Revisiting Where No One Has Gone Before

March 1, 2015 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
In memoriam of Leonard Nimoy and his iconic role as Spock on Star Trek, I thought it would be a good time to index the Star trek posts I did (mostly for Starships & Spacemen) back when we had a short-lived campaign g[...]
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Between Light and Darkness – Rules for light

March 1, 2015 from Unofficial Games
Filed under: Game Design, RPG, RPG Hub 
One thing I've been tinkering with that I was never really thrilled with in NGR was light sources.  "Torches give you 30 feet of light",  which brings into question a lot of other things to me.  How dark i[...]
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Sunday Inspiration: Blacksmith

March 1, 2015 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG, RPG Hub 
Every town needs one.http://powerandmight.blogspot.com/2014/03/thorsmithing-what-hell-is-that.html"It's going to be a week before I can get to your armor. Farmer Dan's horse broke a shoe, and Paul's plowshare broke..."[...]
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Secret Project X: The Gimmick revealed

March 1, 2015 from JP on Gaming
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I have a map. I have races. I have some shred of ideas for locations. So what is the next step? What should I focus my energies on? Although I hate to use the term gimmick, what I need is a gimmick, a trick that will mak[...]
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Sunday Inspirational Image: The logical choice

March 1, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Rest in peace Mr. Nimoy, and thank you for everything![...]
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Commercial Licensed Maps For March!

March 1, 2015 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So, I got a glimpse at the backend of the Patreon Campaign for this month. The way Patreon is set …Continue reading → [...]
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Casting Runes 6: A Season for All Things – Session 16/17 Recap

March 1, 2015 from Casting Shadows
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This post continues the exploration and implementation of RuneQuest 6th Edition in a sword and sorcery campaign setting. This recap comprises two short sessions, focused on seeking out a physical location [...]
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Dungeon World: A Pirate’s Life For You!

March 1, 2015 from Points of Light
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Throughout the month of March, The Pirate is going to be on sale (and our Awfully Big Playbook and All of the Playbooks bundles have been adjusted accordingly).Not only that, but in addition to the digest-book containing[...]
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Another Late Friday Faves: 2015-02-28

March 1, 2015 from Ravenous Role Playing
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’ve had a rough time keeping up with these posts. It’s partially because a ton of great posts are hitting each week. There’s also more raw content coming out of the RPG blogosphere than I&rsq[...]
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HJRP1412 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 14 Episode 12

March 1, 2015 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
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HJRP1412 Your hosts: Stu, Tyler and Tim Show Notes! We discuss making a big boss fight memorable. Jeremy writes in with a horror story and a question about passive players. Weaslecreature takes exception with Stu’s[...]
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Meta Humans

March 1, 2015 from Barking Alien
Filed under: Old School, RPG, RPG Hub 
I had an epiphany today.Seriously, a revelation.It's an honest to goodness breakthrough.I get why my current group doesn't get genre tropes, and why they don't experience full immersion. They're Metagaming. I've noticed [...]
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Remember

March 1, 2015 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG Hub 
"Of my friend I can say only this:of all the souls I have encountered in my travels,his was the most...Human."Few figures in the world of fandom, and pop culture, have had the  presence, prominence, the iconic voice[...]
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Shall we try to avoid an Outside Context Problem?

February 28, 2015 from Akratic Wizardry
Filed under: RPG Hub 
In today's National Post there is a 'full comment' entitled, "Lie Low, Planet Earth."The comment refers to Iain M. Banks's 1996 novel Excession, specifically, the idea of an "outside context problem" (OCP):The idea [...]
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Blogger’s New Adult Policy, Part 2

February 28, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I was looking up some stuff for our Castles & Crusades game today and I discovered this: An update on Blogger porn content policy In a nutshell Google/Blogger is going back to the policy it had all this time. So w[...]
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Arduin Grimoire, Part VI

February 28, 2015 from LizardGames
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Old School, Review, roleplaying, RPG, RPG Hub 
Arduin Grimoire, Part VI Classes Like Magic Items And Monsters, You Can Never Have Too Many, Right? (Note That I Didn’t Make Some Kind Of ‘You Got No Class’ Joke. Clearly, I’m Aiming Higher Now.) [...]
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Further Musing on Celestial Aspirations

February 28, 2015 from Intelligence Check
Filed under: RPG Hub 
An interesting point came up lately on the forums for Ponyfinder – the unofficial Pathfinder adaptation of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I had started a thread questioning a trend that I’d been noticin[...]
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Another Skill System For Swords and Wizardry Whitebox

February 28, 2015 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: Old School, RPG Hub 
Someone asked for a simple skill system that would work with Swords and Wizardry Whitebox on one of the forums I read. I know there are a lot of this out there, but I'm sure there is room for one more. Here is a slightl[...]
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Zatannurday: Zatanna at Hogwarts!

February 28, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
You might have noticed from my post yesterday that I have been rereading all the Harry Potter books. Yeah they are for kids, but damn are they good. This of course got me thinking about Zatanna and what she would ha[...]
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We’re Jamming

February 28, 2015 from Forgotten Runes
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So by some weird twist of fate I find that I will be spending this weekend preparing a fifth edition spell jamming campaign. The Wednesday night group at the Friendly Local Game Store has been enjoying the clean spare li[...]
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State of the Mega Delve!

February 28, 2015 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Labyrinth Lord, RPG, RPG Hub 
Sometime back in November I figured I would finish off 2014 with a small megadungeon styled map. So I pulled …Continue reading → [...]
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Friday Night Videos: Sojourn in Hell

February 28, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: Music, RPG Hub 
Welcome once again to Friday Night Videos! Tonight I want to feature videos from the soundtrack "A Sojourn in Hell".  Never heard of it? No one has.  It was a collection of MP3s I listened to while I was wor[...]
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Doomshrooms, Pig Iron and Bat People

February 28, 2015 from 6d6Fireball
Filed under: News, Reviews & Culture, RPG Hub 
With infinite diversity come infinite combinations.  Quantum physics tells that a numberless amount of parallel universe could exist, each with their own quirk of fate.  Life on these worlds was the subject of [...]
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RetroRoleplaying Blog Comment Problems?

February 28, 2015 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: RPG Hub 
There haven't been any comments to my last few posts. I just figured that I haven't been posting regularly and had said anything comment-worthy in my last few posts. However, LibraryLass reported a comment problem on our[...]
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Well, fuck…

February 27, 2015 from A Rust Monster Ate My Sword
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I have no words...[...]
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6d6 Thinktank: Creatures From Alternate Earths

February 27, 2015 from 6d6Fireball
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Imagine an infinite number of different Earths, one for every possible evolutionary and historical possibility. Now imagine someone creates a machine which randomly picks creatures from those alternate Earths. What comes[...]
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Another Star Lost, Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

February 27, 2015 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Sad news for the community, Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83 (NY Times obit here).  He played my favorite character in the original Star Trek and many other fine characters as well.  I managed to see him[...]
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GM Prep Survey Results

February 27, 2015 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Earlier this month I put together two surveys intended to gather self-assessments of the level & kind of prep work GMs did. Originally I focused on sessions, but many commented that campaign prep fed into their ses[...]
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Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: February Reviews

February 27, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
Here are the reviews for February for the Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge. First up this month is a continuation of last month. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets I am REALLY enjoying rereading all of t[...]
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5E Friday – OGL

February 27, 2015 from Big Ball Of No Fun
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
When discussions about an OGL for 5E started to be bandied about, WotC said we would have something around January 2015. We now approach the end of February and still no news. Honestly, I didn't expect any real announcem[...]
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Earthdawn races color images by Sade

February 27, 2015 from Earthdawn Blog
Filed under: Earthdawn, RPG Hub 
I was really happy to receive the Earthdawn 4th Edition Player's Guide PDF a few days ago and I especially like the new colored artwork of the book. Even if some people, like always, complain about...[...]
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Cities

February 27, 2015 from The Troll Dens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I love city-scapes like this. Just very cool.http://targete.deviantart.com[...]
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Infini-Troupe, 27-FEB-2015 – Beware the Denim Gorillas!

February 27, 2015 from Moebius Adventures Blog
Filed under: Inspiration, RPG Hub 
Lastly for this article series we’re going to cover some banditry with Insta-NPCs #8: Bandits!. Inevitably there are bandits in just about every campaign world. You might find a few on horseback in the middle of th[...]
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Actual Fun or Expected Fun?

February 27, 2015 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Advice/Tools, RPG, RPG Hub 
Gnome Stew posted an article about standing at the crossroads, wondering whether or not to take the adventure/campaign up a notch.The question reminds me of various scenarios of inviting people over to play games. Everyo[...]
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On Reader Mail, Random Generation

February 27, 2015 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Mr. Cole writes:I'm seeking some major input on a Convention game I plan on running next month. My goal is to run an old school crawl 100% randomly, complete with characters (we're using the LotFP generator on "Save vs [...]
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The 13th Age’s Companion

February 27, 2015 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Back in August, 2013, I wrote a review entitled ‘What killed Dungeons & Dragons?’. It was a review of 13th Age, Pelgrane Press’ freewheeling redesign of Dungeons & Dragons-style roleplayi[...]
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[MegaDelve] The Death Cult

February 27, 2015 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Labyrinth Lord, RPG, RPG Hub 
Buried in the crypts and tombs under the ruins of Bryn Mynnyd is the Church of Silence (known be the few …Continue reading → [...]
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Fate of the Strange Stars

February 27, 2015 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Yesterday, John Till posted a play report of one of his Strange Stars Fate games at Con of the North. Head over and check it out. John is almost done with the writing of the Fate game book so we'll be going to layout soo[...]
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How and Where I Prep – February RPG Blog Carnival

February 27, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This month's RPG Blog Carnival is hosted by Leicester's Ramble, and the topic is about when and where you write and/or do your game prep. Most of my prep is done in the evenings, usually too late in the evenings, as both[...]
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Player Character Fame

February 27, 2015 from 6d6Fireball
Filed under: News, Reviews & Culture, RPG, RPG Hub 
  How famous are your player characters? In 6d6 Hellenic, the player’s characters are the champions of the gods. With no more than fifty such champions going about doing the work of the Olympic gods, it is unc[...]
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Open Notes – My Open RPG progress in Feb 2015

February 27, 2015 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I've been working on a simple homebrew for years now. Its fairly simple and focuses on fundamentals. I began with definition of an RPG, a glossary of terms related to the hobby, and then instead of going into the rules I[...]
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D&D V&G 4 – Neverwinter Nights

February 27, 2015 from The Tome Show
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D&D V&G 4 - Neverwinter Nights Rudy,  [...]
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Adorable Creatures: Otterling

February 27, 2015 from Kobold Quarterly
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG, RPG Hub 
Quick-witted, devious, and ambitious, otterlings are a mischievous race that dwells in riverfront villages. They make natural craftsmen and nimble fighters on the battlefield. Meanwhile their grandiose ambitions often le[...]
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D&D: Is One Setting Enough?

February 27, 2015 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: 4th edition, RPG Hub 
I've been reading forum discussion regarding a recent comment by D&D brand director Nathan Stewart where he said, "The Forgotten Realms is the universe that we at Wizards of the Coast are focusing our storytelling [...]
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Discussion – Personal Plots

February 27, 2015 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This week we talked about personal plots from the perspective of GMing them. Today, for discussion, I'm curious if you have any personal plots you've either run or witnessed that you thought were particularly grand? How [...]
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Thorough Thursdays: SPACE OPERA

February 27, 2015 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Prior to this post, I have only tagged the term Space Opera,  ten times. As little sense as that makes for this blog, that is not the subject I wish to be thorough about this particular Thorough Thurs[...]
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D&D Encounters: Elemental Evil Kit – Preview

February 27, 2015 from Dungeon's Master
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, RPG Hub 
On March 18, we begin D&D Encounters season 20. The adventure is called Princes of the Apocalypse and is part of the larger Elemental Evil story arc. In order to entice new players to come out and try D&D 5e publ[...]
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DungeonMorphs (Dungeon/Cavern Geomorphs) PDF Now Available!

February 27, 2015 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub 
One of our “to-dos” from our DungeonMorphs 2: Cities, Villages & Ruins Kickstarter late last year was to make a PDF of the original DungeonMorph Cards. They are now available through DriveThru/RPGNow. The[...]
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Game Night Feb 21 – Climax of the Dragon Queen

February 27, 2015 from Wielding a Bohemian Ear Spoon
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This weekend we finished off the Hoard of the Dragon Queen with a great gaming session. But as in all good things in life. let us begin with the menu – mega salad. It was a delightful salad made of 4 different head[...]
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Back to Basics: My Game Itinerary

February 27, 2015 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Why it takes me roughly 4 hours to run a game. Part of the Back to Basics because I've tried to make my style system agnostic and dependent on Active Listening and Consensus Decision Making Skills.1st hourGetting everyon[...]
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