hub 
Back when I started roleplaying, gaming was a lot more difficult. Gathering players involved simply asking around, or broaching the subject after the topics of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (prior to the films’ r[...]
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Awful Good Art Pack

April 24, 2015 from Points of Light
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Seeing as a lot of people really like my art, I figured I'd release the stuff that I've done for myself as a very cheap collection, that contains almost every single cover I've done, plus some of the interior s[...]
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Friday Feature: Creature Compendium, Heroes & Other Worlds & Bird of a Feather

April 24, 2015 from Gothridge Manor
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Lulu had a 30% off sale a week or two ago and like most of us I took advantage of the sale.  The first thing I grabbed was +Richard LeBlanc's Creature Compendium.  This is a no brainer.  Richard only does [...]
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Daily Cosplay

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Breaking Bad

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
As with most television, I'm a late comer to this show. Started watching it a few months ago, and just wrapped it up a few days ago. I'm not sure what I expected when I got into it, but I was pleasantly surprised.General[...]
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End Game

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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The Asylum

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The Asylum is one of the largest thief and assassin guilds in the lands. It is based in Avignon, and its name also refers to the district of that city which is its base of operations. The Asylum has its hands in all of [...]
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Armor Up (Grand Master Hospitaller)

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Pegaso Models[...]
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Wormholes

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The first thought that comes to mind when I think about wormholes is how cool a word that actually is, "wormhole." So common and ordinary, but in context, its astounding. I'm not sure which of the two, Einstein or Rosen,[...]
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Movie Trailer ~ Area 51

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Imaginarium ~ Light

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
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Word of the Day — Homily

April 24, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A homily is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture. In Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a homily is usually given during Mass (Divine Liturgy for Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Chur[...]
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Friday Favourite: The New Initiative – Talk then Fight

April 24, 2015 from Dungeon's Master
Filed under: 4e, dungeons & dragons, RPG Hub 
On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From September 12, 2012, Dungeon’s Master once again presents: The New Initiative – Talk then Figh[...]
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What I learned taking apart a DCC module…

April 24, 2015 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Many different things are going through my head this week as far as book production goes, so I decided I’d take a look at a Gold Best Seller. I’m not sure what it takes to become “Gold,” but I&rsq[...]
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Discussion: Who Got You Into Gaming, And How?

April 24, 2015 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
For today's post I want to talk about our roots as gamers. Now everyone has a first game, first session, and first adventure story and those are awesome. Today though I'm curious about who was the person who got you into[...]
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5e Monsters: Korred and Froghemoth

April 24, 2015 from Newbie DM
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
Continuing my conversion of older D&D monsters to 5e, here are two interesting monsters for you to use in your 5th ed. game: the korred (for low level play), and the froghemoth (made for higher level parties to face)[...]
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Rifts Misadventures: Session 13

April 24, 2015 from Dungeonskull Mountain
Filed under: Rifts, RPG Hub 
Kat Attack by K-Bonifield I got to play an extra-long session of Rifts as a belated birthday celebration, so I got my wish. Previous session recap is here.The Roster (with Fate "high concept" aspects, followed by trad[...]
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Whoops

April 24, 2015 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I apologize, and I know this is happening a lot lately. I spent yesterday with a high fever. Today's post is coming. It'll just be a little bit. Sorry![...]
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[Friday Map] A Dungeon in 12 Parts

It’s been nearly six years since I posted my first geomorph to the blog as part of a series of …Continue reading → [...]
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A to Z of Vampires: Upierczi

April 24, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Heading to the final letters now. So lets go to Poland and meet a vampire that fascinated me when I was younger, the Upierczi.  Also known as Upierczica, Upierci, and Upir. Two Upierczi consider their prey This v[...]
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The Faeborn of Virid

April 24, 2015 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
I finally got a chance to look through the Elemental Evil Players Companion to see if there was anything that jumped out to me to add to my Land of Azurth campaign. I've already written about the Azurthite version of Aar[...]
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U: Undead

April 24, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
"Any guess as to what it says?" Nimble asked. "If I'm reading it correctly, it's a list of names." Feris said, tracing his fingers along the carved stone door. "I think they were the architects." "That's a lot of names."[...]
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Redacted – a 200 word RPG

April 24, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub 
OK, here it is.Redacted[...]
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Prepared!: The Haunting at Velston

April 24, 2015 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Traveling along a popular trade road, the party discovers a ruined village. Abandoned long ago, Velston now contains only the restless spirits of those who died in the village’s violent end. Prepared! offers the fo[...]
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Tea (A to Z Challenge, T)

April 24, 2015 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: RPG Hub, World Building 
Tea Tea is one of the most widely traded and drunk beverages in the Sea of Stars with new types and blends being developed yearly.  Tea is a low weight but high value item well suited for transport by Sky Ships, it [...]
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Geomorph Map Contest #2

April 24, 2015 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Our initial #GeomorphMapContest went very well with about 50 entries.  I hope we’ll be able to keep it up.  As mentioned in yesterday’s post announcing the winner, our secret ingredient in this iter[...]
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Castle Greyhawk: Tending Wounds

April 24, 2015 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Welcome back diehard Greyhawk fans! It's time to promote a new page in the third chapter of our ongoing Castle Greyhawk graphic novel. Check out page-sixteen and rea[...]
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Cosmological Map In T-Shirt Formation

April 23, 2015 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Is it April 23? I guess it is, but from the temperature in my apartment you would never know it. It's frikkin freezing. Anyway that aside, I have been toiling away here on another small leg of the project (mostly beca[...]
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PWWO: A Red & Pleasant Land + Victorian Games

April 23, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, RPG Hub 
The print version with ribbon.I don't think there are many of these left. Time for another edition of Plays Well With Others! A while back I picked up +Zak Smith's vampire-themed Alice in Wonderland mashup (though tha[...]
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The Lost Phone, Object Permanence, and GMing

April 23, 2015 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A GM QUESTION You’re running a session. Let's say a modern game, you’re not running a module, and there's a mystery of some kind, an unanswered question with some depth. The players discover an object, on[...]
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Choose Your Own Oddventure

April 23, 2015 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Hate Player Agency? Got no one to play with? Miss peeking ahead to cheat at a solitaire game?This is so terrible I'm not even going to invoke my Patreon Supporters for it.Roll 3d6 for your STR and start with on[...]
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