AD&D Players Handbook part 1

September 5, 2015 from Save Or Die!
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG Hub 
It seems like not so long ago that I got done with the Monster Manual, and I've already reached another foundational work for D&D.  While the Monster Manual is officially the first book released for Advanced D&a[...]
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Microlite81 Complete Release Candidate 1 Available for Free Public Download

September 5, 2015 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: Old School, RPG Hub 
The first (and with luck only) Release Candidate version of Microlite81 Complete is now available for download and comment. Microlite81 Complete is intended to be standard Microlite81 with more complete descriptions of s[...]
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Zatannurday: Cosplay round up

September 5, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Summer is winding down. So let's remember the best of this last Con season with some Zatanna cosplay! Zatanna and her little friend by Mirian on DeviantArt Magic Happens Zatanna by Mirian on DeviantArt Zatanna [...]
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Snapshots of Jimmy Olsen #36: Role-Playing Jimmy

September 5, 2015 from Siskoids Blog of Geekery
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Source: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game 1st Ed. (1985), DC Heroes 2nd Ed. (1989), DC Universe RPG (2000), DC Adventures RPG (2011)Type: RPGsIf you're playing in Superman's world, i.e. Metropolis, your characters (which may i[...]
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Friday Faves: 2015-09-04

September 5, 2015 from Ravenous Role Playing
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I’m actually typing this intro up early, and had the comments (more or less) done as I found the links during the week. It feels good to be ahead of schedule. Tonight is game night. We’ll be doing board/card [...]
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Friday Night Videos: Iron Maiden, Part 2

September 5, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A while back I put up a bunch of Iron Maiden videos. I figured since they have a new video, album and tour coming up it was time for that Part 2. They cool thing about Maiden having new material out is the number of [...]
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d1000 – Pockets

September 5, 2015 from Board Enterprises
Filed under: news, Other Systems, RPG Hub 
Board Enterprises has just released d1000 Pockets, as in What has it got in its ...Yep - You read that right - d1000. Actually there are over 1,100 items in the book. Why? Well, it is a random loot generator for when [...]
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Darkhive Worldbuilding (Part 15) – Locked Inside

September 4, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub, Worldbuilding 
Those who've been following the blog for a while know that I like to dabbling in making maps, as well as worldbuilding. There has been some cartographic work in earlier parts of this worldbuilding exercise (See Part 7), [...]
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3 weeks to build some props

September 4, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: Props, RPG Hub 
I've been making LARP and Cosplay props for years, some of them have survived over time. Others have degraded, been consumed into new projects, lost, stolen,or just broken through use.It's time to start making some new p[...]
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Disadvantages, Disadvantage, and EXP

September 4, 2015 from Trollsmyth
Filed under: RPG Hub, RPG theory 
In an attempt to make RPG characters mechanically unique, there was a trend in the early years to include lists of disadvantages you could take for your characters. The first game I came across that did this was GURPS i[...]
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Gryphons & Gramarye Report from the Trenches: What Works and What Fails

September 4, 2015 from RetroRoleplaying
Filed under: ODND, Old School, RPG Hub 
We've been running Gryphons & Gramarye long enough now that I can see what is working and what isn't -- at least from what My players are telling me.Classes: All of the classes have now been used in play by at least [...]
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Luminous Beings Are We: What Star Wars Means To Me

September 4, 2015 from Dice Monkey
Filed under: RPG Hub, Star Wars 
Star Wars carries a sense of fan ownership with it, and that ownership varies by the fan’s age and at what point they began watching the Star Wars Saga. I myself have a rosier view of Episode I than those older tha[...]
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My reply to Steve Wieck’s Offensive Content Policy (RPGNOW, etc)

September 4, 2015 from Bat in the Attic
Filed under: news, RPG Hub 
OBS the owners of RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and other gaming related storefronts has been hit with a major controversy over a product called Tournament of Rapists that has been labeled obscene by many.  When I first saw[...]
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Freaky Friday Campaign Idea – The Trees

September 4, 2015 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
I'm going to start trying to produce off-the-top-of-my-head, not-well-thought-out campaign ideas on Fridays, from now until eternity (or until I stop, whichever comes first). Today ...THE TREES!A strange meteor falls fro[...]
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Friday Favourite: DM Compensation

September 4, 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 February 13, 2012, Dungeon’s Master once again presents: DM Compensation. With another season [...]
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What Am I Running At Con On The Cob / U-Con This Year?

September 4, 2015 from The Savage Afterworld
Filed under: RPG Hub 
The fall con season is upon us, and two of my favorite conventions are just around the corner. Ohio's Con on the Cob will be held October 15-18 at its new digs in Brecksville. And Michigan's U-Con Gaming Convention will [...]
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Further Updates from (far) Beyond the Borderlands

What? I have a blog? Oh, holy sh- er, I mean, hi! Long time, no see! Sorry about that, dear reader(s?)! There's been a lot of life going on around here, and very little extra time and/or energy for gaming - much less fo[...]
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Hero-Cults of the Hill Cantons

September 4, 2015 from Hill Cantons
Filed under: Campaign, RPG Hub 
It is known that in the post-Hyperborean period that the Godhead now revered as the Sun Lord roamed the world conducting great feats. Achingly similar stories of his virile prowess and —the bullwhipping of the Unac[...]
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[Predictions of Doom] Goblinworks is dead

September 4, 2015 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: pathfinder, RPG Hub 
I want to thank Tori-B from Realms of Chirak for drawing my attention to this. I thought the project was trudging along "well enough". Pathfinder Online (PFO) wasn't taking the world by storm, but neither was it being ba[...]
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Kickstart Your Weekend: What THIS is REALLY about

September 4, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
So I like to support smaller game companies or lines on Kickstarter and I like letting you all know about them. In the end THIS is what it is all about. My recent haul from the Amazing Adventures Kickstarter from Tr[...]
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Renegade Princeps Introspection 12

September 4, 2015 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
Here is some of the out-of-game chatter the players have been saying about their characters for the last couple sittings:Starting with a question about the direction of Tankred's personality:Me: Kind of Lawful Neutral. I[...]
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Campaign Coins ENnie Medal – available for pre-sale!!

September 4, 2015 from ENnie Awards Blog
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Thank you to all who have expressed interest, we greatly appreciate your support and have come to agreements with Campaign Coins to have the medals created and designed by Daniel Solis. The medal is available in Gol[...]
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An Arkham Asset #0

September 4, 2015 from Reviews From R'lyeh
Filed under: Call of Cthulhu, RPG Hub 
Originally conceived by the late, great Keith Herber, The Arkham Gazette is a magazine devoted to Lovecraft Country, that mouldering corner of New England home to old money, old prejudices, and ancient evils. I[...]
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[Friday Map] The Temple of Marid Scurn

September 4, 2015 from A Character for Every Game
Filed under: dungeons & dragons, Labyrinth Lord, RPG, RPG Hub 
Temples, churches and religious structures tend to both be large (because they are built with the help of a whole …Continue reading →[...]
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5e WNW: Red and Weird Encounters

September 4, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: Actual Play, RPG Hub 
5e WNW - Session 22 of the weird new world campaign was played on Friday 8/28. We welcomed Julia this week as a starring member of the group, upgraded from the special guest star role she's been enjoying the last few mon[...]
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A Most Thoroughly Pernicious Pamphlet

September 4, 2015 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
Mateo Diaz Torres has released his hopefully first compilation of material related to his old school D&D campaign, Pernicious Albion: A Thoroughly Pernicious Pamphlet. Don't let the title fool you. The setting may be[...]
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Mausolossus – A Far Land

September 4, 2015 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Sail away from Bastion and Deep Country and things start to break down. You'll long for those homelands where the sun's touch was warm, and the rain was cool. Where the stars were still and sunrise came every day. Where [...]
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Spellcasting Part 3 (Bonus Action 011)

September 4, 2015 from The Tome Show
Filed under: podcast, RPG Hub 
James and Sam are back with a new episode of the Bonus Action podcast! In this episode they discuss the difference in spellcasting rules between classes. This is a part three in our look at spellcasting, following up epi[...]
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Inkwell Ideas’ Patreon Campaign Begins! We’re Making Coat of Arms Symbols, Map Icons

September 4, 2015 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: RPG Hub 
A lot of changes and improvements are coming to Inkwell Ideas!  More details will be coming soon.  Today we’re announcing our Patreon campaign. This will help us to continue to make improvements to our so[...]
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Happy Labor Day!

September 4, 2015 from Reality Refracted
Filed under: RPG Hub 
This weekend ends with Labor Day for all of us here in the United States, and so I figured I'd take today to wish you all a good weekend. For me, it's a weekend of work. Sunday and Monday are the primary move in days at [...]
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Updates: Need to listen to a Ton of Audio Recordings and Much Prep

September 4, 2015 from Game in the Brain
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Hi everyone,Currently doing some basic prep work and Data and RL house keeping.So I have about 12 hours of audio to listen too. I hope I can speed it up to x2 in VLC to bring it down to just 6 hours. I have about 6 hours[...]
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Darkhive Worldbuilding (Part 14) – Is that all there is?

September 3, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub, Worldbuilding 
We're starting to develop a fairly rich world. There are mingled cultures of people, distinct tensions in the form of gender politics and potential cultural politics, maps, ominous threats, hints toward what things actua[...]
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Rokugan SRIU Episode 6 “Flowers at the Ki-Rin Shrine” (L5R Campaign Report)

September 3, 2015 from Sea of Stars
Filed under: Legend of the Five Rings, news, RPG Hub 
Leaving behind the Inquisitors and hunted peasantry, our yoriki continues their travels arriving at the justly famous Ki-Rin Shrine where they meet up with Otaku Akilah who comes bearing messages from Doji Akira (their s[...]
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Saving Throws – 2E vs 3E

September 3, 2015 from Land of Nod
Filed under: Legacy DnD, RPG, RPG Hub 
I'm beginning the process of revising Blood & Treasure for release next year. This is primarily a task of getting in the errata, looking for things I and others might have missed, and refreshing the design. I want to[...]
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Class Struggles: The Halfling Classes

September 3, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Welcome back to Class Struggles.  Today I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of focusing on one class or product I wanted to focus on a general theme of classes. The theme this time is halflings. Lo[...]
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[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 12

September 3, 2015 from A Life Full of Adventure
Filed under: Play, RPG, RPG Hub 
My PCVaervenshyael - Female Elf ProtagonistMy companionsTankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human MercenaryWilhelm Hechland - Human EngineerDoctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Barber Sur[...]
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JP on Gaming: 1000 posts!

September 3, 2015 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Wow! I can't believe I made it this far. It took five and a half years, but I reached the 1,000 post benchmark! One thousand. The big one triple-O! Rants, comments, reports, announcements. From being a father of two, to [...]
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Improv vs. Prep: Play on Target Podcast Ep. 44

September 3, 2015 from Age of Ravens
Filed under: Advice/Tools, Podcasts, RPG Hub 
Last week the Play on Target podcast returned with renewed energy. We tackle "Improv vs. Prep." It isn't a battle for the ages, but we do wrestle with when & why to prep or wing-it. Also I think I only mentioned our [...]
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The Secret Arsenal Of Accents

How do you work accents into your speech patterns for voicing NPCs? I have three techniques that I use repeatedly, and two general principles that I rely on continuously. Today’s article is going to look at these f[...]
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Backpacks and Blisters

September 3, 2015 from Tower of the Archmage
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Back in April I took to the trail, planning on covering about 230 miles in a little over 2 weeks. It didn't quite end up like I'd planned. I started out so hopeful... The short of it is that I made it over half way, but [...]
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The Simple Pleasures

September 3, 2015 from The Rhetorical Gamer
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Last night we did character creation for the Shadowrun game I’m starting (Anniversary Edition, of course) and I was thrilled when one of the new players at the table said to me, “you are absurdly organized&rd[...]
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Funny Business

September 3, 2015 from Barking Alien
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
While Adam attends to our guests in the Green Room, I would like to take this time to introduce a very special surprise for the studio audience, and the viewers at home. Coming to you all the way from the Trailing Extens[...]
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GenCon 2015: The Review

September 3, 2015 from Dragonlance D&D Game Blog
Filed under: Review, RPG Hub 
My GenCon experience this year was in some was very different from previous years, in other ways much the same, and overall a wonderful time. As I think I tweeted during the con, "if you're not smiling at GenCon, yo[...]
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Newbie DM Gives Our “Encounter Decks” a Great Review

September 3, 2015 from Inkwell Ideas
Filed under: Review, RPG Hub 
Yesterday Newbie DM posted a review of Inkwell Ideas’ Encounter Decks 3. Here are a couple of snippets: “…they cram a lot into a regular poker sized card, perhaps too much, but in essence you are getti[...]
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Odd Trumps

September 3, 2015 from SoogaGames
Filed under: RPG Hub 
These will soon be jetting off to some lucky Patreon supporter, but here they are for everyone's enjoyment.[...]
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Different Takes on Clerics

September 3, 2015 from From the Sorcerer's Skull
Filed under: RPG, RPG Hub 
While on my vacation I did have a could of ideas of different ways to approach clerics. Nothing that would change there mechanics really, but changes to their "fiction" within D&D-like implied settings.A God for Ever[...]
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Cosplay and LARP

September 3, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I'm running a workshop on the manufacture of Cosplay and LARP props as a part of a major comic and pop culture expo at the end of this month.I've been asked to design a promotional graphic for the workshop.Here's what I'[...]
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Darkhive Worldbuilding (Part 13) – Teardrop

September 2, 2015 from Observations of the Fox
Filed under: design, RPG Hub, Worldbuilding 
If Manbane is the distinct element in this setting that enhances biological regeneration in females and weakens it in males, why don't the males just get rid of it? Why don't they start a program of systematically stripp[...]
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Five people who influenced my adventure writing

September 2, 2015 from JP on Gaming
Filed under: RPG Hub 
I have been thinking about a lot of things recently, and one thing I kept thinking back to were a number of people who have greatly influenced and changed the way I write. I have been looking over old Living Greyhawk adv[...]
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Rage…Across the Multiverse.

September 2, 2015 from The Other Side
Filed under: RPG Hub 
Wizards of the Coast is pulling out the stops for it's new Rage of the Demons campaign and I have to admit I am rather excited about it myself. There is a lot going on here. Including the new Out of Abyss book and Ra[...]
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