You should be listening to Dragon Talk!

April 28, 2017 from Michael Long
Filed under: Reviews, RPG Hub 
Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble lead us on the Official D&D podcast Dragon Talk. This is just a great podcast that has stellar interviews, new game reviews, along with visits from Wizard of the Coast Alumni such as J[...]
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History of Universal RPGs (Part Seven: 2012-2013)

April 28, 2017 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: RPG Hub 
ACROSS THE UNIVERSEI’ve run several “multi-world” campaigns: Amber Diceless, the original Crowsmantle, and Ocean City Interface. They seem like a great idea: switch up to generate energy, try out differ[...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: Talislanta, Blueholme and New Minis

April 28, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A bunch of Kickstarters wrapping up their funding here are some that caught my eye.Talislanta: The Savage Landhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/talislanta-the-savage-landOld-school gamers will remember the [...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: Talislanta, Blueholme and New Minis

April 28, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A bunch of Kickstarters wrapping up their funding here are some that caught my eye.Talislanta: The Savage Landhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/talislanta-the-savage-landOld-school gamers will remember the [...]
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Mortzengersturm in Print

April 28, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
The printer's beat the deadlines, and so I have the a few copies of Mortzengersturm, the Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak (available now in pdf) in my hands. The reminder of the print run should be here before North T[...]
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Fanzine Focus VII: From the Shroud Issue 1

April 28, 2017 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: RPG Hub 
On the tail of Old School Renaissance has come another movement—the rise of the fanzine. Although the fanzine—a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon[...]
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Margaret Weis with Robert Krammes (Gamer to Gamer)

April 28, 2017 from The Tome Show
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Jeff Greiner sits down for a chat with RPG Industry Icon Margaret Weis and her gaming buddy and co-author Robert Krammes to talk RPGs and their new novel, Spymaster! They discuss Dragonlance, how they each got into gamin[...]
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40 Sins of GMing

April 27, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
I found these making the rounds in several forums lately, and figured they were worth sharing. I'm not presenting any of these as my own advice, but they are things to consider. As always, when reading advice, don't take[...]
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Setting up the Business – The Challenges Thus Far

April 27, 2017 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
As I go through the process of starting my own online business I am discovering some interesting, odd, and frustrating things along the way. It seems there'a a lot of confusion as to how to fit all the pieces of the puz[...]
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Setting up the Business – The Challenges Thus Far

April 27, 2017 from Elthos RPG
Filed under: RPG Hub 
As I go through the process of starting my own online business I am discovering some interesting, odd, and frustrating things along the way. It seems there'a a lot of confusion as to how to fit all the pieces of the puz[...]
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International Tabletop Day is Saturday April 29th 2017

April 27, 2017 from Shawn Ellsworth
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Clear your calendar! International Tabletop Day (ITTD) is on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Over 1800 locations are participating from more than dozens of different countries around the world in the event this year. ITTD is a[...]
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[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 47

April 27, 2017 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
My PCVaervenshyael - Female Elf AssassinMy companionsTankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/ChampionWilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/???Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woe[...]
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[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 47

April 27, 2017 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
My PCVaervenshyael - Female Elf AssassinMy companionsTankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/ChampionWilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/???Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woe[...]
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Small Differences: Turning Molehills Into Plot Mountains

“A difference that makes no difference is no difference.” — William James “So make sure that the smallest difference makes a difference.” — Mike’s Corollary to William James&rsqu[...]
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Strange Stars Video Review

April 27, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Review, RPG, RPG Hub 
For those few of you who read this blog and still haven't bought Strange Stars (and we know who you are), check out this video review by Questing Beast:[...]
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Strange Stars Video Review

April 27, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: Review, RPG, RPG Hub 
For those few of you who read this blog and still haven't bought Strange Stars (and we know who you are), check out this video review by Questing Beast:[...]
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[Let’s Study: Symbaroum Part 2b] Factions, Davokar, Thistle Hold, Yndaros and Karvosti

April 26, 2017 from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Hello again! After a lengthy absence, I’m back to blogging, taking on the rest of Book 1 of Symbaroum with a quick glance at the rest of the setting chapters. Factions The Factions Chapter is a compelling read. Giv[...]
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Does Herolab module help sales?

April 26, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I have been toying with the creation of a HeroLab extension for the next two Gostor releases: Gostor Amazon and Gostor Seishin. This is to try and see if the investment of time and energy into creating this is worth it[...]
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Does Herolab module help sales?

April 26, 2017 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I have been toying with the creation of a HeroLab extension for the next two Gostor releases: Gostor Amazon and Gostor Seishin. This is to try and see if the investment of time and energy into creating this is worth it[...]
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Sidequest Decks Released!

April 26, 2017 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub, Tools 
We’re excited to revise, expand & update our popular Encounter Decks to Sidequest Decks! Why the name change?  It is a more accurate description.  As you likely know, each card is a mini-adventure, no[...]
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Release the Kraken on Howling Orc Bridge!

Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a …Continue reading →[...]
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On Erecting a New Campaign

April 26, 2017 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Do you smell that?It's the smell of a new campaign. New players, new dynamics, new adventures! Here's how this goes:Suggest a couple of games to players a month ahead of time. Finalize the game date.Realize no one h[...]
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On Erecting a New Campaign

April 26, 2017 from Hack And Slash
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Do you smell that?It's the smell of a new campaign. New players, new dynamics, new adventures! Here's how this goes:Suggest a couple of games to players a month ahead of time. Finalize the game date.Realize no one h[...]
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What everybody forgets about the OSR

April 26, 2017 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: RPG Hub 
What people forget time and time again when it comes to what the OSR is about, what it ought to be doing, where is it going; that it defining characteristic is the use of open content, leveraging digital technology and u[...]
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Kickstarter: Gloomhaven 2nd Printing

April 26, 2017 from Michael Long
Filed under: RPG Hub 
With only 5 days left, you need to check out this highly successful Kickstarter! This is the second printing of the game, and is planned to deliver in August of this year. This is the improved version of Gloomhaven with [...]
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Route Mapping Bastion

April 26, 2017 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The exact geography of Bastion’s streets is less important than the route between key points. As such, Bastion is best mapped like a Rail Network.ROUTESDraw two or more circuits or lines denoting different Transpor[...]
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Route Mapping Bastion

April 26, 2017 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The exact geography of Bastion’s streets is less important than the route between key points. As such, Bastion is best mapped like a Rail Network.ROUTESDraw two or more circuits or lines denoting different Transpor[...]
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Catalyst Game Labs Partners With Wizards of the Coast On New Dungeons & Dragons Deckbuilding Game

April 26, 2017 from Michael Long
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
Press Release: Catalyst Game Labs is exceptionally excited and honored to publish Dragonfire, a cooperative deckbuilder game based on the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Dragonfire combines the vast lore of the [...]
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Dancing Monk Background

April 26, 2017 from Jesse Cohoon
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Dancing Monk Background By: Jesse C Cohoon In this article I’m not seeking to reinvent the wheel. A basic outline of what it takes to create a background but can be found here. This is my own take on background for[...]
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Hot Fuzz and the Pursuit of Perfection

April 26, 2017 from Colin McLaughlin
Filed under: Character, RPG, RPG Hub, World Building 
A look at the pursuit of tabletop character perfection through the lens of Hot Fuzz.[...]
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S&W Warlock: Meet Nik Nak, Goblin Warlock

April 26, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: Character, RPG Hub 
Nik Nak is one of the first warlocks I worked up for my new Warlock for Swords & Wizardry.He is a sneaky little goblin, but smarter than most.Nik Nak by Jacob BlackmonNik Nak3rd Level Goblin Warlock (Bogelbo)hp 11S: [...]
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S&W Warlock: Meet Nik Nak, Goblin Warlock

April 26, 2017 from The Other Side
Filed under: Character, RPG Hub 
Nik Nak is one of the first warlocks I worked up for my new Warlock for Swords & Wizardry.He is a sneaky little goblin, but smarter than most.Nik Nak by Jacob BlackmonNik Nak3rd Level Goblin Warlock (Bogelbo)hp 11S: [...]
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Wednesday (MIni-)Comics: He-Man and the Power Sword

April 26, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Let's take a break from Storm this week to look back at the mini-comic origins of the Masters of the Universe. I don't mean the 80s cartoon with a Captain Marvel in purple tights and a Prince Valiant haircut, a cowardly [...]
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Wednesday (MIni-)Comics: He-Man and the Power Sword

April 26, 2017 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Let's take a break from Storm this week to look back at the mini-comic origins of the Masters of the Universe. I don't mean the 80s cartoon with a Captain Marvel in purple tights and a Prince Valiant haircut, a cowardly [...]
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Starrunner Kit Now Available on Drivethru/RPGNow- POD COMING SOON! And a Few More Sample Pages!

April 26, 2017 from Wrath of Zombie
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I launched the new Starrunner Kit- The Black Hole Edition on Sunday.  Thus far, I have received really great feedback and excitement for it! I’m looking forward to hearing what people do with it! A POD version[...]
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The RPG Room Games that are good for the industry and tyre ski jump

April 26, 2017 from G*M*S Magazine
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
In an attempt to break our record for the weirdest episode, Jim and I attempt to discuss what games have been good for the industry. A few weeks ago we chatted about what games were bad for the industry and a good number[...]
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40k retrospective

April 26, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I was reading through this article about early 40k, it's a really interesting read and intersects a few ideas I've had over the last few months.A few points...I generally agree with the idea that GW has never given a goo[...]
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40k retrospective

April 26, 2017 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I was reading through this article about early 40k, it's a really interesting read and intersects a few ideas I've had over the last few months.A few points...I generally agree with the idea that GW has never given a goo[...]
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MASKS04 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Masks – The Just Us League

April 26, 2017 from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
Filed under: Actual Play, podcast, Podcasts, RPG, RPG Hub 
MASKS04 GM: JiB Players: Jason, Kimi, Gina, CADave  [...]
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Making NPCs Matter

April 25, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
One of the first lessons GMs are taught, one of the cardinal sins of GMing we are supposed to avoid, is making our NPCs outshine our PCs. Today though, I want to talk about how to make your NPCs matter. By this I don't m[...]
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Making NPCs Matter

April 25, 2017 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: GM, RPG Hub 
One of the first lessons GMs are taught, one of the cardinal sins of GMing we are supposed to avoid, is making our NPCs outshine our PCs. Today though, I want to talk about how to make your NPCs matter. By this I don't m[...]
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NewbieDM Review: Tales from the Yawning Portal

April 25, 2017 from Newbie DM
Filed under: RPG Hub 
One of the biggest love/hate relationships I have with 5e D&D is their release schedule for adventures. One one hand, I love the fact that 5e is a healthy, vibrant game for WOTC due in large part to their measured re[...]
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Tuesday Magic Item – Sword of the Dashing King

April 25, 2017 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub, World Building 
“So, we side with the rebels, lead by a former peasant and soldier, or we side with the corrupt governor in suppressing them?” asked Voddick, looking out over the gathering sides. “Or we can just leave,[...]
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Gods, Demigods & Heroes

April 25, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I recently acquired a free copy of the 1979 (7th printing) of the old "Supplement IV" Gods, Demi-Gods and Heroes booklet for the original D&D. Let me tell ya, it's in good shape too. Written by Robert J. Ku[...]
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Gods, Demigods & Heroes

April 25, 2017 from Greyhawkery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I recently acquired a free copy of the 1979 (7th printing) of the old "Supplement IV" Gods, Demi-Gods and Heroes booklet for the original D&D. Let me tell ya, it's in good shape too. Written by Robert J. Ku[...]
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